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Silly batting mistakes cost Academy top spot

— 1 June 2010

Silly batting mistakes cost Yorkshire Academy victory over Rotherham Town and the chance to become leaders of the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.

Jack Hughes, above, who was caught one short of his 50, and Jack Hargreaves, 46, looked to have clinched it with a fourth-wicket stand of 108 after the Academy had restricted Rotherham to 191-8 in the 55 overs.


Rotherham chose to bat – but stuttered to 67-6 after early breakthroughs by skipper John Blain, 2-36, and left-hand spinner Gurman Randhawa, 4-49. Rotherham needed the middle-order to establish themselves and occupy the crease, but the Academy bowlers should have found further success.


Gerrad Rudolph, 87 - brother of Yorkshire’s vice-captain, Jaques - and Ben Sanderson, 35, put on 71, and a ninth-wicket partnership was worth 27 . Hargreaves could not bowl because of an ankle injury, and once the middle-order dug in the attack was mediocre.


The target was under 3.5 per over, but the Academy needed a good start. Randhawa, opening in the absence of Callum Geldart fell, was caught at mid-off  with the score on 11, and debutant George Ross, 11,  went at 31. The batting looked exposed when at 47 opener Alex Lees was caught for 25.


The more experienced batsmen Hargreaves and Hughes pulled it round with a century stand, and with nine overs remaining the rate required was four per over.  Rotherham shoulders began to droop, and the fielders looked tired.


Unexplainedly, Hargreaves tried to clear the infield ring - but placed the ball in the hands of long-off. Jack Leaning, 15, batting low down the order, then fell to a very good catch by Sanderson off his own bowling. Two silly run-outs followed, and the opportunity to claim yet another eight-point win was lost.


The full 55 overs were bowled, and the Academy ended up nine runs short. They claimed two points – but eight were there for the taking. The chance to become League leaders was lost.


 











Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League Rotherham Town CC 1st XI v Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI
Monday, May 31 2010 (12:00) at Clifton Lane










Rotherham Town CC 1st XI Won By 9 runs
Points: Rotherham Town CC 1st XI: 6 Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI: 0







Rotherham Town CC 1st XI won toss and decided to bat

 

















Rotherham Town CC 1st XI Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI
191 for 8 (55.0 overs) 182 for 9 (55.0 overs)
3 Hours, 11 Minutes. 3 Hours, 6 Minutes.

 








Rotherham Town CC 1st XI















































































































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
Oliver Whittaker   b J Blain 6 21 18 0 0 28.57
Gareth Purshouse c A Robinson b B Coad 2 14 25 0 0 14.29
James Moorehouse* c B Gibson b J Blain 7 15 28 1 0 46.67
Gerrad Rudolph st B Gibson b G Randhawa 87 111 142 9 3 78.38
Jordan Lowe+ lbw b G Randhawa 4 12 26 1 0 33.33
Nathan Smith lbw b G Randhawa 14 18 13 2 0 77.78
Stuart Guy c B Gibson b A Robinson 0 7 5 0 0 0.00
Ben Sanderson c G Ross b G Randhawa 35 68 60 4 0 51.47
Will Cooper not out   6 37 41 0 0 16.22
Tom Knight not out   14 27 24 0 0 51.85
Extras 0nb 0w 9lb 7b 0pen 16
Provisional Score For Innings 191
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 191 for 8

 


















































































Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
John Blain 13.0 1 36 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 39.00 2.77
Ben Coad 10.0 2 21 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 60.00 2.10
Ashley Robinson 7.0 0 33 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 42.00 4.71
Gurman Randhawa 20.0 4 49 4 0 (0) 0 (0) 30.00 2.45
Jack Hughes 3.0 0 23 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 7.67
George Ross 2.0 0 13 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 6.50

 




































































Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
Oliver Whittaker 8-1 8 Oliver Whittaker (6) Gareth Purshouse (2) 4.5
Gareth Purshouse 8-2 0 Gareth Purshouse (0) James Moorehouse (0) 5.6
James Moorehouse 23-3 15 James Moorehouse (7) Gerrad Rudolph (8) 10.6
Jordan Lowe 50-4 27 Jordan Lowe (4) Gerrad Rudolph (21) 17.2
Nathan Smith 66-5 16 Nathan Smith (14) Gerrad Rudolph (2) 21.1
Stuart Guy 67-6 1 Stuart Guy (0) Gerrad Rudolph (1) 22.3
Ben Sanderson 138-7 71 Ben Sanderson (35) Gerrad Rudolph (34) 41.2
Gerrad Rudolph 164-8 26 Gerrad Rudolph (21) Will Cooper (0) 47.1

 








Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI


























































































































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
Alex Lees c A Thorpe b N Smith 25 47 69 3 0 53.19
Gurman Randhawa c S Guy b B Sanderson 0 13 15 0 0 0.00
George Ross c O Whittaker b T Knight 11 42 39 2 0 26.19
Jack Hughes c O Whittaker b B Sanderson 49 102 123 5 0 48.04
Jack Hargreaves c J Moorehouse b N Smith 46 82 85 8 0 56.10
Jack Leaning c and b B Sanderson 15 18 13 2 0 83.33
Alex Lilley lbw b B Sanderson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
John Blain* run out (N Smith)   0 8 7 0 0 0.00
Ben Coad not out   5 7 14 0 0 71.43
Ashley Robinson run out (G Rudolph)   1 7 5 0 0 14.29
Barney Gibson+ not out   3 4 7 0 0 75.00
Extras 1nb 1w 8lb 17b 0pen 27
Provisional Score For Innings 182
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 182 for 9

 







































































Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
Ben Sanderson 13.0 2 34 4 0 (0) 1 (1) 19.75 2.62
Adam Thorpe 9.0 2 17 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 1.89
Tom Knight 20.0 5 47 1 1 (1) 0 (0) 121.00 2.35
Nathan Smith 10.0 0 40 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 30.00 4.00
Will Cooper 3.0 0 19 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 6.33

 











































































Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
Gurman Randhawa 11-1 11 Gurman Randhawa (0) Alex Lees (10) 4.2
George Ross 31-2 20 George Ross (11) Alex Lees (9) 14.6
Alex Lees 47-3 16 Alex Lees (6) Jack Hughes (6) 19.4
Jack Hargreaves 155-4 108 Jack Hargreaves (46) Jack Hughes (40) 46.1
Jack Leaning 171-5 16 Jack Leaning (15) Jack Hughes (1) 49.5
Alex Lilley 171-6 0 Alex Lilley (0) Jack Hughes (0) 49.6
John Blain 173-7 2 John Blain (0) Jack Hughes (2) 51.4
Jack Hughes 173-8 0 Jack Hughes (0) Ben Coad (0) 51.6
Ashley Robinson 177-9 4 Ashley Robinson (1) Ben Coad (3) 53.4

 


 














Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: J Holliday D Barnes
Scorers: P Smith H Galley

Words and Statistics: HAROLD GALLEY


 

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