Fixtures 2007

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21 April 2007 - 1st XI v Bilton (H) - Lost by 7 wickets

Steeton 136 a/o in 46.5 overs

J Akrigg 12, J Procter 1, H Shakespeare 0, N Spragg 2, A Greenwood 2, A Luxton 4, J Best 52, G Boulton 2, M Akrigg 20, N Wilson 6*, S Pearson 0, Extras 34

A Burton 10.5-3-21-4, D Hastings 13-2-39-4, M Rassool 13-3-24-1, A Hussain 10-3-25-0

Bilton 139-3 in 29.5 overs

J Leggett 80*, C Dawson 5, P Cannings 17, C Williams 2, S Clemerson 29*, Extras 6

J Best 2.2-0-12-0, S Pearson 3-0-32-1, G Boulton 3.2-0-17-0, M Akrigg 6-0-30-0. N Spragg 8-1-19-2, H Shakespeare 2.5-0-24-0, A Luxton 1-0-4-0

Steeton 1st XI started the season the way they finished the last season, as they crashed to a 7 wicket defeat at the hands of Steeton’s bogey-side, Bilton. Steeton lost their top 3 batsmen with the score on 14 runs, with only John Akrigg (12) from the top order reaching double figures. With further shutterings of wickets Steeton had collapsed to 50 runs for 7 wickets and were looking at an embarrassment. However a fine 8th wicket partnership of 63 runs, between top-scorer Jon Best (52) and the prodigal Mark Akrigg (20), brought some slight respectability to the score. Jon Best’s excellent 52 runs came from 114 deliveries and included 7 boundaries. Steeton finished all out for just 139 runs from 46.5 overs, with a major contribution coming from 34 extras!

Bilton’s reply was led by opener Leggett, who was unbeaten on 80* runs. The only Steeton bowler who could look at his performance with pride was Neil Spragg, who took 2 wickets at the cost of just 19 runs from 8 overs. It was heartening to see Neil bowling fast, as he has been unable to bowl for the last 2 seasons with a shoulder injury. The only other bowler to collect a wicket was Steve Pearson (1-32), and there were catches for Mark Akrigg and keeper Neil Wilson.

28 April 2007 - 1st XI v Follifoot (A) - Lost by 1 wicket

Steeton 156-9 in 50 overs

J Akrigg 10, J Procter 4, H Shakespeare 1, N Spragg 20, A Greenwood 7, A Luxton 24, J Best 10, G Boulton 12, M Akrigg 9, N Wilson 32*, S Pearson 3*, Extras 25

D McKay 17-4-50-5, D Moss-Blundell 18-4-46-2, M Khan 12-3-24-0, G Pickles 3-0-14-2

Follifoot 157-9 in 33 overs

M Khan 23, J Pickles 39, M Halmshaw 36, G Pickles 20, P Angove 14, S Bridson 2*, P Miller 5, L Ford 0, D McKay 6, D Moss-Blundell 4, N Walker 1*, Extras 7

S Pearson 10-3-40-3, N Spragg 10-1-47-4, M Akrigg 6-0-26-2, A Luxton 5-0-24-0, G Boulton 2-0-13-0

The bowling of Steeton 1st XI almost made up for another poor batting performance, but in a poor start to this season’s campaign our 1st XI lost by 1 wicket at Follifoot. Batting first Steeton’s top order were soon in trouble at 35 runs for 4 wickets, with only John Akrigg (10) making double figures. A careful innings of 20 runs from 60 deliveries by Neil Spragg steadied the middle order, and further knocks of 24 runs by Andrew Luxton, 10 runs by John Best & 12 runs by skipper Gary Boulton helped the score along to 121 runs for 9 wickets. Batting at number 10 the unlikely top-scorer for Steeton was keeper Neil Wilson (32*), who along with Stephen Pearson (3*) put on a unbeaten 10th wicket stand of 35 runs. Neil Wilson’s unbeaten 32* runs came from 39 runs and included 5 boundaries. Steeton finished with 156 runs for 9 wickets in their 50 overs. By contrast Follifoot’s top batsmen all topped 20 runs as they comfortably reached 134 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. But with just 22 runs required wickets started to tumble, and Follifoot scraped home with just 1 wicket to spare. The pick of the Steeton bowlers was Neil Spragg who collected 4 wickets for 47 runs from 10 overs. Stephen Pearson also bowled well as he collected 3 wickets for 40 runs from his 10 overs. Mark Akrigg’s left-arm spin also earned him 2 wickets for 26 runs from 6 overs. The bowlers were well supported in the field with 2 excellent catches by Stephen Pearson, Neil Spragg took a further 2 catches (including one from his own bowling), and John Akrigg also took a catch from his brother Mark’s bowling. Follifoot finished 157 runs for 9 wickets from 33 overs to win by 1 wicket. Steeton were so close – but so far, and had to leave Follifoot empty-handed.

5 May 2007 - 1st XI v North Leeds (A) - Lost by 2 wickets


N Dufty 15-2-78-1, N Richardson 16-2-60-3, B Singelton 10-2-34-1, S Wales 9-0-49-4′)”; onMouseout=”hideddrivetip()”>

Steeton 233-9 in 50 overs


S Pearson 9-1-40-1, J Best 13-0-77-2, G Boulton 11.4-2-44-2, M Akrigg 8-1-31-1, A Luxton 8-2-29-2′)”; onMouseout=”hideddrivetip()”>

North Leeds 236-8 in 49.4 overs


Steeton’s disastrous start to the season continued away at North Leeds. Batting first Steeton scored 233 runs for 9
wickets from their 50 overs, with the in-form Chris Meehan top-scoring with 54 runs. Chris had scored 159 runs in his 2 previous 2nd XI innings, and his third half-century of the season came from 93 deliveries with 7 boundaries. Jon Best continued his good start with 39 runs from just 38 deliveries with 7 fours. Australian Hagan Shakespeare is improving with every innings and hit 1 six and 4 fours in a knock of 25 runs. Andrew Luxton also chipped in with 25 runs and Adam Greenwood scored 22 runs. The other players to score double figures were opener James Procter (10), John Akrigg (10), skipper Gary Boulton (14), and yet to be be dismissed this season Neil Wilson scored a rapid unbeaten 15* runs. In reply North Leeds lost wickets regularly, but their depth of batting saw them pass the Steeton total with 2 wicket and just 2 balls to spare. There were 2 wickets apiece for Jon Best (2-77), Gary Boulton (2-44) & leg-spinner Andrew Luxton (2-29), and a wicket each for Stephen Pearson (1-40) and Mark Akrigg (1-31). The bowlers were well supported with 6 wickets falling to catches: 2 for Adam Greenwood, and 1 each for Aussie Hagan Shakespeare, keeper Neil Wilson, and the brothers Mark & John Akrigg. North Leeds scored 236 runs for 8 wickets from 49.4 deliveries, and despite a fighting performance and a close finish Steeton come away from this fixture still without any points so far this season.

6 May 2007 v Bardsey (A) in Waddilove Cup Won by 9 wickets


J Best 6-1-23-3, S Pearson 9-2-35-2, G Boulton 7-1-32-2, A Luxton 9-2-23-1, M Akrigg 8.1-3-22-2′)”; onMouseout=”hideddrivetip()”>

Bardsey 142 a/o in 39.1 overs


R Bielby 6-0-46-0, E Clayton 6-0-33-0, A Slack 2-0-14-0, R Clayton 3-1-10-0, P Pratt 2-0-29-1′)”; onMouseout=”hideddrivetip()”>

Steeton 143-1 in 19 overs


Steeton moved convincingly into the 2nd round
of the Waddilove Cup with a 9 wicket demolition of Bardsey. Asked to bat
first Bardsey had moved smoothly to pass the 100 run mark in the 27th over
for the loss of 2 wickets, and were set to launch an assault in the final
third of their innings. But with the score on 114 runs the loss of opener
Pratt for 74 runs to a rash pull shot (well caught by Aussie Hagan
Shakespeare on the boundary from the bowling of Stephen Pearson) was the
turning point. Bardsey’s innings quickly collapsed and they were soon all
out for 142 runs in 39.1 overs. All Steeton’s bowlers performed well, with
opener Jon Best returning the best figures with 3 wickets for 23 runs from 6
overs. There were 2 wickets each for Steve Pearson (2-35), skipper Gary
Boulton (2-32) & Mark Akrigg (2-22). In a tight 9 overs Andrew Luxton (1-23)
picked up the other wicket to fall. Gary Boulton & Adam Greenwood took 2
comfortable catches each, keeper Neil Wilson had a stumping & took a catch,
and Hagan Shakespeare took a fine ‘swirling’ catch on the square-leg
boundary. With drizzly rain in the air Steeton’s reply was short-lived as
openers Chris Meehan & James Procter set about the Bardsey bowling with
gusto. Chris Meehan notched his fourth successive half-century of the
season, as he scored a controlled 59 runs from just 49 deliveries with 8
boundaries. Chris shared an opening partnership of 120 runs with James
Procter, who went on to finish unbeaten on 58* runs scored from 55 balls
faced with 1 six and 11 fours. Australian Hagan Shakespeare (10*) finished
the match in style as he hit a four & a straight six to pass the Bardsey
total with 9 wickets and 26 overs to spare. Steeton finished with 143 runs
for 1 wicket in 19 overs, to record their first win of the season and book a
fixture at home to Alwoodley in the 2nd round on 20th May