Victory over Pannal ensures Killinghall rise off the bottom

hsb  Andrew Thompson batting for Killinghall against Bishop Thornton.  (120519M4a)
hsb Andrew Thompson batting for Killinghall against Bishop Thornton. (120519M4a)

Killinghall beat Pannal by three wickets to haul themselves off the bottom of the Nidderdale League top flight table.

Pannal were all out for 113 thanks to the efforts of James Crawfurd-Porter with 5-27 from his 12 overs and Josh Cutts’ 4-23.

James Rawlings (46no) and Dave Wood (42no) steadied the ship. Killinghall had to dig deep after the early loss of Lachlan Briody for a duck but Scott Copley (22) Simon Williams (21) and Adam Crawfurd-Porter (20) saw Killinghall home.

Killinghall are replaced by Goldsborough who lost at home to Alne by 29 runs. Batting first on a sporting track, Alne’s first ever overseas player Bradd Scott (91) played the luck card to great effect and with young opener Louis Cox (36) they put on 87 for the first wicket. Jake Agar took 4-71. Goldsborough started well, as Agar (35) looked good at the top of the order, Damon Ive (36), Luke Ryan (20) came and went. Ben Mackrill (39) parked the ball into the cornfield several times but the innings was pegged back by Eddie Myers 2-65 and towards the end Toby Stirke 4-30. Jackson and Shorter then played it out for a point for the home side.

Mid-table, Spofforth welcomed 2012 champions Ouseburn but the hostscame out on top this time. Ouseburn batted out their 45 overs making just 88-9. Jamie Bryant (33) Matt Adams (15) and Henry Lord (15) all reached double figures. Ben Nethersole took 4-20. Spofforth openers Tom Clark (23) and Pat Gannon (16) then put on half of the required runs. A wobble then ensued and Aussie Nethersole made 14, Spofforth over the line at 89-7.

Bishop Thornton entered Burton Leonard at Curlew Park but left with the spoils as the game swung one way and then the other, down to the last ball. Leonard made 202-5 as Liam Ford (53), John Moorhouse (48), James Townsend (41) and Craig Eustace (30) all contributed but Thornton pulled it back well with good spells from Andrew Cullen 1-38 and young Josh Chandler 3-47. Thornton lost Rob Nelson (0) in the first over to Ali Wilson who bowled 2-31. Cullen (33) was going well but when he and Jim Paxton (11) were out in successive overs Thornton were in trouble. A good partnership from Will Wray (71no) and Chandler (42) seemingly put Thornton back in charge but when Chandler was out some tight overs followed meaning the game went down to the wire. A captain’s knock from Wray wasn’t quite enough, a six required from the last ball to tie but he couldn’t manage it. Neil Blaken took 2-41 and Liam Ford 2-47.

Blubberhouses travelled to Hampsthwaite looking to push towards to top of the table again but left with nothing. They made 133 all out, only Steve Wilkinson (36) putting up any resistance as C Beeley took 3-47 and C Vayonitis 3-9. Hampsthwaite closed on 134-5, Richard Barratt hitting 30 and Paul Taylor 39 as Mark McEneaney took 4-32. Blubberhouses to fourth t but Hampsthwaite remain point ahead of Dacre Banks who are putting the pressure on with another demolition, this time over Helperby at the Max Pullen Sports Ground. Dacre posted a challenging 223-5 with MQ Kharn (61), Asif Ayoub (55) and the return of ‘The General’ Lee Siddique (47).

Helperby were then bowled out for just 132. Pete Orton top-scored with 51 W Rasheed collecting 4-26 and A J Clarke 4-24.