Scholes Cricket Club First Team v Shepley on Sat 09 Aug 2014 at 1:30pm
Scholes Cricket Club Lost 0 Points

Match report We said goodbye to three friends of Scholes CC on Saturday as tributes were paid to Colin Jessop, Simon Walker and Ian Mellor before the match. On the field the players served up a fitting feast of exciting cricket in front of a healthy Chapelgate crowd as Shepley's Kenyan international Duncan Allan won the game for the visitors with a five wicket haul and superb unbeaten 109.
Scholes elected to bat on the fastest and bounciest track seen at Chapelgate recently, and Tom Chadwick raced to a fluent 41 before nicking the always impressive Danny Glover to Tiny behind the stumps. Drysdale had been patience personified but it backfired as he too fell lbw to the Shepley skipper for 7. Tom Brook top scored with a hard hitting 44, Noble had a welcome return to form with a punchy 41 and France swiped 29, but when the latter perished by the sword in the last over Ernie and Co looked confident over tea as Scholes raised a slightly under par 195 all out. Glover snared an admirable 4 for 67 and Allan bowled with heart, pace, bounce and verve for his 5 for 70,his figures slightly damaged late on by Bubbles' trademark square cuts.
What an innings it was by Allan, as the next top score was Glover's 22. He certainly rode his luck, dropped fairly early on off a relative dolly, and he was plagued by a leg injury throughout. It was also an extreme display of brinksmanship as Shepley reached the last over needing 19 to win with the last pair at the wicket. Drysdale had put in his best bowling performance of the season with his 3 for 23 off 12 overs of off spin, and France had steamed in and bowled fast for an excellent 4 for 24 in 11 overs. But Allan had backed himself and his gamble came off as he smote four mighty sixes in succession to take Shepley to an unlikely victory which just about keeps them on the shirt tails of the haughty Hoylandswainers at the top of the Premiership. Great game, great effort and greatly promising for next season boys as we hope to recruit well over the winter.

Shepley Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
201 (49.5 overs)
Daniel Wood ct  Holmes B France 13
Amar Rashid ct  France B France 0
Duncan Allan Not Out  109
Liam Wiles ct  Chadwick 18
Josh Ardron lbw  b Drysdale 6
Danny Glover ct  Booth B Drysdale 22
Oliver Davidson ct  Leonard B Drysdale 4
Hugh Ellis b  France 12
Josh Clarkson b  France 8
Jamie Dearnley ct  Noble B Chadwick 1
Danny Wood Not Out  0

Scholes Cricket Club First Team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Brook7.013500.005.00
Adam France11.5448412.004.06
Tom Chadwick18.0087243.504.83
Louis Brook1.00600.006.00
Pete Drysdale12.032337.671.92

Scholes Cricket Club First Team Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(49.1 overs)
Pete Drysdale lbw  Bowled Allan 7
Tom Chadwick ct  Clarkson B Glover 41
Toby Booth ct  Davidson B Wiles 6
Luke Leonard ct  Ardron B Allan 4
Tom Brook ct  Clarkson B Glover 44
James Noble ct  Ellis B Duncan 41
Max Berry ct  Rashid B Duncan 0
Adam France b  Glover 29
Matthew Boorman ct  Clarkson 5
Louis Brook ct  Davidson 5
Richard Holmes Not Out  9

Shepley Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Danny Glover21.1767416.753.17
Duncan Allan19.0470514.003.68
Liam Wiles6.0132132.005.33
Danny Wood3.002300.007.67