2XI MATCH REPORTS 2021

Sat April 17 - Methley @ Amber Cars Britannia Ground

Young Congs opener Bilal Butt produced an opening day half century (50) and was well supported by Imran Ahmed (46) helping Pudsey Congs to 222-8 in their 57-run win over Methley. Charlie McMurran (3-54) and Tinaye Mazende (3-66) were Methley’s most successful bowlers.

Methley’s reply of 165 featured 49 from David Winter and 32 from Charlie Winter. Mark Ferguson’s 4-25 helped Congs secure the points.

Sat April 24 - Keighley @ Lawkholme Lane

Pudsey Congs recorded their second win of the campaign and are near the top of the division as early pacesetters.

Young opener Bilal Butt made an unbeaten 43 to guide the Congs to a four-wicket victory against Keighley. He made sure his side staved off the threat posed by Harry Barker (4-27) as they overhauled Keighley’s 101-9.

Vas Rajagopolan (3-12) and Captain Adam Patrick (3-33) were the most-successful Congs bowlers.

Sat May 1 - Baildon @ Amber Cars Britanniaa Ground

Pudsey Congs tasted their first defeat of this young season, dropping to 7th place, after an eight-wicket loss to Baildon.

Ben Grimmitt set up the win with 6-42 as Congs were bowled out for 132, opener Bilal Butt (32) was the top scorer.

 

Baildon were guided to victory by George Barker (67no) and Chris Reynolds (56) as they shared an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 115.

Sat May 22 - Jer Lane @ Horton Bank Top

Match Report by Chairman Ralph Middlebrook

A top weekend for our Second team defeating league leaders Jer Lane by 2 runs.

Jacques Allan (46) a last minute call up from the cancelled First team game, Ross Kettlewell and Lewis Gunner (21) played well on a rain affected pitch taking us to just 2 more than our opponents managed as Congs swooped to effect a run out with two deliveries remaining.

 

Economical spells by Josh Chapman and Liam Stanhope, plus 4 wickets for Mark Ferguson, created the last over pressure.

Sun May 23 - Priestley Shield 1st Round - Carlton @ Town Street

Match Report by Chairman Ralph Middlebrook

 

In the Priestley Shield First Round, a composed performance took us forward defeating Carlton in a mature fashion.

On a bitterly cold day on Sunday, again patience and skill, restricted Carlton to 114 in their 40 overs and Lewis Gunner stepped up to bowl his off spin taking 5 for 13 tearing the heart out the home teams final push.

 

The experienced Carlton attack was met with stout resistance by all batters and nobody threw their wicket away with Andre Stolarski (and new bat) providing a sound base for the reply. Barbar Butt 46, runs that is, Mark Ferguson and Captain Adam Patrick batted calmly to see us progress to the next round with overs to spare.

As I say, it was really cold and the other disappointment was the Congs fielding, not too good!

Overall though,  very well played.