Only Alne escape the rain to record the league’s one result

hsb  Eddie Myers bowling for Alne against Killinghall.  100626M4d.
hsb Eddie Myers bowling for Alne against Killinghall. 100626M4d.

It was a case of more rain and more misery for Nidderdale League cricketers at the weekend.

After Friday’s torrential downpours, out of 52 possible fixtures this week, only two games started.

One of those was abandoned and the other one finished with a results. Fifty fixtures were abandoned due to the weather.

The only game to provide a result this week was in Division One at the easterly outpost of Alne.

Batting first, Burton Leonard were bowled out for 109 with only Neil Blaken (39) and Dan Thirkell (24) making it into double figures.

Alne’s Mike Kenny took 5-34, Bradley Scott 3-15 and Stuart Morley 2-30.

Alne didn’t have it all their own way, Liam Ford taking 3-16. Bradley Scott showed what an Aussie can do in tricky conditions following up his wickets with 46 runs.

Eddie Myers ended up on 32 not out and Alne collected all six points. The only other game to get started was at Little Ribston. West Tanfield managed 161-5 and in reply Little Ribston reached 46 without loss before the rain spoilt the afternoon.

One results missed out of last week’s Howzat was one belonging to a Sharow youngster.

Tom Kennedy, who is an U-16s player, scalped a tremendous 6-20 for his side in their contest against Boroughbridge last weekend.

Congrats to Tom.