After missing a three car crash in Leeds and a traffic jam of parents taking their children home after the football, I arrived at Shaw Lane Barnsley. The match was the Cup Final of the Yorkshire ECB cup between Yorshire Academy and Barnsley over 45 overs.As I arrived the Academy were 24 for 4 in the 10 over.Eliot Callis and Barny Gibson were batting after a good opening bowling by the Yorkshire Second teamer Wainman and the overseas player Zohaib Ahmad.
Gradually the the two batsman put on a partnership of 115 before Gibson was caught brilliantly by Azeem Rafiq, ex Yorkshire player, at gully for 45 of Wainman.
The weather was cloudy and there was a very cold north-easterly wind blowing which made watching the cricket hard going.Eliot Callis went on to score a excellent 84 which enabled the Academy to reach 191 which was a good recovery from the early loss of wickets.
After the break the openers of Zahaib Ahmed and Jason Booth but on a opening stand of 88 before the overseas player was caught by Shaw for a excellent 51. During his innings he suffered from cramp and had difficulty running and was refused a runner by Yorkshire captain, Will Rhodes . This caused a unpleasent situation which the game did not require and if Rhodes had acted in the spirit of cricket and allowed the runner ,this would not have happen.
The photograph shows Wainman out , being the third victim of the bowling of Shaw.He finished with 8-1-28-3.However it was the left arm spinner Karl Carver who had the best analysis