1st XI: Crash Bang Wallop 2

This weeks CBW story takes us to Menston CC on the back of back to back wins, (good use of back), where skipper Tom wins the toss and chooses to bat first, Will goes followed by Nathan, 8 for 2, then Ricky P strides to the crease to join newly installed opener JH. On my signal unleash hell, shades of Woodhouse 2013, Maximus Johnson causes carnage, 100 in 62 balls, Ricky sailing serenely along, drinks taken at 25 overs 175 for 2, jeez could be 400 !, partnership reaches 182 when Ricky falls for 59 great knock Kiwi, Laurie arrives JH still going strong, these two put on 76 of which Laurie was at great pains to say last night he contributed 2 !!, finally JH goes for a magnificent 185 top innings. 256 for 4 still 17 overs left, unfortunately we were unable to continue the momentum, stumbling to 303 all out,criminally giving Menston 7 overs. First half of the job completed full batting points again.

Second half begins, a shell shocked Menston begin the chase, Nathan strikes first, then Steve K twice more, 38 for 3, momentum going to ACC, then Kyle Smith decides to take the fight to us, he smashed the ball to all parts of Menston before finally Rich got him caught by the Kiwi for 102, a steady fall of wickets had continued at the other end, 3 falling on 102, eventually Menston capitulated on 170, 15 less than JH got wow.Nathan finished with 3 for 32, Steve had 3 for 48, and Henry finished with 2 for 40, well bowled boys, top effort full bowling points as well, full 20 points, let’s keep this going.

Further news filtered through, New Rover had lost at Calverley, Addingham top of Div. 3, let’s keep it like that now for the remaining 8 matches, let everybody else worry about us now.