Downpour causes misery for teams but handful of sides defeat the rain

hsb  Cameron Williams batting for Scarcroft against Walton.  (120519M3a)
hsb Cameron Williams batting for Scarcroft against Walton. (120519M3a)

It was a case of another Saturday, another washout as only a handful of Wetherby League fixtures survived waterlogged pitches.

There was no play whatsover in Division One, and Division Two was heavily affected but Thorner Mexborough picked up six points against South Milford.

Steady batting by skipper Jonathan Mills (44) and wicket-keeper Stuart Morley (34) steered Milford to 129, against the bowling of Daniel Fitzpatrick (3-18).

Al Wardle (32) and Matthew Knight (38) knocked off the runs as Thorner pulled clear at 135-8. Peter Batty collected 4-30 for Milford and Adam Gee 4-30.

Sherburn Eversley defeated Scarcroft A in Division Three. Despite a sparkling 93 not out from Chris Oldfield, Scarcroft posted 193-8 as Sammy Wainwright plundered 4-49.

Steady efforts from Tom Bradley (63), Danny Midgley (30no), Glenn Cross (48) and Wainwright (29no) guided Sherburn to a hefty 197-3. Best bowler for Scarcroft was Colin Arnott, who returned 2-21.

In Division Four, Bilton in Ainsty A had a comfortable win over Old Leos A, Henry Burton’s 65 helping Bilton achieve 142 as Jonny Hardman grabbed 3-26.

But Old Leos were undone by Nick Briggs, who bagged 5-29 to skittle Leos for 60.

Andy Baron (93) starred for Ledsham against Bramham, as Ledsham declared at 201-6. Charles Harford-Cross responded with 82 but Bramham were all out for 83, Baron returning to take 3-0.

Long Marston A prevailed over South Milford A in Division Five. Roger Hodgkiss crafted 53 not out as Milford achieved 142-4, which Marston bettered at 143-7.

A rampant Wighill Park racked up an enormous 235-7 in Division Six, before bowling out Amaranth for 44 in reply.