Hampsthwaite the 2012 Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League champions

Hampsthwaite are the 2012 Theakston Nidderdale League Champions.

The final games of the 2012 season saw elation and broken hearts in equal amounts. Hamspthwaite needed just 1 point against Bishop Thornton and it duly arrived at tea time with a commanding batting performance from Andrew Taylor (98), Ross Douglas (53) and Lenny McKittrick (28*) in their total of 224-3 Taylor and Douglas putting on 175 for the 2nd wicket. Thornton replied with 197-8 with Andrew Cullen signing off with 30. Will Wray milked 41*. Richard Dawson stepped up for Hampsthwaite to take 5-34 Hampsthwaite will receive the Championship trimmings at the League Dinner on Friday 16th November at the Cairn Hotel in Harrogate.



At the other end of the table things were looking dark for a number of sides but it was Pannal who join already relegated Burton Leonard in the second flight next season. Ouseburn had Jamie Bryant’s 111 not out to thank as they posted 235-7 Pannal’s pride lifted them to 154-8 but it wasn’t enough to take the win.

Nerves were shredded, as hopefully are Jonny Ross’s whites by now, in the basement clash between Killinghall and Spofforth. Both were in danger of the drop, Spofforth in a mathematically worse place. Killinghall batted first and made 130 thanks to a captain’s innings of 46* from Tony Whittaker. Big Aussie, Ben Nethersole took another 3-29 for Spofforth, to finish with 42 wickets for the season. It was the Spofforth skipper, James Roberts who took it upon himself to see his side home, and division 1 safety, with an unbeaten 55.

Goldsborough survived for another season in the top flight after a 1 wicket win over Dacre Banks. Boro took just 29 points from first 17 games but 27 from last 5 to remarkably turn their fortunes around. Dacre Banks were dismissed for just 97 as Graham Shorter 4-35 and Dave Cummings 3-9 returned exceptional figures. It wasn’t all plain sailing for Goldsborough as they sneaked home on 98-9 with Rasheed taking 3-33 and Clarke 3-18.

Blubberhouses demolished Burton Leonard by 10 wickets. Batting first Leonard made 128 all out. Mark Fox with 48. Mark (MaccaHouses) McEnearney took 4-46. Bash Khan (61*) and Stephen Wilkinson (59*) sealed a comprehensive victory within 20 overs.

In the local derby, Helperby overcame Alne who could technically have still won the championship, but Alne posted 197-6 which Helperby passed for the loss of just 4 wickets to take the win. Matt Cavanagh made 51.



In Division 2 champions Masham elected to bat on absolute belting track and sent out the hurricane that is “Michael Rees”. He duly obliged and blew the Birstwith attack away scoring a gargantuan 235, only to fall in the last over agonisingly 12 runs short of a thousand for the league season. Masham also had Andrew Smith (70) and Adam Smith(68*) to thank for taking the score to 430 the highest achieved by the club in its history. Birstwith bravely went after the total but unfortunately kept losing wickets, the chief destroyer’s being Ellis 5-43 and Smart 4-9.

The final sprint for the second promotion spot occurred at Bolton Abbey with Darley the underdogs. It turned out to be a win the toss, win the game day as Bolton Abbey were left shell shocked after being dismissed for 112. Dave Burton (39) did his best to post a competitive total. Style icon, Ben Parkinson showed off his matching outfit of gloves, boots and pads, all carefully coordinated to match his shock of ginger hair, but even his quick-fire 21 couldn’t change the game. One to watch next season will be young Joe Furniss 4-20 after his controlled exhibition of spin bowling. The Darley youth policy was sent in to set the tone for the Darley innings but it was Jonathan Hayton (27) and Rob Hainsworth (31) who got Darley close and took the win by 5 wickets.

A sad day for Harrogate Strays as they were on the wrong end of things at Ripley. It was a winner takes all battle as whoever was to loose would join Raskelf in relegation. Strays batted first and were all out for just 104. John Proud top scored with 36. Ian Taylor took 7-23. In reply, Ripley were in boyant mood and the pub was obviously calling as Ian Robinson (44*) and Aussie Jacques Augustin (57*) secured the win, and survival inside 22 overs.

Knaresborough Forest made 271-7 thanks to Nick Horsman’s 94. David Skaith cipped in with 35 as did Stewart Pyke. Ricky Simms took 3-58. In reply Sharow were bowled out for 144 Rob Murray making 71. Nick Jones took 6-27.

Raskelf batted first and made 121 all out against Pateley Bridge. Tom Simpson took 3-6 and Colin Chadwick 4-7. Pateley Bridge knocked off the runs for the loss of just 1 wicket (122-1) and Michael Eglin (54*) and Chris Langley (52*) ended the season on a high.

Playing for pride were Studley Royal 2nds and Newby Hall. Studley batted first and made 263-5 Harry Lamb’s stand out performance of 144 with the bat. Dan Coad made 69. Dave Henstock took 4-44. Newby Hall then made 229-9 with Shane Griffin (52) and Dave Kelly (52). Kelly leaves for Australia after another good season with the bat and a total of 833 runs at 83.30. Grant Leivers also made 43 and Richard Binks took 4-49

 

 

Division One

Played

Points

Hampsthwaite

22

84

Blubberhouses

22

75

Alne

22

74

Dacre Banks

22

64

Ouseburn

22

60

Bishop Thornton

22

59

Goldsborough

22

56

Helperby

22

53

Spofforth

22

52

Killinghall

22

50

Pannal

22

49

Burton Leonard

22

36

Division Two

Played

Points

Masham

22

89

Darley

22

68

Bolton Abbey

22

62

Pateley Bridge

22

62

Newby Hall

22

61

Knaresbrough Forest

22

58

Birstwith

22

57

Sharow

22

56

Studley Royal

22

52

Ripley

22

49

Harrogate Strays

22

44

Raskelf

22

34

Division Three

Played

Points

Galphay & Winksley

22

83

West Tanfield

22

78

Markington

22

68

Rainton

22

63

Kirkby Malzeard

22

57

Burnt Yates

22

54

Pannal 2nds

22

54

Hampsthwaite 2nds

22

52

Ouseburn 2nds

22

52

Killinghall 2nds

22

47

Lofthouse & Middlesmoor

22

45

Middleham

22

40

Division Four

Played

Points

Scotton

22

79

Masham 2nds

22

78

Birstwith 2nds

22

64

Staveley

22

63

Burton Leonard 2nds

22

57

Thornton Le Moor

22

57

Bishop Monkton

22

53

Newby Hall 2nds

22

48

Ripon 2nds

22

48

Pannal Ash

22

47

Thornton Watlass

22

46

North Stainley

22

44

 

Division Five

Played

Points

Alne 2nds

22

79

Studley Royal 3rds

22

76

Goldsborough 2nds

22

75

Ripley 2nds

22

73

South Kilvington

22

63

Harrogate Devs

22

56

Crakehall

22

49

Spofforth 2nds

22

47

Sharow 2nds

22

44

Pateley Bridge 2nds

22

41

Boroughbridge

22

37

Pannal 3rds

22

30

Division Six

Played

Points

Wath & Melmerby

22

90

Blubberhouses 2nds

22

89

Bolton Abbey 2nds

22

71

Knaresborough Forest 2nds

22

66

Helperby 2nds

22

64

Raskelf 2nds

22

54

Darley 2nds

22

53

Bishop Thornton 2nds

22

46

Glasshouses

22

46

Spennithorne & Harmby

22

45

Rainton 2nds

22

17

Northallerton Wolves

22

0

Division Seven

Played

Points

Little Ribston

22

89

Sessay 3rds

22

72

Arthington

22

68

Newton Le Willows

22

68

Dacre Banks 2nds

22

64

Ouseburn 3rds

22

61

Studley Royal 4ths

22

57

Birstwith 3rds

22

51

Marton Cum Grafton

22

50

Pannal 4ths

22

49

Ripley 3rds

22

46

West Tanfield 2nds

22

-8

Division Eight

Played

Points

Scotton 2nds

22

83

Middleham 2nds

22

78

Burnt Yates 2nds

22

73

Hampsthwaite 3rds

22

72

Killinghall 3rds

22

56

Staveley 2nds

22

56

Helperby 3rds

22

49

North Stainley 2nds

22

47

Knaresborough Forest 3rds

22

46

Burton Leonard 3rds

22

45

Newby Hall 3rds

22

37

Ripon 3rds

22

-4

Division Nine

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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