Beckwithshaw regain Aire-Wharfe crown

Beckwithshaw v Burley Aire Wharfe League Waddilove Cup Final at Knaesborough sun 11th aug 2013'Oli Hotchkiss , right of Beckwithshaw is congratulated
Beckwithshaw v Burley Aire Wharfe League Waddilove Cup Final at Knaesborough sun 11th aug 2013'Oli Hotchkiss , right of Beckwithshaw is congratulated
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Beckwithshaw have been crowned Aire-Wharfe champions with three games spare after an imperious summer.

And Ben Quick’s side clinched their third title in style, hammering Waddilove Cup final conquerors Burley by 10 wickets.

’Shaw last won the championship in 2009 but Quick said this success represented a change in personnel at the club,with several players winning the title for the first time.

The victory moved ’Shaw onto 93 points and Quick said the next target was to smash the 100 point barrier and the league’s all time record.

“I made it clear at the start of the year we wanted the championship and the expectations were very high,” he said.

“We’ve been ruthless. To be the only team across all of the divisions not to have lost a game in the league shows the quality of cricket that we have played.

“We have superb players throughout the team with everyone knowing their role .”

’Shaw threw Burley into bat on a quick, bouncy home wicket and reaped the rewards as Iian Hussain took 8-21 to bowl the visitors out for just 54.

John Inglis (37no) and Ross Sedgeley (18no) completed the rout for Beckwithshaw with consummate ease.

Captain Quick said: “It was brilliant to win the league in such emphatic style and against the second best side in the league.

“All the lads were pumped up seeking some revenge for the disappointing cup final loss two weeks ago.

“Ian Hussain was phenomenal in what was the best spell of bowling we have seen all year.”

Beckwithshaw travel to relegation-threatened Follifoot on Saturday.

’Foot’s battle for survival at the bottom of the table took another blow on Saturday, as the weather ruined any hopes of victory at Kirkstall.

Dave Wright’s men were in superb form and bowled the home side out for 113 as Wright (3-37) and M Richards (3-7) made the inroads.

John Pickles then struck two huge sixes as ’Foot set about the target.

But the halted proceedings with the strugglers stranded on 22-0.

‘Foot now require a miracle to survive, having dropped 16 points below Pool in 10th with just three matches to go.

Second-placed Bilton braved the wet conditions to record another fine victory at home to Guiseley.

Odge Davey struck a fluent 63 not out and Chris Winn made 47 as Bilton hit 205-5 having been put into bat.

Sajad Ali then snaffled four victims to rattle Guiseley’s top order.

But the visitors clung on for a point as they batted out the 50 overs in light drizzle to finish on 136-8.

Bilton travel to second-place rivals Otley on Saturday.

In Division Two, the rain hampered Knaresborough promotion hopes as their immediate rivals Ilkley and Rawdon grabbed a five point advantage.

’Boro’ were rained off requiring just 40 runs for victory over Thackley.

And the weather delay meant they only received one point as Ilkley and Rawdon picked up maximum point victories.

’Boro’ host eighth-placed Colton on Saturday.