Under 13s League Report week 9
League leaders Oakworth stepped on the gas against Earby with the highest score of the year with 161-3. Openers Matty Lee and Ben Fothergill both made 28 and 26 from Lewis Wrathall hammered home the pain. Oaks used all their bowlers and the West Craven team posted 117-4 in reply to help set a new under-13 aggregate runs record. Jake Ellis put in 26 as did Jamaal Knowles with Shane Taylforth on 25. Chasing hard are Pendle Forest who overcame a useful 112-5 from Oxenhope, led by Spencer Mawer's 25. Jack Wood 28 and Thomas Ryland 26 led the team to 115-2 with 2 overs unbowled. Izaak Beck with 4-18 performed well against leaders Oakworth to have them curtailed at 84-5 despite both openers Ben Fothergill and Matty Lee reaching retirement scores. Jackson Rouse responded superbly for Oaks with 3-8 and although Cup Final hero Luke Sumnall made 25 Skipton finished on 52-9.
Haworth's trip to Silsden proved worthwhile and they went back to the hills with a 9 wicket win and 3 points. Linus Gallagher grabbed 3 for 2 as star bowler in the Silsden 39 all out. Skipper Ryan Ives led his team home in 9.2 overs with 20. A late knock of 15 from Jake Parkinson rescued the Wharfedale Rams fleece from a real severe clipping by the Haworth West End attack. Joshua Holt and Jack Middleton each had a trio of wickets as the Rams totalled only 46. A much better bowling performance took the West Enders to 17.3 overs to reach their meagre target. Ryan Ives rescued his Haworth team from potential disaster with 25 out of 53-8 in the light of accurate bowling from all 10 of Sutton's bowlers.
Sohail Gulbar led the victory march with 19 in 8.3 overs. A stunning debut 25 from A Christie supplemented a similar score from Robbie Davidson in an excellent 123-5 for Settle. The Steeton batsmen were pinned down but kept their wickets to finish on 58-4 with Matthew Keighley making 25. An all round bowling performance from Denholme had an inexperienced Silsden side in a bit of spin and sadly all out 18. Cameron Foster took his first wickets of the yea, three of them all in one over. The Denholme side knocked off the runs required for the points.