Fixtures 2019

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First XI 2019

20 April 2019 - 1st XI v Kirkstall Educational (A) - Lost by 1 wicket (9-17)

Steeton 305-4 in 50 overs

Kirkstall Educational 306-9 in 49.4 overs

After a sub-arctic pre-season friendly last week Steeton travelled to Kirkstall to make a start to the 2019 season basking in bright warm sunshine. Steeton won the toss and with little hesitation new skipper Gary Boulton chose to bat first. Steeton’s batting was led by Craig Walton, who scored a blistering 107 runs from 122 deliveries, including 4 sixes & 15 fours. Craig shared a fantastic 116-run 2nd wicket partnership with Harris Rowlett, who contributed a fine 44 runs from 46 deliveries with 3 sixes & 4 fours. Making his Steeton debut Cameron Knowles scored a fabulous unbeaten 63* runs from 69 deliveries, with 1 six & 7 fours  and shared a 66-run 3rd wicket stand with Craig Walton, followed by an even better unbroken 5th wicket partnership of 76 runs with Tom Stead, who crashed a lightning 57* runs from just 27 deliveries smashing 4 sixes & 5 fours. Steeton closed with a mammoth 305 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their 50 overs. In the not too distant past a score of 200 runs would make you odds-on to win…and a score of 300 plus was unheard of. The modern game now means a side with 300+ runs under its belt is by no means assured of victory.

On an excellent batting track no Steeton bowler was able to exercise any control an inhibit the rapid scoring and so the first two Steeton successes came from run outs effected by Bradley Akrigg & Tom Stead. These 2 players were involved with the next wicket to fall as Tom Stead took a catch from the bowling of Bradley Akrigg (1-61). Also on debut was James Robinson (2-48) who collected a brace of wickets, including a catch by keeper Craig Walton. Following his 1st innings century Craig was working hard to bring about a Steeton victory with a run-out and a stumping from the bowling of Stephen Pearson (1-69). As wickets fell the Steeton target was fast approaching and a nerve-jangling finish was assured. Spinner Tom Stead (2-49) picked up a couple of late wickets with a catch taken by his brother Joe Stead. Joe Stead & Bradley Akrigg were awarded the fielding points. Kirkstall Educational were 9 wickets down but managed to scrape to victory with a mere 2 balls to spare. Kirkstall had scored 306 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 49.4 overs. Steeton (9 points) lost to Kirkstall Educational (17 points) by 1 wicket.

Craig Walton is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton

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27 April 2019 - 1st XI v Beckwithshaw (H) - Drawn (7-7)

Beckwithshaw 192-9 in 38 overs

Steeton 50-3 in 13.3 overs

Rain and a poor forecast left most thinking that no play would by possible today, but after a short rain delay the match got underway with a small reduction in overs to 48 per side. Steeton won the toss and unsurprisingly asked Beckwithshaw to bat first. In the 4th over further rain forced the teams from the field and 20 more overs were taken out of the game. Steeton pace attack broke the opening partnership with keeper Craig Walton taken a catch from the bowling of Steve Pearson (1-19). It was when pace was taken off the ball that wickets started to tumble. Evergreen skipper Gary Boulton collected 4 wickets with his medium pace away swing, conceding 61 runs from 12 overs courtesy of comfortable catches pouched by Bradley Akrigg & Tom Stead. Gary should have converted his bowling into a ‘5-for’ with a skied ball that should have been easily taken. Bradley also collected 4 wickets for 65 runs from 13 overs supported by some excellent catching: Harris Rowlett & Cameron Knowles both with low catches collected at point as well as a well-judged catch on the mid-wicket boundary by James Robinson. Cameron Knowles & Harris Rowlett were awarded fielding points. In order to make the overs even Beckwithshaw declared after 38 overs having scored an excellent 192 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.

Steeton reply began with darkening skies. It was looking a little shaky with 2 men back in the pavilion and just 12 runs on the board, a position that worsened when last-week’s centurion Craig Walton (19) was caught & bowled and Steeton were 27 runs with 3 wickets down. The innings was steadied when Bradley Akrigg (10*) came out to join Cameron Knowles (16*)…their unbroken partnership taking Steeton to 50 runs in 13.3 overs before further rain forced the players from the field. Despite many attempts to re-start, play was eventually halted with the weather the only winner. Steeton collect 3 points for the draw as well as 4 bowling points; Beckwithshaw also collect 7 points with (3 draw, 3 batting, 1 bowling). So with honours even this was probably a fitting time for this abortive fixture to end.

Bradley Akrigg is my Man-of-the-Match

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4 May 2019 - 1st XI v Olicanian (A) - Lost by 5 wickets (5-20)

Steeton 182 a/o in 47.2 overs

Olicanian 183-5 in 50.3 overs

On a chill day Steeton 1st XI travelled to Olicanian looking for their first win of the season. Olicanian won the toss and asked Steeton to bat first. Steeton’s start was disastrous as they crashed to 9 runs with 3 wickets in 7 overs..and then 41 runs with 4 wickets back in the tent in the 15th over. Cameron Knowles continued his great start to his Steeton career with an excellent innings of 48 runs scored from 89 deliveries with 5 boundaries. Cameron steadied the innings with a fine 81-run 5th wicket partnership with Stephen Pearson, who also contributed a great 48 runs scored from 63 deliveries with 7 boundaries. A further solid 36-run 7th wicket partnership between Tom Stead (24) & Elliott Wilson (12) saw Steeton to 169 runs with 7 wickets down. Tom scored his 24 runs from 30 deliveries with 3 boundaries & Elliott Wilson hit 1 boundary as he faced 19 balls for his 12 runs. Steeton’s tail did not wag and we were all out for 182 runs in 47.2 overs.

In reply Olicanian lost their first opener to the very first delivery of the innings..Stephen Pearson taking a return catch from his own bowling. Stephen was later to take a second c&b and finished with 2 wickets for 39 runs from 12.3 overs. Stephen also took a catch from the bowling of skipper Gary Boulton, who finished with 2 wickets for 31 runs from 11 overs. Stephen Pearson and John Akrigg were awarded fielding points with John taking a catch off the bowling of Cameron Knowles (1-16), which left Olicanian looking wobbly at 101 runs with 5 wickets down. Unfortunately that was the end of Steeton’s success as an unbroken 82-run stand saw Olicanian through to a 5-wicket victory, although they did need 1 of the additional overs that Steeton had donated. Worryingly Steeton had also donated 32 runs as extras, including 21 runs in wides. Olicanian finished with 183 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 50.3 overs. Steeton (5 points) lost to Olicanian (20 points) by 5 wickets.

Stephen Pearson is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton

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11 May 2019 - 1st XI v Saltaire (H) - Lost by 96 runs (5-17)

Saltaire 166 a/o in 42.3 overs

Steeton 70 a/o in 33.5 overs

Still looking for their first win of the season, Steeton hosted Saltaire at Summerhill Lane. Saltaire won the toss and elected to bat first. A rapid opening burst by Joe Stead was rewarded with 3 wickets as Saltaire crumpled to 42 runs with 4 wickets down. Joe finished with commendable figures of 3 wickets for 38 runs from 9 overs, with catches taken by his cousin Stephen Pearson & his brother Tom Stead. Pick of the bowlers was skipper Gary Boulton, who took 4 wickets for 48 runs from 11.3 overs. With a catch taken by Luke Watson, Bradley Akrigg (1-25) nipped out a single wicket as Saltaire had further collapsed to 70 runs with 7 wickets down. Saltaire’s tailend batsmen were staging a rearguard action, despite a run-out by Stephen Pearson and Steve’s tight bowling earned a single wicket as he only conceded 29 runs from his 10 overs. The last 3 Saltaire batters added a further 96 runs and they finished with 166 runs all out in 42.3 overs. John Akrigg & Tom Stead were awarded fielding points. Steeton would have 57 overs to bat and a required run-rate of just 3 runs per over…a task which could have been made easier if they had not donated 35 extras, including 23 wides.

Steeton’s reply can only be described as a disaster. The first 3 wickets tumbled with a mere 5 runs on the board. The one and only Steeton batsman to show any resistance to a strong Saltaire bowling attack was Harris Rowlett. To his credit Harris batted for 71 deliveries and hit 4 boundaries as he scored a respectable 24 runs. Unfortunately he was the only Steeton batsman to reach double figures. He was also involved in the only 2 minor partnerships worthy of mention: Harris shared a 16-run 4th wicket partnership with opener Craig Walton (9) and there followed a shuttering of wickets which saw Steeton collapse to 22 runs with 6 wickets down; Harris went on to share a respectable 43-run 7th wicket partnership with Stephen Pearson (5), but when both departed with the total score on 65 runs the end was quick. Steeton were skittled all out for a meagre 70 runs in 33.5 overs. Steeton (5 points) lost to Saltaire (17 points) by 96 runs.

Gary Boulton is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton

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12 May 2019 - 1st XI v Leeds Modernians (A) in League T20 Cup - Lost by 6 wickets

Steeton 185-5 in 20 overs

Leeds Modernians 189-4 in 17.4 overs

Having lost the toss and been asked to bat first Steeton had a poor start losing both openers with just 4 runs on the board. The experienced Craig Walton halted the collapse with a solid 58-run 3rd wicket stand with Cameron Knowles. Cameron hit 5 boundaries as he notched 28 runs from 20 balls faced. Craig went on to share an even better 60-run partnership with Bradley Akrigg. When Craig departed with the Steeton total on 122 runs for 4 wickets he had scored 31 runs from 35 deliveries with 3 boundaries. Bradley Akrigg then proceeded to smash the ball to all quarters of this small ground and finished with a fantastic unbeaten 86* runs scored from just 44 deliveries with 7 sixes & 4 fours. Bradley was the major contributor in a 30-run 5th wicket stand with his dad John Akrigg (9) as well as an unbroken 33-run 6th wicket stand with Steve Pearson (10*). Largely thanks to Bradley’s efforts Steeton had set an impressive 186 runs target, having scored 185 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs…just over 9 runs per over.

In reply Steeton Steeton had Leeds Modernians reeling at 16 runs with 3 wickets down thanks once again to Bradley Akrigg, who bowled his 4 overs and took 2 of the wickets for 45 runs with a catch taken by Elliott Wilson. Skipper Gary Boulton (1-30) had a single wicket, but Leeds Mods were still piling on the runs. After their early success Steeton had to wait until the result was already beyond doubt before they enjoyed any further success. Poor fielding contributed to the lack of success. With the scores level Steve Pearson (1-28) took token wicket with a catch safely pouched by skipper Gary Boulton. The next delivery went to the boundary an Leeds Modernians completed their victory with 14 balls to spare. Leeds Mods had scored 189 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 17.4 overs. Steeton crash out of the T20 cup at the first hurdle – losing by 6 wickets.

Bradley Akrigg is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton

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18 May 2019 - 1st XI v Bardsey (A) - Lost by 107 runs (6-20)

Bardsey 257-8 in 50 overs

Steeton 150 a/o in 37.3 overs

Still looking for their first win of the season, Steeton travelled to Bardsey. Steeton won the toss and asked Bardsey to bat first. Ex-Steeton player Ross Suri has been living in Australia since 2014, but is back in England to attend a couple of friends weddings…so has made himself available for selection for 2 weeks. Ross took the first 3 Bardsey wickets, which reduced them to 41 runs with 3 wickets down…and finished with excellent figures of 4 wickets for 68 runs from 15 overs, with catches taken by keeper Craig Walton & Steve Pearson. Steve Pearson & Harris Rowlett were awarded fielding points. Ross was also involved in a further wicket as he pouched a catch off the bowling of Tom Stead (1-16). Ross’s opening bowling partner was Steve Pearson, who also finished with the good figures of 3 wickets for 48 runs from 12 overs, with a 2nd catch for keeper Craig Walton. Bardsey closed with 257 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 50 overs.

In reply Steeton began well enough with a 30-run opening partnership between Elliott Wilson (14) & Craig Walton (18). However the only other partnership of any note was 67 runs added for the 3rd wicket between Harris Rowlett (30) & Cameron Knowles (38). Harris scored his 30 runs from 55 deliveries with 3 boundaries and Cameron top-scored with 38 runs 49 deliveries with 5 boundaries. From this solid opening Steeton crashed and no batsmen outside the top 4 was able to manage double figure. Steeton slid to 150 runs all out in 37.3 overs. Steeton (6 points) lost to Bardsey (20 points) by 107 runs.

Ross Suri is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton

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25 May 2019 - 1st XI v Tong Park Esholt (H) - Lost by 5 wickets (7-16)

Steeton 304-3 in 50 overs

Tong Park 307-5 in 46.3 overs

Still looking for their first win of the season, Steeton entertained Tong Park on a super-looking track at Summerhill Lane. Steeton skipper Gary Boulton duly won the toss and had little hesitation in choosing to have first use of a fine batting track. Steeton made a measured start to their innings with Craig Walton and child prodigy Will Luxton carefully guiding Steeton to 51 runs in the 18th over before Craig departed for a 34 runs scored from 51 deliveries with 7 boundaries. After this solid but sedate start Steeton began to increase the intensity as Will added 108 runs for the 2nd wicket in the next 21 overs with Freddie Pearson. Freddie was playing his first match since his injury in June last year, but he contributed an impressive 55 runs from 58 deliveries with 9 boundaries. Will & Cameron Knowles further increased the tempo of the innings as 6s started to disappear to all quarters of the field. In the final 12 overs they added 147 runs for the 3rd wicket with Cameron contributing and unbeaten 39* runs from just 25 deliveries with 2 sixes & 2 fours. Will was bowled off the last delivery of the innings attempting an overly extravagant shot, but not before he had scored a magnificent 160 runs from 166 deliveries, including 6 sixes & 16 fours. A treat of an innings and a privilege to watch, Will had registered the 3rd highest score by a Steeton 1st XI batsman. Steeton closed with a mammoth 304 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in their 50 overs.

In reply Tong Park were pegged back early…firstly by Ross Suri (1-56) forcing a miscued attempted pull, which was comfortably pouched by Freddie Pearson at mid-off…followed by a farcical run out with skipper Gary Boulton collecting the throw from keeper Craig Walton to remove the bails. Tong Park were wobbling at 54 runs with 2 wickets down, but a 163-run quick-fire 3rd wicket stand brought them back into the running. Playing his first game for Steeton since 2016 having just transferred back from Skipton, Adam Hardwick was quickly back into the wickets. Adam was well supported by some great catching firstly a hard-driven catch by Will Luxton in the covers…then Tong Park’s centurion was caught on the long-off boundary by Freddie Pearson…followed by a smart take by keeper Craig Walton. Both Will Luxton & Freddie Pearson were quite rightly awarded fielding points. Adam Hardwick finished with commendable figures of 3 wickets for 63 runs from 10.3 overs. Light rain made for difficult bowling conditions and poor light made fielding difficult. Unfortunately for Steeton, Tong Park’s impressive run chase was successful and they closed with 307 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 46.3 overs to win by 5 wickets with 3½ overs to spare. Steeton (7 points) lost to Tong Park Esholt (16 points) by 5 wickets, and despite Will Luxton’s efforts, Steeton’s losing streak sadly continues.

Will Luxton is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton

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1 June 2019 - 1st XI v Guiseley (A)

Steeton

Guiseley

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8 June 2019 - 1st XI v Ben Rhydding (H)

Steeton

Ben Rhydding

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15 June 2019 - 1st XI v Colton Institute (A)

Steeton

Colton Institute

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22 June 2019 - 1st XI v New Rover (H)

Steeton

New Rover

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29 June 2019 - 1st XI v Horsforth Hall Park (A)

Steeton

Hall Park

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6 July 2019 - 1st XI v Kirkstall Educational (H)

Steeton

Kirkstall Educational

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13 July 2019 - 1st XI v Beckwithshaw (A)

Steeton

Beckwithshaw

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20 July 2019 - 1st XI v Olicanian (H)

Steeton

Olicanian

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27 July 2019 - 1st XI v Saltaire (A)

Steeton

Saltaire

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3 August 2019 - 1st XI v Bardsey (H)

Steeton

Barsdey

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10 August 2019 - 1st XI v Tong Park Esholt (A)

Steeton

Tong Park

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17 August 2019 - 1st XI v Guiseley (H)

Steeton

Guiseley

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24 August 2019 - 1st XI v Ben Rhydding (A)

Steeton

Ben Rhydding

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31 August 2019 - 1st XI v Colton Institute (H)

Steeton

Colton Institute 

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7 September 2019 - 1st XI v New Rover (A)

Steeton

New Rover

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14 September 2019 - 1st XI v Horsforth Hall Park (H)

Steeton

Hall Park

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Second XI 2019

20 April 2019 - 2nd XI v Beckwithshaw (H) - Won by 10 wickets (20-0)

Beckwithshaw 74 a/o in 36.5 overs

Steeton 76-0 in 9.1 overs

A gloriously sunny start to the 2019 season in the 5th division saw Steeton entertain Beckwithshaw at Summerhill Lane. New skipper Callum Lowe lost the toss and Beckwithshaw decided they would bat first. Beckwithshaw began steadily, but Steeton controlled the runs with tight bowling backed-up by tidy fielding. Skipper Callum Lowe (1-8) made the early break-through and on debut young left speed-merchant Will Smith (1-23) showed great potential and provided keeper Oliver Gledhill with a comfortable catch. Testing out a sore shoulder Paul Hardwick finished with 3 wickets for 19 runs from his 11 overs. However this match will always be associated in people’s memories with the emergence of the raw talent that is Johnny Atherton. Johnny always gives 100% and today he was rewarded as his booming away-swingers earned him a fantastic 5-wicket haul. Johnny first removed the only stubborn Beckwithshaw batsman with a catch taken by Paul Hardwick and went on to finish with 5 wickets for just 9 runs from 5.5 overs as he totally blitzed the Beckwithshaw tail. Paul Hardwick & Johnny Atherton were awarded fielding points. Beckwithshaw had been dismissed for 74 runs all out in 36.5 overs.

In reply Steeton also employed Johnny as an opening batsman along with the experienced David Robinson. Together they guided Steeton to a comfortable 10 wicket victory to start the season in style. David Robinson finished with an unbeaten 25* runs from 25 deliveries with 6 boundaries, but he was eclipsed by his partner Johnny Atherton who scored an unbeaten 39* runs from just 30 deliveries with 1 six & 7 fours. Steeton had scored 76 runs without losing a wicket in 9.1 overs to with by 10 wickets and collect the full 20 overs. Here’s Johnny!

Johnny Atherton is my Man-of-the-Match

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27 April 2019 - 2nd XI v Olicanian (A) - Drawn (3-3)

Olicanian 1-0 in 1.2 overs

Steeton

Rain was the only winner at Olicanian today. Steeton won the toss and asked Olicanian to bat first on a damp track with more rain forecast. Skipper Callum Lowe bowled the first over which conceded a single and 2 dot-balls into the second over by Ewan Johnston the rain returned…end of proceedings. Olicaninan had scored 1 runs in 1.2 overs without losing a wicket. Both sides collect 3 points.

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4 May 2019 - 2nd XI v Saltaire (H) - Lost by 4 runs (7-17)

Saltaire 147 a/o in 39.3 overs

Steeton 143 a/o in 38.1 overs

On a bitterly cold day Steeton won the toss and asked Saltaire to bat first on a greenish track at Summerhill Lane. Skipper Callum Lowe (1-13) collected the first Saltaire wicket, but Steeton’s catching was letting them down and they failed to press home their early advantage. Johnny Atherton (1-29) collected a further wicket with a thin edge taken by keeper Oliver Gledhill…and Paul Hardwick (1-38) collected 1 wicket, but was unlucky not to be rewarded with more. Ewan Johnston bowled 6.3 tight over which only conceded 16 runs as he was rewarded with 2 wickets, including a fine catch taken by Will Smith. Will Smith’s catching was by no means finished as he took a further 3 catches off his own bowling, including an athletic catch diving forward and another where the batsman appeared to deliberately run straight into him to put him off. A total of 4 outfield catch for Will Smith means he is added to the Club’s fielding records. He was also awarded 2 fielding points. Will’s catching helped him to an excellent 5 wicket haul as he took 5 wickets for 29 runs from 6 overs. Saltaire were all out for 147 runs in 39.3 overs…normally a straightforward chase, but Steeton were a little short on batting this week.

In reply Steeton were led by the 5-wicket hero Will Smith, who scored a well crafted 33 runs from 70 deliveries with 4 boundaries. Will shared an excellent 55-run 2nd wicket partnership with Oliver Gledhill, who contributed a top-scoring 35 runs from 30 deliveries with 8 boundaries. Will then went on to add 37-runs for the 3rd wicket partnership with Finlay Brown, whose solid contribution was 17 runs from 35 deliveries with 4 boundaries. Will was out with the Steeton score on 100 runs for the loss of 4 wickets…just a further 48 runs required, but Phil Barrett (23) needed someone to build a match winning partnership with. Unfortunately no-one outside the top 5 batsmen were able to contribute double figures. Phil Barrett was the last man caught out trying to smash the boundary which would have brought the scores level. Phil had scored 23 careful runs from 36 deliveries with 2 boundaries. Steeton were all out for 143 runs in 38.1 overs – a tantalising 4 runs shy of the meagre Saltaire target. Steeton (7 points) narrowly lost to Saltaire (17 points) by 4 runs.

Will Smith is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton


11 May 2019 - 2nd XI v Kirkstall Educational (A) - Abandoned (3-4)

Steeton 29-2 in 7.5 overs

Kirkstall

Steeton arrived at Kirkstall and warmed-up in relatively nice weather, but having lost the toss and been asked to bat the covers were put on an rain made an unwelcome appearance. After over an hour the rain gave way to bright sunshine and the decision was made to have the teabreak early to allow the sun to dry the sodden outfield. When Steeton finally went out to bat the match had been reduced to 29 overs per side. After a gloriously sunny early teabreak the skies once again darkened and a light drizzle gradually became light rain. With the score on 25 runs opener Elliott Wilson was well caught at mid-on having scored 19 runs from 24 deliveries with 3 boundaries. His opening partner was Will Smith, who was clean bowled shortly after with the score on 31 runs. In the worsening conditions Will Smith had scored 11 runs from 16 deliveries with 2 boundaries. After just 7.5 overs Steeton had scored 39 runs for the loss of 2 wickets when the sides were forced from the ground never to return. It rapidly became clear that the rain was set-in and no further play would by possible…the match was abandoned. Steeton collected 3 points and having taken 2 wickets Kirkstall Educational collected 4 points

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12 May 2019 - 2nd XI v Green Lane (A) in Birtwhistle T20 Cup - Lost by 9 wickets

Steeton 80-5 in 20 overs

Green Lane 82-1 in 10.4 overs

It was by now means Steeton’s strongest side that turned up at Nunroyd Park to play the first round of the Birtwhistle cup with key players on suspension or away playing representative cricket or promoted to help out the 1st XI. Colin Stead was brought out of retirement and Mikey Tennant was also playing after a 2-year absence. Neither player let the side down. Stand-in skipper David Robinson lost the toss and Steeton were duly asked to bat first. An opening stand of 15 runs was broken when unlikely opener Colin Stead (9) was castled. His opening partner Max Hibbert scored 16 runs from 41 deliveries and shared partnerships of 19 runs with skipper David Robinson (9) and 11 runs with Finlay Brown (4). When Max departed Steeton had scored 45 runs in 14 overs. Phil Barrett upped the run-rate with an unbeaten 20* runs scored from 17 deliveries with 1 boundary. James Yeadon faced just 4 balls for 5 runs before Phil added 17 runs for the unbroken 6th wicket partnership with Mikey Hofman-Tennant (2*). Steeton scored too few runs to set set a competitive target as they closed with 80 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs.

In reply Steeton had early success with a skied top-edge safely pouched by keeper Max Hibbert from the bowling of Harry Rowe (1-10). However having Green Lane at 19 runs with 1 wicket down was the last success Steeton enjoyed. Green Lane completed a comfortable 9 wicket victory in the 11th over. Green Lane scored 82 runs for the loss of a single wicket in 10.4 overs – helped by Steeton bowling 14 wides. Steeton crash out of this year’s Birtwhitle T20 Cup at the first hurdle – losing by 9 wickets.

Max Hibbert is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton

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18 May 2019 - 2nd XI v Burley-in-Wharfedale (H) - Won by 5 wickets (19-4)

Burley-in-Wharfedale 133-9 in 45 overs

Steeton 134-5 in 25.1 overs

Steeton entertained Burley-in-Wharfedale at Summerhill Lane. Skipper Callum Lowe won the toss and decided to field first. Ewan Johnston made the initial breakthrough with the score on 11 runs coutesy of a well taken catch taken at point by Will Smith. Ewan finished with 2 wickets for 29 runs from 9 overs. Also with 2 wickets was skipper Callum Lowe (2-34). The pick of the bowlers was Paul Hardwick, who claimed 4 victims…Paul’s 4 wickets came from 13 overs which conceded just 27 runs, with a catch safely pouched at mid-off by Harry Rowe and a nick through to keeper Oliver Gledhill. The other wicket to fall went to Will Smith (1-23), but Steeton were unable to wheedle out the last stubborn wicket and Burley closed with a mere 133 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their 45 overs. Steeton’s fielding as well as the bowling was of a high standard and Max Hibbert was awarded 2 fielding points.

In reply Steeton’s opening partnership was left-handed: youngster Will Smith and experienced David Robinson. Together they forged a 92-run opening stand, which put the result beyond any real doubt. David Robinson was the first batsman to fall, having scored 39 runs from 55 deliveries with 1 six & 5 fours. Will went on to share a 23-run 2nd wicket partnership with Oliver Gledhill, who contributed 22 runs from 13 deliveries with 5 boundaries. With just 18 runs required Steeton lost 3 needless wickets, but Will Smith was masterful. Will finished with an unbeaten 60* runs scored from 70 deliveries with 4 sixes & 6 fours. Steeton passed the meagre Burley target with 5 wickets and almost 20 overs to spare. Steeton had scored 134 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 25.1 overs. Steeton (19 points) beat Burley-in-Wharfedale (4 points) by 5 wickets.

Will Smith is my Man-of-the-Match

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25 May 2019 - 2nd XI v Skipton (A) - Won by 6 wickets (18-2)

Skipton 92 a/o in 32.4 overs

Steeton 94-4 in 19.5 overs

Steeton won the toss and asked Skipton to bat first at Sandylands. Early damage was caused by skipper Callum Lowe (1-17) with a catch through to keeper Oliver Gledhill…and Ewan Johnston (2-17) who once again bowled a tight line and was rewarded with 2 wickets as his miserly 7 overs only conceded 17 runs. Paul Hardwick (2-26) also claimed 2 wickets, but was the pick of the bowling was undoubtedly Luke Watson, who finished with 4 wickets for just 24 runs from 9 overs with a catch taken by skipper Callum Lowe. Luke also fielded well in the covers to run out the other Skipton wicket. Will Smith was awarded a fielding point as Skipton closed with a below-par 92 runs all out in 32.4 overs.

Steeton’s reply was led by the experienced David Robinson, who top-scored with 36 runs scored from 63 deliveries with 6 boundaries. David shared a 34-run 3rd wicket partnership with Elliott Wilson, who contributed 14 runs from 18 deliveries with 2 boundaries. With the meagre Skipton target in sight David was bowled, and it was left to Oliver Gledhill (13*) & Luke Watson (5*) to guide Steeton to a comfortable victory. Steeton had scored 94 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 19.5 overs. Steeton (18 points) beat Skipton (2 points) by 6 wickets. Steeton are currently in 4th place in division 5.

Luke Watson is my Man-of-the-Match

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1 June 2019 - 2nd XI v Bolton Villas (H)

Steeton

Bolton Villas

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8 June 2019 - 2nd XI v Harden (A)

Steeton

Harden

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15 June 2019 - 2nd XI v Menston (H)

Steeton

Menston

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22 June 2019 - 2nd XI v Calverley (A)

Steeton

Calverley St Wilfrids

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29 June 2019 - 2nd XI v Horsforth Hall Park (H)

Steeton

Hall Park

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6 July 2019 - 2nd XI v Beckwithshaw (A)

Steeton

Beckwithshaw

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13 July 2019 - 2nd XI v Olicanian (H)

Steeton

Olicanian

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20 July 2019 - 2nd XI v Saltaire (A)

Steeton

Saltaire

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27 July 2019 - 2nd XI v Kirkstall Educational (H)

Steeton

Kirkstall Educational

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3 August 2019 - 2nd XI v Burley-in-Wharfedale (A)

Steeton

Burley-in-Wharfedale

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10 August 2019 - 2nd XI v Skipton (H)

Steeton

Skipton

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17 August 2019 - 2nd XI v Bolton Villas (A)

Steeton

Bolton Villas

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24 August 2019 - 2nd XI v Harden (H)

Steeton

Harden

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31 August 2019 - 2nd XI v Menston (A)

Steeton

Menston

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7 September 2019 - 2nd XI v Calverley (H)

Steeton

Calverley

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14 September 2019 - 2nd XI v Horsforth Hall Park (A)

Steeton

Hall Park

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Third XI 2019

21 April 2019 - 3rd XI v Calverley St Wilfrids (H) - Won by Conceded

Steeton 20pts

Calverley 0pts

Unable to raise a side Calverley conceded this fixture and Steeton collect full points.


5 May 2019 - 3rd XI v Green Lane (A) - Won by 87 runs (20-7)

Steeton 205 a/o in 39.5 overs

Green Lane 118 a/o in 35.3 overs

Steeton travelled to Green Lane with a mixed team of youngsters and oldsters. Skipper James Yeadon lost the toss and was asked to bat first. Opener Will Smith (16) was the first man out following an opening partnership of 20 runs. Will scored his 16 runs from just 10 deliveries and hit 4 boundaries. His opening partner was Elliott Wilson (37) who went on to share an even better 51 runs partnership with Johnny Atherton, who scored a solid 27 runs from 22 deliveries with 1 six & 3 fours. After a great start a shuttering of quick wickets meant that when Elliott Wilson was out Steeton were wobbling at 88 runs with 6 wickets down. Max Hibbert came in to join El Presidente (Phil Barrett) and together they forged an impressive 102-run 7th wicket partnership (10 runs short of a new Club record). Phil completed a fine half-century (the only person to score over 50 runs for Steeton this weekend) before departing with 61 runs scored from 56 deliveries with 7 boundaries. Max Hibbert deserved a half-century, but unfortunately had to settle for a great 46 runs from 66 deliveries with 3 boundaries. Green Lane’s success coincided with the bowling of Adam (Reggie) Perring, who was only used for 3.5 overs, but took 6 wickets for 6 runs. Steeton finished with a commanding 205 runs all out in 39.5 overs.

In reply Steeton’s Harry Rowe ripped out the top 3 Green batsmen and finished with 6 overs for 23 runs as he collected 3 wickets with catches taken by Elliott Wilson & keeper Max Hibbert. A fiery burst from Jack Luxton (1-11) earned him a single wicket. Johnny Atherton bowled 5 tight overs that only conceded 7 runs as he collected 2 wickets with a second good catch by keeper Max Hibbert. A good spell by Wilf Robert (1-18) was rewarded with single wicket and making his debut Archie Smith took 2 wickets for 15 runs from 4 overs with catches taken by Johnny Atherton and a catch in the slips by Phil Barrett. Johnny Atherton was awarded 2 fielding points. Yesterday for the 2nd XI Will Smith had collected a 5-wicket haul…today bowling spin because of the fading light Will needed just 3 deliveries to take the final wicket without conceding a single run. No bowler used by Steeton was older than 15 years old as Green Lane were bowled all out for 118 runs in 35.3 overs. Steeton (20 points) beat Green Lane (7 points) by 87 runs.

My Man-of-the-Match is of course El Presidente!

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19 May 2019 - 3rd XI v Pool (A) in Chappell Cup - Lost by 74 runs

Pool 196 a/o in 37 overs

Steeton 122 a/o in 35.2 overs

Pool won the toss and decided to bat first. Steeton’s openers bowled well and deserved more success, but both had to settle for a single wicket each: Jack Luxton (1-17) with a catch taken at mid-wicket by Rhys Troake on debut; and Johnny Atherton (1-29) with a nice catch pouched by Jack Luxton. Spinner Finlay Brown removed Pool’s top-scorer and finished with 2 wickets for 25 runs. Archie Smith was rewarded with 3 wickets for 56 runs from his 7.2 overs with a nice catch taken by Wilf Roberts and 2 by keeper Max Hibbert – Max’s 2nd catch involved him running and yelling for a high catch and nearly barging into skipper Mark Chapman at mid-wicket. The innings was swiftly closed by the experienced James Yeadon, who took 3 wickets for 28 runs from 7 overs with a catch taken by skipper Mark Chapman & a stumping by Max Hibbert.

In reply Steeton are indebted to Jack Luxton, who prevented an embarrassment. While wickets tumbled all around him, Jack scored an super 74 runs from 86 deliveries with 3 sixes & 6 fours. No-one else managed double figures, but worthy of mention was Archie Smith (9) and on debut Luke Spragg (7*). Despite Jack Luxton’s efforts, Steeton could only muster 122 runs all out in 35.2 overs. Steeton lost by 74 runs and along with the 1sts & the 2nds they crash out of the cup in the first round.

Jack Luxton is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton

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26 May 2019 - 3rd XI v Guiseley (H) - Abandoned (3-3)

Steeton 3pt

Guiseley 3pt

This fixture has become a victim of the wet weather. Pitch unfit and more rain forecast, so called off in the morning. Both sides collect 3 points.


9 June 2019 - 3rd XI v Saltaire (H)

Steeton

Saltaire

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30 June 2019 - 3rd XI v Otley (A)

Steeton

Otley

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7 July 2019 - 3rd XI v Kirkstall Educational (A)

Steeton

Kirkstall

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28 July 2019 - 3rd XI v Menston (H)

Steeton

Menston

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11 August 2019 - 3rd XI v St Chads (A)

Steeton

St Chads

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18 August 2019 - 3rd XI v Burley-in-Wharfedale (A)

Steeton

Burley-in-Wharfedale

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1 September 2019 - 3rd XI v Alwoodley (H)

Steeton

Alwoodley

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8 September 2019 - 3rd XI v Beckwithshaw (A)

Steeton

Beckwithshaw

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