July 25,2020 - Keighley @ the Brit

A new look Congs first XI elected to field first, looking to take the initiative with the ball.


Jamie Allen and Vinit Patel (debut) bowled tight opening spells and picked up 2 wickets each reducing Keighley to 13-4. While the runs started to flow more freely in the middle overs, Congs continued to take wickets with Sam Wisniewski bowling his 8 overs for 21 runs taking 3 wickets. Keighley allrounder Paul Quinlan lead the charge in their recovery, and his 48 not out got Keighley to 125-9 from their 40 overs.


In reply, Congs slumped to 4-3 within 5 overs all to LBW decisions. Josh Bennett (debut) played well for his 24 and Keighley would have been eyeing victory when he was stumped, leaving Congs 50-6. Wisniewski and Heptinstall had other ideas, batting with great control and looked set to bring home the win. Losing Ryan at 82-7 saw Vinit Patel come to the crease, who settled quickly batting positively. A late twist gave the home supporters cause for concern when Wisniewski fell for 20, and Doey was dismissed the next over needing just 4 to win. Congs secured the win by 1 wicket with Patel an unbeaten 28.

July 26,2020 - T20 East Bierley @ South View rd

Congs won the toss and elected to bowl first.


Vinit Patel struck in the first over and this set the tone for the first innings. Wickets fell regularly and, despite the efforts of Jack Hebden (42) and Ben Walter (31), East Bierley were bowled out for what felt like an under par 123. Vinit Patel finishing with 3-17 and Ryan Heptinstall 2-10.


In pursuit, Jacob Slator and Subhaan Ammar set the tone with an opening stand of 58. Slator making an excellent 35 from 33 balls. Despite losing 3 wickets and scoring being slowed by some tight bowling from Dan Cross, Congs needed 15 off the last 12 deliveries. 14 year old Sabir Mahmood showed experience beyond his years, taking the first 3 balls for 9 runs on his way to an unbeaten 27 from 29 balls. Then it was over to Jacques Allen to finish the job with a 6, a very useful 17 off 13 balls.


An excellent team performance from a young Congs XI, looking forward to taking on New Farnley at home Sunday 2nd August 2pm.

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