‘Shaw and ‘Foot eye Waddilove joy

hsb  Richard Geary batting for Knaresborough against Ben Rhydding.  (110709M5a)
hsb Richard Geary batting for Knaresborough against Ben Rhydding. (110709M5a)

A PLACE in the Waddilove Cup final is at stake on Sunday as BECKWITHSHAW and FOLLIFOOT battle it out either side of the last four draw.

John Inglis’s troops travel to defending champions Burley.

‘Foot meanwhile have a home clash against Division Two front runners Steeton (2pm).

“It’s a massive weekend for us,” said Inglis.

“We’ve not been having the best of seasons so the cup is our best chance of silverware. There’s plenty of niggle when we play each other. It’s fair to say there’s no love lost between the two teams.”

On Saturday ‘Shaw were beaten at home to Guiseley. The West Yorkshire side posted 200-9 via Aussie Dean Russ (57) and number eight Robert Butterfield (49no). Paul Thompson (5-74) was the pick and the returning Richard Pearson (2-62) also chipped in. Phil Critchley top-scored with 54 in reply but Robert Atkinson’s 6-60 helped bowl them out for 147. ‘Shaw travel to Rawdon tomorrow.

‘Foot skipper Angove meanwhile is expecting a tough contest and said: “We’ve had to win four games to get this far, three against Division One teams but we can’t take Steeton lightly, they’re top of Division Two and haven’t lost this season yet.

“It’s a massive game for the club. It would be nice for the area if we play Beckwithshaw but we’re not looking past this game yet.”

‘Foot will be missing the injured Mike Halmshaw and David Wright for the game.

On Saturday they beat Adel. Greg Lambert was the bowling star taking 7-44 as their opponents were skittled for 106. Number 11 Gavin Thorpe top-scored with 30 not out taking them from 60-9 to a competitive score.

James Ford then made 53 not out in reply as ‘Foot won by eight wickets. ‘Foot travel to Otley in the league tomorrow.

BILTON will be plotting a response after Saturday’s poor showing against Thackley. They were rolled for 98. Thackley came through by four wickets in reply. They are at Kirkstall tomorrow.

KNARESBOROUGH stay in promotion contention from Division Two after Saturday’s victory over Ben Rhydding. Stuart Carey hit 34 as they were bowled out for 141. Greg How (4-38) saw Rhydding collapse to 131 all out in reply. ‘Boro’ travel to Menston tomorrow.

In Reserve Division One BECKWITHSHAW welcome Rawdon tomorrow before Sunday’s Birtwhistle Cup semi-final at home to Burley. On Saturday they were bowled out for just 62 with Guiseley coming through for a nine wicket win in reply.

In Division Two BILTON welcome Hall Park before Sunday’s trip to Steeton in the other Birtwhistle semi-final. On Saturday they picked up two points away at Thackley. Chris Cole (6-43) restricted the home side to 194-8. Si Collings made 69 not out in reply but Matt Shaw’s side had to hold on at 164-8 to stay second.

But KNARESBOROUGH are breathing down their necks. They won again this time at Bardsey. John Dodman (44) made a crucial score as ‘Boro’ made 165-8. Andy Ward Junior (5-41) then ripped through Bardsey’s order as they were all out for 123.

FOLLIFOOT will be looking for a comeback at home to Tong Park/Esholt. On Saturday Mark Richards (6-39) helped bowl out Horsforth for 207. Paul Townsend (42) and Steve Goalen (37) top-scored in reply as ‘Foot were all out for 171.

lTHE Nidderdale XI won the 2011 Ingilby Shield on Sunday. John Strover (51) top-scored in their 127, Jarod Crowden (3-13) and Steve Wotherspoon (4-23) did the damage. Aaron Avery made 37 in reply but Simon Taylor’s 4-28 bowled the Overseas out for 115.