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South Milford
Thorner Mexborough
Ben White 99, Matthew Paul 53*
Batting
Dave Clark 60, Charles Hartford-Cross 53
Antony Quinlan 1/20, Adam Harper 1/32
Bowling
Sam Thomas 5/66, Joe Raynor 3/40
Sat 23 Jun 13:00 - Wetherby Cricket League - Division One Start time 13:00

Highest Score of the Season So Far….

Milford’s 297-6 proves too much for Thorner.

Highest Score of the Season So Far….

Milford’s 297-6 proves too much for Thorner.

The glorious spell of summer weather continued this weekend as we played host to Thorner Mexborough. The ground was hard and fast, looked a good day for batting and some big scores.

Once again Milford’s skipper, Paul Hebden, was lucky with the toss and without hesitation said we were going to bat. You don’t need to be Stephen Hawkin to work out it is a good idea to get your opposition running round the field for 45 overs in the full heat of the day.

Wicket keeper Alex Ward was back this week replacing Martin Bramley and we welcomed debutante Rich Taylor into the first team. Rich joined us over the winter having previously played at Tad Magnets, a great century in the 2nd team the other week and hastened his promotion up to the firsts. He was in in place of Sean Nesbitt.

Having said it was going to be a batting day Milford opener Stu Morley was out in the first over when he helped one into the wicket keepers gloves. A great start for Thorner, they we coming off the back of right old thumping from Garforth having been bowled out for just 50.

So it was an early start for Ben White, who was also responsible for teas today. Together with Alex Ward he made sure that the hiccup at the start didn’t set the trend for the rest of the innings. The pair quickly settled down and soon the boundaries started flowing. Not easy ground fielding today as the outfield was like lightning.

Once Thorner’s opening bowlers had been seen off the lads stepped up a gear. Abid Hussain taking the brunt of it having 29 runs smashed off his three overs. By 20 overs Milford were 111 for 1 but just as it was looking like fifties for both Alex & Ben Alex was judged LBW for 36.

So it was time for debutante Rich Taylor to bat, initially looking a bit nervous he played the junior partner in the partnership with Ben helping him steadily head towards the ton. Even Thorner seemed to want him to get there as they dropped an easy chance off him when he was on 88. Ben tried to get to his century in style but got caught at deep extra cover right in front of the pavilion for 99. So we are still waiting for our first Milford centurion of the season.

This slowed the Milford run chase a bit and when Rich tried to push things on he got a leading edge straight back to the bowler. A promising start to his first team career, 27, but he was kicking himself as he came back in. Still he was awarded the snail for his troubles.

Matty Paul replaced him joining Joe Barr. Joe has been a much improved batsmen this year in the 1st team, more relaxed and assured in shot selection, but this week seemed to want to hit every ball as hard as possible and get back on strike asap. This led to his downfall when Matty pushed a ball to short leg and Joe called for a quick single. Matty held his ground and Joe couldn’t get back to his end in time. Most watching thought the run wasn't on, sorry Joe.

Matty has played some key innings for the club this season and this was another, when he was joined by Joe Raynor for the 7th wicket they really started pushing things along. They came together at 219 in the 39th over and by the close of the innings and seen us reach a seasons high of 297. Joe Raynor peppering the car park with cricket balls in a rapid fire 43 (21 balls) and Matty getting a well deserved 50 with a big 6 in the last over.

So a rather weary Thorner trudged off the field having a mountain to climb to stand any chance of chasing that total especially considering their batting performance last week.

A White tea is usually something to look forward to and often contains something out of the ordinary. This weeks was no exception, a large sausage roll with chorizo been the surprise of the day. Plenty of other stuff was on offer on the savory side and a very nice lemon drizzle sandwich cake was enjoyed by the scorer.

So a very confident Milford team took the field for the Thorner innings but pretty soon they knew they were going have to work for this win. Thorner openers Dave Clark and Charles Hartford-Cross (surely that is a junction on the M4 ???) proved that their side could bat a bit by racing out of the starting blocks.

The run rate required was 6.62 and by ten overs they were bang on schedule, both openers reached fifty, ironically the whole team had only managed that last week. By the 15th over they stood at 112 and it looked like we had a game on our hands. Then leading wicket taker Sam Thomas made his bid for player of the day. Two quick wickets, both with catches from Stu Morley, changed the game. Clark out for 60 and wicket keeper Wariner making just 2.

In conjunction with his spin ‘twin’ James Bramley he started to pick the Thorner batting apart. James was next to get a wicket but then Sam claimed the prize of Hartford-Cross for 53. If Milford had been able to catch today the game would have been over much quicker but chances went down once again. Matty having his usual couple and even the normally reliable Joe Barr dropping one on the beck side fence. Cries of are you Matty Paul in disguise not been well greated.

James bagged the dangerous Bilal Shabir for just 1 and the rout looked on. Thorner skipper James Shaw (24 no) batted well the stop the innings falling apart but ran out of partners once Joe Raynor was brought back into the attack to clean out the tail.

Joe’s bowling of Matt Fisher the highlight of the 3 he picked up. Fisher flamboyantly leaving the ball which skittled his wickets, oh dear how embarrasing. Sam Thomas claimed a well deserved Michelle (a five for – work it out yourselves) before Joe closed the Thorner innings by getting the last man caught at first slip by, would you believe it, Matty Paul. See Matty can catch as long as he doesn’t have time to think about it…

Our second comprehensive victory in a row and one that saw us back up to 2nd in the table. A much harder fixture next week when we travel to Barwick, a team we have always struggled to beat. The result of that game will give a good indication if we are top 3 material.

That's great, tell him he's Pele and get him back on. -John Lambie, when told his concussed striker Colin McGlashan could not remember who he was

Scorecard

South Milford won the toss and decided to bat.

South Milford batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Stuart Morley
ct. J Warriner, b. B Sabhir
0
4
0
0
0.0
Alex Ward
lb. A Harper
36
51
4
0
70.6
Ben White
ct. J Shaw, b. J Riley
99
77
13
2
128.6
Rich Taylor
ct. A Quinlan, b. A Quinlan
27
41
3
0
65.9
Joe Barr
ro. J Warriner
6
19
0
0
31.6
Matthew Paul
Not Out
53
46
7
2
115.2
Paul Hebden
b. J Walker
9
14
1
0
64.3
Joe Raynor
Not Out
43
21
4
4
204.8
Dan Ward
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Sam Thomas
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
James Bramley
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
10w, 7b, 2lb, 5nb
24
Total
for 6 wickets overs
297
Fall of wickets:
0 / 1 ( S. Morley ), 111 / 2 ( A. Ward ), 155 / 3 ( B. White ), 174 / 4 ( R. Taylor ), 191 / 5 ( J. Barr ), 219 / 6 ( P. Hebden )

Thorner Mexborough bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Bilal Sabhir
12
1
49
1
4.1
3nb, 5w
Josh Walker
11
0
95
1
8.6
Abid Hussain
4
0
38
0
9.5
Joel Riley
9
0
54
1
6.0
1w
Adam Harper
6
0
32
1
5.3
Antony Quinlan
3
0
20
1
6.7
2nb, 4w

Thorner Mexborough batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Charles Hartford-Cross
ct. J Bramley, b. S Thomas
53
55
8
1
96.4
Dave Clark
ct. S Morley, b. S Thomas
60
55
7
3
109.1
Jamie Warriner
ct. S Morley, b. S Thomas
3
9
0
0
33.3
Abid Hussain
ct. J Barr, b. S Thomas
7
6
0
1
116.7
Antony Quinlan
ct. A Ward, b. J Bramley
21
16
2
1
131.3
Bilal Sabhir
b. J Bramley
1
3
0
0
33.3
James Shaw
Not Out
24
29
3
1
82.8
Matt Fisher
b. J Raynor
11
13
1
1
84.6
Joel Riley
ct. P Hebden, b. S Thomas
0
6
0
0
0.0
Josh Walker
st. A Ward, b. J Raynor
1
11
0
0
9.1
Adam Harper
ct. M Paul, b. J Raynor
2
8
0
0
25.0
Extras
1w, 6lb, 1nb
8
Total
for 10 wickets overs
191
Fall of wickets:
112 / 1 ( D. Clark ), 117 / 2 ( J. Warriner ), 124 / 3 ( J. Warriner ), 151 / 4 ( A. Hussain ), 152 / 5 ( C. Hartford-Cross ), 152 / 6 ( B. Sabhir ), 175 / 7 ( M. Fisher ), 175 / 8 ( J. Riley ), 181 / 9 ( J. Walker ), 191 / 10 ( A. Harper )

South Milford bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Dan Ward
5
0
40
0
8.0
1nb
Joe Raynor
10
2
40
3
4.0
Sam Thomas
12
0
66
5
5.5
1w
James Bramley
7
0
39
2
5.6

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Team selection

Thorner Mexborough
  • 1. Charles Hartford-Cross
  • 2. Dave Clark
  • 3. Jamie Warriner
  • 4. Abid Hussain
  • 5. Antony Quinlan
  • 6. Bilal Sabhir
  • 7. James Shaw
  • 8. Matt Fisher
  • 9. Joel Riley
  • 10. Josh Walker
  • 11. Adam Harper

League round up

Other Division One results

Garforth PC
Rufforth
Ledsham
Church Fenton
Kippax
Scholes
Sicklinghall

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League table

# Team Points
1. South Milford 6
2. Barwick in Elmet 6
3. Kippax 1
4. Sicklinghall 1
5. Scholes 1
6. Rufforth 1
7. Garforth PC 1

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