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Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League – week 16

cricket 252x240 Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League   week 16Hampsthwaite and Blubberhouses continue to slug it out at the top for the honours this season with both sides recording wins again this week but Hampsthwaite have opened a 6 point gap. Batting first against Spofforth, Hampsthwaite were bowled out for 183 including a hat-trick for Ben Nethersole to wrap up the innings. Andrew Boyle (46), Lahiru Dissanyaka (36), Andrew Taylor (46) and Lennie McKittrick (31) showed the way with the bat. Spofforth’s captain, James Roberts also chipped in with 4-28. In reply, Spofforth were dismissed for just 78. Robert Jamieson 3-20 the pick of the bowlers.

Mark McEneaney was complaining that this column wasn’t mentioning him much this season. Now we have something to shout about! 105 runs, from Macca, taking full advantage of a small boundary at Blubberhouses saw his team to 183. Stephen Wilkinson was the only other Blubberhouses batter to make an impression on the scorer with 36. Graham Shorter took 5-39. In reply, Goldsborough were removed for just 107. Lee Platts took 3-13 and Waqas 3-30 to take the points.

The run of form continues for Tony Whittaker’s Killinghall who have now won 4 games on the bounce. This week’s victims were former title challengers Bishop Thornton who have seen the wheels fall off in recent weeks and have only taken 4 out of a possible 24 points in the last 4 games. In comparison, Killinghall have taken 22 out of 24 points to see them up into mid table safety. Thornton were bowled out for just 78. Josh Cutts returned remarkable figures of 12 overs, 5 maidens, 7 wickets for just 14 runs. Killinghall then lost only the 1 wicket in their reply, that of Richard Danby for 30. It was left to the young stars Adam Crawfurd-Porter (34*) and Simon Williams (8*) to steer Killinghall home.

The game between Ouseburn and Alne was abandoned in the second innings but not before Ouseburn’s Tom Parker had hit 96 and aussie Brad Scott took 5-33 in the Ouseburn total of 160-8. Alne’s reply came to an end with the rain at 68-1.

Helperby entertained Pannal and this game also fell foul of the rain in the second innings when Helperby had Pannal on the ropes at 34-3 chasing 135 for victory.

The game between Dacre Banks and Burton Leonard was also abandoned. Dace Banks had made 112-7 with M Khan top scoring with 38. Jonathan Webb took 3-26 for Burton. In reply, Burton were forced off when they were 64-2. Both wickets taken by Ellison.

In Division 2, Masham have a 12 point lead over their nearest rivals Darley, but one’s to watch on a charge are Bolton Abbey who are just 3 points behind in 3rd spot. The rains came to spoil, or perhaps save Bolton Abbey from a defeat at the hands of Newby Hall. Batting first, Newby made 203-8 thanks to David Kelly’s 105*. In reply Bolton Abbey had made it to 128-4 with Phil Midgley (46*) and Ben Parkinson (23*) at the crease after they were wobbling at 77-4.

Masham travelled to Harrogate Strays who chose to bat first and at 118-1 off 35 overs were sitting pretty. However, as we all know cricket is a funny game, and a mad moment from Will Hammond running himself out for 61 was the catalyst for a collapse of epic proportions occurring over the course of just 12 balls and left the Strays on 118-6 and hanging on for a point, closing on 143-9. It was Michael Rees’ day again with a spell of 5-18 turning the game Masham’s way. He was clearly a man on a promise and was in no mood for hanging around and he set about the Strays bowlers finishing on an unbeaten 112 and Masham closed on 147-2.

Perhaps Darley’s big day out at the Test Match wasn’t the greatest preparation for a promotion charge against relegation threatened Studley Royal 2nds as they took just 2 points from the game. Batting first, Studley made 148-10 Andy Thompson (45) and Tom Hixon (29) were the stand out contributions. Young Joe Furniss tweaked his way to 3-23, Andy Gott took 2-21 and Ross Sands 2-15. Darley then batted out for a point and closed on 104-7 Richard Binks took 3-36

In a re-run of last week’s Barrett Cup final, Pateley Bridge took on Sharow again. Batting first, Sharow were dismissed for 106. Rob Murray made 42. Colin Chadwick took 5-13, Michael Eglin 3-7 and John Thompson 4-53. It was Chadwick (38) and Eglin (62*) who did the damage with the bat too for Pateley putting on 91 for the first wicket. Pateley aren’t out of the promotion race yet either!

Knaresborough Forest racked up 255-3 at Raskelf thanks to Jack Martin (93), David Skaith (60*), Rod Dickinson (26) and Nick Jones (33*). Once again, the rain came and spoilt the game. Raskelf were reeling at 23-4 as Joel Ainsley took 3-17 but the game was abandoned with Robert Sigsworth (45*) and Angus Taylor (39*) at the crease and the total on 117-4

Birstwith beat basement side Ripley in a game reduced to 25 overs thanks to the weather. Batting first, Birstwith made 177-7. Dan Riley making 80, Jonny Milward chipped in with 43. Ian Taylor took 3-30. Ripley fell short at 122-7 thanks to the bowling efforts of Nick Wain 3-37, Peter Hardisty 2-17 and George Hirst 2-52.

 

Division 1

Played

Points

Hampsthwaite

16

60

Blubberhouses

16

54

Dacre Banks

16

51

Alne

16

46

Bishop Thornton

16

44

Killinghall

16

40

Spofforth

16

38

Pannal

16

37

Helperby

16

36

Burton Leonard

16

34

Ouseburn

16

33

Goldsborough

16

28

Division 2

Played

Points

Masham

16

64

Darley

16

52

Bolton Abbey

16

49

Pateley Bridge

16

43

Sharow

16

41

Birstwith

16

37

Newby Hall

16

37

Harrogate Strays

16

35

Knaresbrough Forest

16

35

Studley Royal

16

33

Raskelf

16

31

Ripley

16

29

Division 3

Played

Points

West Tanfield

16

54

Galphay & Winksley

16

51

Markington

16

45

Burnt Yates

16

44

Pannal 2nds

16

44

Kirkby Malzeard

16

43

Rainton

16

41

Killinghall 2nds

16

36

Ouseburn 2nds

16

36

Lofthouse & Middlesmoor

16

31

Hampsthwaite 2nds

16

30

Middleham

16

30

Division 4

Played

Points

Scotton

16

59

Staveley

16

56

Thornton Le Moor

16

48

Masham 2nds

16

44

Birstwith 2nds

16

43

Pannal Ash

16

38

Burton Leonard 2nds

16

37

Ripon 2nds

16

33

Newby Hall 2nds

16

32

North Stainley

16

30

Bishop Monkton

16

29

Thornton Watlass

16

29

Division 5

Played

Points

Alne 2nds

16

59

Studley Royal 3rds

16

52

South Kilvington

16

51

Ripley 2nds

16

49

Goldsborough 2nds

16

48

Boroughbridge

16

38

Crakehall

16

35

Harrogate Devs

16

35

Spofforth 2nds

16

30

Pateley Bridge 2nds

16

29

Pannal 3rds

16

26

Sharow 2nds

16

26

Division 6

Played

Points

Blubberhouses 2nds

16

64

Wath & Melmerby

16

62

Knaresborough Forest 2nds

16

53

Bolton Abbey 2nds

16

45

Darley 2nds

16

41

Helperby 2nds

16

40

Spennithorne & Harmby

16

36

Bishop Thornton 2nds

16

35

Raskelf 2nds

16

30

Glasshouses

16

26

Rainton 2nds

16

21

Northallerton Wolves

16

10

Division 7

Played

Points

Little Ribston

16

61

Sessay 3rds

16

51

Marton Cum Grafton

16

48

Arthington

16

47

Dacre Banks 2nds

16

45

Newton Le Willows

16

44

Ouseburn 3rds

16

43

Birstwith 3rds

16

37

Studley Royal 4ths

16

35

Pannal 4ths

16

34

Ripley 3rds

16

26

West Tanfield 2nds

16

4

Division 8

Played

Points

Hampsthwaite 3rds

16

52

Scotton 2nds

16

52

Middleham 2nds

16

51

Helperby 3rds

16

50

Killinghall 3rds

16

48

Burnt Yates 2nds

16

43

Staveley 2nds

16

42

Knaresborough Forest 3rds

16

40

Burton Leonard 3rds

16

38

North Stainley 2nds

16

28

Newby Hall 3rds

16

19

Ripon 3rds

16

13

Division 9

Played

Points

Kirkby Malzeard 2nds

14

45

Little Ribston 2nds

13

45

Bedale 2nds

13

38

Wath & Melmerby 2nds

13

34

Ripley 4ths

13

30

Studley Royal 5ths

14

30

Thirsk 3rds

13

29

Galphay & Winksley 2nds

14

27

Sharow 3rds

13

24