HANGING Heaton produced an efficient performance to defeat a young Yorkshire Vikings side by five wickets in the Dyson Energy Services T20 Challenge at Wagon Lane.

The 2018 Vitality ECB Club T20 champions were good value for their win in a match watched by a crowd of around 700.

The key to their success was a disciplined bowling performance which restricted the Vikings to 135-6. Second teamer James Byrne proved to be the main wicket taker with 3-31, but it was spinners Callum Geldart (0-14) and Callum Bethel (0-18) who did most to check Yorkshire's progress.

The Vikings batsmen had difficulty adapting to a pitch where the ball didn't come on to the bat as quickly as the ones they are used to.

It was reflected in the way that all six wickets fell to lofted catches in the outfield with Geldart bagging five of them and Bethel the remaining one.

Opener Harry Brook, batting on the ground where he plays his league cricket top scored with 23, but nobody was able to go on and make a big contribution to set a more testing target.

Yorkshire responded to the success of the Hanging Heaton slow bowlers by opening with left-arm spinner Karl Carver.

He was to prove his side's most-successful bowler with 3-20, but Hanging Heaton eased to victory with 2.1 overs to spare.

Skipper Gary Fellows (21) gave his side a good start but it was the bold strokeplay of man of the match Geldart (33) and the sensible play of Nick Connolly (37no) that ensured that Hanging Heaton secured victory.

The fact that the match went ahead at all was due to the excellent work of the members of the Bradford & Bingley club under the direction of former Yorkshire player and current director Neil Hartley, club chairman Adam Swallow and and army of helpers.

The previous day's wet weather coupled with the gloomy forecasts had given the match little chance of going ahead but the sun came out as the club's hard work proved worthwhile.

* Holders Woodlands have been drawn at home to Hanging Heaton in the semi-finals of the Priestley Cup, while Championship One side Baildon will be away to the 2017 winners New Farnley on Sunday, July 14.

While Woodlands are bidding to lift the cup for the third time in four seasons, their opponents Hanging Heaton have not won it since 1986.

Meanwhile, the joint leaders of the Second Teams Premier Division will meet in the quarter-finals of the Priestley Shield on Sunday, July 21.

Hanging Heaton will be at home to defending league champions Woodlands in what promises to be the tie of the round. Hartshead Moor, the only side left from outside the Premier Division, will host New Farnley at Highmoor Lane.

Batley will entertain Pudsey Congs while East Bierley play host to Morley

Fourth Round: Hartshead Moor v New Farnley, Batley v Pudsey Congs, East Bierley v Morley, Hanging Heaton v Woodlands.