2021 Honours Board - Batting and Bowling

Batting - All scores of 50 and above

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Last week I began the review of the weekend's results by using the phrase 'hundred avoidance'. Well, 3rd XI all-rounder Tawseef Ahmed was definitely listening as he compiled a fine 108* in the defeat of local rivals TPE at their picturesque Low Springs ground. At 87 for 6 we were heading for defeat until Billy Cawley, Tom Pickles and Josh Capper assisted Tawseef in building partnerships for the 8th, 9th and 10th wicket. On a surface where no other batter seemed capable of making a significant score, Tawseef dominated the match with his commanding knock. 

George 'The Hundred Man' Birss led the 4th XI's successful pursuit of Yorkshire LPS's 143 all out. George put together an unbeaten 59 and was ably assisted by Sufyan Mahmood (47*) in helping the 4's reach their target with 7 overs to spare and 6 wickets in the tent. This represented a fantastic performance by Andy Norton's side as it was against one of the two teams to win promotion from their division this season.

Continuing the theme of chasing, our 1st XI were victorious against Undercliffe, knocking off their 172 all out in 39.1 overs, for the loss of only 5 wickets. Jonny Reynolds was the main man in the chase, finishing with an outstanding 80 not out. Assistance came from Simon Bailey, Ben Howell and Simon McDermott.

The chance for the season to end with only the second clean sweep (all 4 senior sides winning) of the year, hinged on the 2nd XI's match with Northowram Fields. In a match that will now forever be known as 'The battle of the beer', it was fitting that the 2's owed much to a vintage Darren Wilson innings. Abandoning his usual free-flowing style, the skipper knuckled down and dragged his side up to a competitive score with his 37 off 102 balls. George Barker (35) and Haris Hussain (27) were the other chief contributors. In reply Northowram were unable to match the stickability of our pragmatic leader. The beers were definitely on Darren after the match...

 

1.

140* - Dwayne Heke

22/06/21

(t20 XI vs Keighley)

2.

109* - George Barker

26/06/21

(2nd XI vs Bradford & Bingley)

3.

108* - Tawseef Ahmed

11/09/21

(3rd XI vs Tong Park Esholt)

4.

100* - Jonny Reynolds

22/05/21

(1st XI vs Keighley)

5.

95* - Jamie Denison

01/05/21

(4th XI vs New Farnley)

6.

95* - Will Kelly

05/06/21

(2nd XI vs East Ardsley)

7.

94 - Will Kelly

04/09/21

(2nd XI vs Cleckheaton)

8.

91 - Dave Hodgson

04/09/21

(3rd XI vs Shipley Prov)

9.

89 - Danny Hunt

24/04/21

(3rd XI vs Mayfield A)

10.

83 - Jonny Reynolds

09/05/21

(1st XI vs Bankfoot)

11.

82 - George Barker

24/04/21

(2nd XI vs Farsley)

12.

81* - Chris Reynolds

05/06/21

(2nd XI vs East Ardsley)

13.

80* - James Ford

05/06/21

(1st XI vs Lightcliffe)

14.

80* - Jonny Reynolds

11/09/21

(1st XI vs Undercliffe)

15.

80* - Sam Woledge-Wilkinson

24/07/21

(3rd XI vs Adel)

16.

78 - James Butterfield

24/04/21

(3rd XI vs Mayfield A)

17.

77* - Tom Dixon

14/08/21

(3rd XI vs Muff Field)

18.

75* - George Barker

15/05/21

(2nd XI vs Methley)

19.

73 - James Ford

12/06/21

(1st XI vs Birstall)

20.

71* - Dwayne Heke

03/06/21

(1st XI vs Bankfoot)

21.

71* - Dave Hodgson

17/07/21

(3rd XI vs Thornbury)

22.

70 - Kev McDermott

10/07/21

(1st XI vs Pudsey Congs)

23.

69 - Chris Reynolds

03/06/21

(2nd XI vs Farsley)

24.

68 - Stefan Mather

12/06/21

(2nd XI vs Jer Lane)

25.

67* - George Barker

01/05/21

(2nd XI vs Pudsey Congs)

26.

66 - Sam Woledge-Wilkinson

14/08/21

(2nd XI vs Northowram Fields)

27.

63* - Stefan Mather

29/05/21

(2nd XI vs Carlton)

28.

63 - Adam Dean

17/04/21

(3rd XI vs Cookridge B)

29.

63 - Kev McDermott

03/06/21

(1st XI vs Bankfoot)

30.

63 - Dwayne Heke

08/08/21

(1st XI vs Gomersal)

31.

59* - George Birss

11/09/21

(4th XI vs Yorkshire LPS)

32.

59 - Kev McDermott

22/05/21

(1st XI vs Keighley)

33.

58* - Jamie Denison

19/06/21

(4th XI vs Muff Field)

34.

58 - Ben Fawkes

01/05/21

(4th XI vs New Farnley)

35.

58 - Jon Lovatt

17/07/21

(4th XI vs St Chads)

36.

57 - Simon Bailey

31/07/21

(1st XI vs Keighley)

37.

57 - Simon Bailey

4/09/21

(1st XI vs Ossett)

38.

57 - Ross Todd

10/07/21

(2nd XI vs Pudsey Congs)

39.

56 - Sam Holmes

24/04/21

(4th XI vs Mayfield B)

40.

56 - Chris Reynolds

01/05/21

(2nd XI vs Pudsey Congs)

41.

56 - Kev McDermott

31/07/21

(1st XI vs Keighley)

42.

56 - Danny Hunt

24/07/21

(2nd XI vs Methley)

43.

55* - Will Kelly

23/06/21

(U18 XI vs Menston)

44.

55 - Dwayne Heke

17/04/21

(1st XI vs East Bierley)

45.

55 - Darren Wilson

17/04/21

(2nd XI vs Bradford & Bingley)

46.

55 - Dave Hodgson

09/05/21

(3rd XI vs Woodhouse, Cup)

47.

54 - Tawseef Ahmed

12/06/21

(3rd XI vs Interlink)

48.

53* - Sam Woledge-Wilkinson

01/07/21

(Under 18s vs Olicanian)

49.

52* - Sam Holmes

30/06/21

(Under 18s vs Burley)

50.

52* - Dave Hodgson

05/06/21

(3rd XI vs TPE)

51.

52 - Jonny Reynolds

17/04/21

(1st XI vs East Bierley)

52.

52 - George Barker

4/09/21

(2nd XI vs Cleckheaton)

53.

51 - Will Kelly

17/04/21

(1st XI vs East Bierley)

54.

51 - Dwayne Heke

02/05/21

(1st XI vs Morley)

55.

50* - George Barker

23/04/21

(2nd XI vs Hanging Heaton - Cup)

56.

50* - Simon Bailey

12/06/21

(1st XI vs Birstall)

57.

50* - Will Kelly

16/06/21

(U18 XI vs Adel)

58.

50 - Chris Reynolds

26/06/21

(2nd XI vs Bradford & Bingley)

Bowling - 5 wicket hauls and above

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On a day where 5 Baildon bowlers claimed 4 wicket hauls, only 1 player managed to get a 5 for. Step forward Joel Fothergill in the 1st XI, whose 5-80 blew away the Undercliffe top order and held them to an achievable target. Credit goes out to Joel for battling back from an injury that could have ended his season. Were it not for a spate of untimely injuries, Dwayne Heke's men could have definitely pushed for a top three position this season. Simon Bailey topped off a strong all-season with 3-15 to polish off the opposition tail.

Following on from last week's 7 for 27, Tim Joy continued his strong finish to the season with 4 more wickets in the defeat of Yorkshire LPS. We need the club statisticians to spend the winter working out how many wickets he has taken for Baildon and see where he stands in the dynasty of the likes of John Marshall, Mushtaq Ahmed, Jamie Abbott etc

There can be few second teams who have an opening attack with the pace of Sam Kelly and Haris Hussain. They put Northowram under the pump straight away before Stefan Mather swept through their middle order. Who knows how much higher up their division they would have finished if they had been able to call on the bowling of Jamie Abbott? We all hope he will be able to return to competitive action next season and claim his rightful place at the top of the all time second team wicket takers - just 25 more wickets to go!

There was a race for a 5 for in the 3rd XI match away at TPE. Sadly both Paul Hannam (4-47) and Josh Capper (4-45) ran out of overs to get over the line. Josh was especially unlucky when in the space of two balls, the two players with the safest hands in the team (Tom Dixon and Dave Hodgson) both conspired to drop relatively easy chances off his bowling. Earlier the Bald Angry Man himself, Paul Hannam, had rolled back the years to his early career at Tong Park and bowled 11 disciplined overs straight off the reel to peg back the TPE top order. Although Paul's 33 wickets should see him qualify for the league averages, a reliable slip cordon could have seen him take even more (well that's what he told me anyway...!) 


 

1.

8-8 (inc hat-trick!) - Dan 'Mini' Metcalfe

22/05/21

(4th XI vs Rodley)

2.

8-30 (inc hat-trick!) - Paul Hannam

31/07/21

(3rd XI vs Mayfield)

3.

7-27 - Tim Joy

04/09/21

(4th XI vs St Chads)

4.

7-39 - Haris Hussain

08/08/21

(1st XI vs Gomersal)

5.

6-18 - Tim Joy

24/04/21

(4th XI vs Mayfield B)

6.

6-19 - Stefan Mather

21/08/21

(2nd XI vs East Arsdsley)

7.

6-30 - Haris Hussain

31/07/21

(2nd XI vs Keighley)

8.

6-35 - Kev McDermott

12/06/2021

(1st XI vs Birstall)

9.

6-42 - Ben Grimmitt

01/05/2021

(2nd XI vs Pudsey Congs)

10.

6-56 - Ben Grimmitt

14/08/2021

(1st XI vs Undercliffe)

11.

5-5 - Jake Terry

30/06/2021

(Under 18s vs Burley)

12.

5-11 - Dan 'Mini' Metcalfe

26/06/2021

(3rd XI vs Leeds Sikh)

13.

5-12 - Akeel Ahmed

10/07/2021

(4th XI vs Cookridge)

14.

5-19 - Harry Brook-Dobson

10/07/2021

(3rd XI vs Pudsey Congs)

15.

5-33 - Sam Kelly

28/08/2021

(2nd XI vs Jer Lane)

16.

5-36 - Simon Bailey

29/05/2021

(1st XI vs Carlton)

17.

5-46 - Owen Pickles

01/05/2021

(4th XI vs New Farnley)

18.

5-51 - Danny Hunt

06/06/21

(3rd XI vs Drighlington)

19.

5-80 - Joel Fothergill

11/09/21

(1st XI vs Undercliffe)