A poor all round performance overshadows moments of individual brilliance as Ossett lose first game of the 2012 season.
On an overcast wednesday evening at Queens Terrace, the new season got underway for an Under 17's team who were looking to improve on last seasons mid-table finish.
Wrenthorpe won the toss and elected to bat first on a slow wicket, which was a clear result of persistent rain, which had wrecked havoc with fixtures over the weekend.
Ossett began the game strongly restricting Wrenthorpe through both good fielding and bowling in the first 5 overs of the new season. However, from that point the runs began to flow as both bowling and fielding standards slipped, with Wrenthorpe openers utilising the short boundary to Albion. The first breakthrough for Ossett came after 10 overs with Patel taking the wicket. This was followed by a double wicket maiden in his next over with Ossett seemingly back in the contest and looking to limit Wrenthrope to a sub 110 score. Another wicket followed taken from the bowling of Lee yet Wrenthorpe continued to capitalise on the short boundary and finished on 141/4.
Ossett realising the scale of the mountain they had to climb, knew they had to make a positive start. Unfortunately this was not the case as the openers struggled to 20 after 10 overs. The pressures of a slow scoring rate showed as wickets fell in quick succession with 4 wickets being lost in as many overs. With the match all but over Ossett's middle order ensured Wrenthorpe fielded for the full 20 overs, finishing the innings with the score 46/7.
This will count as little consolation on a disappointing opening night of the 2012 season for the Under 17's who will look to kick start the season next week away to East Ardsley.
|Total||for 4 wickets, 20 overs||141|
|Total||for 7 wickets, 20 overs||46|