Northowram Fields CC First XI v East Ardsley on Sat 01 Sep 2007 at 1.00
Northowram Fields CC Won by 166 runs (6pts)

Match report Northowram Fields deservedly clinched the division 1 crown in empathic fashion with a massive 166 run defeat of mid table East Ardsley, with still 2 games remaining!

Requiring just one point to clinch the title, the Rams elected to bat first on what looked like a perfect batting track. Robert Larner and Gary Rodger briefly survived a hostile opening period, before the latter wafted at a short one and edged behind to the keeper. Things did not get much better with Pat Weisner skying a bouncer, and Larner getting needlessly run out, after being involved in a mix up with Scott Hadnum. Hadnum also didn’t last long, and at 60 for 4, things were looking bleak for the Rams.

However, nobody could possible envisage what happened next. Jason Smith, who had been harshly labelled “a none contributing member” of this Championship winning side, certainly proved doubters wrong who thought he should have been removed from the team, by smashing a brilliant 76 including 2 massive sixes. Ian Larner contributed well with 48, as the team ended up posting a reasonable score of 231 for 7.

The Rams required just 7 wickets to claim the 1 point required to win the “Pot”, and it didn’t take long, Gary Rodger was the man to take the vital wicket on his way to brilliant figures of 4 for 12 of 11 overs. East Ardsley provided little resistance meaning they didn’t put on hold any champagne and were eventually skittled for just 65 with Thompson picking up 2 wickets bowling at 17.4 Mph, Grogan 3 wickets and as mentioned Rodger 4 wickets, plus a run out from golden boy Smith, who was ushered away after the game by authorities who demanded an immediate urine sample!

The team was presented with the trophy after the game, with Skipper Larner providing a memorable (or not!!) celebration and speech whilst receiving the trophy, and led the partying that no doubt continued throughout out the night!!!

Northowram Fields CC First XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Rob Larner Run out  18 1
Gary Rodger Caught  11 1
Pat Weisner Caught  2
Scott Hadnum Bowled  16 1
Jason Smith Caught  76
Ian Larner Caught  48
Matthew Rushworth Lbw  18
Heath Philipson Not Out  12 1
Chris Thompson Not Out  2
Paul Mitchell   1
William Grogan  

East Ardsley Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

East Ardsley Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
63 (0.0 overs)

Northowram Fields CC First XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
William Grogan8.322538.332.94
Matthew Rushworth4.001500.003.75
Gary Rodger11.051243.001.09
Chris Thompson7.041125.501.57

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Rachel Goodwin