With Saturday proving a washout in the Bradford Premier League, with not a single first-team result to speak of, attention turned to the Rigg Bash T20 Group A Cup the following day.

And the competition got off to a flying start with some outstanding performances.

There were centuries for Pudsey St Lawrence’s Campbell Kellaway and Methley’s Taylor Cornall, and two stunning run chases.

Jer Lane overhauled Methley’s 184-6 to win by four wickets with eight balls to spare while Ossett stunned holders Townville by breezing past their score of 183 in just 14.1 overs to win by seven wickets. 

Callum Geldart blasted 88 from just 34 balls before Mattie Race struck an unbeaten 41 from 26 deliveries to see Ossett home in their Pool Two encounter.

Chris Holliday hit 92 from 44 balls for Townville and totally dominated an opening stand of 106 with Jonny Booth, but once they had been parted the innings faltered as Archie Houghton (4-30) and Race (3-32) got to work.

Chris Holliday hammered 92 for Townville as they set Ossett a massive total, yet the holders were stunned by the subsequent rampant chase.Chris Holliday hammered 92 for Townville as they set Ossett a massive total, yet the holders were stunned by the subsequent rampant chase. (Image: Ray Spencer.)

Townville bounced back in their second game to record a 66-run win over Undercliffe. Conor Harvey top scored with 35 not out as they scored 140-6.

Undercliffe perished against the spin of Jack Hughes (4-16) and Dushan Vimukthi (3-14) and were bowled out for 74.

Jer Lane had Cosmond Walters (52no), skipper Yasir Ali (43) and Hamzah Iqbal (35) to thank as they powered past the challenging Methley score of 184-6 to win by four wickets, despite James Wainman taking 3-35.

Defeat was tough on Methley opener Cornall, who had earlier made 100 from 54 balls with eight sixes and eight fours.

Methley went into the game buoyed by a thumping 10-wicket win over Birstall in their first game.

Meanwhile, Kellaway showed the power that has seen him play for Melbourne Stars in Australia’s Big Bash, making 109 from just 46 balls as Pudsey St Lawrence made the day’s highest score of 222-8 in their massive 135-run win over Hanging Heaton in Pool Five.

Hanging Heaton also went down to a five-wicket defeat in their second game when they took on Carlton at Bennett Lane.

Farsley had a doubly successful day as they defeated both Pudsey Congs and Morley to establish themselves as the Pool Three leaders.

Congs struggled to 118-8 when they batted first, with their second team captain Adam Patrick top scoring with 40 as Stanley Brown picked up 3-21.

Joe Pocklington made 44 as Farsley cruised to a seven-wicket win.

The Red Lane side powered to 204-7 in their second match against last season’s beaten finalists Morley.

Ryan Cooper (89) and Pocklington (77) led the way with the batting before Brown (3-17) again proved to be his side’s most successful bowler as Morley were dismissed for 112.

New Farnley got off to a winning start in Pool One as they defeated Bradford & Bingley by 40 runs.

After slipping to 54-4 as young pace bowler Archie Barraclough produced a burst of 3-27, New Farnley were revived by the efforts of Fletcher Coutts (42) and Adam Ahmed (33).

They eventually finished with a total of 177-8 despite the efforts of spinner Reece Cockshott (3-25).

Former New Farnley batter Joe Pyrah (39) top scored for Bradford & Bingley as they were restricted to 137-8 in reply, Usman Arshad the pick of the bowlers with 3-29.