Cricket fans were reaching for the record books on Saturday when the Pannal 3rds opening pair of Martin Revill and Olly King smashed a first wicket stand of 356 against Little Ribston in their Nidderdale League Division Six game at Huby.
Skipper Revill had made a massive 203 when he was the first man to go in the 40th over, bowled by Mark Daniels.
But 16-year-old King, a pupil at Harrogate Grammar School, was unbeaten on 145 when the innings ended after 45 overs with Pannal on a staggering 386-2.
King’s maiden club century was mature and chanceless but Revill, who hit an unbeaten 81 on lastweek’s opening day against Darley 2nds, had been dropped on 55 before going on to hit his double hundred.
Such a mammoth score appeared unlikely in the early overs in favourable conditions for the bowlers, as the pair reached 39 after 10 overs, and 107 after 25.
Then, as the sun appeared and the wicket dried, the onslaught began. By the 30th over the score had reached 167. The next five overs aw over 100 runs added as the sixes began to fly, and from the end of the 30th over until Revill’s
dismissal 189 runs were added in under 10 overs. In total, Revill hit 18 maximums, and King 9.
No-one seems to be able to tell Pannal if the scores are a record in the league.
In reply, Little Ribston battled hard and finished with 218-8, Daniels making a quick-fire 57, against a Pannal bowling attack made up of 16 and 17 year olds.
Indeed, 16-year-old Jake Pedder was the pick of the Pannal bowling effort, with figures of 3-15 in 11 overs.
Meantime, back in the top flight, Blubberhouses visited Goldsborough and came away with a well-fought six-point win and maximum points so far this season, writes Graham Hyde.
Blubbs batted first and the top order dug in on a good pitch with the familiar short boundaries and fast outfield.
Sajid Khan top scored with 68, Dawood Waqas power hit his way to an unbeaten 65and Steve Wilkinson made a solid (57) in their total of 260-5.Goldsborough lost opener Mike Cockle very early which brought debutant Aussie Jack Joy to the crease to join Jake Agar (40).
Joy certainly will enjoy batting at home this season and he made an unbeaten 114 on his first dig in the Nidderdale League.
It wasn’t enough though as Blubberhouses chipped away at the home side’s batting, Sajid Khan 4-48 and Stephen Wilkinson again topped off a good day with 3-56. Goldsborough were all out for 223.
Spofforth made the trip to Alne but it was the home side who took the points. Spofforth batted first and made 210-5. Chris Clark (79), Will Long (38) and Pat Gannon (35). Toby Stirke took 4-67.
In reply, Alne were looking precarious at 3-23 but Pete Carr (56) and Chris Beaumont (99)sunk Spofforth hearts with a 146 run partnership for the fourth wicket. Graham Squires took 4-43.
Buoyed by an opening day win, Dacre Banks travelled to Helperby They hung on for a valuable batting point with 132-9 Steve Ellison (43) and AJ Clarke(42).
Alistair Darnell took 4-43 and Dan Marston 3-30 for the home team. The Helperby middle order had some work to do and the top three were nipped out.
Overseas player Lane Tutty top scored with 34, Ben Hodgson (23) Dan Marston (22) and Ross McKenzie (22) Sam Gardham took 3- 43 for Banks but its wasn’t enough as Helperby made 134-6.
Ouseburn brushed aside Masham to win by 80 runs, batting first to make 161.
Derek Chapman just keeps on bowling and this time picked up 4-39 Masham were then skittled for just 81. Jamie Bryant took 4-26 and Sam Dale 3-18 for Ouseburn.
In the game between Bishop Thornton and Darley, Thornton batted first and made 187-8. Steve Brennand made 54 and Will Wray (52) Ross Sands took 4-49 for the visitors. In reply, Dave Bird (52) and Matt Brooks (26) looked good at the top of the order. After them, only Jamie Sands (26) could hold his head high. Josh Chandler 3-25 and Steve Sowray 3-40 sent Darley away empty handed.
Tony Whittaker’s young guns at Killinghall should be very pleased with themselves after beating Hampsthwaite in a low scoring game. Batting first, Killinghall made 110 all out. Aussie Nick Richardson (55) top scored. And Simon Williams chipped in with 24. Alex Durie 4-23 and Aussie Tom Foster 4-23 were chief destroyers with the ball for Hampsthwaite.
Then it all seemed to go a bit wrong for the reigning champions.
Opener Andrew Boyle top scored with 36, but it was the Killinghall attack who had the upper hand. Josh Cutts 4-32, Luke Clarke 3-8 and Richardson again making the headlines with 3-25. Hampsthwaite were all out for just 77.
In Division Two, Birstwith, Burton Leonard and Pannal are setting the early pace. Birstwith made the short trip to Ripley andreturned three wicket winners.
Batting first, Ripley made 128- 7. Ian Robinson (41) and Rob Best (36). George Hirst taking 3-32.
In reply, there were telling contributions from Jonny Millward at the top of the order (41) and all rounder George Hirst (25no). Aussie Josh Waldron 3-26 and Ian Taylor 3-34 took the wickets for Ripley.
Burton Leonard triumphed over newly promoted West Tanfield by 4 wickets. Tanfield scored 134-8 via Chris Davies (35) and Aussie Boddie Arthur (29), Max Crompton taking 3-32 for Leonard. James Townsend then hit 65 as Leonard made 135-6. Andy Davison took 3-39 for Tanfield.
Pannal showed the kind of class needed to get out of Division Two, this time at the expense of Knaresborough Forest.
Forest made 130 all out with Andy Ellis bagging 3- 16 and Chris Hunt 3-23. Ellis then made 53 and Andy Johnson (57*) in Pannal’s pursuit which saw them to 133-2.
Could this be Pateley’s promotion season back to the top flight?
This week they beat Division Two new boys Galphay & Winksley by three wickets. Galphay batted first and made 194-7. Andrew Mason (41), Tom Orton (33*). Michael Eglin took 3-46, Colin Chadwick 2-39 and John Thompson 2-42.
In Pateley’s reply, Chadwick (62) and Eglin (33) put on 96 for the first wicket but Pateley hearts must have been fluttering as Galphay’s Aussie, Trent Grabham 3-41 took key wickets but it wasn’t enough as Thomas Fryers saw Pateley home with an unbeaten 40 with two balls to spare.
Reports suggest a nervous last over with 3 maximums to sink Galphay. Sharow are yet to get going as they were beaten by Newby Hall.
Newby made 193 -9. Dave Henstock (43), Shane Griffin (34) and Grant Leivers (38) in the runs. Surprise package of the day may go to Damien Garvey with 5-57. Sharow were then left on 150-9 after Aussie Connor Ryan (38), and Damien Garvey again (31) ouldn’t quite see them across the line. Grant Leivers took 4-29 and Dave Henstock 3-27.
In the other game, Bolton Abbey beat Studley Royal 2nds by just six runs. Bolton Abbey reached 84 all out thanks to Tom Hixon’s 4-31 and Binks’ 3-30. In reply. Howard Blackburn starred to take 5-12. Studley were all out for 78.
Martin Revill (Pannal 3rds) 203 v Little Ribston.
Olly King (Pannal 3rds) 145no v Little Ribston
Jack Joy ( Goldsborough) 114no v Blubberhouses
Division Three: Burnt Yates 150-8, *Harrogate Strays 154-5; Hampsthwaite 2nds 185-7, Kirkby Malzeard 159-7; Killinghall 171, Ouseburn 2nds 172-7; Markington 156, *Scotton 157-8;
Division Four:*Studley Royal 3rds 164-5. Ripon 2nds 168-9; Birstwith 2nds 146-7, *Alne 2nds 150-4; Birstwith 2nds 147 -7, Alne 2ns 150-4; Lofthouse 172, *Bishop Monkton 176-5; Middleham 156-9, Burton Leonard 2nds 146; Staveley 170, Thornton Le Moor 70;
Division Five: Blubberhouses 2nds v Ripley 2nds: Match Cancelled; Crakehall CC Vs Pateley Bridge 2nds: Match Cancelled; Sharow 92 , North Stainley 93-5; South Kilvington 240-8, *Harrogate 4s 135-9; Spofforth 2nds 121, Goldsborough 2nds 124-2; Wath & Melmerby 271-4, Thornton Watlass 167-8;
Division Six:*Pannal 3rds 386-2, Little Ribston 218-8; Boroughbridge 155-4, Bolton Abbey 2nds 106-6; Darley 2nds v Spennithorne & Harmby : Match Cancelled; Glasshouses vs Helperby 2nds: Match Cancelled; Raskelf 62 all out, bishop Thornton 63-1; Sessay 3rds V Knaresborough forest 2nds: Match Cancelled;
Division Seven: Dacre Banks 134-9. Rainton 135-6; Middleham 2nds 247-7, Thirsk 2nds 122; Newton le Willows V
Birstwith 3rds : Match Cancelled; Pannal 4ths 88; *Marton cum Grafton 88-2:jbr4; Scotton 126-8,
*Arthington 128-5; Studley Royal 4ths v Ouseburn 3rds: Ouseburn conceded.
Division Eight:*Ripley 3rds 155, Helperby 3rds 150; Killinghall 3rds 123-5, Hampsthwaite 3rds 126-4;Knaresborough Forest 3rds 274-3, *Little Ribston 2nds 105; North Stainley 2nds v button Leonard 3rds : Match Cancelled; Staveley 2nds v Burnt Yates 2nds: Match Cancelled.
Division Nine:*Ripon 3rds 99 Newby 102-6; Kirkby Malzeard 2nds 78, *Arthington 2nds 82-1; Ripley 4ths v Sharow 3rds: Sharow conceded; Studley Royal 166-10, *Thirsk 167-4 ; Wath & Melmerby II 206-7, *Galphay & Winksley II 113-5.