Northowram Fields CC Second XI v Altofts on Sat 10 May 2008 at 1.00
Northowram Fields CC Won by 29 runs (4pts)

Match report The Rams took four points to their rivals' one in a contest between two of the sides expected to be pushing for honours at the end of the season.

After completing a double over Hunslet Nelson, a hard-fought victory put the Rams third, just one point behind behind Altofts - who played on the opening day - and leaders Hopton Mills, who had beaten East Leeds, Woodkirk and Westwood.

Danny Hensby elected to bat on a warm day and while the captain suffered a rare failure, Darren Norman built on his earlier promise back in the No 1 berth before perishing for 85 to a catch at square leg while trying to force the pace.

His main support came from number three Paul Flesher who played his best innings since returning from Queensbury this season with 47.

Newcomer Amjad Hussain made a good impressive with a hard-struck 24 as the Rams totalled a useful if not insurmountable 189 for eight.

Billy Grogan struck an early blow and Matt Lloyd took a great running catch with the ball arriving over his shoulder to put the visitors on the back foot.

Matt Diggle, Grogan and Lloyd each took a couple of wickets and although Altofts' largely young side showed plenty of steel, the Rams were always just sitting comfortably.

Jiggy Jagger made his customary late appearance and took three for 29 but Altofts last pair held at at 160 for nine, Lloyd almost pulling off a spectacular catch at third slip but being fined heavily for his unavailing efforts!

Northowram Fields CC Second XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 8 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Darren Norman Caught  85
Danny Hensby Caught  3
Paul Flesher Bowled  47 1
John Lister Caught  0
Ian Rushworth Caught  6
Amjad Hussain Bowled  24
Matthew Lloyd Bowled  8 1
Chris Jagger Not Out  4
Paul Mitchell Run out  3
Matthew Diggle Not Out  1
William Grogan   1

Altofts Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Altofts Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
160 (0.0 overs)

Northowram Fields CC Second XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Diggle5.0027213.505.40
William Grogan12.0340220.003.33
Matthew Lloyd11.0222211.002.00
John Lister4.001800.004.50
Ian Rushworth2.001000.005.00
Chris Jagger11.022939.672.64