A walk in the Park for champs Bridgeholme!

We did it:  Bridgeholme celebrate winning the title at Bradford Park Avenue last Saturday. From the left are   Awais Khalid, Sajjad Mahmood, Danny Fielden, Dave Turner, Mohamed Basharat, Yasir Mahmood, Naz Ali, Muhammad Asif, Chris Kibble (Captain), Oliver Challis (Vice), James Hudson and Bobby Fielden
We did it: Bridgeholme celebrate winning the title at Bradford Park Avenue last Saturday. From the left are Awais Khalid, Sajjad Mahmood, Danny Fielden, Dave Turner, Mohamed Basharat, Yasir Mahmood, Naz Ali, Muhammad Asif, Chris Kibble (Captain), Oliver Challis (Vice), James Hudson and Bobby Fielden

Bridgeholme wrapped up the Foster’s Halifax League Division Two title at the scene of many a famous triumph last Saturday.

Chris Kibble’s side beat promotion rivals Wibsey Park Chapel in emphatic style at the former county ground at Bradford Park Avenue.

The margin was 87 runs and the unbeaten Eastwood side have sewn up the silverware with two games left.

It means a quick return to the middle section after Bridgeholme finished with only Old Crossleyans below them last season.

Sent into bat on a green wicket, Bridgeholme openers Mohammed Basharat and Bobby Fielden put on 34 to get the Eastwood side off to a good start

A mini collapse left the visitors on 39 for three but James Hudson (59) and Danny Fielden (29) led a recovery with a stand of 69.

Oliver Challis hit 31 not out and Dave Turner scored two off the final ball of the innings to secure all three batting points, leaving Bridgeholme on a formidable 181 for nine on the big ground.

Opening bowlers Muhammad Asif and Sajjad Mahmood made early inroads but Wibsey recovered to 81 for three.

However, Naz Ali (three for 19) and Oliver Challis (three for 26) cut through the home ranks and Park Chapel collapsed to 94 all out.

Kibble proudly led his team off the field and the next target is to retain the side’s unbeaten record until the end of the season.

The Eastwood club is hoping the seconds can make it a double celebration by gaining promotion behind likely champions Greetland in their section.

A further indication of the health of the club is that Bridgeholme have applied to enter a side in the Sunday Section for 2015, along with Luddenden Foot.