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ACADEMY: Yorkshire 5 points clear after win over Barnsley in Yorkshire

— 28 July 2014

Winning the toss the Academy then had an early setback when league debutant Ben Ainsley from Saltburn was back in the pavilion being LBW to Barnsley opener Nathan Firn.

  • Poor judgement when calling for a run saw Mosun Hussain stranded mid wickets with the score on 32.

    This brought to the wicket captain for the day Ryan Gibson who has been in fine league form in recent weeks. Opener Callis punished Rafiq’s 3rd over hitting 3 consecutive fours.

    He was caught at short short cover by Jason Booth off the bowling of Ali Jahangir who had replaced Rafiq at the car park end.

    A chanceless innings by Ryan Gibson saw him score at a run a ball. He lost partner Yaaser Imtiaz (6) caught by Danial Rafiq to give Callum Bethell his sole wicket.

    Barney Gibson and Ryan shared a fine partnership of 76 taking the score to 183-5 when Barney was stumped by Tom Shaw to give Azeem his only victim. Ryan proceeded to hit a fine 136 n.o. an innings which contained 14 fours and 1 six. His partnership with Jared Warner put on 76 valuable runs taking the score to 257.

    Eventually Barnsley were set a target of 289.

    The experienced opening pair of Trower and Wilson were back in the pavilion after 10 overs.

    Trower being caught at mid wicket by Hussain whilst Wilson paid the price for hitting across the line being LBW to left arm spinner James Logan. Overseas Pakistan player Zohaid
    Ahmed and Azeem Rafiq put on 38 runs before Rafiq became Gibson’s first of four victims when he was caught of the bowling of Logan.

    Barnsley captain Steve Nuttall was a further Logan victim whilst Danial Rafiq and Ahmad were removed by medium pacer Ryan Gibson.

    Five Barnsley batsmen failed to reach double figures and when the innings finally closed on 129, Logan had the fine figures of 6 for 39 (his best ever return for the Academy).

    Victory by 160 runs, thus eight points were gained to keep Yorkshire Academy top of the Yorkshire Premier league by 5 points.

    H.D. Galley

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