Wetherby League: St Chad’s star Revells in spotlight as Kirk Deighton march on at top

A Barwick-in-Elmet batsman loses his leg stump bail against Kirk Deighton (Visualised Photography)
A Barwick-in-Elmet batsman loses his leg stump bail against Kirk Deighton (Visualised Photography)
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Australian Nick Revell boosted St Chad’s Broomfield’s hopes of a league and cup double by scoring 269 runs in two wins last weekend.

Rahul Sidhartha hit an unbeaten 89 and Revell struck 87 as Chad’s beat strugglers Scholes by 162 runs on Saturday to stay just six points behind Division One leaders Kirk Deighton.

Revell hammered 182 off 122 balls as Chad’s reached the Fred Fleetwood Cup quarter-finals the next day, with one of his 10 sixes smashing a clubhouse window on his home ground.

Umar Ishaq (75no) and Oliver Tenwick (4-16) also shone for Chad’s in the 193-run victory over Garforth Parish Church.

Third-placed Bilton in Ainsty beat Church Fenton twice in two days in league and cup matches, with Aussie Tom Reece piling up a total of 188 runs.

The number three struck an unbeaten century on Saturday to take Bilton to 205-6, before restricting Church to 171-7.

Twenty-four hours later, the Aussie hit 88 as Bilton defended 174 by 92 runs.

Barwick in Elmet’s title hopes faded with a second successive league defeat when Kirk Deighton’s Jonathan Smith (4-33) and Mark Harland (3-22) routed them for 92.

Fred Fleetwood Cup holders Barwick rediscovered their batting form the next day to reach the quarter-finals by winning a high-scoring game at Hillam-Monk Fryston by 29 runs.

Opener Tom Holroyde’s 88 helped Division Four leaders Crompark pull off an upset by knocking out Division Two Headingley Bramhope.

Callum Sanderson (5-44) eclipsed brother Connor (4-38) as Rufforth advanced past Meanwood, while Shadwell asserted their dominance over struggling Scholes in a nine-wicket win.

Ledsham and South Milford both conceded ties against Wetherby and East Keswick respectively.

Jamie Stockton smashed his third century in four Division One games in Garforth Parish Church’s victory against OId Leodiensians on Saturday.

Ashley Guest (99no) and Raj Gatuara (66) put on 111 for the third wicket as Leodiensians posted 220-4 which Garforth overhauled with 15 overs to spare thanks to Stockton’s rapid unbeaten 138.

Champions Wetherby’s poor start continued when they fell 15 runs short of Scarcroft’s 207, despite Ian Twitchen’s half century.

Chris Oldfield (70) and Ghulam Hussain (4-43) were Scarcroft’s match-winners in their third straight league victory.

New Zealander Cody McGrath hit his second century in four matches to give Shadwell the upper hand against Sicklinghall whose 21-run defeat was tough on all-rounder Andy Wood (99 and 4-24).

Meanwhile, Hillam-Monk Fryston retained top spot in Division Two with a seven wicket win over Rufforth.

Paul Dalby (73no), Adrian Joynson (69) and Jeremy McFarlane (37no) were the main contributors as they overhauled Rufforth’s 200-8, which featured a cultured 110 not out by opener Phil Charlton.

Wahab Hussain (57 and 6-49) was outstanding as second-placed East Keswick beat relegation contenders Kirk Hammerton by 50 runs.

South Milford won by seven runs in a thriller at Thorner Mexborough and Headingley Bramhope renewed their promotion bid by defeating Ledsham.

CUP FIXTURES

TUESDAY

Senior Evening Cup: Scholes v Shadwell; Ledsham v Barwick; Garforth PC v South Milford; Meanwood v Kippax; East Keswick v Kirk Deighton; Rufforth v Church Fenton; Kirk Hammerton v Sicklinghall; Green Hammerton v Long Marston.