Scholes Cricket Club First Team v Barkisland on Mon 26 May 2014 at 1:30pm
Scholes Cricket Club Won 6 points

Match report Another fine and dandy 6 point win saw us go top of the premiership by one point as Shepley could only manage a 5 point haul at Slawit.
It was just great to get a game in after the weekend deluge wiped out the top of the table battle at Shepley and all other cricket costing us and all other clubs no doubt an absolute fortune.
Barkisland were asked to bat and as usual Bruiser and Ned Brook were immediately on the button, and the pressure began to tell on the usually free scoring Barkisland first three. Once Kaye went for 10 and the dangerous Schofield (17) and big hitting Summerscales (3) were both done for by the excellent Louis Brook the visitors crumpled to 68 for 7. Pete Drysdale's off spin looked increasingly menacing and his arm ball especially impressed the evergreen Bubbles behind the sticks. In the old timer stalls in the clubhouse Eddie Parkin and Tony the weatherman were reduced to discussing how their libido has suddenly returned as they get older....especially impressive as we were all led to believe Eddie has passed away during the long winter and jaws dropped as he turned up at the start of the season. Outside the always impressive Robinson made 46 and added 85 for the 8th wicket with the excellent Matthew Steers (41), but as they tried to smash their way to 150 to get a point in the last few overs Barkisland fell away to 138 all out with Tom Brook and Drysdale sharing 8 wickets between them, as the skipper bowled through yet again for a very fine 4 for 65.
Tales were flying around of various games being off for rain as Scholes began their reply, including hilariously at Hoylandswaine who had declared on 500 for 1 against Shelley. The gloom was a gathering for sure but the calm and unflappable Drysdale judged it perfectly in the light drizzle for the last few minutes for his 76*, and Max Berry's assured 34 as opener was a very nice revelation indeed as Scholes won by 9 wickets in the 31st over. Well done to the umpires too for some common sense in getting the game finished.

Barkisland Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
138 (49.4 overs)
A. Kaye b  Tom Brook 10
A. Schofield ct  Drysdale B Louis Brook 17
J. Summerscale b  Louis Brook 3
L. Brown ct  Holmes B Tom Brook 4
S.Oddy b  Drysdale 1
D. Robinson b  Tom Brook 46
P. Ackroyd b  Drysdale 1
D. Sykes ct  France B Drysdale 1
M. Steers b  Tom Brook 41
C. Thompson ct  and bowled Drysdale 2
C. Williams Not Out  1

Scholes Cricket Club First Team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Brook25.0765416.252.60
Louis Brook7.031829.002.57
Pete Drysdale17.4645411.252.55

Scholes Cricket Club First Team Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 1 wickets

(30.4 overs)
Max Berry Stumped  34
Pete Drysdale Not Out  76
James Noble Not Out  15
Luke Leonard  
Tom Brook  
Tom Chadwick  
Toby Booth  
Adam France  
Ashley Pamment  
Louis Brook  
Richard Holmes  

Barkisland Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Scholefield10.033700.003.70
C Thompson5.001900.003.80
M Steers7.0037137.005.29
C Williams5.002100.004.20
L Brown3.301300.003.71
Photos and video of Scholes Cricket Club First Team v Barkisland on Mon 26 May 2014 at 1:30pm


Barkisland's honey monster Thompson


Max Berry cover drives


"Prolific" Pete Drysdale