The Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup tie continued its fragmented existence with six more ties on Sunday.

Pudsey Congs paid the penalty for having four key absentees as they went down by eight wickets to Cawthorne, of the Yorkshire Southern Premier League.

That quartet were opening bowler Jamie Allen (work commitments), front-line spinner Sam Wisniewski, No.3 batter Danyaal Khalid (playing for Bedfordshire) and middle-order batter Hassan Butt.

The led to a recall for the latter’s dad Babar Butt, a member of the all-conquering Congs side from the early 2000s.

Congs skipper Richard Jubb admitted: “It was a difficult day at the office. Missing four is more than we expected as we want our players to be very committed, but this fixture has been moved a couple of times because of rain.

“Also we had Adam Pearson injure his hamstring while he was batting, which meant that he couldn’t bowl.”

Jubb added: “We didn’t get enough runs on a good wicket and we were always up against it when bowling, as they batted well and anything that was not in a good area was dispatched.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Congs skipper Richard Jubb could only make four from 19 balls, as his side posted a below-par total batting first.Congs skipper Richard Jubb could only make four from 19 balls, as his side posted a below-par total batting first. (Image: Ray Spencer.)

Congs opener Callum Oliver played nicely on his way to an 86-ball 50 and after that the onus was largely on overseas player Yohan Mendis, who made 60 off 73 balls, but was starved of the strike at times.

Congs were dismissed in the final over for 179 after being strangled by Cawthorne’s spinners, with Liam Wiles taking 5-32 before making an attractive 103 as the visitors won in the 26th over.

Only Congs spinner Ryan Heptinstall being able to keep the lid on the run-scoring.

Elsewhere, visitors Ossett were beaten by 2023 semi-finalists Scholes, of the Huddersfield League.

The away side made 187-5, headed by Henry’s Pearson’s 52 not out, but Scholes’ Zawandi White thumped an unbeaten 96 off just 63 balls, as the hosts won by five wickets in the 30th over.

Conor Harvey bettered that with 111 not out off 67 balls, as Townville racked up 285-8 in their 50 overs at Methley after winning the toss.

The in-form Chris Holliday added 72 and Methley got nowhere near that imposing total in their reply.

They were then toppled for a meagre 79, as Mathew Lumb took 3-27 and Nash Charles claimed 3-17.