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I'm here, says McGrath with a glorious century

— 3 July 2011

Anthony McGrath, pictured, blasted his way to 107 with 10 fours and four sixes in an outing with Yorkshire Academy – but he could not prevent Academy’s five-wicket defeat by Castleford in the Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League.

Yet man of the match was Castleford’s David Wainwright: the sometime Yorkshire first-teamer took 5-59 with his slow left arm – and followed this up with a pace-setting 101 not out to snuff out any hopes of an Academy victory.


Yorkshire opted to bat, but openers Alex Lees and George Ross were both caught at the wicket: 25-2. Jack Leaning joined McGrath, who was then on five - and the pair had staged a magnificent stand of 122 when Leaning, 41, tried to glide one to leg from Wainwright, and was bowled around his legs. Jack had batted for 86 minutes and struck four fours in a superb partnership which started slowly but picked up speed as McGrath became the more dominant.


Jonathan Tattersall and David Girling both fell to Wainwright, who bowled 19 excellent overs. McGrath heaved four towering sixes – two over long-on and two over long-off – and his 100 came up with a maximum off Wainwright. This innings should go a long way towards helping Anthony to recover his confidence at a higher level.


McGrath fell to an injudicious shot trying to move things on in the 53rd over. The bowler? Wainwright! John Randerson took the bulk of the punishment, finishing with 0-80 in 14 overs.


Wicket-keeper Henry Chadwick scored his 17 runs in 15 balls to push the Academy past the 200 marks – a very good recovery from a poor start. There were excellent opening spells from left-armer Chris Young and the economical Castleford captain Andrew Bourke – eight overs, four maidens and one wicket for a miserly eight runs.


Girling opened the Academy attack, and in his fourth over he had Le Roux, seven, caught behind by Chadwick. Braydon Clark fell three overs later, clean bowled by Johnny Moxon who was making his debut for the Academy league team. Hopkinson, 10, was a victim of the medium-paced McGrath, while Dominic Sharp was leg-spinner Tattersall’s only scalp.


Bourke played a sound innings, but he was not initially the pace-setter. That task fell to Wainwright, who walked to the crease at 30, and was joined by Bourke when the fourth wicket fell on 106. Wainwright and Bourke enjoyed a glorious partnership of 81 – taking away any chance the Academy had of gaining six or even maximum points.


The 200 came up the 48th over with a single to Wainwright, which also completed his century. Jamie Pickering made the winning hit, but it was Wainwright’s day – 101 not out and 5-59. Castleford fully deserved their six points, but Yorkshire must have been pleased with McGrath’s long innings.











Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI v Castleford CC 1st XI
Saturday, July 02 2011 (12:00) at Weetwood, Leeds







Castleford CC 1st XI Won By 5 wickets







Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI won toss and decided to bat

 

















Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI Castleford CC 1st XI
207 for 7 (55.0 overs) 208 for 5 (49.2 overs)
2 Hours, 48 Minutes. 3 Hours, 6 Minutes.

 








Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI










































































































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
Alex Lees c J Pitcher b C Young 9 20 20 1 0 45.00
George Ross c J Pitcher b A Bourke 5 40 47 1 0 12.50
Anthony McGrath   b D Wainwright 107 127 138 10 4 84.25
Jack Leaning   b D Wainwright 41 107 86 4 1 38.32
Jonathan Tattersall c S Hopkinson b D Wainwright 1 5 10 0 0 20.00
Dave Girling c J Pitcher b D Wainwright 5 9 5 1 0 55.56
Henry Chadwick+ not out   17 15 18 1 1 113.33
Jonathan Moxon c S Le Roux b D Wainwright 2 8 7 0 0 25.00
Ben Coad not out   6 1 1 0 1 600.00
John Blain*
Alex Leyshon
Extras 10b 2lb 1w 1nb 0pen 14
Provisional Score For Innings 207
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 207 for 7

 







































































Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
Chris Young 9.0 4 23 1 1 (1) 0 (0) 55.00 2.56
Andrew Bourke 8.0 4 8 1 0 (0) 1 (1) 49.00 1.00
Freddie Collins 5.0 1 25 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 5.00
David Wainwright 19.0 4 59 5 0 (0) 0 (0) 22.80 3.11
John Randerson 14.0 0 80 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 5.71

 





























































Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
Alex Lees 1-11 11 Alex Lees (9) George Ross (1) 6.1
George Ross 2-25 14 George Ross (4) Anthony McGrath (5) 13.5
Jack Leaning 3-147 122 Jack Leaning (41) Anthony McGrath (74) 44.4
Jonathan Tattersall 4-153 6 Jonathan Tattersall (1) Anthony McGrath (5) 46.5
Dave Girling 5-159 6 Dave Girling (5) Anthony McGrath (1) 48.5
Anthony McGrath 6-184 25 Anthony McGrath (22) Henry Chadwick (3) 52.3
Jonathan Moxon 7-198 14 Jonathan Moxon (2) Henry Chadwick (11) 54.3

 








Castleford CC 1st XI


























































































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
Brayden Clark   b J Moxon 21 40 47 2 0 52.50
Shaun Le Roux c H Chadwick b D Girling 7 24 34 1 0 29.17
David Wainwright not out   101 115 152 18 0 87.83
Scott Hopkinson c A Lees b A McGrath 10 20 30 2 0 50.00
Dominic Sharp   b J Tattersall 16 43 41 3 0 37.21
Andrew Bourke* c A Lees b J Blain 27 43 53 4 1 62.79
Jamie Pickering not out   14 15 13 2 0 93.33
Chris Young
John Randerson
Jason Pitcher+
Freddie Collins
Extras 4b 2lb 3w 3nb 0pen 12
Provisional Score For Innings 208
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 208 for 5

 



















































































































Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
Dave Girling 7.0 0 18 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 42.00 2.57
Jonathan Moxon 7.0 1 29 1 2 (2) 2 (2) 46.00 4.14
Ben Coad 7.0 1 21 0 1 (1) 0 (0) 0.00 3.00
Anthony McGrath 4.0 0 12 1 0 (0) 1 (1) 25.00 3.00
Alex Leyshon 7.0 0 37 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 5.29
Jonathan Tattersall 6.0 1 35 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 36.00 5.83
George Ross 2.0 0 16 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 8.00
John Blain 6.2 1 19 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 38.00 3.00
Jack Leaning 3.0 0 15 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 5.00

 















































Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
Shaun Le Roux 1-30 30 Shaun Le Roux (7) Brayden Clark (19) 8.4
Brayden Clark 2-35 5 Brayden Clark (2) David Wainwright (2) 11.5
Scott Hopkinson 3-69 34 Scott Hopkinson (10) David Wainwright (22) 19.3
Dominic Sharp 4-106 37 Dominic Sharp (16) David Wainwright (21) 30.5
Andrew Bourke 5-187 81 Andrew Bourke (27) David Wainwright (49) 45.6

 


 














Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: S Roberts R Knowles
Scorers: H Galley S Jackson

 


Words and Statistics: HAROLD GALLEY


 

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