Shad’s double hat-trick heroes steal limelight

Shadwell CC 2nd team bowlers  (right) Connor Scholey, 14, and James Hart who both took a hattrick of wickets in the same innings.  28 June 2011.  Picture Bruce Rollinson
Shadwell CC 2nd team bowlers (right) Connor Scholey, 14, and James Hart who both took a hattrick of wickets in the same innings. 28 June 2011. Picture Bruce Rollinson

A TEN wicket haul and double hat-trick doesn’t often happen in a season.

hsb  Scarcroft v Kirk Deighton.   Michael Young batting for Scarcroft.   110625M5c.

hsb Scarcroft v Kirk Deighton. Michael Young batting for Scarcroft. 110625M5c.

But for Shadwell Cricket Club the records continue to tumble thanks to new protagonists Conor Scholey and James Hart.

The white-hot duo both took three wickets in three balls as their Shadwell A side beat Crossgates at the weekend.

Cricket historians have been beavering away this week to see if it is a national record.

It will most certainly be a league one and definitely the first time for Shad’, according to club secretary Richard Vincent.

The pair’s mean feat will sit proudly alongside Ben Turner’s cool ten-for in the Fred Fleetwood Cup earlier in the season.

“It’s certainly the first time I’ve come across this,” said Vincent.

“It will be interesting to see if it has been done before. It was a bit bizarre if I’m being honest.

“Everyone was in disbelief in that it had happened in such a short space of time.

“That was the other thing that made it so amazing that it happened four or five weeks after Ben’s ten wickets.”

Conor was the first trailblazer taking 3-33 as Crossgates folded like a pack of cards after making a positive start.

From 112-0, Adam Elliott took the wickets of both openers.

Young starlet Scholey then spun his web to put them deep into trouble before Hart came to the party to scalp three tailenders.

‘Gate’s 149 was surpassed in reply to queue the celebrations.

“It was a bit of a muted celebration during the game to be honest,” said Vincent.

“But we had a few pints afterwards. Well the younger lads didn’t! James did though.”

The Wetherby League will kick-off their second half of the season with Shad’ well placed in the league and through to the Fleetwood semi-finals.

Vincent is hoping for a successful conclusion but knows their first team need to be more consistent if they are to grab some silverware.

“We’re doing OK at the moment especially in the cups,” he said.

“But the problem we have is consistency. We beat top of the league one week and then lose to the bottom the week after.

“But the club is in high spirits. It’s been a good season individually so far.

“We’ve just got to keep it going and hopefully we’ll win something at the end of it.”

Shaddy travel to Leeds Police tomorrow.

Elsewhere CHURCH FENTON welcome St Chad’s, WALTON are at Garforth PC, KIRK DEIGHTON are on the road to Great Preston, SCARCROFT welcome Old Mod’s and WETHERBY travel to Barwick.