Wins for our First and Third XIs while our Second and Fourths were soundly beaten on Saturday before our Sunday team abandoned their game due to rain.
Baildon 1st XI v Morley 1st XI - Baildon win by 8 wickets
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Captain Kevin McDermott was pleased to see his bowlers make a great impact on the game, dismissing the batting-heavy Morley side for just 104 runs. The wickets were shared out between Umar Zahoor (3-23), Charlie Mallik (3-25), Kevin McDermott (2-24) and Jamin Barron-Toop (2-30). We chased this score without too much bother, just the loss of Joel Newlove and Jonny Reynolds while McDermott made 52* and the first half-century for the club this year. It will be a great confidence boost for this team to make a winning start to their campaign.
Methley 2nd XI v Baildon 2nd XI - Methley win by 250 runs
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A chastening loss for the 2s as Methleys number 4 batsman scored 201 runs only being dismissed in the final over. He took advantage of a short boundary in a way our batsmen couldn't manage, tallying his runs up in just 131 balls. Jamie Abbott, Sam Kelly and Daniel Bell picked up two wickets apiece as Methley raced to 316-7. A disappointing batting performance led to us being dismissed for just 66 runs. The team will surely learn from this experience and will be hungry not to repeat it.
Pudsey Congs 3rd XI v Baildon 3rd XI - Baildon win by 31 runs
All rounder Will Baker played a key role in a solid win as our third team beat Pudsey Congs away. He made a quickfire 30 as we posted 126 batting first, helped also by Josh Hannan (23), Paul Hannan (19) and Parth Sunil (17). Leo Smalley made a great start opening the bowling taking 3-13 from his 7 overs. A typically disciplined spell from Paul Hannan (1-14 with 5 maidens from 8 overs) left Will Baker to clear up with 4 wickets for just 8 runs.
Baildon 4th XI v Adel Dales Council XI - Adel win by 148 runs
Our fourth team struggled against a deep batting line up from Adel as their middle order piled on the runs. Tight opening spells from Lela Modhwadia (3-19) and Lucas Shaw (3-46) kept the door open. Tim Joy took 4 wickets as their batsmen accelerated, eventually posting 199. Their opening bowler Billy Hodges made it tough for our batsmen to score as only Mansur Ahmed (23) made much of a contribution. We expect Adel to challenge for promotion from this division so the team should look at this result with that in mind.
Baildon Sunday XI v Hartshead Moor Sunday XI - Abandoned
Our bowlers had made a good start against Hartshead Moor before the rain came in and led to the game being abandoned. Will Baker and Toby Allerton had taken 1 wicket each and had them 56-2.