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Easy win for league side

The Halifax League side overcame a bumpy start to ease to a 105 run victory over the Dales Council at Drighlington yesterday.

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Actions from the Hx-Hudds Union 9 hole clubs' championship, golf at Lightcliffe GC. Pictured is Frank Greaves

Third time lucky for Frank’s men

The Halifax-Huddersfield Union’s select side got off the mark for the season at the third attempt with a 22-14 win over East Riding at Saddleworth yesterday.

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Actions from Todmorden v Darwen, Worsley Cup quarter final. Pictured is pro Kelly Smuts

Smuts hits 70 in Tod defeat

Todmorden have slipped to fifth in the Lancashire League after a three-wicket home defeat at the hands of new leaders Darwen yesterday.

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Rugby League - Siddal v Wigan St Patricks. Chris Brooke for Siddal.

Brooke dismissal costly

Eight days after dropping their first point of the National Conference League season at Rochdale Mayfield, champions Siddal were beaten for the first time yesterday.

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Parish Cup first round
Sowerby Bridge v Warley, at SBCC. Pictured is Jake Dixon

Dixon’s last-ball heroics

Jake Dixon was the man of the moment as Sowerby Bridge replaced Blackley at the top of the Halifax League’s middle section yesterday.

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Actions from Mytholmroyd v Jer Lane, Parish Cup Semi-Final, at Mytholmroyd. Pictured is Jack Earle

Jack’s the lad for ‘Royd

Mytholomroyd’s Jack Earle has been given an extra chance to shine by brother Tom this year and he is grabbing his opportunity with both hands.

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Pictured is Ben Westbrook

Ben’s ton to no avail

A Ben Westbrook century was in vain for Barkisland, who stay in the Huddersfield League Premiership’s bottom two after a 13-run defeat at Broad Oak.

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Four Halifax-based players in England RL squad for Ladies' World Cup in July. Danielle Titterington, Kim Field, Amy Hardcastle and Kirsty Moroney.

Siddal’s Amy stars for England

Halifax’s Amy Hardcastle made it four international tries in four days as England Women completed a hard-fought double over France in Perpignon last night.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance in action.

Middlesex v Yorkshire: Poor batting cost us, admits Gale after Lord’s defeat

THE LONGEST day of the year certainly felt like it for Yorkshire, who suffered a taxing defeat at the home of cricket.

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Harry Brook, pictured with former Yorkshire player and legendary Test umpire Dickie Bird.

Middlesex v Yorkshire: Harry Brook looks part at Lord’s but visitors struggle

SOME teenagers would be fazed by making their County Championship debut at the home of cricket.

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Yorkshire bowler Ben Coad removed centurion Sam Robson early on the second day

Middlesex v Yorkshire (day two): Latest updates from County Championship match at Lord's

Yorkshire will be hoping for better fortune on their second day at Lord's after Middlesex piled up the runs in scorcher temperatures yesterday.
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Fast bowler Steve Patterson got Yorkshire on the board against Middlesex.

Yorkshire made to feel the heat at Lord’s by Middlesex

IT WAS hot enough in the ‘soft south’ yesterday for a Yorkshireman to think about taking off his coat, or at least loosening the scarf around his neck.

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Jer Lane complaint is upheld

Jer Lane’s hopes of regaining the Spenser Wilson Halifax League title have received a shot in the arm with a bumper points bonus.

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Actions from Hx-Hudds Union handicap team championship, at West End GC. Pictured is Gene Gerrard

Hall pip West End in team event

West End’s bid to win the Halifax, Huddersfield & District Union’s Handicap Team Championship on home soil on Sunday was narrowly foiled by Woodsome Hall.

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Yorkshire celebrate victory at Taunton.

Yorkshire pull off battling victory at Taunton

IT WAS a day that summed up why Yorkshire have been the strongest side in County Championship cricket in recent years and why Somerset are facing a relegation fight.

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Actions from Lightcliffe v Illingworth cricket, at Lightcliffe CC. Pictured is Colin Saunders

Sunday finalists decided

Bridgeholme and Illingworth will contest this year’s Rod Warhurst Cup final at Queensbury on Sunday, July 2.

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Ryan Sidebottom

Ryan Sidebottom is scourge of Somerset as Yorkshire secure narrow win

Ryan Sidebottom finished with match figures of eight for 115 as Yorkshire pulled off a nerve-tingling three-run Specsavers County Championship win over Somerset at Taunton.

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Halifax under 17s cricket, at SBCI. Pictured from back left are Louis Cockburn, Matthew Crowther, Henry Lamper, Isaac Mitchell, Charlie Holt-Conway and Will Eddon. In front, Matthew Harrison, Will Burley, Dan Brock, Callum Philipson and Jordan Croft

Ton for Charlie in fine win

Halifax’s Joe Lumb side got off the mark at the second attempt this season with Charlie Holt Conway and Henry Lamper the stars of a thrilling run chase against Nidderdale at SBCI yesterday.

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Siddal’s perfect first half

Siddal’s perfect first half

Siddal have reached the half-way point of their National Conference League campaign with maximum points after a 16-8 win on the long trip to Kells yesterday.

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Cricket - Warley v Booth. Booth bowler Richard Laycock.

Booth trio in league side

Christian Silkstone will captain the Halifax League side against the Dales Council in the West Yorkshire Area Council Knockout Cup at Drighlington on Sunday, June 25 (2.0).

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