Nidderdale Cricket League – week 18 review and league tables

20 August 2012

Division 1

Dacre Banks cashed-in on a slip up by Hampsthwaite to close the gap at the top of division one to just 3 points after a win over Ouseburn. Banks made 151-7 thanks to Asif Ayoub (40). Matt Adams took 3-30. Ben Kettlewell made 40 in the Ouseburn reply by Waqas Rasheed took 3-34 and Shaun Marshall 3-24. Hampsthwaite made the trip to Helperby but could only manage 1 point. Helperby made 196-4 with Matt Cavanagh (63) leading from the front. Tom Coates (44) and Pete Orton (30) were also in the runs. In reply, Hamps closed on 168-8. Richard Barrett made 53 and Lahiru 41. Al Darnell took a crucial 4-34.

Bishop Thornton beat Blubberhouses to really open things up at the top. Blubbs were bowled out for just 149, Bash Khan making 38 and Andrew Cullen took 6-31. In reply Thornton squeaked home to take a 1 wicket victory. Rob Nelson made 32 but Dawood Waqas tried to upset things with 5-16.

Burton Leonard did their survival in division 1 no good after being bowled out by Spofforth for 157. Mike Crawshaw made 34 but it was the bowlers who were on top. Ben Nethersole took 5-38 and Tom Clark 3-53. Spofforth then passed the Burton total with 162-5. Graham Squires (36), Paul Fletcher (36) and James Roberts (33*). Jon Webb took 4-29. Alne hit back again with a win against Killinghall. Killinghall made 159-7 with Scott Copley making 46. Foulds took 3-44. Pete Carr (48) and Rob Proudley (38) broke Killinghall hearts and saw their team to 160-5. Tim Williams took 3-23.

Goldsborough welcomed back David Cummings, a deadline day signing from New Farnley. The return for the little lad, with a big heart couldn’t have gone any better with 131. Mike Cockle also hit 50 in Goldsborough’s total of 244 for 6. In reply, Pannal closed on 171-4 with Andy Ellis making 64.


Division 2

Domination continues for Masham who now have a gap of 20 points and are one win away from a return to the top flight at the first time of asking. With the previous days downpours in mind Masham didn’t hesitate sending Bolton Abbey in to bat. Sam Stewart compiled an aggressive 32 at the top of the order, but seamers Ellis 3-31 and Smart 3-31 soon exposed the tail for which Aussie Rees was grateful finishing with 3-10. Masham chasing 132 for victory got off to a great start with the formidable Rees scoring a rapid 50 but was then undone by the pacey Parkinson. Bolton Abbey came back into the game slowing the run rate and taking wickets but they were unable to remove the defiant Adam Smith who ground out 25* and saw Masham across the finishing line.

Up there with Bolton Abbey and also chasing the 2nd promotion spot are Darley and Pateley Bridge. Darley went down to local rivals Birstwith. Darley made 157-8. Tim Marriner made 38 but Nick Wain took 3-24. Birstwith made 161-9 with captain Dan Riley (64) and Tom Croston (24). Ross Sands took 4-50. Pateley’s 3rd win on the bounce, this time at the expense of Harrogate Strays sees them propelled into contention. Strays made 142-6. Mark Sedgeley hit 35. Tom Fryer took 3-37. Pateley Bridge then took control. Tom Simpson (51) making more runs as well as Colin Chadwick (33) as they made 157-4. Newby Hall are pressing too after a win over Raskelf who batted first and were bowled out for 145. Newby had Jim Blackburn (36) to thank as things were looking dodgy at 24-3. Rob Sigsworth took 3-31.

Ripley knew that points are required for their survival in division 2 and a good win over Knaresborough Forest draws that team into relegation contention. Ripley made 174-7 and Ian Winwood (52). Knaresborough Forest were dismissed for 108. Oliver Cullingworth 39. Sharow batted batted first against Studley Royal 2nds and scored 191-9. Adie Monk 87. Tom Hixon took 4-46. Studley Royal 2nds then made 195-4. Lewis Day 61 and Dan Coad 84*


Division 1PlayedPoints
Dacre Banks1862
Bishop Thornton1851
Burton Leonard1835

Division 2PlayedPoints
Bolton Abbey1855
Pateley Bridge1853
Newby Hall1848
Sharow 1843
Harrogate Strays1841
Knaresbrough Forest1840
Studley Royal1839

Division 3PlayedPoints
West Tanfield1866
Galphay & Winksley1861
Pannal 2nds1851
Burnt Yates1845
Kirkby Malzeard1844
Ouseburn 2nds1842
Hampsthwaite 2nds1837
Killinghall 2nds1837
Lofthouse & Middlesmoor1836

Division 4PlayedPoints
Masham 2nds1855
Birstwith 2nds1850
Thornton Le Moor1848
Pannal Ash1845
Burton Leonard 2nds1843
Ripon 2nds1839
Newby Hall 2nds1838
North Stainley1836
Bishop Monkton1835
Thornton Watlass1834

Division 5PlayedPoints
Alne 2nds1865
Ripley 2nds1861
South Kilvington1860
Studley Royal 3rds1858
Goldsborough 2nds1856
Harrogate Devs1848
Sharow 2nds1832
Spofforth 2nds1830
Pateley Bridge 2nds1828
Pannal 3rds1827

Division 6PlayedPoints
Blubberhouses 2nds1875
Wath & Melmerby1873
Bolton Abbey 2nds1857
Knaresborough Forest 2nds1853
Darley 2nds1848
Helperby 2nds1846
Bishop Thornton 2nds1841
Raskelf 2nds1841
Spennithorne & Harmby1836
Rainton 2nds1816
Northallerton Wolves184

Division 7PlayedPoints
Little Ribston1872
Sessay 3rds1861
Dacre Banks 2nds1857
Ouseburn 3rds1854
Marton Cum Grafton1849
Newton Le Willows1846
Studley Royal 4ths1842
Pannal 4ths1839
Birstwith 3rds1837
Ripley 3rds1832
West Tanfield 2nds18-8

Division 8PlayedPoints
Hampsthwaite 3rds1864
Scotton 2nds1863
Middleham 2nds1857
Killinghall 3rds1855
Staveley 2nds1853
Burnt Yates 2nds1850
Helperby 3rds1850
Knaresborough Forest 3rds1846
Burton Leonard 3rds1844
North Stainley 2nds1833
Newby Hall 3rds1820
Ripon 3rds181

Division 9PlayedPoints
Little Ribston 2nds1557
Bedale 2nds1550
Kirkby Malzeard 2nds1545
Studley Royal 5ths1638
Wath & Melmerby 2nds1534
Thirsk 3rds1533
Ripley 4ths1530
Galphay & Winksley 2nds1527
Sharow 3rds1524

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