Monday 21 September 2015
The Mewies Craven & District League side made their annual pilgrimage to Pateley Bridge to take on the Nidderdale Show side. On arrival it was obvious that play would not start on time at 11-00am. However after taking an early lunch conditions had dried sufficiently for a 20/20 match to be staged. Nidderdale won the toss and elected to bat and made a whirlwind start. After 12 overs they stood at 102-2 with skipper Tom Fryer (Pateley Bridge) going strong on 39no (2×6 5×4) and James Keane (Spofforth) having made 38 (4×6 3×4) of the first 57 runs. From this point it was mayhem as they lost 8 wickets for just 15 runs. Destroyer in chief was Craven skipper Neil Copping who took 5-2 in 3 overs. And the innings closed at the end of the 19th over. Matt Wear (Denholme) took 1-40, Nadeem Zaman (Ingrow St John’s) 1-30, Wasim Hussain (ISJ) 1-24, Tom Mackenzie (Bingley Congs) 1-18 and Brannan Lawn (Oakworth) 1-1.
The Craven innings built more sedately and when Jonny Ormerod (Barrowford) was out for 7 the score had reached 26 from 6 overs. Toby Priestley (Denholme) came in and stroked an elegant 18 (4×4) from 7 balls to take the score to 63. Gareth Marshall (Oakworth) proved his liking for the show game and he strode to 67 in 34 balls (4×6 9×4) to push the score to 100 in the 11th over. Imran Zaman 18no and Mackenzie 2no saw Craven to a 7 wicket victory in the 13th over.
Nidderdale: J Keane c Copping b Hussain 38, C Langley b Wear 14, R Nelson b Copping 10, T Fryer c Mackenzie b Copping 39, B Hilton c Smith b Copping, B Kettlewell b Copping 0, D Lloyd b Mackenzie 8, S Sowray b Copping 2, O Fryer b Lawn 2, B Watson b I Zaman 0, J Brown 0no Extras 6 total 117.
Craven: J Ormerod b Keane 7, G Marshall c Sowray b Watson 67, T Priestley b Kettlewell 18, I Zaman 18no T Mackenzie 2no Extras 6 total 118-3.
The Craven team was Neil Copping (capt) and Tom Mackenzie (both Bingley Congs), Adam Smith, Gareth Marshall and Brannan Lawn (Oakworth), Jonny Ormerod (Barrowford), Imran Zaman, Nadeem Zaman and Wasim Hussain (Ingrow St John’s), Matt Wear and Toby Priestley (Denholme).