May 7, 2022
A Trip around the grounds - Saturday May 7th
After some early season disappointments by and large we flourished on May 7th.
Top of the list was the Dales Councils Xl win. The highlight being Captain Matthew Humpleby’s innings of 115 (14x4,5x6) supported by Zac Stolarski,29 and a welcome return by Tom Huffinley in a 61 run victory. All rounder Zac completed a fine performance with 4 for 26.Excellent
Our Second team marched on with a good win against Gomersal via the Butt family show:-Bilal 56 and 3 wickets, Hassan 40 and Dad 1 wicket in a 5 wicket win.
172 all out - 173 for 5. Very good.
The match I attended was full of twists and turns. Gomersal 50 for 7 before Syms and Schofield put on a magnificent partnership of 125 with some quality batting taking a heavy toll on all our bowlers. Finally, thankfully, the innings closed on 240. We started badly before Yohan Mendis compiled a neat and tidy 50 and along with a patient 44 from Josh Bennett got us into a position to snatch victory but late on we seemed to settle for survival when a spurt of aggressive running between the wickets may well have disturbed the opposition an enabled us to snatch victory. Funny game, cricket.
Ralph W Middlebrook
Pudsey Congs Cricket Club