Horner has sights on fifth Priestley Shield win

Woodlands and Hanging Heaton will contest the Priestley Shield Final at Cleckheaton on August 7.

Woodlands and Hanging Heaton will contest the Priestley Shield Final at Cleckheaton on August 7.

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Hanging Heaton’s veteran opening bowler Mick Horner has his sights set on a fifth Priestley Shield success when his side meet Woodlands at Cleckheaton on Sunday August 7.

Hanging Heaton eased to a 119-run win over Bowling Old Lane in last Sunday’s shield semi-final.

Horner was part of the successful Heaton shield winning sides of 2003, 2009, 2013 and 2014 and will now target a fifth success in the second team showpiece.

Consistent batting from Francis Nelson (45), Chris Goodair (36no), Adeel Hafeez (33), Oliver Newton (32) and Stephen Bourne (30) helped Heaton to build a match-winning score of 246-6.

Adam Zahid (2-35) was the best of the Old Lane bowlers but the home side never looked like threatening the score as they lost wickets at regular intervals as spinner Jamie Baulk (4-20) and Oliver Newton (3-13) impressed.

Woodlands found conditions to their liking at Red Lane as they made 301-4.

Liam Collins hit three sixes and 13 fours in his 95, while Cieran Garner (84), Jack Bleazard (59no) and Robert Medcalf (30no) also impressed.

Garner and Collins shared a third-wicket stand of 166, while Bleazard and Medcalf put on an unbroken 90 for the fifth wicket.

Farsley were bowled out for 151 with Tom Lightfoot taking 3-33 and Gary Rodger (3-27).