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