Tuesday 3 June 2014 

Winning Return For Headingley

Headingley returned to action following the bad weather with their first, second and third teams all completing victories this weekend.

A lovely warm day was a pleasant sight after the washout of the previous week or so where all midweek and weekend games had fallen foul to the bane of the British summer - rain, and lots of it.

The 1s and 2s both enjoyed relatively routine victories. The 1s entertained Scarcroft A who ground out 38 runs over 35 overs before being bowled out.

Ian 'Ted' Rogers and Sandy Dutta, the latter who was stepping up to the opener's berth, made light work of knocking off the runs, taking just seven overs to do so.

The 2s were at South Milford who posted 68 after electing to bat. All the bowlers contributed for Headingley but Asif Sharf enhanced his growing reputation as the finisher with the ball, collecting five clean-bowled victims for just 14 runs as he ripped through the tail.

Veteran Jim Hinks and new recruit Ghulam Nabi followed the lead of the 1st team openers by knocking off the runs without losing a wicket.

The 3s kept up their recent runs of impressive chases at Old Lane. Sicklinghall posted a respectable 152, with Tom Wilson scoring an impressive 86, while star man with the ball for Headingley was another recent signing Dean Fisher who helped himself to five for 15 including a hat-trick, unusually the third such feat by a Headingley bowler already this rain-affected season.

Not to be overshadowed, Vish Chudasam maintained his own superb recent form hitting a superb 89 not out to steer the 'B' team home for the loss of five wickets, well backed up by skipper Rob Willey and Manav Shah.