Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League – all to play for with two games to go

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Only two games remain of the season and Hampsthwaite are still in poll position to take the Division 1 title for the first time in 60 years. Another victory on Saturday this time over title rivals Dacre Banks by 55 runs, sees them still at the top but not out of sight yet. Mathematically speaking, the title could also go to Alne, Dacre Banks or Blubberhouses too. Batting first, Hampsthwaite posted 197-9 with Lenny McKittrick (60) and Richard Barrett (40*) showing class with the bat. Steve Lawrence took 4-38. Dacre were then bowled out for 142 thanks to McKittrick again taking 3-27 and Andrew Johnson 3-43.

Currently in second place are Alne but they must play Dacre Banks this Saturday, which could end Dacre’s title aspirations. Victory by 28 runs over struggling Burton Leonard keeps the dream alive forAlne. Batting first, Alne made 244-3 with Stuart Morley (80) and Pete Car (60) putting on 143 for the second wicket. Tom Ryder then chipped in with 53*. Sam Crompton took 2-32 and Neil Blaken 2-32. In reply Burton were bowled out for 216 with batting contributions by Liam Ford (50), Tom Rowley (44) and John Moorhouse (41). It was not enough as Brad Scott took 4-40 and Stuart Morley 3-57. Burton face a nightmare last 2 games against Hampsthwaite and Blubberhouses, both must win games to ensure Division 1 cricket for 2013.

Pannal are the surprise relegation candidates this year. They face Spofforth and Ouseburn over the next 2 weeks, with all 3 clubs in danger of the drop. Pannal welcomed Blubberhouses on Saturday and batting first posed 72 all out. Dawood Waqas took 5-13 off 12 overs and Mark Mceneaney 3-20. Steve Wilkinson (47) and Bill Davies (21) got ‘Houses nearly there with an opening stand of 63. Blubberhouses won by 8 wickets.

Will Wray’s men were celebrating “safety” after a win over Spofforth by 15 runs. Bishop Thornton posted 177-6 and Andrew Cullen made 82. James Roberts took 4-33 for Spoff. In reply, Spofforth looked good at the top of the order with Tom Clark batting his way into some runs with 50 and Ben Nethersole making 34. Then came the collapse and the end on 163 all out. Can Spofforth hold on to their Division 1 status with games against Pannal and Killinghall to come?

Goldsbrough continue their late season charge with another win, this time at the hands of Killinghall. ‘Hall made 142-7, Matthew Williams with 33. The “big man”, Dave Cummings couldn’t get going this week but Ben Mackrill (39*) and Stewart Cummings (40*) saw Goldsborough home with 145-5. Have Goldsborough done enough or have they left it too late?

Ouseburn entertained near neighbours Helperby and took maximum points. The 2012 champions made 163-9 and then bowled Helperby out for just 95.

 

In Division 2, Masham are crowned Champions and return to the top flight of Nidderdale cricket at the first time of asking but were beaten by Sharow this week. Aussie Michael Rees was absent “saying goodbye to a friend” this week and this revelation may have upset his colleagues. The Smith brothers dominated the Masham innings. Andrew hitting a solid 51 whilst brother Jez delighted the crowd with a dominating 95* including 8 x4’s and 8 x 6’s. Newstead was the pick of the Sharow bowlers with 2-38. Rob Murray (42) and Ady Monk (62) put on a vital stand of 97 to put Sharow in a good position and despite a mid-order collapse which saw Rob Hill pick up 4-29 it was left to Newstead and Simms to see Sharow home for a good win against the champions. Masham will rue several dropped catches.

Joining Masham in Divison 1 next year is still no closer to being decided. Wins for Bolton Abbey and Newby Hall gives them a shout but Darley and Pateley Bridge in the chasing pack both lost but are still not out of it. Relegation is still a possibility for Raskelf, Ripley, Harrogate Strays, Knaresborough Forest and Studley Royal 2nds .

Bolton Abbey ran out winners against Harrogate Strays by 61 runs. Abbey posted 214-9 as captain Will Lord (62) lead from the front supported by matching hair and boots, Ben Parkinson (51) and Jim Tiffany (31). Strays hung on for a point. Josh North (35) and Marcus Fox (33) the stand out batters.

Newby Hall pushed Darley hard and won by 7 wickets. Darley batted first and were dismissed for just 80. Shane Griffin 4-23 and Andy Robsinon 3-13 did the damage with the ball. Newby then eased to victory and the pub was in sight well before 5 o’clock after another knock from David Kelly (35).

Knaresborough Forest upset Pateley Bridge’s charge for the top flight with a win by 4 wickets. Pateley batted first and scored 177-7. Colin Chadwick (76) and Mile Sutton (36). Joel Ainsley took 3-29 and Stewart Pyke 3-43. Forest then put on 58 for the first wicket with Jack Martin (39) and Matt Parker (39) setting things up nicely. David Skaith then made 43. Colin Chadwick also took 3-22.

Raskelf were again on the receiving end of things, this time away at Birstwith. Jonny Milward hit 137 not out and Dan Riey made 62 to post 302-4. Raskelf were eventually bowled out for 233. Matthew Goddard (81) and Robert Sigsworth (40). George Hirst took 5-62 and Pete Hardistry 3-51. From a difficult start to the season, Birstwith are sure of Division 2 next year.

Studley Royal 2nds made 95-9 against Ripley, but Ripley were then bowled out for just 65. Ripley in trouble at the bottom and with a massive game against bottom side Raskelf this week and Harrogate Strays in the final game, it is still very much all to play for.

2012 League Results Saturday 1 September 2012

Division 1: *Bishop Thornton 177-6 (A Cullen 82;J Roberts 4-34), Spofforth 163 (T Clark 50, B Nethersole 34; A Cullen 4-22); *Ouseburn 163-9 ( J Bryant 5; M Cavanagh 3-32), Helperby 95 ( T Parker 3-12); *Pannal 72 (M Mceneaney 3-20 D Waqas 5-13); Blubberhouses 73-2 (S Wilkinson 47*), Alne 244-4 (S Morley 80 P Carr 60 T Rider 53); Burton Leonard 216 (L Ford 50 T Rowlay 44, B Scott 4-40 S Morley 3-57); Hampsthwaite 197-8 (L McKittrick 60, R Barrett 40*; S Lawrence 4-38), *Dacre Banks 142 (M Q Khan 41*, L McKittrick 3-27 A Johnson 3-43); *Killinghall 142-7 (M Williams 33), Goldsborough 145-5 (B Mackrill 39* S Cummings 40*),

 

Division 2: *Pateley Bridge 177-6 (C Chadwick 76* M Sutton 36; J Ainsley 3-29 S Pyke 3-43), Knaresborough Forest 178-4 (J Martin 39 M Parker 39 D Skaith 43; C Chadwick 3-22); *Birstwith 302-4 (J Millward 137* D Riley 62 K Barnes 32*), Raskelf 233 (M Goddard 81, R Sigsworth 40:,G Hirst 4-62 P Hardisty 3-51); *Bolton Abbey 214-9 (W Lord 62, Ben Parkinson 51, J Tiffany 31), Harrogate Strays 143-9 ( J North 35, M Fox, 33); Darley 80 (S Griffin 4-23 A Robinson 3-3). *Newby Hall 82-3 (D Kelly 35); Masham 199-7 (A Smith 51, J Smith 95*), *Sharow 200-7 (R Murray 42 A Monk 62: R Hill 4-29),

Division 3: *Kirkby Malzeard 168-8, WestTanfield 132-9; *Burnt Yates 133-7, Pannal 2nds 75; Killinghall 68-8, *Galphay & Winksley 69-0; Lofthouse 72,*Hampsthwaite 73-6; Rainton 121-7, *Markington* 124-4,

 

Division 4: *Bishop Monkton 174-3, Newby Hall 2nds 63; *Ripon 74, Birstwith 75-1; North Stainley 188-4. *Thornton le Moor 91; Scotton 212-8, *Staveley 137; Thornton Watlass 65, *Masham 66-2,

 

Division 5: *Boroughbiridge 57, Studley Royal 59-3; *Harrogate 163-8, Crakehall 122; *Goldsborough 220-8, Sharow 157; *Harrogate 163-8, Crakehall 122; Pateley Bridge 90., *Spofforth 91-2; Ripley 100, *Alne101-3,

 

Division 6: Bolton Abbey 190-5, *Blubberhouses 191-3; Bishop Thornton 56, *Knaresborough Forest 57-2; Northallerton Wolves 35, *Raskelf 36-1; *Rainton 111, Wath and Melmerby 112-1; Spennithorne 180-6, *Glasshouses 182-1,

 

Division 7: *Sessay 3rds 117-0. Pannal 116- 9; Marton cum Grafton 103- 9 *Studley Royal 106- 7; *Ouseburn 86. Dacre Banks 87-3; Ripley 123-9, *Newton le Willows 125-2,

 

Division 8: *Newby Hall 122. Killinghall 93; Burton Leonard 127- 7. *Middleham 128-7; Hampstwaite 95,*Knaresborough Forest 96-7.

Division 1 Played Points
Hampsthwaite 20 73
Alne 20 67
Dacre Banks 20 64
Blubberhouses 20 63
Bishop Thornton 20 58
Killinghall 20 49
Ouseburn 20 49
Helperby 20 48
Spofforth 20 46
Goldsborough 20 44
Pannal 20 44
Burton Leonard 20 36



Division 2 Played Points
Masham 20 78
Bolton Abbey 20 62
Newby Hall 20 59
Darley 20 56
Pateley Bridge 20 56
Birstwith 20 51
Sharow 20 50
Studley Royal 20 47
Knaresbrough Forest 20 46
Harrogate Strays 20 44
Ripley 20 37
Raskelf 20 34



Division 3 Played Points
Galphay & Winksley 20 72
West Tanfield 20 67
Markington 20 62
Burnt Yates 20 53
Pannal 2nds 20 53
Rainton 20 53
Kirkby Malzeard 20 51
Ouseburn 2nds 20 47
Hampsthwaite 2nds 20 45
Killinghall 2nds 20 40
Middleham 20 40
Lofthouse & Middlesmoor 20 38



Division 4 Played Points
Scotton 20 78
Masham 2nds 20 67
Staveley 20 62
Birstwith 2nds 20 57
Burton Leonard 2nds 20 51
Thornton Le Moor 20 50
Pannal Ash 20 45
North Stainley 20 44
Ripon 2nds 20 42
Bishop Monkton 20 41
Newby Hall 2nds 20 39
Thornton Watlass 20 36



Division 5 Played Points
Alne 2nds 20 73
Studley Royal 3rds 20 70
Ripley 2nds 20 67
Goldsborough 2nds 20 64
South Kilvington 20 62
Harrogate Devs 20 54
Crakehall 20 43
Spofforth 2nds 20 42
Sharow 2nds 20 33
Boroughbridge 20 31
Pateley Bridge 2nds 20 30
Pannal 3rds 20 29



Division 6 Played Points
Wath & Melmerby 20 85
Blubberhouses 2nds 20 82
Bolton Abbey 2nds 20 60
Knaresborough Forest 2nds 20 60
Helperby 2nds 20 53
Darley 2nds 20 52
Bishop Thornton 2nds 20 47
Raskelf 2nds 20 47
Glasshouses 20 40
Spennithorne & Harmby 20 39
Rainton 2nds 20 10
Northallerton Wolves 20 6



Division 7 Played Points
Little Ribston 20 83
Sessay 3rds 20 67
Dacre Banks 2nds 20 64
Arthington 20 61
Newton Le Willows 20 56
Ouseburn 3rds 20 56
Studley Royal 4ths 20 52
Marton Cum Grafton 20 50
Pannal 4ths 20 42
Birstwith 3rds 20 39
Ripley 3rds 20 39
West Tanfield 2nds 20 -14



Division 8 Played Points
Scotton 2nds 20 71
Hampsthwaite 3rds 20 66
Middleham 2nds 20 66
Burnt Yates 2nds 20 61
Helperby 3rds 20 61
Killinghall 3rds 20 57
Knaresborough Forest 3rds 20 52
Staveley 2nds 20 49
Burton Leonard 3rds 20 45
North Stainley 2nds 20 35
Newby Hall 3rds 20 31
Ripon 3rds 20 -4



Division 9 Played Points
Little Ribston 2nds 16 59
Bedale 2nds 16 55
Kirkby Malzeard 2nds 16 51
Wath & Melmerby 2nds 16 40
Studley Royal 5ths 16 38
Ripley 4ths 16 32
Galphay & Winksley 2nds 16 28
Thirsk 3rds 16 27
Sharow 3rds 16 18

 


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