Beckwithshaw grab points record as Bilton finish runners-up

Beckwithshaw v Burley Aire Wharfe League Waddilove Cup Final at Knaesborough sun 11th aug 2013'Alex Lilley of Beckwithshaw is congatulated after taking a wicket
Beckwithshaw v Burley Aire Wharfe League Waddilove Cup Final at Knaesborough sun 11th aug 2013'Alex Lilley of Beckwithshaw is congatulated after taking a wicket
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Beckwithshaw capped off their imperious season in style by breaking the Aire-Wharfe Division One points record.

‘Shaw clocked up their 14th maximum point victory of the season at relegated Harden, completing their victory chase in just nine overs.

Left-arm seamer Alex Lilley snaffled 5-19 as Harden were dismissed for 83.

Sam Moore (40), Miles Buller (18no) and Yasir Ali (31no) then had little troubles in seeing the nine-wicket victory through.

The six-point win put ’Shaw up to 111 points, three more than the previous league record.

Captain Ben Quick thanked his squad, scorer Ben Smith and sponsor Jeremy Hopkinson for making it “a phenomenal year”.

He said: “To set the highest number of points ever in winning the league is the icing on the cake.

“It will take a bit of time to sink in.

“The commitment and ruthlessness that the lads have shown all year has been tremendous.”

Bilton made sure they finished runners up with an assured 54-run victory at 2012 champions Collingham.

Paul Cannings (40) topscored as Bilton recovered from losing their first five wickets for 34 runs.

Michael Donnelly added an unbeaten 30 but he was left stranded as Bilton were dismissed for 120.

Donnelly’s knock proved a match-winning innings as bowlers Sajad Ali (5-21) and Richard Spittlehouse (4-40) rattled through Collingham’s card to complete victory.

Relegated Follifoot suffered a disappointing end to their season as they were cast aside by fourth-placed Burley.

Ed Clayton (62no) hit his first half century for the club to help Follifoot post 203-9.

But Burley had few alarms despite losing key man Nick Brook for a duck as they won with five wickets in hand.