The 20/20 comp is now upon us. David Amos stepping up as captain and Charlie Bell assisted as vice. Having managed to get a team together Amos won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first (mostly because Mickey Hutchins went to Menston and John Goldthorp was in charge of his weekly after school detentions)
Ollie Boggie and Will Cooper opened the batting and Cooper made some lusty blows to get the innings off with intent. Boggie middled one off the edge and was caught by a high ball at cover for 0. Charlie Bell in at 3.
Bell played some great strokes however Cooper was undone by a Yorker and bowled. Sam Wilkinson came in at 4 who had recently been seeing it quite well if i do say so myself. Bell and Wilkinson got heads down on a tough green track thatw as doing all sorts. Bell unfortunately bowled by Inglis. Senior Pro John Goldthorp made it to the crease to join Wilkinson.
The 2 played well taking 1s and 2s when possible with the odd boundary. Until Goldthorp was caught on the boundary for a well made 20-odd. Mickey Hutchins the next man who struggled to get going was bowled a little later. Perhaps the orange ball was a bit hard to see in the conditions given. The 20/20 specialist Adam Collett strode in. Also seeing it quite well for the 2s in recent games. Dingle and Cooey moved the score past 100 with 5 left and then 125 with 3 left. Dingle was stumped in the last over for a hard grafted 40 and skipper Amos came in and made a great cameo of 8no boosting his yearly strike rate which he is very proud of. Cooey made 29no ish and a total of 142 was a very good score.
WIth the youngsters pumped up Amos and Will Pallister opened the bolwing. Pallister taking the first wicket LBW. Guiseley where almost on the run rate in the middle overs. With some tight bowling from Cooey and Dingle Ollie Boggie was introduced and the wicket suited him rather well. Boggie's pace had the batsman in trouble and he grabbed 2 wickets. Guiseley needed 40 off 5 and a close game was in the mix.
A run out got Pool back in the game. Amos back on bowled tight until his very last ball. With 14 needed off 7 balls. Bell hit a 6 to which Mossy expressed his anguish with 'not there Mossy' 8 needed off Dingle's Last over. This also did not start well as a thick outside edge spooned over Boggie's head at Cover for 6. 2 needed off 5 balls and the game all but over. However Wilkinson took a wicket next ball then a single off the next leaving the scores tied with 3 balls left. A dot ball followed and tension filled the air. However an outside edge brought the winning runs. Pool lost with 2 balls left. Boggie with 2 fer Dingle 1 Will 1.
With a few players missing the boys have everything to be proud of. A very young group of players made a stern effort to topple a division A side. A very well organised hand with Mossy and Charlie also key as the noise levels when Pool where fielding where awesome. Great signs for the future!