Fixtures 2022

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16 April 2022 - 1st XI v Horsforth (A) - Won by 9 wickets (20-0)

Horsforth 102 a/o in 45.3 overs

Steeton 103-1 in 16 overs

Steeton began the 2022 season with an impressive demolition of Horsforth at King George’s Field. New skipper Steve Pearson started well by winning the toss and asking Horsforth to bat first. The top 5 Horsforth batsmen were all removed by players making their Steeton debut. Pick of the bowlers was new-comer Ryan Ridehalgh, who finished with 3 wickets for 19 runs from his 9 overs with catches taken by Ewan Johnston and Tom Winetroube. Another debutant Louis Horfield took 2 wickets for 27 runs from 10 overs with a catch taken by James Robinson. James was awarded a fielding point. With the top Horsforth batsmen removed skipper Steve Pearson and Matthew Nutter collected a brace of wickets apiece. Steve clean bowled 2 wickets for 22 runs from 13 overs; while Matthew took 2 wickets for 11 runs from 4.3 overs with a catch safely taken by Cameron Knowles. The other wicket to fall was a run-out by overseas player, Australian wicket-keeper Jack Ramage also making his Steeton debut. Steeton had crushed Horsforth to 102 runs all out in 45.3 overs.

Steeton’s reply was emphatic. Our opening batsmen notched up 92 runs before losing our overseas player Jack Ramage with the game all-but over. Jack had scored a fabulous 41 runs from just 40 deliveries with 1 six & 7 fours. His opening partner was James Robinson, who notched a great unbeaten 39* runs from 47 runs with 6 boundaries. Along with debutant Louis Horsfield (5*), James saw Steeton safely pass the meagre Horsforth target with the loss of a single wicket. Steeton had scored 103 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in just 16 overs. Steeton (20 points) beat Horsforth (0 points) by 9 wickets.

Ryan Ridehalgh is my Man-of-the-Match

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23 April 2022 - 1st XI v Olicanian (H) - Lost by 40 runs (7-20)

Olicanian 248 a/o in 48.5 overs

Steeton 208 a/o in 41.4 overs

Steeton’s great start to the season came to a sudden stop at Summerhill Lane against Olicanian. Skipper Steve Pearson lost the toss and Olicanian chose to bat first. Olicanian were teetering at 83-4 but a strong lower order saw them post an impressive 248 runs all out in 48.5 overs. All the Steeton wickets were taken by just 2 of the bowlers, with the chief destroyer being James McDonald. James took a fantastic 6 wickets for 55 runs from his 12.5 overs with 2 catches taken by Louis Horsfield, 2 by keeper Jack Ramage and 1 by Matthew Nutter. Steeton’s other successful bowlers was Ewan Johnston, who took 4 wickets for 71 runs from 14 overs, with a further 2 catches taken by keeper Jack Ramage and 1 catch by Cameron Knowles. Fielding points went to Louis Horsfield and Cameron Knowles. Steeton would need to score consistently at 5 runs per over to overhaul the 248 runs Olicanian target.

Steeton began their reply in the worst possible way losing a wicket to the very first delivery. The innings was steadied by an good 52 runs 2nd wicket partnership between overseas play Jack Ramage (31) and Louis Horsfield, who scored 18 runs. Jack Ramage scored his 31 runs from just 25 deliveries with 6 boundaries. Cameron Knowles chipped in with 12 runs, but when he was out Steeton had slumped to 79-5. The innings was turned around by a masterful knock by skipper Steve Pearson who scored an excellent 67 runs from 78 deliveries with 1 six & 10 fours. Steve shared a solid 42-run 6th wicket partnership with Chris Wademan, who contributed 12 runs; followed by an even better 79-run 7th wicket partnership with Ryan Ridehalgh, who contributed a fine 43 runs from just 27 deliveries with 1 six & 6 fours. With Steeton looking firm favourites both Ryan and Steve were caught out with the score just over 200 runs. The end then came quickly as Steeton were balled all out for 208 runs in 41.4 overs. Steeton (7 points) lost to Olicanian (20 points) by 40 runs

James McDonald is my Man-of-the-Match

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30 Apr 2022 - 1st XI v Colton Institute (A) - Won by 26 runs (19-8)

Steeton 244-9 in 50 overs

Colton Institute 218-8 in 50 overs

Steeton made the long journey to Colton Institute hoping to put their season back on track after last week’s lapse. Steeton skipper Steve Pearson won the toss and chose to bat first…a decision which was soon vindicated with a great 107-run opening partnership. Both opening batsmen were rewarded with half-centuries: James Robinson, who scored 54 runs from 86 deliveries with 7 boundaries and Australian Jack Ramage, who scored 59 runs from 64 deliveries with 11 boundaries. The following batsmen all made cameo contributions with going to make a sizeable score: Louis Horsfield (10), Cameron Knowles (17), Ryan Ridehalgh (13), Steve Pearson (11) & Chris Wademan (18). Matt Nutter smashed a rapid 32 runs from just 32 deliveries with 1 six &  2 fours as Steeton closed with a formidable 244 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their 50 overs.

In reply Colton were pegged back early by opening bowler James McDonald, whose opening blast earned him 2 wickets for 41 runs from 10 overs and reduced Colton to 49-2. James’s wickets were both catches taken by Chris Wademan, which earned Chris a fielding point. Pick of the bowling was off-spinner Adam Hardwick, who took 4 wickets for 72 runs from 15 overs with a catch taken by Louis Horsfield. As the required run rate steadily rose skipper Steve Pearson (1-47) had a catch taken by Matthew Nutter; and Ewan Johnston (1-50) had a catch taken by Steve Pearson. With ‘wides’ being the 2nd highest scorer Colton Institute closed with 218 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 50 overs. Steeton (19 points) beat Colton Institute (8 points) by 26 runs.

Jack Ramage is my Man-of-the-Match

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7 May 2022 - 1st XI v Tong Park Esholt (H) - Lost by 80 runs

Tong Park Esholt 272-6 in 50 overs

Steeton 192 a/o in 45.1 overs

Steeton entertained Tong Park Esholt at Summerhill Lane. Skipper Steve Pearson lost the toss and Tong Park chose to bat first…a decision that was justified by a 141 run opening stand. The opening partnership was finally broken by Matthew Nutter, who took 2 quick wickets for 51 runs from 7 overs. As Tong Park approached 200 runs it was skipper Steve Pearson (1-52) who collected the next wicket, but opening batsman David Hester completed a century. The next wicket was Tong Park’s centurian who was caught out by Cameron Knowles off the bowling of James McDonald (1-51). Ewan Johnston (1-74) chipped in with a further wicket caught by Louis Horsfield before the last wicket fell to a run-out by keeper Jack Ramage. Skipper Steve Pearson and Ryan Ridehalgh were awarded fielding points as Tong Park closed with a mammoth 272 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 50 overs.

In reply Steeton began strongly with a 58-run 2nd wicket partnership between Australian Jack Ramage and Louis Horsfield: Jack Ramage scored 38 runs from 52 deliveries with 1 six & 5 fours, while Louis Horsfield completed his first half-century for Steeton, with 64 runs coming from 97 deliveries with 1 six & 7 fours. Louis went on to add 22 runs for the 4th wicket with Matthew Nutter, who contributed a cameo 12 runs. Louis then went on to add 41 runs for the 6th wicket with Chris Wademan, who contributed 24 runs from 50 deliveries with 3 boundaries. Solid batting  down the order came from Ryan Ridehalgh, who scored 18 runs from just 16 deliveries with 3 boundaries, but when he was caught out the end came quickly. Steeton were bowled all out for 192 runs in 45.1 overs. Steeton (6 points) lost to Tong Park Esholt (20 points) by 80 runs

Louis Horsfield is my Steeton Man-of-the-Match

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8 May 2022 - 1st XI v Guiseley (H) in Waddilove Cup - Won by 73 runs

Steeton 305-6 in 45 overs

Guiseley 232-6 in 45 overs

Steeton entertained Guiseley at Summerhill Lane in the first round of the Waddilove cup. Skipper Steve Pearson won the toss and on a nice sunny day had little hesitation in batting first. Steeton began strongly with a fabulous 133-run opening partnership in 19 overs between top-scorer James Robinson (68) and Australian Jack Ramage (55). James  scored his 68 runs from just 69 deliveries with 1 six & 9 fours; while Jack continued his run of good scores with his 55 runs coming from only 57 deliveries with 1 six & 6 fours. A slight collapse saw Steeton go from 133-1 to 143-4, but this stutter was quickly corrected with an excellent 91-run 5th wicket stand between Cameron Knowles (36) and skipper Steve Pearson (59). Cameron scored his 36 runs from 40 deliveries with 4 boundaries; while Steve scored his 59 runs from 65 balls with 8 boundaries. The other partnership of note was an unbroken 7th wicket partnership of 47 runs from just 20 balls between Chris Wademan (37*) & Adam Hardwick (13*). Chris is an ideal man to have batting at the latter stages of an innings and his controlled hitting rewarded him with 37* runs not out from only 22 deliveries with 2 sixes & 4 fours; while Adam hit the last two deliveries of the innings for a 4 then a six and his 13* runs came from just 10 balls. Steeton had scored a massive 305-6 in their 45 overs setting Guiseley a target of almost 7 runs per over.

Skipper Steve Pearson bowled 6 tight overs for 18 runs and took the wicket that cut short the opening stand at 21 runs. When Guiseley had reached 89 runs they lost their 2nd wicket clean bowled by the off-spin of Adam Hardwick (1-34) When given a chance to bowl youngster Wilf Roberts (1-56) did not disappoint and removed stubborn opening batsman Robert Butterfield (42) courtesy of a great catch running in from the mid-wicket boundary by Cameron Knowles. His catch earned Cameron a club fielding point…and Wilf’s ground fielding also earned him a club fielding point. The Guiseley middle order found it difficult to cope with the bowling of Matt Nutter, who finished with 3 wickets for 45 runs from his 9 overs, courtesy of a great one-handed diving catch by keeper Jack Ramage as well as a regulation catch by Chris Wademan. Steeton were unable to take all the Guiseley wickets, but had restricted them to 232 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 45 overs. Steeton beat Guiseley by 73 runs and progress to the 2nd round of the Waddilove cup, where they will meet 1st division opposition North Leeds away on Sunday 29th May.

James Robinson is my Man-of-the-Match

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14 May 2022 - 1st XI v Harden (A) - Won by 133 runs (20-8)

Steeton 322 a/o in 49.4 overs

Harden 189 a/o in 46.1 overs

Steeton travelled to Harden’s Cuckoo’s Nest ground and skipper Steve Pearson won the toss and chose to bat without any hesitation. Steeton’s innings was built around a fantastic 2nd wicket partnership of 210 runs…the protagonists being Australian Jack Ramage and Louis Horsfield. Jack posted his first century for the Club with 139 runs scored from just 105 deliveries with 2 sixes & 22 fours; while Louis continued his promising start to his Steeton career with 79 runs from 103 deliveries with 10 boundaries. As Steeton sought to build on this great start there were a number of cameo innings: Cameron Knowles scored 26 runs from 25 deliveries with 3 boundaries; skipper Steve Pearson hit 22 runs from 27 deliveries with 1 six & 1 four; and Matt Nutter smashed 20 runs from just 10 balls with 1 six & 2 fours. Steeton posted an almost unassailable total of 322 runs all out in 49.4 overs.

In reply Steeton took wickets regularly with the initial breakthrough being made by skipper Steve Pearson (1-15) with the Harden score on 20 runs. Chief destroyer was Matt Nutter, who took a well-deserved 5 wicket haul. Matt took 5 wickets for 45 runs from 11 overs with a catch taken by keeper Jack Ramage as well as a caught & bowled. James McDonald (1-47) & Adam Hardwick (1-32) both had successful LBW appeals. Steve Pearson ran out a batsman and received a fielding point with Ewan Johnston also earning a FP. It took Luke Watson (1-0) just 1 delivery to wrap up the innings as Harden were all out for 189 runs in 46.1 overs. Steeton (20 points) beat Harden (8 points) by 133 runs.

Jack Ramage is my Man-of-the-Match

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21 May 2022 - 1st XI v Follifoot (A) - Lost by 8 wickets (3-18)

Steeton 170-6 in 50 overs

Follifoot 171-2 in 43.3 overs

Steeton travelled to Follifoot’s Rudding Park ground on a bright day and when skipper Steve Pearson lost the toss he was asked to bat first. Steeton were immediately under the cosh as they lost both openers with only 5 runs on the board. The first respectable partnership was 25-runs for the 4th wicket between left-handers John Akrigg & Tom Stead. John scored a dogged half-century…his 51 runs coming from 135 deliveries with 3 boundaries; while Tom Stead scored 14 runs from 22 deliveries with 2 boundaries. John went on to share an excellent 82-run 5th wicket partnership with skipper Steve Pearson, who top-scored with an unbeaten 59* runs scored from 86 deliveries with 4 boundaries. No-one else managed double-figures as Steeton closed with a below-par 170 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 50 overs.

In reply Follifoot were commanding as they powered to a 8 wicket victory. The first wicket Steeton managed was a run-out by Ewan Johnston with Follifoot on 36 runs. Ewan was awarded a fielding point. The only successful Steeton bowlers was James McDonald (1-36) who had a catch taken by Chris Wademan. Follifoot has scored 171 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 43.3 overs. Steeton (3 points) lost to Follifoot (18 points) by 8 wickets.

Steve Pearson is my Steeton Man-of-the-Match

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28 May 2022 - 1st XI v Calverley (H)

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29 May 2022 - 1st XI v North Leeds (A) in Waddilove Cup

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4 June 2022 - 1st XI v Adel (A)

Steeton

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11 June 2022 - 1st XI v Bardsey (H)

Steeton

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18 June 2022 - 1st XI v Pool (A)

Steeton

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25 June 2022 - 1st XI v Green Lane (H)

Steeton

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2 July 2022 - 1st XI v Horsforth (H)

Steeton

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9 July 2022 - 1st XI v Olicanian (A)

Steeton

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16 July 2022 - 1st XI v Colton Institute (H)

Steeton

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23 July 2022 - 1st XI v Tong Park Esholt (A)

Steeton

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30 July 2022 - 1st XI v Harden (H)

Steeton

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6 August 2022 - 1st XI v Follifoot (H)

Steeton

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13 August 2022 - 1st XI v Calverley (A)

Steeton

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20 August 2022 - 1st XI v Adel (H)

Steeton

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27 August 2022 - 1st XI v Bardsey (A)

Steeton

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3 September 2022 - 1st XI v Pool (H)

Steeton

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10 September 2022 - 1st XI v Green Lane (A)

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Second XI 2022

16 April 2022 - 2nd XI v Horsforth (H) - Won by 30 runs (20-6)

Steeton 207-5 in 45 overs

Horsforth 187 a/o in 43.4 overs

Steeton 2nds followed our 1st XI with a great winning start to the season at Summerhill Lane against Horsforth. New skipper Simon Cox lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Experienced opener John Akrigg scored a solid 16 runs from 37 deliveries with 3 boundaries and Adam Hardwick scored an excellent 31 runs from 45 deliveries with 1 six & 5 fours, but with 4 wickets down Steeton had been reduced to 62 runs in 23 overs. The scoring rate was upped by a great 60-run 5th wicket partnership between Luke Watson and Gary Boulton. Luke scored a rapid 27 runs from just 18 deliveries with 2 sixes & 2 fours, while Gary went on to add a further unbroken 85-run partnership for the 6th wicket with David Robinson. David Robinson finished with a good 27* runs not out from 37 deliveries with 2 sixes & 2 fours: while the veteran Gary Boulton finished with a fantastic 75* runs not out scored from 82 deliveries 6 sixes & 4 fours. In their 45 overs Steeton had scored 207 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.

In reply Horsforth’s innings was held together by their skipper and keeper Harry Jeavons (82) and his removal was tantamount to Steeton winning this match. With 3 victims from the top 5 batsmen, including Jeavons, Steeton’s opening bowler David Wynn definitely played a vital role in this fixture. David finished with 3 wickets for 51 runs from 13 overs with catches taken by keeper John Akrigg and skipper Simon Cox. Following his batting glory Gary Boulton (1-44) took a single wicket with a catch taken by Ben Yeadon and there was also a single wicket for Luke Watson (1-22). At 157-4 Horsforth were still well on course for victory, but their last 6 batsmen could only add a further 30 runs. This was largely due to the introduction of off-spinner Adam Hardwick who claimed a fabulous 5-wicket haul. Adam took 5 wickets for 34 runs from 6.4 overs with 2 super stumpings by keeper John Akrigg as well as a return catch off his own bowling. Archie Smith was awarded a fielding point. Horsforth finished with 187 runs all out in 43.4 overs. Steeton (20 points) beat Horsforth (6 points) by 30 runs.

Adam Hardwick & Gary Boulton are my joint Men-of-the-Match

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23 April 2022 - 2nd XI v Olicanian (A) - Won by 1 wicket (17-7)

Olicanian 168-7 in 45 overs

Steeton 170-9 in 44.5 overs

Steeton 2nds had a topsy turvy game at Olicanian. Skipper Simon Cox won the toss and asked Olicanian to bat first. While Steeton’s fielding was good their catching was not and several chances went begging! Olicanian had reached 54 runs before opening bowler Jake Hill (1-34) made the initial breakthrough courtesy of a catch taken by keeper John Akrigg. Luke Watson (1-55) had a low catch pouched at midwicket by skipper Simon Cox – Simon was awarded a fielding point. The off-spin of Adam Hardwick was once again successful as he claimed an excellent 4 wickets for just 16 runs from 12 overs with a stumping by keeper John Akrigg, a caught & bowled and an great swirling catch at long-off taken by Max Hibbert. Max was rightly awarded a fielding point for a remarkable grab. The ever-green Gary Boulton (1-31) bagged another scalp as Olicanian finished with 168 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 45 overs.

Like our 1st XI Steeton also made the worst possible start to their reply losing a wicket from the very first delivery. Experienced opener John Akrigg scored 15 runs before being given out LBW with Steeton on 28-2. Top-scorer was Adam Hardwick who scored a solid 53 runs from 89 deliveries with 1 six & 7 fours. Adam shared an excellent 68-run 3rd wicket partnership with 12-year-old Archie Cox, who contributed a battling 13 runs. Both Adam & Archie departed as the Steeton score approached 100 runs…both stumped. Luke Watson added a quick 23 runs from 24 balls faced with 2 sixes before he was unluckily run out by a direct hit. Luke had added 32 runs for the 5th wicket with Gary Boulton, who contributed 20 runs from 25 deliveries with 1 six & 1 four. When Gary was caught on the boundary Steeton had collapsed to 149-8 runs – another 19 runs required and only 2½ overs to go. Steeton went into the last over on 154-9 needing 15 runs with the last pair at the wicket. Club president Phil Barrett took control and after a few gifted runs by wides and no-balls Phil smashed a four and then a six to bring Steeton victory with just 1 ball to spare. Phil Barrett finished with 17 runs not out having faced just 8 deliveries. Steeton had scored 170 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 44.5 overs and went off jubilantly having snatched a last-gasp victory from the jaws of defeat. Steeton (17 points) beat Olicanian (7 points) by 1 wicket.

Adam Hardwick is my Man-of-the-Match

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30 April 2022 - 2nd XI v Menston (H) - Won by 8 wickets (20-2)

Menston 122 a/o in 37.4 overs

Steeton 123-2 in 30.2 overs

Steeton entertained Menston at Summerhill Lane and dominated this fixture from start to finish. Skipper Simon Cox lost the toss and Menston chose to bat first. As Menston began at a sedate pace Jake Hill (1-14) made the initial breakthrough. The next 2 wickets fell to great fielding as skipper Simon Cox had a direct hit; before David Wynn threw in quickly for Luke Watson to remove the bails. Luke Watson (1-15) took a comfortable return catch from his own bowling and David Wynn (1-23) clean bowled a further batsman; but the chief wicket taker was the dependable Gary Boulton, who collected a fine 5-wicket haul. Gary finished with 5 wickets for 45 runs from his 12.4 overs with all 5 wickets falling to catches; a good reaction catch in the slips earned Phil Barrett a fielding point, Luke Watson took 2 excellent catches at long-off, which also earned him a fielding point, and comfortable catches safely pouched by Wilf Roberts and Simon Cox. The Menston innings never managed to get out of first gear and they were dismissed all out for a mere 122 runs in 37.4 overs.

In reply Steeton lost an early wicket before a solid 44-run second wicket partnership between experienced left-handers David Robinson & John Akrigg. David Robinson scored 24 runs from 54 deliveries with 3 boundaries; and John Akrigg scored a fantastic unbeaten 66* runs not out from 81 deliveries with 2 sixes & 9 fours. John went on to share a match-winning unbroken 76-run 3rd wicket stand with Wilf Roberts, who contributed 26* runs not out from 38 deliveries with 5 boundaries. Steeton scored 123 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 30.2 overs. Steeton (20 points) beat Menston (2 points) by 8 wickets.

Gary Boulton & John Akrigg are my joint Men-of-the-Match

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7 May 2022 - 2nd XI v New Rover (A) - Won by 7 wickets (20-3)

New Rover 132 a/o in 40 overs

Steeton 135-3 in 27.3 overs

Steeton travelled to New Rover’s Richmond Park ground on a dry overcast day. Skipper Simon Cox lost the toss and New Rover chose to bat first. Jake Hill bowled an excellent opening blast and was rewarded with 2 wickets for 29 runs from his 13 overs, with a slip catch taken by Phil Barrett. As Steeton restricted the scoring rate there was a run-out with Luke Watson collecting to throw quickly to Gary Boulton to remove the bails. Gary Boulton then had the ‘champagne’ moment of this match as took a hat-trick of LBWs…Gary’s first hat-trick for Steeton. Gary finished with 3 wickets for 36 runs from his 13 overs and New Rover were reduced to 42 runs with 6 wickets down and looking at an embarrassing total. Helped along by some poor catching New Rover offered some late resistance. The dependable David Wynn clean-bowled 3 batsmen to finish with 3 wickets for 43 runs from 9 overs. The other wicket to fall was a sharp low catch in the slips by Phil Barrett off the bowling of Wilf Roberts (1-3). Despite 2 slip catches, Phil Barrett was overlooked as the fielding points were awarded to Archie Smith & Jake Hill. New Rover had managed a below-par 132 runs all out in 40 overs.

In reply Steeton were led by experienced batsman John Akrigg, who dominated the New Rover bowling. John shared an excellent 69-run 2nd wicket partnership with skipper Simon Cox, who contributed 19 runs from 42 deliveries with 2 boundaries. John then went on to share an unbroken 4th wicket stand of 60 runs with Luke Watson. John finished with an unbeaten 75* not out from 82 deliveries with 18 boundaries, while Luke Watson brought the match to an abrupt conclusion by hitting 3 sixes from consecutive deliveries as he finished with 25* runs not out from 36 deliveries with 3 sixes & 1 four. Steeton had scored 135 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 27.3 overs. Steeton (20 points) beat New Rover (3 points) by 7 wickets and retain their position at the top of division 5.

Gary Boulton is my Man-of-the-Match

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8 May 2022 - 2nd XI v Guiseley (A) in Birtwhistle Cup - Won by 53 runs

Steeton 246-7 in 45 overs

Guiseley 193-5 in 45 overs

Steeton travelled to Guiseley’s Nethermoor Park ground in the first round of the Birtwhistle cup. Skipper Simon Cox won the toss and decided to bat first on a nice sunny day. Opener Max Hibbert (15) was the first to depart, but then skipper Simon Cox (46) and John Akrigg (68) added 110 runs for the 2nd wicket partnership. Simon scored his 46 runs from 71 deliveries with 6 boundaries before being caught just short of what would have been a deserved half-century: while John scored his 68 runs from 79 deliveries with 8 boundaries. Steeton’s middle-order all made double-figures without managing to convert to a sizeable contributions: Bradley Akrigg (18), Luke Watson (16) and Archie Smith (15). Late hitting by Gary Boulton, who scored an unbeaten 27* runs from just 24 balls with 1 six & 2 fours, meant Steeton had scored a considerable total of 246 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 45 overs.

In reply Guiseley were pegged back at 67-2 with both openers dismissed by David Wynn, who took 2 wickets for 45 runs from his 9 overs, with a catch taken by Luke Watson. On a good track wickets were hard to acquire. Luke Watson (1-47) had a catch taken by keeper Max Hibbert…and Max took a second catch off the bowling of Bradley Akrigg (1-34). Although wicketless Gary Boulton bowled 9 overs very frugally for just 19 runs. The only other wicket to fall went to Ben Yeadon (1-19), as Guiseley  were restricted to 193 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their 45 overs. Steeton beat Guiseley by 53 runs to progress into the 2nd round of the Birtwhistle cup where they will meet North Leeds at home on Sunday 29th May.

John Akrigg is my Man-of-the-Match

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14 May 2022 - 2nd XI v Addingham (H) - Lost by 5 wickets (4-20)

Steeton 127 a/o in 42.1 overs

Addingham 128-5 in 36.5 overs

Steeton entertained Addingham at Summerhill Lane and unfortunately their great start to the season shuddered to a halt. Steeton began well with a solid 38-run 2nd wicket partnership between debutant Richard Nichols (31) & John Akrigg (22). Richard scored his 31 runs from 34 deliveries with 5 boundaries; while John scored his 22 runs from 54 deliveries with 3 boundaries. In the middle-order David Robinson scored 24 runs from 39 deliveries with 3 boundaries. After the top 5 batsman only Max Hibbert (11) & Mikey Hofman-Tennant (10) were able reach double figures. The tail crashed and Steeton were only able to post a below-par 127 runs all out in 42.1 overs.

In reply the dependable Gary Boulton took 3 wickets for 40 runs, with catches taken by Jake Hill and David Wynn. Addingham’s top-scorer was clean-bowled by Ben Yeadon (1-28) and the only other wicket was taken by the leg-spinner Mikey Hofman-Tennant (1-3). Addingham scored 128 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 36.5 overs. Steeton (4 points) lost to Addingham (20 points) by 5 wickets.

Richard Nichols is my Steeton Man-of-the-Match

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21 May 2022 - 2nd XI v Calverley (H) - Won by 7 wickets (18-5)

Calverley 195-7 in 45 overs

Steeton 199-3 in 34 overs

Steeton entertained Calverley at Summerhill Lane on a dry bright day. Skipper Simon Cox won the toss and asked Calverley to bat first. A rapid opening blast by Josh Gill reduced Calverley to 58-3 and Josh finished with 3 wickets all clean-bowled for 44 runs from 12 overs. Gary Boulton (1-40) nipped out another wicket before the introduction of Jake Hill, who bowled 7 excellent overs for 15 runs as he collected 2 wickets with a smart low catch down the leg-side by keeper Max Hibbert. The only other wicket to fall went to David Wynn (1-48) with a nice catch by Matthew Nutter. Steeton’s fielding had once again been a little lacklustre and few catchable chances had been grassed. Calverley finished with 195 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 45 overs…a target which could have been much less if Steeton’s fielding had been sharper.

In reply Steeton’s opening batsman Matt Nutter set about the Calverley bowling with gusto. Matt deserved a century, but had to settle for an imperious 92 runs scored for just 54 deliveries with 7 sixes, 9 fours and 3 lost balls! Matt shared an excellent 105-run 2nd wicket partnership with David Robinson, who contributed 32 runs from 56 deliveries with 1 six & 2 fours. Steeton’s masterful batting continued with a match-winning unbroken 72-run 4th wicket stand: the protagonists being skipper Simon Cox and Gary Boulton. Simon scored his unbeaten 31* runs from 46 deliveries with 6 boundaries; while Gary smashed 4 sixes and 1 fours as he scored 41* runs not out from just 42 balls. Steeton cruised to a comfortable 7 wicket victory as they scored 199 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 34 overs. Steeton (18 points) beat Calverley St Winifred (5 points) by 7 wickets.

Matt Nutter is my Steeton Man-of-the-Match

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28 May 2022 - 2nd XI v Follifoot (A)

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29 May 2022 - 2nd XI v North Leeds (H) in Birtwhistle Cup

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4 June 2022 - 2nd XI v Bardsey (H)

Steeton

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11 June 2022 - 2nd XI v Bilton (A)

Steeton

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18 June 2022 - 2nd XI v Guiseley (H)

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25 June 2022 - 2nd XI v Bolton Villas (A)

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2 July 2022 - 2nd XI v Horsforth (A)

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9 July 2022 - 2nd XI v Olicaniian (H)

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16 July 2022 - 2nd XI v Menston (A)

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23 July 2022 - 2nd XI v New Rover (H)

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30 July 2022 - 2nd XI v Addingham (A)

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6 August 2022 - 2nd XI v Calverley (A)

Steeton

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13 August 2022 - 2nd XI v Follifoot (H)

Steeton

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20 August 2022 - 2nd XI v Bardsey (A)

Steeton

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27 August 2022 - 2nd XI v Bilton (H)

Steeton

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3 September 2022 - 2nd XI v Guiseley (A)

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10 September 2022 - 2nd XI v Bolton Villas (H)

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Third XI 2022

17 April 2022 - 3rd XI v Harden (H) - Won by 87 runs (19-7)

Steeton 252-6 in 40 overs

Harden 165-8 in 40 overs

On Sunday our 3rd XI entertained Harden at Summerhill Lane attempting to complete a hat-trick of wins on this opening weekend of the 2022 season. New skipper James Nowell won the toss and decided to bat first. At 12-2 he may have briefly regretted the decision, but a fantastic 150-run 3rd wicket partnership saw a new club record stand set. Steeton’s record breakers were Simon Cox, who scored a battling 39 runs from 57 deliveries with 5 boundaries; and a great unbeaten century by Bradley Akrigg, who finished with 139* runs not out from just 107 deliveries with 4 sixes & 15 fours. Bradley went on to add 45 runs for the 4th wicket with Simon’s son, Archie Cox, who was making his senior debut and contributed an excellent 22 runs from 41 deliveries with 2 boundaries. Finally Bradley added 30 runs for the unbroken 7th wicket with skipper James Nowell, who smashed 19* runs not out from just 7 deliveries with 1 six & 2 fours. Steeton closed with a formidable 252 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 40 overs, meaning Harden would have to score at almost 6 runs per over throughout their innings.

In reply Harden were pegged back early by opening bowler Jake Hill, who clean bowled 2 wickets for 19 runs from 5 overs as Harden were reduced to 26-2. The next 2 wickets fell to the guiles of leg-spinner Mikey Tennant, who took 2 wickets for 40 runs from 8 overs, with a catch taken by skipper James Nowell. Harden’s top-scorer was one of the 4 Falkinghams in the side, Martin who had scored 77 runs before being removed by youngster Archie Cox, who bowled 5 tight overs which only conceded 7 runs as he collected 1 wicket, with a catch taken by Bradley Akrigg. Skipper James Nowell chipped-in with 2 wickets for 17 runs from 4 overs, courtesy of catches taken by Jake Hill & Mikey Tennant. The last wicket to fall went to Ben Yeadon (1-20) with a second catch for Bradley Akrigg. The two Archies were awarded fielding points: Archie Cox and Archie Smith. Steeton were unable to get Harden all out, but were able to provided Steeton with their third excellent win of this opening weekend. Harden finished with 165 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 40 overs. Steeton (19 points) beat Harden (7 points) by 87 runs.

Bradley Akrigg is my Man-of-the-Match, with a special mention for 12-year-old Archie Cox who scored 22 runs and took 1-7 and a fielding point.

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24 April 2022 - 3rd XI v Horsforth Hall Park (H) in Chappell Cup - Lost by 60 runs

Horsforth Hall Park 168 a/o in 36.5 overs

Steeton  125 a/o in 29 overs

Steeton entertained Horsforth Hall Park at Summerhill Lane on Sunday in the first round of the Chappell Cup. Steeton skipper James Nowell lost the toss and Hall Park chose to bat first. Ben Yeadon (1-38) had an early breakthrough with a thin edge taken by keeper Max Hibbert, but Hall Park were scoring at over 5 runs per over and looked likely to post a massive total. Bradley Akrigg brought a semblance of order as he clean bowled 2 wickets for 24 runs from his 8 overs. However the most impressive bowling figures belong a 13 year old girl called Louisa Hutchinson. Louisa was brought on to bowl and took a wicket with her very first delivery in senior cricket…and 2 balls later she added her 2nd wicket! Louisa finished with super figures of 3 wickets for just 13 runs from her 5 overs, with stumping by keeper Max Hibbert. Also taking 3 wickets was skipper James Nowell, whose 5 overs of off-spin cost him 36 runs as he had a lofted catch safely pouched by Phil Barrett and a sharp catch down the leg-side taken by keeper Max Hibbert. The final wicket fell to Jake Hill (1-29) with a comfortable catch by Ben Yeadon as Horsforth Hall Park were dismissed for 168 runs all out in 36.5 overs.

In reply Steeton stuttered to 27-2 with the departure of Finlay Brown (9), before a good 33-run 3rd wicket partnership between Max Hibbert (31) & Bradley Akrigg (16). Max scored his 31 runs from 36 deliveries with 5 boundaries and Bradley’s 16 runs came from 15 balls with 3 boundaries. Max & Bradley both departed with the Steeton total at 60 runs with now 4 wickets down. Skipper James Nowell deserved a half century, but had to settle for 49* runs not out. James’s 49* runs coming from 55 deliveries with 1 six & 7 fours. James shared a 24-run 5th wicket partnership with Phil Barrett (7) followed by a 32-run 9th wicket partnership with James Yeadon (5). Steeton lost all their scoring momentum when they lost 3 wickets in the space of 4 balls without adding to the score. Unfortunately James Nowell was unable to complete a memorable half-century as Steeton were bowled all out for 125 runs in 29 overs. Steeton lost to Horsforth Hall Park by 60 runs and will have no further interest in this season’s Chappell cup.

James Nowell is my Man-of-the-Match (with a special mention for a great debut by Louisa Hutchinson)

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1 May 2022 - 3rd XI v Saltaire (A) - Won by 4 wickets (19-5)

Saltaire 117 a/o in 33.1 overs

Steeton 121-6 in 23.2 overs

Steeton travelled to Roberts Park with rain forecast, but fortunately none arrived. With a team whose average age was just 18½ years old, Skipper James Nowell won the toss and chose to let Saltaire bat first. His decision was proved a good one as Steeton soon reduced Saltaire to 16 runs with 3 wickets down. Caleb Gledhill claimed 2 wickets for 18 runs from 5 overs with a stumping by keeper Max Hibbert and a catch taken by Archie Smith…Archie earned himself a fielding point. The other wicket fell to Jake Hill (who was the ‘old man’ of the team at 29 years old!) who finished with 1 wicket for 26 runs from his 8 overs with a catch taken by Bradley Akrigg. Two Steeton bowlers then took 3 wickets apiece: leg-spinner Mikey Hofman-Tennant took 3 wickets for 23 runs from 8 overs; and Bradley Akrigg took 3 wickets for 15 runs from 6.1 overs, with a great catch in ‘cow-corner’ by Will Smith. Nathan Joseph was also awarded a fielding point as Saltaire’s 10 men were all out for 117 runs in 33.1 overs.

In reply Steeton were led by opener Archie Smith, who scored an exciting half-century. Archie scored 52 runs from just 53 deliveries with 1 six & 9 fours. He shared a 40-run opening partnership with Finlay Brown, who contributed 15 runs from 28 deliveries with 2 boundaries; …and then a 30-run 3rd wicket partnership with Bradley Akrigg, who contributed 19 runs from 21 deliveries with 2 sixes & 1 four. When Archie was out in-form skipper James Nowell made short work of knocking off the winning runs: James scored an unbeaten 12* runs not out from just 10 deliveries with his 2nd boundary completing a successful victory. Steeton had scored 121 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 23.2 overs. Steeton (19 points) beat Saltaire (5 points) by 4 wickets.

Archie Smith is my Man-of-the-Match

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22 May 2022 - 3rd XI v Burley-in-Wharfedale (A) - Won by 7 wickets (20-4)

Burley-in-Wharfedale 125 a/o in 34.3 overs

Steeton 126-3 in 22.4 overs

Steeton travelled to Burley-in-Wharfedale’s Hodson Park ground to play this league match. Skipper James Nowell lost the toss and Burley chose to bat first on a warm day with a chance of showers later. Both Burley openers were removed by a great opening blast by Ben Yeadon, who bowled 8 tight overs that only conceded 8 runs as he clean-bowled his first victim and had a memorable low left-handed catch taken in the slips by Phil Barrett. Leg-spinner Mikey Hofman-Tennant continued the good start with 3 wickets for 62 runs from 8 overs with a nice catch taken by Ben Yeadon and a great low catch running in from the boundary by Max Hibbert. Skipper James Nowell bowls off-spinners and he also collected 3 wickets for 30 runs from his 8 overs with 2 catches taken on the boundary – one by Phil Barrett running in from the long-on boundary and another drilled at Bradley Akrigg in ‘cow corner’. The innings was polished-off quickly by Archie Smith (1-0), who bowled one over which was a wicket maiden…and Bradley Akrigg (1-6) with a regulation catch by Ben Yeadon. Steeton’s fielding points went to Phil Barrett, Ben Yeadon & Max Hibbert. Burley-in-Wharfedale had been bowled all out for 125 runs in 34.3 overs.

In reply Steeton’s opening batsman Archie Smith scored an excellent 41 runs from 64 deliveries with 7 boundaries. Archie shared a 20-run 2nd wicket partnership with Max Hibbert, who contributed 11 runs. Archie then went on to share a super 69-run 3rd wicket partnership with Bradley Akrigg, who top-scored with an unbeaten 63* runs scored from just 45 deliveries with 3 sixes & 8 fours. Steeton passed the meagre Burley target with 17 overs to spare, having scored 126 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 22.4 overs. Steeton (20 points) beat Burley-in-Wharfedale (4 points) by 7 wickets.

Bradley Akrigg is my Man-of-the-Match

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5 June 2022 - 3rd XI v Otley (H)

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26 June 2022 - 3rd XI v St Chad's Broomfield (A)

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3 July 2022 - 3rd XI v New Rover (H)

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24 July 2022 - 3rd XI v Kirkstall Educational (A)

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31 July 2022 - 3rd XI v Thackley (H)

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21 August 2022 - 3rd XI v Skipton (A)

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4 September 2022 - 3rd XI v Beckwithshaw (H)

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11 September 2022 - 3rd XI v Calverley (A)

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