Weekend match reports

Calverley 274 ao  v Knaresborough 1st 271-9.

Calverley and Knaresborough were involved in a thriller at Victoria Park which mirrored the scores in the Pool v Collingham match, and in the process the oldest remaining batting partnership record disappeared. Calverley batted first and were in all sorts of trouble at 74-6 but Daniel Hall and Ben Waller came together to put themselves into the record books. The old 7th wicket partnership record had stood at 150 since 1945 when FF Elsworth and NC Haslegrove set the mark for North Leeds at home to Earby, but Hall and Waller nudged the bar up to 160. Hall made 63 and Waller 110 from just 80 balls as the Knaresborough bowlers came in for some punishment, Calverley finishing on 274. If Knaresborough had the wind taken out of their sails with the end to the Calverley innings they didn’t show it as their top order rose to the challenge. Sam Ryan hit 59 and Kiefer Peries 99* but the middle order fell away and Knaresborough eventually fell three runs short of their target in this remarkable match.

Knaresborough 2nds 157-9 (50) v Calverley 104-10 (41.4)

Calverley won the toss and invited Knaresborough to bat and they posted an under par total of 157 in their 50 overs, John Dodman (29), Ben Cutts (38), Andrew Ward (Snr.) (32) and Callum Beasley (31) the main run makers as Jamie Hanson with (6-44) held the total down. Calverley were never in the chase with only Chris Coates (29) showing any resistance against the Knaresborough bowling led by Tom Baines (4-20).

Waddilove Cup. Knaresborough 161 ao v Tong Park Esholt 174ao 

Third division Tong Park Esholt had a good day as they put out second division Knaresborough. Tong batted first and made 174 all out, as Andy Ward jnr held things in check for Knaresborough with 3-18. In the Knaresborough innings Kiefer Peries scored a round 100 but received no support as his side were bundled out for 161, Nick Flood bagging 3-23.

Birtwhistle Cup. Tong Park Esholt 97-10 v Knaresborough 102-6

Knaresborough won the toss and elected to field. Tong Park Esholt never got their innings going losing 5 earlky wickets until Martin Wildsmith (35) and Adam Hodgson (24) rallied with a 6th wicket partnership of 50 otherwise the total would have not got anywhere near their 97 in 40 overs. The Knaresborough bowlers shared the spoils with captain Henry Perham (3-7)

Knaresborough then batted and not without a few frights Adeel Wajid (3-24) but were carried to a 4 wicket win by the man of the match Henry Perham (53no) in the 26th over.

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