Monday, 6 July 2015

RAIN STOPPED PLAY AGAIN



By Brian Sanderson,


There was a chance to go to my favorite Northern cricket ground Sedbergh. Cumberland were playing Lincolnshire in a  Unicorn Championship Eastern Division three day match. Yesterday about 60 overs were bowled with Lincolnshire  225 for 9.

The match started at 10.30  and 45 runs were  added to the total .We arrived as they wicket was being rolled and remarked.Chance for a cup of coffee and biscuit and a walk round the ground.Then it started to rain with Cumberland on 51 for 0.

The weather forecast said the rain would arrive at about 6 o,clock . Wrong again so we returned home after lunch. Arriving back at Headingley, I decided to go and watch Yorkshire Seconds against Lancashire who were batting.Luke Procter passed his century and then was out to Yorkshire Australian, Glenn  Maxwell.

At tea the rain started again so decided to go home in the warmth. See what tomorrow brings.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

RAIN STOPPED PLAY



By Brian Sanderson

Because of the weather forecast I decided to stop local.The match I choose was a Joe Lumb match between Bradford and Barnsley at Farsley.The sun was shining as Barnsley during their innings.

Wootten decided to take on a weak Yorkshire attack by scoring 46 out of 53 before he was a caught. In the next thirty one runs Barnsley lost two more wickets. It was left to Naylor and Cherry to put a good partnership together. Cherry was the next highest scorer with 45.Adam Frost,captain, bowled steady left arm medium bowling to pick up 3 for 44.

The two spinners also bowled well. Sam Gattenby   figures were 9-2-16-2  and bowled off spin. While leg spin bowler Archie Scott took three wickets but proven more expensive as the later batsmen decided to take him on.

Barnsley finished on 191 which was a excellent bowling and fielding by the Bradford youngsters.During the interval I took the opportunity to look at some photograph of Farsley  most well known Yorkshire and England player. Raymond Illingworth.

After the break the dark clouds gathered and the expected rain arrived after four overs of the Bradford innings. I hope all the lads enjoy their cricketing career as much as I did also I hope some of them going on to a higher level.

Yorkshire Academy bounce back

Posted by Tony Hutton

The Yorkshire Academy, current champions of the Yorkshire Premier League, bounced back yesterday after three successive very narrow home defeats. They had lost by 2 runs, 14 runs and 1 wicket in close encounters with Driffield, Appleby Frodingham and Castleford.

This time at Weetwood they were entertaining league leaders Rotherham, who have a strong looking side with former Yorkshire hopefuls like Mark Cummins, James Moorhouse and Ben Sanderson in their ranks together with a prolific Australian batsman from Perth in Anthony Del Borello.

Yorkshire were without left arm spinner Karl Carver, away with the first team squad and had a new captain in Matthew Waite, who took over from Elliot Callis. The loss of this responsibility seemed to spur on Callis, who has been a bit short of runs recently.
Today he played a very responsible innings after the loss of three early wickets which had put the Academy in trouble. All three were taken by Leeds/Bradford University left arm opening bowler Archie Ogden who has had trials with both Leicester and Hampshire second elevens. He clean bowled Harry Brook, then had Hussain and Waite caught behind.

Callis started slowly but eventually top scored with a good innings of 68 which included eight fours and one six. He was well supported by Ben Ainsley (24) and Jerard Thompson (29) with some late hitting by Warner and Logan taking the total over the 200 mark. The Academy ended their 55 overs on 203-8.

Rotherham also started slowly after the early loss of Moorhouse, caught and bowled by Warner, but Cummins and wicket keeper Purshouse put on a valuable partnership of 90 to put Rotherham in the driving seat. Or so it seemed, as the half dozen or so hard core spectators plus various family members and friends and a continuing flow of footballers from a tournament going on all day, felt the Academy were facing defeat.

With the score on the dreaded 'Nelson', 111-1, captain Waite made the breakthrough when he clean bowled Purshouse for 44. His partner the obdurate left hander Cummins, left soon afterwards caught behind by Read off Warner for 46 and the game suddenly turned on its head. With the pleasant evening sunshine being tempered by the normal Weetwood wind wickets began to tumble with a vengence.

Warner bowled Ogden first ball and was on a hat-trick with the score now 116-4. The hat-trick was denied by the first ball of Warner's next over, but then left arm spinner Logan took centre stage. First of all Del Borello was bowled by Waite for only 9 and then Logan demolished the tail with four wickets in no time, only Schofield with 10 not out put up any resistance and soon Rotherham were all out for 153, having lost their last nine wickets for only 43 runs. The table toppers well and truely toppled!

Logan finished with 4-43 from 13.3 overs, but all the pacemen bowled with pace and enthusiasm. The Academy may only be mid-table at present, but they have the talent to improve and face two important semi-finals in the Black Sheep Trophy and the Yorkshire League cup in the near future, so still the chance of some silverware again.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

LOCAL CLUBS

By Brian Sanderson,

Another trip round local cricket grounds so it must be Saturday. After the heavy rain over night , the sun  was out and my first photograph, above of Clariant Sports Ground , Calverley Lane, looked excellent. This match was between Farsley Thirds and Crompark in the Dales Council Division B

The ground is just off the Leeds Ring Road near Horsforth and was known as the Sandoz  before it became
the Clarient factory. The site was sold to Harrow Estates and there will be about 400-500 houses.


Moving on towards Bradford we went to  Thornbury ground were their seconds were playing Cookeridge Thirds. Abdul Halim, the Thornbury batsman, this season had average of 99.67 and today he retired on 100 which will increase his average again. The team scored 376 for 9 and then bowled Cookridge for 84
.

Moving on about a mile we called in Karmand Community Centre which is near the centre of Bradford. The two teams playing were Bradford Moor and Shipley Providence in the A Division of the Dales Council.Bradford Moor scored 209 and bowled Shipley Providence out for 93.

Moving on past Odsal we went to Buttershaw St. Pauls Seconds , who are in Yorkshire Central League ,
 and  playing Wrenthorpe Seconds who scored 220 for 8  and then bowled out the home side for 111.

Moving on Bankfoot who are the Bradford League and the ground is next to Odsel Rugby League ground.I have played here on numerous occasions but it was Ron Deaton first  visit.There seconds were playing Baildon seconds  Baildon scored 219 for 9 and bowled the home side out for 70.

The next ground was behind the Richard Dunn Stadium and is called Muff Field.Their seconds were playing Yorkshire LPS  seconds in the Group D of the Bradford Mutual Sunday Cricket League. There was a match between Amarmilan and Yorkshire  LPS were there were 22 Patels playing.


Moving on past Park Avenue cricket ground we went to Girlington. The above sight meets you as I climbed over a wall. How can you beat that for a ground next to an old church. The match was Girlington Seconds against Bradford Gymkhara seconds. A beautiful ground apart from the changing rooms.

Across the road is another church and a bit younger. Crossing the road we went to Park Avenue ground were Omars were playing Girlington.


The Omars side we eager to have their photograph taken.With the resignation of Heaton CC , the club was returned to the top flight. however up today they had only won two matches.

Another six  hours of travelling round and again very enjoyable.

Friday, 3 July 2015

HARROGATE HOME OF WOMENS CRICKET



By Brian Sanderson,

On a quite cricket Friday, I decided to go to Harrogate to see Yorkshire Girls U17  against Cheshire U 17.

The weather was excellent with a cooling breeze and a good collection of PCW. to enjoy the company and sunshine.Yorkshire had lost their last match to Lancashire by ten wickets so in the huddle they must have encouraged each of them to win this match. Whilst  yesterday Cheshire had beaten Durham  by forty runs.

After the minute silence for the deaths in Tunisia, Yorkshire batted first and established a good opening stand.with Yvonne Graves and Hannah Poulter putting on 63 runs.The Cheshire bowling was very gentle and after 29 overs Yorkshire were 131 for 3. The top scorer was Teresa Graves, the twin of Yvonne, who scored 54 before being stumped  having a swing at a ball and missing it.

The number four bat  was Maddie Walsh , who had played for Yorkshire first team at Headingley a few weeks ago.She was born in Golcar so she had plenty of supporters but today she only scored 10. Yorkshire achieved  235 for 8 after 45 overs.

After the break Cheshire main batter was Ellie Mason who had scored 111 not out yesterday. However today she was caught by the wicket keeper of Rebecca Newark for a low score.Soon the Cheshire innings collapsed to 63 all out.  At one stage Maddie Wilson had taken two wickets in two balls but had to come off as she had bowled her maximum overs.

Good victory for the girls after the disappointment of losing to Lancashire.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

JULY FIXTURES



By Brian Sanderson


3 JULY     YORKSHIRE WOMEN U 17   V  CHESHIRE   HARROGATE  12.00

                  HIGH FARNDALE  V  SLINGSBY                                            6.30

5 JULY    CHESHIRE  V  DORSET Grappenhall 11:00

              CUMBERLAND  V   LINCOLNSHIRE     SEDBERGH                11.00

                  3 DAYS   A MUST FIXTURE SUBJECT TO THE WEATHER

Durham Women v Netherlands Durham City 10:30

Yorks U15 B v North Yorks  Bishop Monkton (near Ripon)

6 JULY   DERBYSHIRE   V  GLAMORGAN   CHESTERFIELD   4 DAYS

              YORKSHIRE SECONDS  V   LANCASHIRE SECONDS   HEADINGLEY

                      3 DAYS

          NOTTS II    V  WORCESTERSHIRE   NOTTS SPORT CLUB   3 DAYS

            LANCASHIRE  U 19   V NEW SOUTH WALES COMBINED HIGH SCHOOLS     TODMORDEN 2 DAYS (possibly 2 x 1 day fixtures)


             Yorkshire Senior Schools v Lincolnshire Academy St Peter's York

7 JULY

SPOUTHOUSE   V  HIGH FARNDALE

KETTLEWELL    V   LINTON

YORKSHURE  U 17   V  CHESHIRE   WEETWOOD (2 Days)

Durham Under 17 v Lancs Norton 11:00

Durham Women U17 v Lancs  Darlington RA (Brinkburn Road, Darlington)

YSSC v Northumberland Dev XI St Peter's 11:00 It is understood that Northumberland have withdrawn from this fixture. Should we learn of fresh opponents we will of course update the blog.


8 JULY  YORKSHIRE OVER 50   V DERBYSHIRE   ACOMB    1.30,

Yorks Under 14 A v Staffs Ossett

Durham over 50s v Cheshire Darlington 13:30

YSSC V New South Wales CHS St Peter's 11:00

9 JULY  YORKSHIRE SECONDS  V  LANCASHIRE   PUDSEY  CONGS   11.00 (SET)

                NOTTINGHAM   V WORCESTER  NOTTS SPORT CLUB      11.00

Durham U17 v Lancashire Seaton Carew

YSSC v MCC St Peter's 11:00

10 JULY Durham Women U15 v Cumbria Bill Quay 11:00

YSSCA v Durham Academy St Peter's 11:00

12 JULY Durham v Warwickshire (LVCC)

13 JULY Durham Women U17 v Yorkshire Mainsforth CC

14 JULY    

LANCS  U 17   V  YORKSHIRE   U 17   2 DAYS

LANCS  U 19  V CHESHIRE  HEYWOOD 2 DAYS

Yorks U14 B v North Yorks Bedale
                       

17 JULY    SLINGSBY     V GILLMOOR.


19 JULY   YORKSHIRE GENTLEMEN   V PENGUINS              11.30
                   Yorkshire v Worcestershire (LVCC) Scarborough

              GLAMORGAN  V  LANCASHIRE   COLWYN BAY

20 JULY   YORKSHIRE SECONDS  V  WARWICKSHIRE       YORK   11.00 (SET)


                HIGH FARNDALE    V  GILLNMOOR                   6.30

21 JULY    YORKSHIRE  V  WARWICKSHIRE    HARROGATE  (SET)

                    YORKSHIRE  U 17  V   DURHAM    WEETWOOD  2 DAYS

   SLINGSBY  V  SPOUT HOUSE                                      6.30

     KETTLEWELL V  GRASSINGTON

23 JULY Lancashire II v Durham II Middlewich (SET)

27 JULY   DERBYSHIRE SECONDS  V   NORTHANTS

               YORKSHIRE GENTLEMEN   V WILTSHIRE QUERIES  Escrick 11:30


28 JULY  YORKSHIRE ACADEMY   V SCOTLAND  WEETWOOD

                  Durham U17 v Derbyshire U17 Hartlepool 11:00 (2 days)

    LANCASHIRE  U 19   V  DURHAM  URMSTON

  LITTONDALE   V  KETTLEWELL

The Saints v Wiltshire Queries Studley Royal 11:30

  29 JULY   YORKSHIRE ACADEMY   V  SCOTLAND    WEETWOOD 2 DAYS

      LEICESTERSHIRE II   V  LANCASHIRE II     Ashby Hastings   (SEC)

  ILKLEY  V  WILTSHIRE QUERIES     2.00

York Senior league U21 v MCC Scarborough

30 JULY   ENGLAND  U 19  V  UNICORNS   LOUGHBOROUGH

                      DERBYSHIRE II  V  NORTHANTS II (SET)

                   HAWKS   V   WILTSHIRE QUERIES  OTLEY  1.00

31 JULY Yorks Women U17 v Durham     Undercliffe 12:00

A reminder to our more intrepid readers (or those that live in Scotland and Ireland) that the ICC World T20 Qualifier begins on Monday with warm up matches in Belfast, Bready (County Tyrone),
and Edinburgh. The tournament proper begins on July 9th and the full programme is available at icc-cricket.com.




                      

     

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

THUNDER AND TRAFFIC JAM


By Brian Sanderson

Arriving at Trent Bridge this morning  via a new route through the City, we settled down to watch Nottingham try and bat the day out.

We sat in the stand to the stand to the right of the pavilion and had the above notice to look at.Nottingham were  lending by 72 runs .
James Taylor and Rikki Wessels  added 105 for the fourth wicket before the latter  was brilliantly caught by Joe Clark at deep point, for 55.

Then Taylor, batting with a runner due to hamstring injury, was run out when Hales , his runner, did not make his ground going for a third run at 201 for 5. Taylor not a happy camper.

during lunch time Luke Wood was present with a prize for Nottingham player for June. Also during lunch time there was a clap of thunder and some rain which delayed the start by fifteen minutes.We heard from the Umpire they could not start again until 40 minutes after the last clap of thunder. Another new law to me.

After lunch Samit Patel was  given out lbw to Ajmal Saeed and at that point you thought Worcester would get some more wickets.However they took the new ball and Read, who passed his 50 off 82 balls, played a lending role with Hutton chipping in nicely with 34.

Hutton became Jack Shanrty,s  second wicket of the innings at 327 for 7. At this stage we left Trent Bridge and three hours later we arrived at Bardsey as the A1  had a huge traffic jam in temperature up to 38 F.

Pleased to get home and find Yorkshire have won. The Nottingham must be slight favourites as Worcestershire require 311.