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SDS BRADFORD CRICKET LEAGUE
DIVISION ONE
CLECKHEATON CRICKET CLUB
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The Pavilion
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SEASON 2003





CLECKHEATON CRICKET CLUB 2003



Back: Adam Patel, Martyn Evans, Andrew Gale, Faisal Irfan, James Stansfield, Iftekhar Ahmed.
Front: Anthony Daniells (W/K), Ian Austin (Capt), Warren Stephenson, Chris Siddall, Rhys Jowett.



A REVIEW OF THE 2003 SEASON.
With no mention of "Coloured Clothing"

After an exodus of players, (particularly at the end of the 2002 season when we finished in a relegation spot, only to be "reprieved at the last second") we looked in a very vulnerable position for 2003. At the beginning of December 2002 we had no captain and only half a team. There was even talk among some committee members that we should go "all amateur" for the 2003 season and let ourselves be relegated. It was thought that with the cash resources saved we should be able to spend more on improving the facilities and the ground. This seemed a good idea to some, but to those around the Club who had worked hard for four years to maintain Bradford League 1st Division standards the idea was abhorrent. For the first time since joining the League in 1976 we were, at long last, regarded as a 1st Division side with 1st Division players, facilities, and aspirations. We reasoned that a successful side would bring the sponsorship needed to upgrade the ground.

Fortunately, youngsters Adam Patel from Baildon, and Anthony Daniells from Castleford had
decided to join us. James Stansfield, out with a broken leg for much of the 2002 season, and Chris Siddall had decided not to "desert the sinking ship". We had agreed terms with Faisal Irfan who had wanted to remain with us for a further season. It still looked a little light, we were still looking for a captain, and at least one more top line batsman.

Then everything seemed to gel. Ian Austin, the best decision the Club has made for many years, came on board. His enthusiasm was compelling, completely undaunted at the prospect of leading such an inexperienced side into the Bradford League arena.

Mark Bagley, known to Ian, and a member of the Worcester Academy, currently studying at Leeds University was persuaded to join us, and then just before the season was due to start Andrew Gale was released by the Yorkshire Academy and offered a Yorkshire contract that made it possible for him to play with us again.

A team had now been put together which included Warren Stephenson and Liam Evans, both stepping up from last year's second string. With these additions the team still had a squad of only ten players with the 2nd team being asked to provide a player each week on a rota basis.

Our biggest worry as the season neared was whether Irfan would start the season. Because of the Iraqi problem only one British Embassy capable of issuing visas was still open in Pakistan. The national press was pessimistically predicting that it could be 10/12 weeks into the season before the overseas contingent arrived. Perhaps we were lucky, or perhaps it was the bombardment of faxes and phone calls, together with the help of letters from our local MP Mike Wood, but Irfan did arrive just in time to play in the first match.

And so the season began, but without Stansfield (still playing football), and Bagley (with the Leeds/Bradford University side). From match one when we suffered a 10 wicket defeat against the current champions Pudsey Congs the limitations of the senior team, and the ramifications for the 2nd's soon became apparent, and the season-long player shortage in the 2nd team almost spelled out relegation for them at the season's end.

The Congs match apart the season started well with three victories from the first seven games, two other matches were curtailed by rain whilst in winning positions, and the further match a total washout against neighbours Woodlands. We reached the half-season with five victories against our name and comfortably in the top half of the table, but we had already lost Bagley who had been recalled to the Worcester Academy. Our problems, however, were about to start, and the second half of the season started badly being unable to win any of our first six games. In fact during this period we had gained just 3 points from a possible 36 available, and suddenly we were only just above a relegation spot. It didn't look as though we were going to win another game, particularly with both Stansfield and Siddall now having being recalled to play football. A week later, change bowler Iftekhar Ahmed started a new job which prevented him from playing any further matches. Our tight squad was suddenly a further three players light.

I don't know who waved the magic ward, or whether somebody up there just liked us, or whether it happened because of inspired captaincy, but suddenly our seriously depleted team couldn't stop winning games. With our seconds also in serious danger of relegation, we had to seriously look at which players we should pull into the senior side, and with due respect some of those players we imported would have struggled to maintain a place in a full strength 2nd team. Despite their apparent lack of ability it certainly didn't show and without exception every single player we selected made an important contribution in the last month of the season.

Between 16th August and 13th September we won 5 of the 6 matches we played and taking 4 points from the remaining fixture. This added to a total of 34 points from a possible 36. The previous 6 matches had been worth just 3 points to us. What a change of fortune. The second team was also winning matches, and with one game still to play they had reached a position of safety. The senior side went into their last game needing to beat Baildon to finish in third spot, but it was a game too far, especially now that Faisal Irfan had had to return to Pakistan. Even though a score of 200+ was posted, the bowling strength was unable to contain the opposition.

In conclusion, given all the circumstances, to finish 5th in a season of such contrasting fortunes with a such a young squad of inexperienced players was magnificent. But most of all a huge debt of gratitude belongs to our skipper Ian Austin. No captain in this year's top division could have done as much operating with such limited resources, and without any complaint. All his players, without exception, were prepared to play for him and give him at least 100% effort.



             SDS BRADFORD CRICKET LEAGUE
           LEAGUE TABLE ~ DIVISION ONE ~ 1st TEAMS
           Final League Placings at 20th September 2003.

Team: P W 4 3 1 L Pts:
Pudsey Congs
Spen Victoria
Baildon
Hanging Heaton
Cleckheaton
Undercliffe
Woodlands
Pudsey St Law
East Bierley
Farsley
Idle
Mirfield
Yeadon
Gomersal
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
18
13
12
11
10
9
8
9
6
6
6
6
5
2
1
2
2
2
1
3
4
2
2
2
3
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
6
5
4
5
7
8
6
7
8
11
7
9
5
4
1
6
8
8
8
6
8
8
9
7
10
10
15
18
118
91
84
79
74
74
70
69
55
55
55
49
39
24


             SDS BRADFORD CRICKET LEAGUE
           LEAGUE TABLE ~ DIVISION ONE ~ 2nd TEAMS
           Including games played on 20th September 2003.

Team: P W 4 3 1 L Pts:
East Bierley
Woodlands
Pudsey St Law
Pudsey Congs
Idle
Brad & Bingley
Hanging Heaton
Gomersal
Lightcliffe
Mirfield
Farsley
Cleckheaton
Spen Victoria
Baildon
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
20
18
13
11
11
7
9
9
10
6
8
8
5
3
2
2
1
0
1
6
2
1
0
5
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
6
8
4
5
8
6
2
3
4
4
7
3
3
3
6
7
10
8
7
10
14
12
13
14
13
18
129
119
88
74
74
71
70
64
62
59
56
52
41
29


             SDS BRADFORD CRICKET LEAGUE
          2003 1st TEAM FIXTURES and RESULTS.
Date:

19/04



26/04



03/05



04/05



10/05



17/05

24/05



26/05



31/05



07/06



08/06



14/06



21/06



28/06



05/07



12/07



19/07



26/07



27/07



02/08



09/08



16/08



23/08



30/08



06/09



07/09



13/09



20/09


.

Venue:

A



H



A



H



H



A

H



A



H



A



A



H



A



H



A



H



A



H



A



H



A



H



A



H



A



H



A



H



.
1st Innings:

Cleckheaton 80 all out.
C.Siddall 35, A.Gale 17.
N.Gill 4-47, M.Bray 6-33.

Mirfield 189 for 6 wkts.
M.Fairburn 78, S.Horkin 36.
I.Austin 3-41, I.Ahmed 2-34.

Yeadon 49 all out.
H. Anderson 17.
F.Irfan 7-24, I.Austin 3-21.

Gomersal 149 all out.
G.Ramsden 49* I.Purcell 18.
I.Ahmed 3-34, J.Stansfield 3-42

Spen Victoria 216 for 7.
G.Razak 71, R.Atkinson 48.
I.Ahmed 3-71

Woodlands - No Play

Cleckheaton 169 for 10 wkts.
C.Siddall 68.
J.Hopkins 5-23

Pudsey St Law 177 for 9 wkts.
A.Stead 65, M.Whitehead 35.
C.Siddall 3-21, I.Austin 3-23

Gomersal 180 all out.
C.Schofield 83, M.Barnes 31*
I.Austin 3-20, F.Irfan 3-71.

East Bierley 267 for 5 wkts.
J.Proud 83, R.Burton 50*
C.Siddall 2-48.

Bankfoot 125 all out.
G.Colehan 38, M.Nicholson 25.
F.Irfan 4-29, J.Stansfield 4-32.

Farsley 170 all out.
I.Philliskirk 28, A.Metcalfe 26.
I.Ahmed 5-26, J.Stansfield 3-22.

Idle 200 for 9 wkts.
Ijaz Ahmed 68.
Iftekhar Ahmed 6-72.

Cleckheaton 76 all out.
I.Austin 35*
G.Lambert 6-34, J.Nazir 4-33.

Cleckheaton 160 all out.
J.Stansfield 48, I.Austin 38.
D.Clow 3-26, C.Smith 3-49.

Cleckheaton 156 all out.
A.Gale 62, I.Austin 52.
Ul-Hassan 5-39, M.Bray 3-27.

Cleckheaton 179 for 5 wkts.
A.Patel 60, I.Austin 37.
M.Asif 2-86.

Yeadon 188 all out.
G.Soames 45, J.Carey 42.
F.Irfan 3-49, I.Austin 2-22.

Spen Victoria 253 for 6 wkts.
G.Davis 99, G.Razak 63.
I.Ahmed 4-94

Cleckheaton 100 all out.
W.Stephenson 32, R.Jowett 28.
S.Ahmed 5-33, R.Pyrah 3-30.

Hanging Heaton 236 for 4 wkts.
J.Anderson 79, I.Dawood 51.
J.Stansfield 2-41

Cleckheaton 254 for 4 wkts.
I.Austin 100*, A.Patel 52.
G.Singh 3-50

Cleckheaton 169 all out.
I.Austin 42, A.Waudby 38.
D.Hilton 3-33, I.Purcell 3-70.

East Bierley 215 for 5 wkts.
R.Gould 101, J.Proud 43.
A.Waudby 2-89.

Cleckheaton 236 for 7 wkts.
Gale 81, Irfan 64, Austin 54
Walker 4-87, Thornton 2-44.

Cleckheaton 227 for 6 wkts.
C.Siddall 72*, F.Irfan 48.
I.Dewhurst 3-52, I.Ahmed 2-64.

Undercliffe 174 all out.
T.Drummond 60, M.Gill 58.
I.Austin 5-40, A.Porritt 4-55.

Cleckheaton 205 for 9 wkts.
I.Austin 61, A.Patel 39.
P.Slater 4-74, M.Ahmed 3-38
.
2nd Innings:

Pudsey Congs 81 for 0 wkts.
P.Carroll 40*, A.Bethel 29*


Cleckheaton 175 for 7 wkts.
A.Gale 95, A.Daniells 37*
Asif 3-58, Parkinson 3-105.

Cleckheaton 50 for 1 wkts.
C.Siddall 24*, A.Patel 19*


Cleckheaton 154 for 7 wkts.
I.Austin 63*, A.Daniells 29*
J.Russell 2-29

Cleckheaton 166 for 6 wkts.
A.Gale 73, A.Patel 48.
G.Davis 5-46

Cleckheaton - No Play.

Hanging Heaton 152 all out.
A.Mynett 45, S.Bethel 38.
I.Austin 5-56, J.Stansfield 4-74.

Cleckheaton 132 all out.
I.Austin 35, W.Stephenson 27
G.Severn 6-62, G.Singh 2-12

Cleckheaton 184 for 2 wkts.
A.Gale 112*, A.Patel 23,


Cleckheaton 267 for 9 wkts.
Austin 66, Patel 62, Irfan 39*
K.Raza 6-79

Cleckheaton 77 all out.
M.Bagley 24*, A.Gale 21.
Marshall 3-12, Hanson 3-25.

Cleckheaton 174 for 2 wkts.
A.Gale 87, C.Siddall 47*


Cleckheaton 194 for 8 wkts.
I.Austin 50*, J.Stansfield 38.
Gilliver 2-15, Lawrence 2-32

Undercliffe 79 for 6 wkts.
M.Gill 33, A.Walker 22*.
F.Irfan 3-28.

Baildon 116 all out.
D.Clow 26, T.Atkinson 22.
I.Austin 7-28, J.Stansfield 2-40

Pudsey Congs 159 for 2 wkts.
B.Butt 91, A.Bethel 37*.


Mirfield 180 for 9 wkts.
M.Asif 55, I.Latif 47.
I.Austin 6-78, J.Stansfield 2-31

Cleckheaton 155 for 9 wkts.
F.Irfan 39, J.Stansfield 24
J.Roper 4-40, J.Postill 3-36.

Cleckheaton 206 for 7 wkts.
C.Siddall 93, A.Patel 31.
R.Anjum 3-58, C.Elstub 2-31

Woodlands 101 for 0 wkts.
R.Pyrah 58*, R.Murray 27*.


Cleckheaton 202 for 9 wkts.
C.Siddall 47, A.Patel 40.
S.Purdy 4-69, J.Hopkins 4-73.

Pudsey St Law 228 all out.
J.Smith 86, I.Priestley 53.
I.Austin 6-46, F.Irfan 4-76

Gomersal 144 all out.
B.Parker 32, M.Garside 31.
I.Austin 5-46, F.Irfan 5-64.

Cleckheaton 218 for 4 wkts.
I.Austin 78*, A.Gale 61.
K.Raza 3-50.

Farsley 141 for 8 wkts.
Goldthorp 45, Metcalfe 38.
A.Porritt 3-51, F.Irfan 2-43.

Idle 183 all out.
I.Ahmed 39, N.Heinemann 28.
C.Siddall 5-39, F.Irfan 3-26.

Cleckheaton 176 for 8 wkts.
A.Gale 58, F.Irfan 51.
G.Saxton 4-64, M.Khaliq 2-25.

Baildon 210 for 4 wkts.
C.Thornton 89*, P.Slater 41.
A.Halford 2-68
.
Rslt:

Loss



Draw



Win



Win



Draw



Draw

Win



Loss



Win



Tie



Loss



Win



Draw



Loss



Win



Loss



Loss



Draw



Draw



Loss



Draw



Win



Win



Win



Draw



Win



Win



Loss


.
Pts:

0



1



6



PC



1



1

6



0



6



3



PC



6



1



0



6



0



0



1



1



0



1



6



6



6



4



6



6



0


.
Total

0



1



7



-



8



9

15



15



21



24



-



30



31



31



37



37



37



38



39



39



40



46



52



58



62



68



74



74


.

PLAYING SQUAD FOR THIS SEASON

     THE RETURN OF ANDREW GALE


Tuesday, 1st March 2003

This week, Cleckheaton finally heard the news that had been hoped for, the news that the Yorkshire Academy had released Andrew Gale to play Bradford League Cricket again. Since Andrew left Cleckheaton at the end of the 2000 Season he has certainly seen the world.
Before leaving for the Academy he had already represented Yorkshire and England at schoolboy level in the process making a maiden century for his country, but before he took up his new duties with the county he was selected in March of 2001 with six other Yorkshire Under 17's players to spend two and a half weeks at the Australian National Academy in Adelaide.

Pre-season 2002, he travelled with the Yorkshire First Team squad to Grenada where as one of the younger players he really caught the eye with his performances. Later in the year he became a member of the England Under 19's team selected to play in the three match series against India. Although the series ended in a 3-nil whitewash for the Indians he made a contribution to the series; particularly in the final match at Taunton where he scored 77 runs as part of an opening stand of 201 with fellow opener Kadeer Ali. His performances must have impressed the selectors who named him in the next squad, and in December he was heading out to Australia once more.

Arriving back from that tour it was believed that the 19 year old Dewsbury born left hander would be retained with the Academy for a further year. That was until this week, when it was finally decided that Bradford League cricket, especially with Cleckheaton under the guidance of the experienced Ian Austin, would help him progress his career.

MORE TEAM NEWS
After a disappointing season last year, we have lost key members of our squad. Skipper Steve Titchard, who is now involved the the Lancs Academy, has been asked to play his cricket in the local leagues. Opening batsman and keeper Mark Gill is leaving to join Undercliffe, whilst all-rounder Richard Pyrah, the Bradford League's "Young Cricketer of the Year", is moving up the road to Woodlands as is left arm spinner Chris Brice whose contract with Yorkshire was not been renewed at the end of last season and is still looking for another county club.

Adam Swallow, after giving us sterling service over many years is joining ex-Cleckheaton colleague Carl Sharp who is the new captain of Bradford & Bingley.

We are very sorry to be losing so many good players, but on the plus side both James Stansfield and Chris Siddall who have now recovered from the serious injuries that kept them from playing for much of last season are staying with the Club. Pakistan fast bowler Faisal Irfan, who had such a promising first season in England will be rejoining us for the coming season. Probably sharing the new ball with Faisal will be Iftekhar Ahmed who is joining us from Brighouse.

Our most exciting capture, as headlined on the home page, is new "high profile" skipper ex Lancashire and England One-Day player Ian Austin.

By kind permission of
"John Dawson - Cricket Images"
                     IAN DAVID AUSTIN

Born in Haslingden on 30th May 1966, Ian played his first Lancs League game for his local side as a 16 year old in 1982 where he played until joining Lancs in 1986. Whilst with Haslingden he scored an unbeaten 149 in a record 3rd wicket partnership of 268 runs with John Entwistle against Church.
   
After joining Lancashire his bowling developed to the extent that he soon became an integral part of their one-day team often being asked to bowl "at the death". It was however, still a major surprise to most people when he was selected in 1998 to play for England's one-day team. He made his debut against Sri Lanka at Lords in the Emirates Triangular Tournament. His last game for England was at Canterbury in the 1999 World Cup against Kenya.

His all-round ability was a key factor in Lancashire's one-day double in 1998 and following his elevation to the national side, Mathew Engle, Wisden's editor selected him as Cricketer of the Year in 1999. His build might suggest a certain lack of pace in the field, but this is more than offset by a safe pair of hands and a strong arm.

When he was released by Lancashire at the end on the 2000 season he joined Minor Counties team Cumberland and returned to Lancs League Cricket with Haslingden where he has enjoyed two successful seasons, but he was not offered terms for the 2003 season. The rest is history. Looking for new challenges, he has decided to play his cricket in the Bradford Cricket League with Cleckheaton.

Pictured below is Ian with wife Alex enjoying a social evening in our Clubhouse.


  

Two promising young cricketers who have agreed to join us are early order batsman Adam Patel from Baildon and Wicket-keeper Anthony Daniells from Yorkshire League team Castleford. Both are expected to be influential members of our 1st team.

Our most recent recruit is 19-year old Mark Bagley. He was an inaugural member of Worcester's Junior Cricket Academy which he joined along with his brother Chris in 2000. Under the guidance of Damian D'Oliveira he has made such progress that his spin bowling is now regularly featured in his county's 2nd team. He also made a 1st team appearance for Worcester against Oxford University in April 2001. It is hoped that Mark, who is currently attending Leeds University, will more than offset the loss of Chris Brice.

The recent late addition to our squad of Andrew Gale greatly strengthens any aspirations we had for the coming season. The only current worry that we now have is the difficulties we and many other club's are having in persuading the British Embassy in Islamabad to issue a visa for our overseas professional Faisal Irfan. We do, however, understand that the position is getting better. We are keeping all our fingers crossed for another stroke of good fortune.






2003 SDS BRADFORD LEAGUE DINNER

As confidentally expected skipper Ian Austin was presented with the "Sir Learie Constantine" All Rounder Trophy at the Bradford League Dinner held on 14th November.

A full table of Cleckheaton members turned up to support him, and had a very enjoyable evening. The meal was good, the comedian was poor, but the sporting speaker Graeme "Foxy" Fowler, brought in at the last moment to replace an unavailable Warren Hegg, was excellent. He has matured into a very competent "After Dinner Speaker", and because of his close friendship with Ian Austin spent a considerable amount of the evening sitting on our table interestingly reminiscing with Ian about "old times".


He finished his speaking stint discussing the current threat posed to cricket by the diehard attitudes of some of the people currently running the game at both international and local level, but he then unexpectedly threw his support behind the need to be more forward looking, and his references to the introduction of coloured clothing into local cricket drew applause from many of the cricketers in the audience if not from club officials.

It was, however, very surprising to read the comments of an opinionated Bradford League Records Secretary Mike Rhodes on the League's website suggesting that Graeme Fowler and the Cleckheaton skipper had put their heads together in an attempt to embarass the Bradford League on this issue. Those on the table listening to conversation between the "old friends" would all vouch that no "coaching" of Fowler took place on the evening of the dinner, and that Ian was unaware who the speaker was going to be until he arrived.

        

1903 ~ 2003
BRADFORD LEAGUE CENTENARY


Shelf, Clayton, Allerton, Thornton, & Dudley Hill were all founder members of the twelve strong division that was formed as the Bradford Cricket League in 1903.Since then things have changed somewhat as the League has now progressed to what is arguably the best in Yorkshire.

To celebrate their centenary the League has produced a top quality 400-page publication. It is an enthralling read, and extremely well priced at 17.00 if collected from the Club. Add 3.00 P&P if you want your copy posting.
The Club still has in stock copies of the book "A Century of Bradford League Cricket".

Books can be despatched immediately on receipt of your cheque made payable to
"Cleckheaton Cricket Club"
and sent to 21 Hopefield Way, Bradford. BD5 8AA.




1st TEAM AVERAGES


BATTING

Ian Austin
Chris Siddall
Andrew Gale
Faisal Irfan
Adam Patel
James Stansfield
Anthony Daniells
Warren Stephenson
Iftekhar Ahmed
Liam Evans
Inns

24
19
27
20
27
18
22
19
12
13
No's

5
3
1
5
1
2
3
2
7
0
H/Score:

100*
93
112*
64*
62
48
37*
32
15*
17
Runs

789
519
825
349
597
269
298
136
26
46
Average

41.53
32.44
31.73
23.27
22.96
16.81
15.68
8.00
5.20
3.54


BOWLING:

Ian Austin
Chris Siddall
Andrew Porritt
Iftekhar Ahmed
Faisal Irfan
James Stansfield
Mark Bagley
Overs:

345.0
69.0
39.0
109.1
330.0
155.0
34.0

Maidens:

98
6
3
4
78
19
3
Runs:

788
298
211
641
1067
624
151

Wkts:

60
13
9
27
44
25
5

Average:

13.13
22.92
23.44
23.74
24.25
24.96
30.20


WICKETKEEPING:
Anthony Daniells. Stumped 6, Caught 20, Victims 26.
Andrew Gale. Stumped 0, Caught 6, Victims 6.

Also Batted: James Allen, Mark Bagley, Chris Blackburn, Peter Clarke, Martyn Evans, Andrew Halford, Chris Jowett, Rhys Jowett, James Marshall, Andrew Porritt, John Porritt, Garrett Stead, Andrew Waudby, & Matthew Waudby.

Also Bowled: Chris Blackburn, Andrew Gale, Liam Evans, Andrew Halford, James Marshall, Adam Patel, Andrew Waudby & Matthew Waudby.





2nd TEAM AVERAGES

BATTING:

James Marshall
Peter Clarke
Rhys Jowett
Andrew Halford
Matthew Waudby
Andrew Porritt
Dave Marshall
Craig Blackburn
Garrett Stead
Gareth Jowett
Michael Clarke
Innings:

8
24
16
16
15
14
17
17
15
13
17
No's

2
1
4
1
0
2
4
2
2
4
1
H/Score

110
63
78
48
51
38
30
46
34
26
13
Runs:

254
596
265
313
237
184
192
221
153
90
115
Average:

42.33
25.91
22.08
20.87
15.80
15.33
14.77
14.73
11.77
10.00
7.19
  

BOWLING:

Dave Marshall
Peter Clarke
Andrew Halford
James Marshall
Andrew Porritt
Gareth Jowett
Overs:

289.5
100.3
243.5
81.0
162.2
76.0
Mdns:

44
17
43
10
22
13
Runs:

888
351
745
302
629
321
Wkts:

55
20
41
13
22
11
Average:

16.15
17.55
18.17
23.23
28.59
29.18


Also Batted: Joe Bray, Nick Berry, Chris Blackburn, Andrew Clarke, Simon Deegan, Chris Dobson, Dave Dunne, Liam Evans, Adam Fearnley, Chris Ignatowski, Chris Jackson, Dave Parkin, Matthew Piper, Richard Piper, David Porritt, John Porritt, Richard Thomas, Andrew Waudby, Richard Wood, Dave Worrall and Dean Worrall.

Also Bowled: Nick Berry, Chris Blackburn, Andrew Clarke, Michael Clarke, Dave Dunne, Liam Evans, Adam Fearnley, Chris Ignatowski, Chris Jackson, Rhys Jowett, Matthew Piper, Andrew Waudby and Dean Worrall.



BRADFORD CRICKET LEAGUE AVERAGES
1st DIVISION - 1st TEAMS


BATTING:

Chris Taylor (Undercliffe)
Gary Fellows (Pudsey St Law)
Ashley Metcalfe (Farsley)
Barbar Butt (Pudsey Congs)
Richard Gould (East Bierley)
Ishmael Dawood (Hang Heaton)
Matthew Doidge (Pudsey Congs)
Tim Orrell (Woodlands)
Jonathan Proud (East Bierley)
Lee Goddard (East Bierley)
Ian Austin (Cleckheaton)
Rao Anjum (Spen Victoria)
Mark Gill (Undercliffe)
Bradley Parker (Gomersal)
Mohammed Asif (Mirfield)
Chris Siddall (Cleckheaton)
James Smith (Pudsey St Law)
Andy Bethel (Pudsey Congs)
Russell Murray (Woodlands)
Phil Slater (Baildon)
Asim Munir (Farsley)
Ian Philliskirk (Farsley)
Andrew Gale (Cleckheaton)
Mark Gilliver (Idle)
Andy Walker (Undercliffe)
Paul Spragg (Baildon)
Trevor Atkinson (Baildon)
Gareth Davis (Spen Victoria)
Matthew Duce (Baildon)
Mushtaq Ahmed (Baildon)
Grant Soames (Yeadon)
Ibrahim Latif (Mirfield)
Richard Pyrah (Woodlands)
Gareth Lee (Gomersal)
Paul Carroll (Pudsey Congs)
Murphy Walwyn (Woodlands)
Chris Scofield (Gomersal)
Gharib Razak (Spen Victoria)
Ijaz Ahmed (Idle)
Steve Bethel (Hang Heaton)
Jayson Hopkins (Hang Heaton)
Javed Umarji (Hang Heaton)
Gavin Hamilton (East Bierley)
Simon Horkin (Mirfield)
Harvey Anderson (Yeadon)
Alex Stead (Pudsey St Law)
Tabassum Bhatti (East Bierley)
Richard Haikings (Mirfield)
Craig Thornton (Bankfoot)
Inn

19
18
24
20
25
21
14
19
24
15
22
22
25
24
24
17
22
24
23
24
22
23
25
24
21
22
15
20
24
15
23
23
25
25
25
17
24
23
22
23
21
24
16
24
25
23
17
25
24
No

4
5
6
6
2
4
6
3
1
4
4
3
5
1
6
3
0
4
4
1
3
2
1
3
6
0
4
5
3
4
3
2
3
0
5
6
2
1
0
7
4
0
2
1
0
1
3
0
5
Runs

1003
751
927
700
1133
832
376
713
999
456
726
759
755
847
662
509
792
719
682
774
637
693
784
664
473
674
335
449
620
321
583
612
635
717
573
315
618
614
614
436
459
643
370
601
653
573
352
628
477
Hs

156
86*
97
91
101
75
77
122*
149*
112
100*
117*
83*
126
72*
93
108
91*
100*
115
80*
140
112*
116*
68*
94
58*
99
74
103*
86*
78
58*
126
107*
40*
95*
71
104
63*
58
97
88
136*
91
130
105*
71
89*
Aver

66.87
57.77
51.50
50.00
49.26
48.94
47.00
44.56
43.43
41.45
40.33
39.95
37.75
36.83
36.78
36.36
36.00
35.95
35.89
33.65
33.53
33.00
32.67
31.62
31.53
30.64
30.45
29.93
29.52
29.18
29.15
29.14
28.86
28.68
28.65
28.64
28.09
27.91
27.91
27.25
27.00
26.79
26.43
26.13
26.12
26.05
25.14
25.12
25.11
  


BOWLING:

Jaffer Nazir (Undercliffe)
Ian Austin (Cleckheaton)
Rana-ul-Hassan (Pudsey Congs)
Glen Roberts (Pudsey Congs)
Simon Purdy (Hanging Heaton)
Neil Gill (Pudsey Congs)
Mushtaq Ahmed (Baildon)
Safraz Ahmed (Woodlands)
Kez Ahmed (Spen Victoria)
Gareth Davis (Spen Victoria)
Greg Lambert (Undercliffe)
Grant Soames (Yeadon)
Kashif Raza (East Bierley)
Craig Hitchenor (Farsley)
Jayson Hopkins (Hang Heaton)
Andy Walker (Undercliffe)
Steve Lawrence (Idle)
David Wigley (Baildon)
John Roper (Yeadon)
Chris Thompson (Idle)
Rao Anjum (Spen Victoria)
Chris Brice (Woodlands)
Gurdev Singh (Pudsey St Law)
Richard Spittlehouse (Woodlands)
Neil Parkinson (Mirfield)
Overs

214.0
344.0
341.0
146.3
315.3
291.0
335.4
348.0
173.3
255.1
267.3
222.1
351.5
353.1
168.2
203.3
230.5
190.0
238.0
171.4
264.2
259.4
218.5
188.0
243.0
Mdns

44
98
73
28
55
86
100
90
26
66
50
33
61
103
14
34
47
22
57
30
57
48
44
34
50
Runs

702
762
1133
456
962
833
919
926
584
857
1001
825
1257
1003
840
751
919
734
764
701
854
1015
709
762
847
Wkts

56
59
81
30
63
53
57
53
33
45
52
42
63
49
41
36
44
35
34
31
37
43
30
32
34
Aver

12.54
12.92
13.99
15.20
15.27
15.72
16.12
17.47
17.70
19.04
19.25
19.64
19.95
20.47
20.49
20.86
20.89
20.97
22.47
22.61
23.08
23.60
23.63
23.81
24.91


WICKETKEEPING:

Nick Rushworth (Woodlands)
Mark Gill (Undercliffe)
Gary Brook (Pudsey Congs)
John Barton (Spen Victoria)
Matthew Duce (Baildon)
Anthony Daniells (Cleckheaton)
John Goldthorp (Farsley)
Paul Eachus (Idle)
Lee Goddard (East Bierley)
Ishmail Dawood (Hang Heaton)
Phil Ackroyd (Mirfield)
Dave Russell (Yeadon)
Stewart Smith (Pudsey St Law)
Matthew Garside (Gomersal)
Craig Thomas (Pudsey St Law)


St:

4
7
7
6
4
6
6
2
4
5
4
2
2
3
0
Ct:

31
27
26
25
26
19
18
22
19
16
15
15
13
11
11
Victims:

35
34
33
31
30
25
24
24
23
21
19
17
15
14
11






"TRADITIONAL" CHRISTMAS DINNER



Socially, our "TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER" held at the Clubhouse on Friday, 12th December proved an ourstanding success. This, a new venture by the Club, turned out to be a very well attended event. The dinner, provided by local caterers Villa Catering, was superb. This was followed by a 30-strong contingent from the Gledholt Male Voice Choir, who only weeks before had been appearing at the Royal Albert Hall. They gave us tuneful renditions of both new and traditional Christmas Songs, with the dinner guests being encouraged to join in on some popular carols.

At the end of the evening this excellant choir received an ovation, and a collection for their chosen charity raised more than 200. They have asked us to thank our guests for the generosity.



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