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Second Team - Match centre

East Leeds A
Adwalton A
A Farnell 25, A Tarvaz 24
Batting
Mark Palfreeman 43, Josh Bowles 43
Chris Smith 4/21, Andrew Ingham 4/38
Bowling
A Tarvaz 2/30, W Surtees 1/12
Sat 16 Apr 13:00 - League Start time 13:00

Season opens with a win

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Nerves jangle as a nailbiting conclusion to the season opener results in Adwalton win.

As the 2011 season got underway, East Leeds was the venue and opponents for the Second XI in their first competitive game of the season. With the plethora of players available the side included two new names; Wayne Blackburn who was acquired as wicketkeeper from Gildersome in the close season and Chris Taylor, the former Woodkirk CC captain who has joined following a successful season with the bat in 2010 and after the unfortunate folding of Woodkirk as a club.

With his second coin toss win of the season, captain Mark Palfreeman elected to field first on an early season pitch after learning lessons from the previous weeks friendly against Long Lee. Initially this seemed to have benefitted the home side as Martin Kent and Abid Tarvaz put together a half century opening stand.

But a change in bowling did the trick as Andy Ingham came on and profited from the slow pitch bagging 4 wickets for only 38 runs in a tidy 12 over spell. He was ably aided by Chris Smith at the other end who also bowled tightly picking up a fine 4-21.

At 124-9 the innings seemed over, but old head and Captain WD. Surtees held out with L. Crossfield keeping the score ticking over and pushing the score to a respectable 161, with the final wicket falling with only one over remaining.

A deceptively low 161 was always going to be a challenging target on a track which was undoubtedly hard to bat on and indeed that began to look the case as Adwalton lost three early wickets finding themselves 26-3. As captain Mark Palfreeman plugged away, he was supported in strength by Josh Bowles, whose typical swashbuckling style brought runs quickly, with 43 scored off just 35 balls particularly profiting with 21 runs from a rusty over from T. Bowler. A partnership of 53 pushed Adwalton towards the total, until Bowles swung wildly at a ball that clipped the bottom of his off stump.

Reece Farnhill coming in at number 7 showed maturity as he supported his skipper on the way to a score of 17 and put the required total within sight. There was however to be one final twist as Palfreeman, after working his way to 43 holed out by dropping a catch to deep mid-off. This left a nervy Ben Allinson and James Emmott to score the final ten runs, fully aware only two wickets were to fall. Luckily they held out and scored the required 162 with 8 wickets to begin the season with a winning start.

Scorecard

Adwalton A won the toss and decided to bowl.

East Leeds A batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
A Farnell
ct. W Blackburn, b. C Smith
25
43
3
1
58.1
A Tarvaz
lb. A Ingham
24
40
4
0
60.0
C Graham
ro. C Smith
2
4
0
0
50.0
W Surtees
Not Out
10
35
1
0
28.6
Extras
4w, 12b, 7nb
23
Total
for 10 wickets 48.1 overs
161
Fall of wickets:
58 / 1 ( A. Tarvaz ), 58 / 2 ( A. Farnell ), 124 / 9 ( C. Graham )

Adwalton A bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Josh Bowles
7.1
1
29
1
4.0
2nb, 1w
James Emmott
8
0
45
0
5.6
1nb, 3w
Andrew Ingham
12
4
38
4
3.2
Chris Smith
12
5
21
4
1.8
Reece Farnhill
5
0
11
0
2.2
Craig Hotchen
4
0
5
0
1.3

Adwalton A batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Craig Wright
b. P 6
12
27
0
0
44.4
Chris Smith
b. A Tarvaz
8
24
0
0
33.3
Mark Palfreeman
ct. M Price, b. W Surtees
43
83
5
1
51.8
Craig Hotchen
ct. P 15, b. A Tarvaz
0
7
0
0
0.0
Josh Bowles
b. P 12
43
35
6
2
122.9
Reece Farnhill
b. L Farndale
17
31
3
0
54.8
Wayne Blackburn
ro. P 15
4
15
0
0
26.7
James Emmott
Not Out
8
7
1
0
114.3
ben allinson
Not Out
7
11
1
0
63.6
Andrew Ingham
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
4w, 6b, 2lb, 6nb
18
Total
for 8 wickets 44.1 overs
162
Fall of wickets:
23 / 2 ( C. Wright ), 26 / 3 ( C. Smith ), 41 / 4 ( C. Hotchen ), 94 / 5 ( J. Bowles ), 131 / 6 ( R. Farnhill ), 144 / 7 ( W. Blackburn ), 153 / 8 ( M. Palfreeman )

East Leeds A bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
A Tarvaz
12
3
30
2
2.5
2nb
W Surtees
4
1
12
1
3.0

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