A chance missed for relegated Bridgeholme

Mytholmroyd's Adie Gawthorpe
Mytholmroyd's Adie Gawthorpe

Bridgeholme skipper Keith Hudson was left feeling that his side hadn’t done themselves justice after being relegated from Division One of the Foster’s Halifax League.

A 59-run defeat at the hands of promoted visitors Southowram sealed their fate, although the main damage was done the previous week when they missed a golden chance to beat Queensbury.

The Eastwood side went up last season - before they were ready in the opinion of skipper Hudson, who had feared they might not win a match this summer.

However, he now feels that Bridgeholme could have achieved a mid-table position had they applied themselves better and taken their bonus points opportunities.

“We should have done so much better but hopefully we can bounce straight back up,” said Hudson, who is hoping Dan Fielden will take over the captaincy.

Fielden made 92 before being last man out against the Rams and he, brother Bobby, Hudson’s son James, Chris Kibble and Ollie Challis have all improved.

There is still one programme left in the Premier Division and Division Two.

Booth finish at home to Warley and will look to complete a disappointing last month and a half on a high.

Rob Laycock’s men had few answers to Bradshaw’s Simon Collins last week, the prolific slow bowler’s six for 47 dismissed them for 107.

Booth had their hosts 87 for six but Dean Cotton (22 no) secured Bradshaw’s Premier survival.

Mytholmroyd end at home to Blackley, having been dismissed for 112 in reply to Warley’s 271 for nine last week.