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Northern Club Cricket Round-Up - July 2012

Northern Club Cricket Round-Up - July 2012
Northern Club Cricket Round-Up - July 2012
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Defending champions Wood Lane are 30 points adrift of Leek at the top of the North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Premier League. Previous second-placed Longton have slipped down to third, just a point ahead of Porthill Park. Little Stoke have climbed out of the relegation zone thanks to Cheadle being given a penalty of 76 points for fielding an ineligible player. Burslem are the other team currently in the relegation zone.

Batting – July top three
1. Jake Thompson (Knypersley) – 169 runs from four matches
2. John Hancock (Porthill Park) – 159 runs from four matches
3. Richard Holloway (Longton) – 154 runs from four matches
Top score: Richard Holloway and John Hancock (both hit 104 on 28th July against Stone and Knypersley respectively)

Bowling – July top three
1. Fahad Masood (Porthill Park) – 15 wickets at an average of 10.93
2. Asad Ali (Wood Lane) – 14 wickets at 9.93
3. Craig Barker (Longton) – 13 wickets at 13.31
Best bowling: Greg Willott (seven for 37 for Leek against Checkley on 14th July)

Player of the month: As well as topping the wicket-taking chart, Fahad Masood is fourth in the run-scoring one with 137 runs from four matches, a haul which includes an innings of 66 off only 57 balls against Little Stoke.

Darlington and Richmondshire are streaking ahead of the other 12 teams in the North Yorkshire & South Durham Premier League. The pair are separated by just eight points at the top, with the latter having a healthy 36-point lead over third-placed Guisborough. The bottom of the table continues to be closely contested, with the last seven sides – Barnard Castle, Normanby all, Sedgefield, Stokesley, Billingham Synthonia, Thornaby and Marske separated by only 26 points.

Batting – July top three
1. Neil Coverdale (Hartlepool) – 236 runs from three matches
2. Steven Naylor (Sedgefield) – 220 runs from three matches
3. Andrew Weighell (Stokesley) – 187 runs from four matches
Top score: Steven Naylor (110 not out against Stokesley on 28th July)

Bowling – July top three
1. Peter Armstrong (Darlington) – 15 wickets at an average of 7.2
2. James Finch (Barnard Castle) – 11 wickets at 18.73
3. Martin Cull (Billingham Synthonia) – 10 wickets at 10.3
Best bowling: Martin Cull (seven for 24 against Normanby Hall on 21st July)

Player of the month: Stokelsey’s James Beaumont is fourth in the runs chart and equal sixth in the wickets chart and pips the likes of Peter Armstrong and Andrew Weighell to this month’s award. He has two half-centuries and eight wickets from his four matches.

Harrogate are the only side to have topped 100 points in the Yorkshire Premier League and have a 14-point lead over second-placed York. Previous second-placers Rotherham Town have dropped down to fifth, while Barnsley remain third as they were at the end of June. Sheffield United, Appleby Frodingham and Castleford are the last three sides in the 14-team league.

Batting – July top three
1. Duncan Snell (York) – 364 runs from four matches
2. Aamer Sajjad (Driffield Town) – 225 runs from five matches
3. Tony Manning (Appleby Frodingham) 199 runs from three matches
Top score: Duncan Snell (139 not out against Scarborough on 22nd July)

Bowling – July top three
1. Vic Craven (Harrogate) – 14 wickets at an average of 8.29
2. Tom Pringle (York) – 12 wickets at 12
3. Daniel Woods (York) – nine wickets at 11.56
Best bowling: Lewis Stabler (six for 10 for Yorkshire Academy against Castleford on 21st July)

Player of the month: Duncan Snell is streets ahead at the top of the runs chart – over 100 runs ahead of his nearest challenger despite having played one less match – and is a shoo-in for this month’s award.

© Cricket World 2012

 

 

 

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