Hunslet Nelson v Northowram Fields CC Second XI on Sat 03 May 2008 at 1.00
Northowram Fields CC Won by 5 wkts (4pts)

Match report THE seconds continued their bright start to the season by completing an eight-day league double over Hunslet Nelson with a five-wicket win.

Late defections meant Danny Hensby's side took to a huge field with three under 15s in their ranks - Ben Grech, Lewis Forsythe and Kieren Rodger - and the trio enjoyed their chance to tackle the seniors.

Nelson again had first use of the wicket and with confidence evidently eroded by last week's poor batting display at Westercroft Lane they showed limited ambition, particularly after replacement keeper Si Carey had snaffled an early catch off each of the two Matts, Diggle and Lloyd.

Home ace Taj, who went by the unlikely first name of 'Adrian' according to the home scoresheet, made 43 before finally succumbing to Ian Rushworth's slower than slow delivery and Jiggy Jags eventually switched his radar on and managed to strike timber twice late on as Nelson finished on 124 for six.

Digs should have had a second victim, failing to hang on to a return catch, but at least he saved Nelson rolling the wicket at the interval!

An opening stand of 49 between Dan and Daz Norman, before the latter chopped one onto his stumps, put the Rams well on the way to their target.

But while Nelson may have deficiencies in their batting, they have stacks of bowling options and whittled away at the visitors' line-up. It was left to the imperious Hensby to guide his side to victory with a faultless unbeaten half century, his final support coming from the talented yet exasperating Lloyd, who showed his true colours with a short cameo innings which included one exquisite cover drive.

Hunslet Nelson Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
124 (0.0 overs)

Northowram Fields CC Second XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Diggle12.0328128.002.33
Matthew Lloyd12.0327127.002.25
Ian Rushworth10.0328214.002.80
Chris Jagger9.0327213.503.00
Kieran Rodger2.01400.002.00

Northowram Fields CC Second XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 5 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Darren Norman Bowled  17
Danny Hensby Not Out  67
Paul Flesher Bowled  3 1
Ian Rushworth Caught  12
Simon Carey Lbw  0 2 1
Ben Grech Bowled  3
Matthew Lloyd Not Out  13
Matthew Diggle  
Lewis Forsythe  
Kieran Rodger  
Chris Jagger  

Hunslet Nelson Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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