1st XI pick up nine points in rain-affected game
By Luka Brooksby
ICC 139 all out beat MCC 102 for 9 by 37 runs
Premier Division leaders Illingworth were put into bat by second-placed Mytholmroyd. A combination of poor shot selection and excellent catching left Illingworth 45 for 4 when rain and hail intervened, James Cowens taking two one-handed catches in the slips. Upon resumption, the match was reduced to 29 overs a side and Illingworth continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. Jamie Moorhouse (43) and Stephen Cook (32) were the only batters to make an impression, with Amjid Azam picking up 4-47 and Cowens returning a handy 3 for 30.
A target of 140 off 29 overs started badly for Mytholmroyd, as Jamie Moorhouse's first ball kept low and clean bowled Tom Earle. A spell of tight bowling followed from Moorhouse and Luke Brooksby, who shared the first seven wickets to leave the hosts 56 for 7 off 20 overs, James Cowens hitting 25. The opening bowlers were supported in the field by some excelling catches from Ben Robertshaw, Matthew Sewell and Stephen Cook. A late rally from Henry Lamper (24*) saw Mytholmroyd gain a batting point, with Illingworth unable to take the last wicket and had to settle for nine points.