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Knaresborough World Champions?

On Tuesday Knaresborough Under 17s entertained a team from Islamabad Private Schools Sports Association.  They are touring England following a triumph in the world cup in Melbourne last year which saw them win both T20 and 50 overs trophies.

After arriving late we managed just to fit in a T20 match.  They batted first and were soon reduced to 33-5 thanks to a blistering opening spell by Olly Fryer (4-8), guesting from Birstwith. They clearly had problems with swing and seam movement.  After a couple of decent partnerships they ended with 98-7.

In reply Knaresborough were soon struggling losing the first 4 wickets cheaply. Stands between Dan Howard (27no) and Jonny Sadler (20) and then between Dan and Ben Ward (33no) took us to victory.  We learned a lesson in how to appeal and it’s fair to say it wasn’t a quiet afternoon! I think they were disappointed to loose their champion status.

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Under 15s Bob Mellor Final

The previously unbeaten U15s played in the cup final last night, we lost to Harrogate but that really doesn’t tell the story.
With 6 players unavailable we fielded 5 U12s in the U15 cup final.
Harrogate had a very strong team including many representative players, they batted first and scored 174 in their 22 overs. It would have been more but for great committed fielding and strong bowling from U12 Jake Stalker who took 3 wickets supported by good bowling from Daniel Weatherill and captain for the night Jacob Procter.

Chasing over 8 in over in wet conditions Knaresborough started well and Ben ward retired on 50 not out having been supported by his brother (25) the stage was set for the big hitters and Sam Baines delivered with 36 including three sixes in a row. Harrogate were shaken but we came up a few short.

A great match, our team were a credit to themselves and the club. The match was played in great spirit and Harrogate played their part in that.

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Thanks

Thanks to all the parents who organised tonight’s themed food evening.

Superb home made chilli and nachos, hot dogs and loads of cakes. A profit of £347.25 was raised towards junior cricket at the club.  Brilliant effort.