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1st XI round-up 12 May 2018

Posted by on 12/05/2018 15:38

1st XI round-up 12 May 2018

Ooos and aahhhs all round as Burley took on North Leeds at The Homestead on Saturday

Division 1

Otley moved joint top of the Division 1 table following a comfortable victory over Adel. Otley batted first, and the game was evenly poised as Otley moved to 207-8 in the first innings, but a blistering century from Chris Thompson, batting at seven, swung the game Otley's way. He smashed 106* from just 77 balls, an innings which included six sixes, and he added an unbroken 81 with Ricky Halloran for the ninth wicket to power Otley to 288-8 from their 50 overs. Adel were making a decent fist of their response at 148-3 with James Dobson (64) and David Foster (70) going well. Once their stand was broken, however, the momentum fell away and Adel ultimately were bowled out for 189. Thompson completed a fine personal day with 3-23 to lead Otley to a 20 point win.

North Leeds started the day at the top of the table but they came off distinctly second best against an in-form Burley, who leapfrogged them in the table. Burley batted first and 95 from Daniel Revis laid the foundations before Nicky Bulcock finished the innings well with a quickfire 59*. Burley's 268-4 proved far too challenging a total for North Leeds as they fell to 138 all out. Revis was in the wickets as well in the second innings with 3-17 as Burley moved level on points at the top with Otley. 

There was a low-scoring affair at King George's Playing Fields as Horsforth entertained Ilkley. Horsforth elected to bat first, but 6-40 from Paul Dover helped skittle the home side for just 120. Four quick wickets for Osama Ahmed made Horsforth favourites as Ilkley slumped to 59-7 bur Rob Spivey came in at nine and smacked a quickfire 37 not out to take Ilkley home and register their first win of the season.

Follifoot are finding life back in Division 1 to their liking as they crushed Bilton in a Harrogate derby by 141 runs. Follifoot went into bat first and solid contributions from Matt Williams (40) and Yasar Ali (43) set the stage for Ishi Hussain to smash his was to an unbeaten 63 from 51 balls at the end of the innings. Follifoot's total of 216-7 was a good score that proved way too much for Bilton who crumbled in the face of an inspired spell from Patrick Nagal. He took 8-30 in a fine spell of bowling as Bilton were shot out for just 75 which leaves them with just one win in four games now, and in need of a victory again soon.

Beckwithshaw picked up their first victory of the season with a tense victory over Rawdon. 'Shaw batted first but were struggling on 145-7 before Oliver Hotchkiss played the key innings of the day with 54 as he hauled his side to 233-9. Andrew Duckworth responded with 78 for Rawdon and, despite regular wickets falling, Rawdon kept on pushing. At 193-9 Beckwithshaw looked to have the game wrapped up, but even the tenth wicket stand kept chipping away at the target. Chris Wademan eventually took the final wicket as Rawdon were all out for 215 to give Beckwithshaw win by 18 runs.

Guiseley also registered their first victory of the campain by claiming a 39 run win at Pool. Michael Truswell top-scored for Guiseley with 47 in their total of 185, whilst James Rosewarne collected his second five-fer of the season with 5-56. Pool slumped to 23-5 in their reply and never really recovered, despite a 73 run stand for the eighth wicket between John and Robert Goldthorp. Jonny Baines wrapped up the tail with 3-17 as Pool were eventually bowled out for 146. 

Division 2

Tong Park Esholt maintained their position at the top of the table with a commanding victory at home to Hall Park in a high-scoring affair. Hall Park made first use of the pitch and an unbroken 130 run stand between Tom Lester (100*) and Sam Wilkinson (54*) set them on their way to a decent total of 244-4 from their 50 overs. Tong, however, knocked that off in just over 40 overs as a shower threatened to leave the game drawn. Fawad Maqsood started the charge with 59 from 46 balls but it was in-form Gareth Wilkinson who really took a liking to the Hall Park bowling. He registered his third fifty of the campaign and fell agonisingly short of a deserved ton, ending on 99 not out from just 74 balls to lead his side to a six wicket victory. 

Addingham kept up their 100% record with a 19 point win away at Kirkstall. The home side batted first, but Rob Ellis lead the attack for Addingham well, reeling in 5-37 from his 12 overs as Kirkstall could only muster 115. That total was never going to be enough, and Addingham were in a hurry to get the game won, rollicking along at seven an over to pass their target in just 14.4 overs. Ted Haggas was unbeaten on 43 and Ben Brearley 37* at the end as Addingham kept up their fine early season form.

Collingham made it three wins out of four with a straightforward day at the office at home to Olicanian. The visitors chose to bat, but were regretting that decision as they were bundled out for just 77. Toby Jacklin took his second five-fer of the season with 5-18 off 14.1 miserly overs and the run chase was completed three wickets down as Charlie Swallow and Jacklin saw Collingham home.

Calverley registered their first win of the season at the fourth attempt as they won away at Leeds Modernians by 36 runs. After a rapid start to their innings, Calverley slumped to 128-7, but 61 off 53 balls from Ben Waller pulled his side up to 181, Stuart Borrill taking 4-66. The Leeds Modernians chase was focussed on skipper Dwayne Heke - he made 78 from just 64 balls as wickets tumbled around him. When he was sixth out on 114, the chase was effectively over as only one other batsman could reach double figures. Jonny Hudson was the main man for Calverley as he picked up 6-52, moving his team out of the relegation zone in the process.

Ben Rhydding finally got their first win of the season on the board after a couple of near misses as they comfortably beat bottom club Steeton. Half centuries from Forrest Hamilton (51) and Robbie Miller (67) set Ben Rhydding on their way to 209. Joe Stead and James Emmott both picked up four wickets apiece for Steeton but their batting again let them down in the chase. Henry Barrow took 4-37 in the second innings as Steeton were bowled out for just 124 to consign them to a fourth successive defeat. Ben Rhydding move up to seventh in the table after this victory. 

Saltaire moved up to fourth in the table with a four wicket victory at home to Colton in Roberts Park. Colton batted first and their innings trundled along but 66* from skipper Andy Scholes, batting at seven, saw them to a competitve 192-8 from their 50 overs. Zahid Nissar was the key man in the response as he blasted his way to 77 from just 58 balls to set the tone. Jonathan Horner took 4-45 for Colton but it was to no avail and Saltaire reached their target six wickets down with 69 balls still remaining. 

Division 3

Shadwell's nightmare start to Aire Wharfe life with the bat last week repeated itself again as Alwoodley romped to victory in a match lasting just 34.1 overs. Alwoodley won the toss, choosing to field, and Declan Normanschild (4-22) and Christian White (5-22) demolished the Shadwell batting line up, running through them for just 46. Alwoodley put that effort into perspective as they knocked off the runs in just 52 balls for the loss of a single wicket.

The other new boys Old Leodiensians are also still searching for their first victory in the Aire Wharfe league as they were soundly beaten by Thackley. Paul Naylor and Kevin Dewhirst both hit half-centuries for Thackley but it was the incredible total of 64 extras (which included 38 wides) that propelled Thackley up to 283-7. Donovan Clayton did his best in the second innings, being the second man of the day in the league to hit 99. but once he was out the chase faded. Shane Marshall picked up 5-45 for Thackley as Old Leos were eventually bowled out for 206.

Bardsey's batsmen, on the other hand, made hay against Skipton as they smashed their way to 323-9 in their 50 overs. Despite the loss of a couple of early wickets, Bardsey's middle order was in fine nick with half-centuries from Tom Franklin (69) and Eddie Clayton (80). Chris Malthouse, Henry Wainman and Amjad Ali upped the run rate at the death, scoring a combined 117 off just 71 balls, to power Bardsey to a formidable total, despite career-best figures of 7-104 from Skipton youngster James Mukherjee. Skipton never really threatened to get anywhere near the total and 5-44 from Amjad Ali meant they were bowled out for 212.

Green Lane were in similarly beligerent mood as they took the Menston attack around the park on their way to 320-7. Opener Philip Atkinson set them on their way with a fine 117 before Neil Britton smacked five fours and four sixes on his way to 66* from just 28 balls. In amongst the late carnage inflicted by Britton, Mohamed Shamir picked up 4-73 for Menston. Shamir was amongst the runs in the second innings as well with 58 but Green Lane will be cursing the weather as the match was abandoned with 11 overs still to play. Menston were nowhere near their target on 161-7 from 39 overs and Green Lane were almost certain to win but the rain intervened. Duckworth Lewis would clearly have given the victory to Green Lane, but it was not to be and they took 11 points from the fixture to remain at the top of the table on 70 points.

New Rover remained in second place with a three wicket victory at home to Bolton Villas. The away side batted first and ground their way to 144 in their innings. New Rover made similarly slow progress throughout their innings, and the loss of wickets at regular intervals kept Villas in the hunt. New Rover eventually made it over the line seven wickets down and took 18 points from the fixture to keep up the pressure on Green Lane.

Harden also maintained their position in the upper reaches of the table as they defeated St Chads. Harden totalled 210-8 from their 50 overs and Chads fell  short on 182 to consign them to their third defeat of the season.

Match photos

North Leeds v Burley

Daniel Revis was Burley's match winner with a fine 95

Barry Singleton of North Leeds wheeling away with his left-arm spin

Adam Copley in his delivery stride for North Leeds