FORMER Honley star Tom Craddock will be staying with county championship side Essex until at least the end of the season.
The ex-Holmfirth and Honley leg-spinner was initially given a two-month contract by the Eagles club following impressive performances for the Unicorns side (against Essex).
And after very good returns against Northamptonshire on his county debut, when he took four for 70, and followed up with a four for 54 haul against Leicestershire, the 21-year-old bowler has had his contract extended until the end of the summer.
Craddock, who won the Drakes League bowling prize last year, played only six times for League champions Honley this year before being head-hunted.
The chase is on tonight for a coveted place in the final of the Romida Twenty/20 tournament, with Delph & Dobcross hosting Golcar, while Honley have home advantage against Kirkburton.
The draw has already been made for the final, which will be staged at the ground of the winners of the Delph v Golcar clash on Sunday, July 31.
Should weather intervene in tonight’s semi-finals, the clubs have up to seven days to re-schedule the ties, subject to both teams’ agreement.
Both matches start tonight at 6.30pm.
Similarly, Sunday’s Oddfellows and Earnshaw Cup matches will be carried over to Sunday the 31st should their ties be washed out