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Great Horton
Spen Victoria
Sat 5 May 01:00 - JTC600 Bradford Cricket League - 2nd Teams 2nd Division Drawn

All Square At Great Horton!

A very interesting first for the spen vic seconds at Great Horton.

Mark Loker filling in as skipper in the absence of John Ireland, won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket which although looked a little damp, seemed fine to bat on.

Derek Warriner and Mark Loker saw the first few overs through without too much trouble. The wicket then showed its true colours. Mark Lokerpulled a short length ball, only to see his stumps knocked back.

This was the start of a terrible batting collapse by spen. A mixture of poor shots and a very slow, low wicket saw spen struggling at 69-8. Only Leigh Manton who top scored with 29 was able to stay at the crease.

How ever Leigh found an unlikely partner in Tom Raven (20) who seemed to make batting look easy, to help the visitors post a score 0f 95 all out.

Great Horton got off to a great start reaching 45 without loss, and looked to finish the game quickly. Spen newbie Stuart Houlbrook (3-29) held up one end and made scoring exceptionally difficult
causing the batsmen to play rash shots. Derek Warriner teamed up with Houlbrook who has been brought out of retirement for another season pulled off 2 great catches. Tom Loker had a very good game
behind the sticks taking a low 1 handed catch, giving spen a glimmer of hope.

A blistering spell from Tom Raven (5-11) ripped through the great Horton middle order with some extraordinary bowling and turned the game on its head. Danny Simpson also bowled tightly dispite not picking up a wicket as did Spen debutant Ahsan Zia who finished with 1-31 from his 15overs.

Spen looked to be heading for an unthinkable victory when the hosts were 60-9, how ever their number 11 known as the wall batted out 20 overs and very slowly picked runs to edge Great Horton towards the finish line.

With the score at 94-9 the batsmen nudged the ball into the offside gap and looked to run the 2 runs needed. Courtney Hodgson who had fielded suprisingly well all game, gave chase to the ball and was able to fire the ball in to the keeper with the batsmen well short of his ground.

Over all a great fight from spen Victoria, showing spirit and determination. This is a sign of good things to come from a strong looking side.

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scorecard

Great Horton won the toss and decided to bowl.

Spen Victoria batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Mark Loker
Bowled
1
0
0
0
 
Derek Warriner
Leg Before Wicket
12
0
0
0
 
Sean Burns
Bowled
4
0
0
0
 
Leigh Manton
Run Out
29
0
0
0
 
Sam Sharp
Caught
9
0
0
0
 
Tom Loker
Leg Before Wicket
1
0
0
0
 
Danny Simpson
Caught
3
0
0
0
 
Courtney Hodgson
Leg Before Wicket
1
0
0
0
 
Ahsan Zia
Bowled
1
0
0
0
 
Tom Raven
Bowled
20
0
0
0
 
Stuart Houlbrook
Not Out
2
0
0
0
 
Extras
1w, 4b, 2lb, 5nb
12
Total
for 10 wickets 40.3 overs
95

Great Horton bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Player 1
4
0
13
1
3.3

Great Horton batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Player 1
ct. D Warriner, b.
0
0
0
0
 
Player 10
ct. D Warriner, b.
0
0
0
0
 
Player 9
ct. T Loker, b.
0
0
0
0
 
Player 8
ct. T Loker, b.
0
0
0
0
 
Player 7
ro. C Hodgson
0
0
0
0
 
Player 6
 
0
0
0
0
 
Player 5
 
0
0
0
0
 
Player 4
 
0
0
0
0
 
Player 3
 
0
0
0
0
 
Player 2
 
0
0
0
0
 
Player 11
 
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
 
0
Total
for 10 wickets 46.4 overs
95

Spen Victoria bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ahsan Zia
15
7
31
1
2.1
Danny Simpson
8
5
14
0
1.8
Stuart Houlbrook
15
6
29
3
1.9
Tom Raven
8
6
11
5
1.3

League round up

Other 2nd Teams 2nd Division results

Bradford & Bingley
vs
Undercliffe
Cleckheaton
vs
Keighley
vs
Bankfoot
Pudsey Congs
vs
Manningham Mills
Windhill
vs
Saltaire

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1. Windhill
2. Undercliffe
3. Keighley
4. Spen Victoria
5. Bankfoot
6. Manningham Mills
7. Saltaire
8. Brighouse

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