‘Boro’ primed for Waddilove battle

hsb  The Addison Cup final. Jonathan Corcoran batting for Knaresborough.  01070213b.
hsb The Addison Cup final. Jonathan Corcoran batting for Knaresborough. 01070213b.

THREE of the district sides will continue their march in the Waddilove Cup on Sunday at the quarter-final stage.

Flying the flag for Division Two are Jonathon Corcoran’s KNARESBOROUGH who can already boast the giant killing of Collingham in the last round.

They have a home clash against defending champions Burley to get their teeth into and the Aspin Lane leader is licking his lips with anticipation.

“I’m not getting carried away just yet but if we do get to the final then we will have beaten Collingham, Burley and maybe Beckwithshaw and that will be one hell of an achievement for my club,” said Corcoran.

‘Boro’ will be missing veteran Mike Baxandall but will welcome opening bat Stuart Carey for the contest.

Meanwhile Greg How uncle of overseas Calum is winning his race to be fit for tomorrow’s trip to Upper Wharfedale.

On Saturday they posted 212-9 away at Bolton Villas with Rich Geary 84 and Calum How (52) in the runs before bowling out their opponents for 154, Baxandall taking 5-41. The result keeps them third in the standings.

“It’s good at the moment,” added Corcoran.

“The spirit is good and there’s belief in the side. We’ve got a massive game coming up against Ben Rhydding soon but we’re in touching distance.”

Elsewhere BECKWITHSHAW have a double header against rivals Green Lane.

Tomorrow they visit Guiseley in the league before welcoming the West Yorkshire outfit in the cup. On Saturday John Inglis’s side were beaten by Adel.

Chasing 233 for victory they were bowled out for 187 despite fine efforts from Inglis (41), Ben Quick (48) and Andy Johnson (53).

FOLLIFOOT’S reward for their five-wicket win over Rawdon last Sunday is a trip to Division Three outfit Addingham.

Paul Angove’s side will be strong favourites to move through to the semi-final of the competition where they will play the winner of Calverley and Steeton. Tomorrow they travel to Kirkstall.

On Saturday they were beaten at home to Burley. Nick Robinson (36), James Ford (33) and Jim Pickles (62no) batted their side to 193-7. The defending champions pulled through on 194-7 in reply.

A day later David Wright (3-22) helped bowl out Rawdon for 149. Wright then crafted 73 not out to see ‘Foot home with five wickets left.

BILTON only have the one game. They travel to Rawdon tomorrow.

On Saturday they collected four points out of their trip to Guiseley to stay second in the tree, five points off leaders Thackley.

Chris Peareth (79) and Darren Blenkiron (51) saw their side to 202. Will Liddle (3-69) and Andy Walker (4-30) held Dave Pennett’s side on 165-8 in reply.

The second teams of BECKWITHSHAW, KNARESBOROUGH and BILTON also have league/cup double headers.

‘Shaw welcome Green Lane in Reserve Division One tomorrow before travelling to Lane on Sunday in the Birtwhistle Cup quarter-finals.

On Saturday Aussie Simon Heyting dropped down from the firsts to top score with 45 as ‘Shaw posted 235-7. He then took 3-69 but Adel came through by four wickets.

‘Boro’s 2nds are at home to Illingworth before Sunday’s trip to Burley in the cup. On Saturday they thrashed Horsforth after making 226-3 with Graham Dodds (97no), Tom Beasley (34), John Dodman (45) and Andy Ward (33) in the runs. Horsforth were all out for 86 in reply.

BILTON welcome Woodhouse tomorrow and are at home to Menston in the Birtwhistle a day later.

On Saturday they beat Bardsey by three wickets. Sam Thompson (3-22) and Chris Cole (5-4) bowled them out for 143. Mike Donnelly (40) and Simon Collings (42) saw them past in reply.

FOLLIFOOT host basement boys Hall Park tomorrow.

On Saturday they scored four points against Pool. Batting first, Steve Townsend (59), James Orton (35) and Paul Townsend (31) top-scored in their 200 all out.

Pool held on for two points on 151-7, Mark Yates (3-24) the pick of the bowlers.