Allrounder Angove rallies his Follifoot troops

hsb  Paul Angove batting for Follifoot against Beckwithshaw.  (120630M7b)
hsb Paul Angove batting for Follifoot against Beckwithshaw. (120630M7b)

Folliffoot’s wicket hungry allrounder, Paul Angove, has challenged his side to storm through the second half of the Aire Wharfe season.

“The Bull” has snared 18 victims already this campaign, and sits behind David Wright as the club’s second leading wicket taker.

It’s a fine return from the ex-captain, who admits with the pressure of leading the side now off him, he can simply concentrate on enjoying his cricket.

Despite his eye-catching season to date, Angove is modest about his achievements.

“It’s just nice to be contributing,” he said.

“We’ve had a number of injuries this season so everyone has had to chip in. If you look at the table, a few results here and there for us and we’d be right up there.”

‘Foot will be keeping one eye on the forecast this weekend with more bad weather predicted tomorrow.

Angove is desperate for Saturday’s fixture to get the go ahead, with his men welcoming rock bottom Adel.

‘Foot currently sit fifth bottom, ten points above Ben Rhydding in the relegation places and 20 clear of Adel.

“We want to play and open a bit more of a gap on them,” added Angove.

“But they’ve got a good overseas. Apparently he played in the Indian Premier League, so we’ll have to watch out for him.”

Only one game reached a conclusion on Saturday due to the rain. Collingham beat Kirkstall to move top of the table. They are now three points clear of Steeton and and nine in front of Beckwithshaw who sit third. ‘Shaw travel to Thackley tomorrow.

“This season has been unprecedented,” said Angove.

“I’ve been playing in the Aire Wharfe for 23 seasons. I’ve never known five games to be called off in the first 12 games.”