1st XI - Match centre

St Chads Broomfield CC - 1st XI
Olicanian CC - 1st XI
Sat 10 Jun 13:00 - Airedale & Wharfedale Senior Cricket League - 1st XI Division 3

St Chads 1st XI v Olicanian 1st XI

Chads Win Last Ball Thriller

Chads defied what was anticipated to be a wet day to bag their second league win of the season.

A delayed start allowed some groundwork to be completed, including the first outing of the new Chad Wicket Dryer (Lander's Hairdryer). We eventually got started just after 3, a 27 over contest. Alasdair Fearns winning the toss and electing to bowl first.

Ben Lapworth (1-40), in what was potentially his final appearance for the Chad, and Mitch Lewis (1-19 off 6) opened up - both taking a wicket to reduce the visitors to 36-2. With the bowlers restricted to 8 overs each, Atiq Khan was brought into the attack early and once again stifled and opposition chance of aggression taking 2-28 in his 7 over spell. Rob Heald took over the reigns from Ben at the Church end, picking up the wicket of dangerous West Indian, Kervon Christmas (after being dispatched for 3 hefty 6's). Rob did pick up another wicket, Chads 6th, meaning that we had then earned the same amount of bonus points that we would have had were the game abandoned, earning ourself the chance to go for the win - no matter what the target. This target ended up being 155, slightly higher than what could have been, but certainly a target that felt attainable.

Opening up the innings again was Mitch Lewis and Alasdair Fearns, looking to be aggressive in anticipation of further rain. Mitch was unlucky to play-on in the second over. with the top-order loaded and looking to score fast, the Chads reply got off to a fast start none-the-less. Alasdair, Jordan Wagner, Will Lander and Umar Ishaq all perishing in pursuit of quick runs. They added 29, 19,17 and 19 in quick time respectively allowing Chads to accumulate whist being ahead of the rate. Howard Johnson, batting in the unfamiliar position of 7 did exactly this, batting extremely well and picking the right balls to attack when they were required. He received fleeting support from the lower order, until Rob came in and dispatched a ball to the cover boundary to bring the required total down to 6 to win from the final over. Howard was on strike, to face the West Indian pace bowler. Dot, dot, dot. Tension began to grow amongst all gathered chaddies. Dot, dot. Chads seemed to have snatched defeat. So, the final ball was to bowled - Howard picking it up of his legs to dispatch it into the houses - SIX RUNS! Chads win an excellent game off the final ball.

A cracking result to defeat top of the table and pick up a bit of form going into the blank weekend!

MOM - Howard Johnson
TFC - Ewan MacNab (despite picking up a fielding point)

Scorecard

St Chads Broomfield CC - 1st XI won the toss and decided to bowl.

Olicanian CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tom Watson
ct. U Ishaq, b. B Lapworth
18
 
Dave Healey
ct. A Fearns, b. A Khan
34
 
John H Johnson
ct. H Johnson, b. M Lewis
2
 
Tom Smallwood
Not Out
28
 
Kervon Christmas
ct. A Fearns, b. R Heald
18
 
Sajjad Ijaz
b. R Heald
11
 
Harry Smallwood
ct. H Johnson, b. A Khan
22
 
Daren Murray
Not Out
9
 
Manley Du Preez
 
 
Chris Wheeler
 
 
Ed Broadley
 
 
Extras
7w, 4b, 2lb
13
Total
for 6 wickets 27 overs
155

St Chads Broomfield CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ben Lapworth
8
0
40
1
5.0
4w
Mitchell Lewis
6
0
19
1
3.2
Atiq Khan
7
2
28
2
4.0
Rob Heald
3
0
41
2
13.7
Will Lander
3
0
21
0
7.0

St Chads Broomfield CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Mitchell Lewis
b. H Smallwood
5
 
Alasdair Fearns
ct. T Watson, b. E Broadley
29
2
3
 
Jordan Wagner
b. E Broadley
19
1
2
 
Will Lander
ct. D Murray, b. K Christmas
17
2
 
Umar Ishaq
b. S Ijaz
19
1
1
 
Atiq Khan
ct. C Wheeler, b. H Smallwood
6
1
 
Howard Johnson
Not Out
31
1
3
 
Ewan MacNab
b. E Broadley
5
1
 
Ben Lapworth
b. S Ijaz
0
 
David Crang
b. S Ijaz
0
1
0.0
Rob Heald
Not Out
4
1
 
Extras
9w, 4b, 8lb
21
Total
for 9 wickets 27 overs
156

Olicanian CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Sajjad Ijaz
8
1
31
3
3.9
Harry Smallwood
4
0
41
2
10.3
Kervon Christmas
7
0
31
1
4.4
Ed Broadley
8
0
41
3
5.1

Team selection

League round up

Other 1st XI Division 3 results

Green Lane CC - 1st XI
188/6
182/9
Bardsey CC - 1st XI
Menston CC - 1st XI
133
186/9
Bolton Villas CC - 1st XI
Saltaire CC - 1st XI
193/9
132/6
New Rover CC - 1st XI

League table

# Team Pts
1. Saltaire CC - 1st XI 231
2. Olicanian CC - 1st XI 214
3. Green Lane CC - 1st XI 188
4. Bardsey CC - 1st XI 173
5. St Chads Broomfield CC - 1st XI 166
6. Harden CC - 1st XI 165
7. New Rover CC - 1st XI 162

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