First XI 202018 April 2020 - 1st XI v Bardsey (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic meant the whole country was in lockdown and recreational cricket was not allowed
25 April 2020 - 1st XI v Kirkstall Educational (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic meant the whole country was in lockdown and recreational cricket was not allowed
2 May 2020 - 1st XI v Guiseley (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic meant the whole country was in lockdown and recreational cricket was not allowed
3 May 2020 - 1st XI v St Chads Broomfield (H) in Waddilove Cup - Cancelled with Covid-19
9 May 2020 - 1st XI v Tong Park Esholt (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
Tong Park Esholt
16 May 2020 - 1st XI v New Rover (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
23 May 2020 - 1st XI v Horsforth Hall Park (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
30 May 2020 - 1st XI v Adel (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
6 June 2020 - 1st XI v Calverley St Wilfrids (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
Calverley St Wilfrids
13 June 2020 - 1st XI v Beckwithshaw (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
20 June 2020 - 1st XI v Green Lane (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
27 June 2020 - 1st XI v Pool (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
18 July 2020 - 1st XI v Guiseley (H) - Won by 79 runs (19-5)
Steeton 200 a/o in 45.3 overs
Guiseley 121 a/o in 32.2 overs
The coronavirus epidemic has been controlled enough for the government to allow recreational cricket to commence, but unfortunately no-one had mentioned this to the weather gods, who delivered a wet morning. In the afternoon play did commence and the 2020 season was underway. Steeton skipper Gary Boulton won the toss and decided to bat first, but were soon to regret the decision as they shuttered to 3 wicket down with only 5 runs on the board. Steeton debutante Matthew Nutter (3) not getting the start he would have hoped for! The rush of wickets was halted by a solid 90-run 4th wicket stand between Cameron Knowles (35) & Steve Pearson. Cameron scored his 35 runs from 64 deliveries with 3 boundaries. Steve Pearson went on to complete his half-century and was joined by Tom Stead in a 37-run 5th wicket partnership before Tom departed for a quick-fire 26 runs from 27 deliveries with a six & 3 fours. A quick shuttering of late middle order wickets saw Steeton tumble to 137 runs for 7 wickets, but Steve Pearson was not out and had moved into the 70s. Joined by Adam Hardwick he moved through the 80s and into the 90s. Having added 61 runs for a great 8th wicket partnership both batsmen were out in quick succession, but not before Steve Pearson had completed a memorable century. Steve Pearson had scored a fantastic 102 runs from 119 deliveries with 13 boundaries and Adam’s (14) dogged defence had played an important subordinate role. The innings was quickly wound-up with Steeton having scored 200 runs all out in 45.3 overs.
In reply quick bowler Josh Gill gave Steeton the early breakthrough as he broke the opening stand with the Guiseley score on just 19 runs. Josh also took the 2nd Guiseley wicket and finished with 2 wickets for 31 runs, courtesy catches taken by Cameron Knowles & Harris Rowlett. However it was the introduction of new-signing Matthew Nutter, which turned this match firmly in the favour of Steeton. Matthew tore through the Guiseley batting and finished with a fantastic haul of 8 wickets for 26 runs from 11.2 overs, with catches taken by Bradley Akrigg, keeper John Akrigg, Cameron Knowles, as well as a return catch from his own bowling. Great Debut Matt! Fielding points went to Bradley Akrigg & Matt Nutter. Guiseley were all out for 121 runs in 32.2 overs. A curious topsy-turvy game with the opening batsman taking 8 wickets and the opening bowlers scoring a century! Steeton (19 points) beat Guiseley (5 points) by 79 runs in the first match of this shortened season.
My joint Men-of-the-Match are Stephen Pearson & Matthew Nutter.
25 July 2020 - 1st XI v Tong Park Esholt (A) - Lost by 102 runs (6-20)
Tong Park Esholt 231 a/o in 48 overs
Steeton 129 runs a/o in 33.4 overs
Steeton’s skipper Gary Boulton won the toss and decided to field first at Esholt. Last week’s heroes were once again quickly into the action as wickets for Steve Pearson and Matt Nutter left Tong Park at 40 runs with 2 wickets down in the 17th over. Both finished with 3 wickets each: Steve took 3 wickets for 41 runs from 14 overs with a catch taken by Harris Rowlett; and Matt took 3 wickets for 58 runs from 13 overs with a catch taken by Paul Hardwick. After the initial breakthrough Adam Hardwick (1-21) & Bradley Akrigg (1-36) clean bowled the next two batsmen, including Tong Park’s top-scorer Patel (50). A 2nd spell by opening quickie Josh Gill (1-33) brought him some success with a wicket caught by keeper John Akrigg. Bradley Akrigg & Matt Nutter were awarded the fielding points, Matt having a direct-hit run out. Tong Park were all out for 231 runs in 48 overs.
Steeton’s reply began disastrously with 3 wickets down in the first 5 overs with just 9 runs on the board. The procession of wickets was slowed by last week’s centurian Steve Pearson (13), who added 23 runs for the 3rd wicket with veteran opener John Akrigg. Alas no heroics today for Steve! John Akrigg stood firmly as he and Tom Stead continued the resistance, taking the Steeton score to 77 runs for 3 wickets in 20 overs. But 1 run later Steeton lost 2 Akrigg’s in consecutive balls. John Akrigg departed for an excellent 45 runs from 66 deliveries with 1 six & 7 fours and 10 runs later Tom Stead was also out for 22 runs from 33 deliveries with 4 boundaries. Steeton had crashed to 88 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the 24th over. Skipper Gary Boulton (17*) showed stubborn late resistance and was well supported by last man Josh Gill (11), but Steeton succumbed to 129 runs all out in 33.4 overs. Steeton (6 points) lost to Tong Park (20 points) by 102 runs.
John Akrigg is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton
1 August 2020 - 1st XI v New Rover (H) - Won by 6 wickets (20-5)
New Rover 177 a/o in 45 overs
Steeton 180-4 in 38.1 overs
Steeton’s skipper Gary Boulton won the toss and chose to field first at Summerhill Lane. The decision to ask New Rover to bat first was justified by his bowlers who skittled New Rover all out for 177 runs in 45 overs. Chief destroyer was once again new recruit Matt Nutter who finished with a fantastic haul of 6 wickets for 50 runs from his 15 overs, with catches taken by Cameron Knowles, Jack Luxton & two by keeper John Akrigg. Also amongst the wickets was Steve Pearson with a brace. Steve took 2 wickets for 31 runs with a 2nd catch by Cameron Knowles and a 3rd for keeper John Akrigg. With his first bowl of the season skipper Gary Boulton (1-31) took a single wicket courtesy of a stumping by John Akrigg…and Bradley Akrigg (1-22) also collected a single wicket with a catch by Gary Boulton. Fielding points went to Jack Luxton & Steve Pearson. New Rover had been limited to a below par 177 runs all out in 45 overs.
In reply Steeton are indebted to Harris Rowlett, who was called to the crease early and then batted through unbeaten. Harris finished with an excellent 70* runs not out from 102 deliveries with 2 sixes & 8 fours. Harris shared a 2nd wicket partnership of 31 runs with opener Matt Nutter, who made the major contribution of 27 runs from just 24 balls with 1 six & 4 fours. Harris went on to share an 89-run 3rd wicket partnership with Cameron Knowles, who contributed 42 runs from 58 deliveries with 1 six & 3 fours. James Robinson chipped in with an unbeaten 16* runs as Steeton knocked-off the runs with relative ease…scoring 180 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 38.1 overs. Steeton (20 points) beat New Rover (5 points) by 6 wickets.
Matthew Nutter & Harris Rowlett are my joint Men-of-the-Match
8 August 2020 - 1st XI v Horsforth Hall Park (A) - Lost by 9 wickets (0-20)
Steeton 115 a/o in 38.4 overs
Horsforth Hall Park 117-1 in 21.5 overs
Steeton won the toss and after that they did not win too much today. Opening the batting James Robinson scored 23 runs from 40 deliveries with 5 boundaries and at No3 Jack Luxton scored 13 runs, but when he was out Steeton were teetering at 53-5. The only partnership of note was for the the 6th wicket, which added 58 runs…Tom Stead top-scoring with 34 runs from 54 deliveries with 2 sixes & 3 fours, partnering Bradley Akrigg who contributed 15 runs. When Tom departed wickets tumbled and Steeton were all out for a paltry 115 runs in 38.4 overs.
In reply Hall Park had reached 81 runs before losing their only wicket…caught by Josh Gill off the bowling of Jack Luxton (1-32). Steve Pearson & Cameron Knowles were awarded fielding points, but Hall Park completed their comprehensive victory with ease: scoring 117 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 21.5 overs. The less said about this match the better! Steeton (0 points) lost to Horsforth Hall Park (20 points) by 9 wickets.
Jack Luxton is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton
15 August 2020 - 1st XI v Adel (H) - Lost by 60 runs (6-20)
Adel 229-9 in 50 overs
Steeton 169 a/o in 40.2 overs
Having won the toss Steeton decided to field first. The Adel batting was initially pegged back by opening bowler Steve Pearson who was rewarded with 3 wickets for 63 runs from 14 overs with a catch taken by keeper John Akrigg. Matthew Nutter (1-48) chipped in with a single wicket before injuring himself mid-over, with Adel wobbling at 56 runs for 4 wickets. Although Steeton used 7 different bowlers only skipper Gary Boulton was able to make any inroads. Gary finished with a fantastic 5-wicket haul…his 5 wickets coming from 15 overs and conceding 47 runs. This is the evergreen Gary’s 22nd 5-wicket haul for Steeton and came courtesy of outfield catches by Cameron Knowles & Tom Stead, as well a further 2 catches by keeper John Akrigg to bring his match tally to 3. Jack Luxton was awarded 2 fielding points. Steeton managed to take 9 Adel wickets as they scored 229 runs in their 50 overs.
In reply Steeton were quickly reduced to 14-2 with opener James Robinson (10) only managing double figures. Our other opener Aatif Modak scored a watchful 26 runs from 73 deliveries with 4 boundaries and shared a 27-run 3rd wicket partnership with Cameron Knowles, who contributed 18 runs from just 17 balls with 3 boundaries. Aatif went on to share an even better 70-run 4th wicket stand with Steve Pearson, who top-scored with 74 runs scored from 73 deliveries with 1 six & 9 fours. Steve also shared a 46-run 5th wicket partnership with Tom Stead, who contributed 24 runs scored from just 22 deliveries with 1 six & 4 fours. After a solid start as soon as Steve Pearson was dismissed Steeton lost their remaining 4 wickets adding just 3 runs and were all out for 169 runs in 40.2 overs. Steeton (6 points) lost to Adel (20 points) by 60 runs.
Steve Pearson & Gary Boulton are my joint Men-of-the-Match for Steeton
22 August 2020 - 1st XI v Calverley St Wilfrids (A) - Lost by 50 runs
Calverley St Wilfrids 163-6 in 41 overs
Steeton 113 a/o in 39.4 overs
Rain reduced this match to 41 overs per side. Steeton stand-in skipper John Akrigg won the toss and let Calverley bat first on a difficult track. Calverley batted well and it was only Steve Pearson & Aatif Modak who exercised any control over a rampant run-rate. Steve Pearson (2-31) was the pick of the bowlers, having run out the first opener he then picked up the next 2 wickets with catches taken by Tom Stead & skipper/keeper John Akrigg. Aatif Modak (1-36) was rewarded with a single wicket caught by Harris Rowlett; Luke Watson (1-24) collected a single wicket caught by James Robinson; and Matthew Nutter (1-35) also took a single wicket caught by skipper/keeper John Akrigg. On a ‘sticky dog’ wicket, in their 41 overs Calverley had scored a 163 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.
In reply Steeton had a disastrous start with both openers collecting ducks. A 39-run 3rd wicket stand regained a certain stability: Harris Rowlett top-scored with 32 runs coming from 55 deliveries with 5 boundaries in partnership with Cameron Knowles (12). When Harris was out 53-3 was suddenly 55-6…3 wickets down and only 2 runs added. The only other partnership of note was the 37 runs added for the 9th wicket between Luke Watson, who contributed an excellent 31 runs from 39 balls with 4 boundaries; along with Aatif Modak, who contributed an unbeaten 13* runs. Steeton were all out for 113 runs in 39.4 overs. Steeton (3 points) lost to Calverley (17 points) by 50 runs.
Luke Watson is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton
29 August 2020 - 1st XI v Beckwithshaw (H) - Lost by 54 runs
Beckwithshaw 239-7 in 50 overs
Steeton 185 a/o in 50 overs
Steeton lost the toss and Beckwithshaw decided to bat first. Opening bowlers Josh Gill (1-48) & Jack Luxton (1-62), courtesy of a catch by Bradley Akrigg, both had early success removing an opening batsman each and reducing Beckwithshaw to 15-2. Stand-in skipper Steve Pearson (1-54) took the next wicket as Beckwithshaw had reached 64 runs with 3 wickets down. Pick of the bowlers was certainly Aatif Modak, who took 4 wickets for 60 runs from 15 overs with catches taken by Harris Rowlett & James Robinson. Beckwithshaw were 160-7, but late order batter MacGregor bludgeoned 69* runs not out from just 29 deliveries to take Beckwithshaw to 239 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 50 overs.
In reply Steeton lost their first wicket in the first over before scoring any runs, before a good 2nd wicket partnership of 43 runs between Aatif Modak (32) & Harris Rowlett (25): Aatif scored his 32 runs from 90 deliveries with 4 boundaries and Harris scored his 25 runs from 40 deliveries with 1 six & 3 fours. The 41-run 5th wicket kept Steeton in contention, with Cameron Knowles scoring 26 runs 33 deliveries with 4 boundaries & stand-in skipper Steve Pearson top-scoring with 46 runs from 75 balls with 1 six & 4 fours. Steve shared a quickfire 28-run 7th wicket stand with Jack Luxton the main contributor with a fine 22 runs from just 11 deliveries with 1 six & 3 fours. It is interesting to note that after 43 overs both sides were on exactly 150 runs – Beckwithshaw had 5 wickets down, but Steeton had only just lost their 6th wicket – so very similar! But whereas Beckwithshaw had then surged onwards, in the last 7 overs Steeton’s inning fell away…Beckwithshaw had added a further 89 runs for 2 wickets in the last 7 overs, but Steeton scored 35 runs and lost their last 4 wickets. Steeton were all out on the last delivery of their 50 overs having scored 185 runs. Steeton (6 points) lost to Beckwithshaw (20 points) by 54 runs.
Aatif Modak is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton
5 September 2020 - 1st XI v Green Lane (A) - Won by 53 runs (19-5)
Steeton 219-7 in 50 overs
Batting first Aatif Modak (42), Harris Rowlett (50) & Steve Pearson (57*) helped Steeton post 219-7 in their 50 overs.
In reply Green Lane were off to a good start, but the introduction of skipper Gary Boulton (2-67) and in particular Matthew Nutter who took his second 8-wicket haul of the season. Matthew finished with 8 wickets for 50 runs from 11.5 overs. Green Lane were 166 runs all out. Steeton (19 points) beat Green Lane (5 points) by 53 runs
Matthew Nutter is my Man-of-the-Match
19 September 2020 - 1st XI v Bardsey (H) - Lost by 24 runs (8-19)
Bardsey 214 a/o in 45.3 overs
Steeton 190 a/o in 48.3 overs
Batting first Bardsey scored 214 runs all out in 45.3 overs. Early damage was done by Josh Gill (3-46) courtesy of catches taken by Harris Rowlett & Matt Nutter. Harris was awarded a fielding point. Pick of the bowlers however was James Robinson who claimed a 5-wicket haul. James took 5 wicket for 33 runs from 5.3 overs with a catch taken by Tom Stead. Chipping in with a single wicket apiece were Matt Nutter (1-52) with a return catch off his own bowling and Luke Watson (1-26) with a catch taken by Tom Stead.
In reply Steeton began with a solid opening partnership between James Robinson, who scored 24 runs from 68 deliveries with 3 boundaries; and Matt Nutter, who scored 22 runs from 32 deliveries with 3 boundaries. Coming in at No3 John Akrigg top-scored with 69 runs scored from 78 deliveries with 4 sixes & 7 fours. After John was caught out Steeton were unable to show any significant resistance and only 2 other batsmen could manage double figures: Tom Stead hit a six & 2 fours in his cameo innings of 14 runs; and promising youngster Will Smith scored an unbeaten 19* from 24 balls faced with 2 boundaries, but unfortunately he ran out of batting partners. Steeton were all out for 190 runs in 48.3 overs. Steeton (8 points) lost to Bardsey (19 points) by 24 runs.
James Robinson & John Akrigg are my joint Men-of-the-Match for Steeton
26 September 2020 - 1st XI v Kirkstall Educational (A) - Won by 3 wickets (19-7)
Kirkstall Educational 216-9 in 50 overs
Steeton 220-7 in 49.4 overs
Having won the toss and chosen to bat first, Kirkstall Educational were off to a solid start before Steve Pearson took 2 wickets to stall their progress at 86 runs with 2 wickets down and Steve finished with 2 wickets for 37 runs off 10 overs with a catch safely pouched by Chris Luxton. The next wicket fell to a run out by Matt Nutter before the Kirkstall middle-order were ripped out by the inswing of Luke Watson. Luke finished with fantastic figures of 4 wickets for 63 runs from his 15 overs with 2 catches taken by Jack Luxton. Evergreen skipper Gary Boulton (2-46) collected the last 2 wickets as Kirkstall batted out their 50 overs with 9 wickets down and had set Steeton a reasonable 216 run target.
Steeton’s reply began disastrously as they lost their first 3 wickets with a mere 27 runs on the board. Advantage Kirkstall. The Steeton innings was firmly re-established by a fantastic 107-run 4th wicket partnership between Steve Pearson and Cameron Knowles, who had made the major contribution with 68 runs from 73 deliveries with 2 sixes & 10 fours. When Cameron was run-out Steve then went on add 38 runs for the 5th wicket with his cousin Tom Stead (18). Two solid partnerships had now swung the advantage back firmly in favour of Steeton, but with victory within his grasp Steve was also run-out having scored a watchful 67 runs from 123 deliveries with 7 boundaries. Steeton were 201 runs for 7 wickets down, with 2 new batsmen at the crease and needing to score at 5 runs per over! Nails were bitten, but Steeton were steered safely home by an unbroken 19-run 8th wicket partnership between Luke Watson (12*) and Chris Luxton (8*) with 2 balls to spare! Steeton had scored 220 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 49.4 overs. Steeton (19 points) beat Kirkstall Educational (7 Points) by 3 wickets
Steve Pearson and Luke Watson are my joint Men-of-the-Match
27 September 2020 - 1st XI v Pool (H)
This fixture has been rearranged twice: moved from 4th July to 12th September when the league restarted, but then delayed until 27th September when a Pool player tested positive for Covid-19. Probably the latest start in the year for any 1st XI match!
Second XI 202018 April 2020 - 2nd XI v Kirkstall Educational (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
25 April 2020 - 2nd XI v Bardsey (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
2 May 2020 - 2nd XI v Addingham (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
3 May 2020 - 2nd XI v St Chads Broomfield (A) in Birtwhistle Cup - Cancelled with Covid-19
9 May 2020 - 2nd XI v Olicanian (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
16 May 2020 - 2nd XI v Burley-in-Wharfedale (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
23 May 2020 - 2nd XI v Horsforth Hall Park (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
Horsforth Hall Park
30 May 2020 - 2nd XI v Skipton (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
6 June 2020 - 2nd XI v Beckwithshaw (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
13 June 2020 - 2nd XI v Green Lane (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
20 June 2020 - 2nd XI v Bolton Villas (A) - Cancelled with Covid-19
27 June 2020 - 2nd XI v Horsforth (H) - Cancelled with Covid-19
18 July 2020 - 2nd XI v Addingham (A) - Won by 5 wickets (20-4)
Addingham 136 a/o in 38.1 overs
Steeton 138-5 in 36 overs
Steeton won the toss and asked Addingham to bat first on a damp track. Opening bowler David Wynn (1-23) got Steeton off to a great start with their opening partnership broken before it had reached double-figures, with a catch taken by Elliott Wilson. Addingham were steadied by ex-Steeton player James Freebury (28) before Ewan Johnston took 2 wickets and reduced them to 52-3 in 14 overs. The introduction of Luke Watson to the bowling attack brought instant reward as he took 2 wickets in his first over, with a catch by Will Smith…and Addingham stumbled to 89 runs with 5 wickets down. Steeton are flush with talented bowlers and the introduction of off-spinner Aatif Modak also brought instant rewards with 2 wickets in his very first over and Addingham were struggling at 90 runs with 7 wickets down. Both Luke & Aatif continued to bowl tight and Luke Watson finished with 3 wickets for 21 runs, but pick of the bowlers was Aatif Modak, who finished with 4 wickets for 20 runs from 9.1 overs. Elliott Wilson and Will Smith were awarded fielding points as Addingham were all out for 136 runs in 38.1 overs.
In reply both Steeton opening batsmen were back in the tent with the score on 27 runs with only Elliott Wilson (17) managing double figures…sometimes knocking off low totals can prove a more tricky proposition than you might expect! James Robinson stopped the slide with a solid knock of 31 runs from 55 deliveries with a six & 4 fours. James shared a 30-run 3rd wicket partnership with Jack Luxton, who contributed 16 runs. When James departed with the Steeton score on 72-4 it was youngster Wilf Robert who took up the mantle and he scored an unbeaten 31* runs from 54 deliveries with 4 boundaries. It was Wilf’s partnership with Luke Watson which firmly snatched the game from Addingham. Wilf shared a 63-run 5th wicket stand with Luke, who contributed 28 runs from 36 deliveries with 4 boundaries. Steeton passed the Addingham target comfortably with 9 overs and 5 wickets to spare. Steeton had scored 138 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 36 overs. Steeton (20 points) beat Addingham (4 points) by 5 wickets. Great start to this short season for both Saturday teams.
My joint Men-of-the-Match are Luke Watson & Aatif Modak
25 July 2020 - 2nd XI v Olicanian (H) - Lost by 6 runs (9-19)
Olicanian 183 a/o in 45 overs
Steeton 177-9 in 45 overs
Steeton lost the toss and Olicanian chose to bat first at Summerhill Lane. Olicanian lost wickets regularly, but were held together by opener Hamilton (75). Pick of the bowlers was Luke Watson who ripped through the middle-order and collected 3 wickets for 18 runs from 6 overs with a catch for veteran keeper Julian Higginson. After a wicketless opening spell Ewan Johnston returned for a 2nd spell which polished of the tail with alacrity as he finished with 3 clean-bowled wickets for 32 runs from 11 overs. Jack Luxton (2-56) was also impressive as he collected 2 wickets including the initial breakthrough courtesy of a catch by keeper Julian Higginson. David Wynn (1-21) had a catch taken by Luke Watson and James Robinson (1-24) took the important wicket of Hamilton courtesy of a catch by skipper David Robinson. A fielding point was awarded to James Robinson and Olicanian finished with 183 runs all out in exactly 45 overs…a total which may well have been reduced if all the offered chances had been accepted.
Steeton’s reply began badly with both young opening batsmen back in the tent and only 11 runs on the board. The innings was steadied by James Robinson who shared a good 57-run 3rd wicket partnership with Jack Luxton who contributed 16 runs from 28 deliveries with 2 boundaries. James Robinson continued his great progress and completed a half-century as he found good support from Will Smith. James & Will looked as though they were taking the game away from Olicanian as they added 55 runs for the 4th wicket, but unfortunately both were out within 2 runs. James Robinson had scored a fine 76 runs from 96 deliveries with 14 boundaries and Will Smith contributed 14 runs from 39 deliveries with 2 boundaries. Luke Watson was defiant, but was losing partners as the required run rate was rising. Luke was the last man to get out…caught for 30 runs from 34 deliveries with 2 boundaries. Steeton finished with 177 runs with 9 wickets down in their 45 overs…a tantalising 6 runs short of the Olicanian target. Steeton (9 points) lost to Olicanian (19 points) by 6 runs.
James Robinson is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton
1 August 2020 - 2nd XI v Burley-in-Wharfedale (A) - Lost by 115 runs (3-20)
Burley-in-Wharfedale 224-4 in 45 overs
Steeton 109 a/o in 29 overs
Steeton skipper David Robinson won the toss and chose to field first at Hodson Park. Steeton found wickets hard to take and Burley had progressed to 73 before a run out by David Wynn broke the opening partnership. Off-spinner Aatif Modak earned a brace of wickets with his 13 overs costing 55 runs as he collected 2 wickets with a catch taken by David Wynn. Skipper David Robinson (1-44) took the only other wicket to fall as Burley closed with an impressive 224 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their 45 overs. For Burley opener Sam Fox scored 122*.
In reply Steeton were unable to construct solid partnerships as Burley had early. Steeton had an opening stand of 33 runs between Elliott Wilson (16) & Aatif Modak (25). Elliott scored his 16 runs from 23 deliveries with 2 boundaries before being given out LBW and Aatif Modak scored his 25 runs from 18 deliveries with 6 boundaries before being run out. After this opening pairing despite a strong looking batting line-up, Steeton lost wickets regularly and only top-scorer Oliver Gledhill (34) managed double figures. Oliver scored his 34 runs from 40 deliveries with 5 boundaries. For Burley Lewis Morgan took 7-35. In just 29 overs Steeton were all out with only 109 runs. Steeton (3 points) lost to Burley-in-Wharfedale (20 points) by 115 runs.
Aatif Modak is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton
8 August 2020 - 2nd XI v Horsforth Hall Park (H) - Won by 11 runs (18-8)
Steeton 187-9 in 45 overs
Horsforth Hall Park 176-9 in 45 overs
Steeton went into this match under the leadership of a replacement, stand-in skipper Luke Watson. Luke’s record captaining is not impressive with 8 straight losses! However he won the toss duly and chose to bat first on a warm sunny day at Summerhill Lane. Opening the batting Aatif Modak registered a fine half-century…his 50 runs coming from 99 deliveries with 1 six & 2 fours before being run out. Aatif shared a 40-run 2nd wicket partnership with Will Smith (12) followed by an even better 76-run 3rd wicket partnership with Oliver Gledhill, who top-scored with his own half-century. Oliver smashed his 52 runs from just 39 deliveries with 3 sixes & 4 fours before he too was run out. A couple of cheap wickets saw Steeton wobbling at 135 runs with 6 wickets down, but Steeton’s long batting order meant skipper Luke Watson was joined by Paul Hardwick and together they added 40 runs for the 8th wicket partnership: Luke Watson scored 26 runs from 27 deliveries with 3 boundaries, while Paul Hardwick contributed 20 runs from 19 deliveries with 2 boundaries. Steeton closed with a reasonable 187 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in thier 45 overs.
In reply Hall Park started solidly putting together good partnerships, but were pegged back by good Steeton bowling. Pick of the bowlers was skipper Luke Watson, who collected 4 wickets for 40 runs from his 10 overs with a stumping by veteran keeper Julian Higginson. The presence of Julian behind the wickets was significant in this match as he finished with 3 stumpings. Also with 4 wickets was Ewan Johnston, whose 4 wickets came at a cost of 45 runs from his 11 overs and included a caught & bowled and, yes, a stumping by Julian. The only other wicket fell to Wilf Roberts (1-9) and that too was a stumping by Julian! In this tight finish it was 3 stumpings and also keeping the batters back deep in their crease that proved crucial. Horforth Hall Park were 9 wickets down, but were restricted to 176 runs in their 45 overs. It is a shame the fielding points cannot go to the wicket-keeper, but Will Smith & David Wynn both merited fielding points. An excellent team performance saw Steeton (18 points) beat Hall Park (8 points) by 11 runs…and Luke Watson has broken his captaincy duck!
Luke Watson is my Man-of-the-Match
15 August 2020 - 2nd XI v Skipton (A) - Won by 13 runs (18-6)
Steeton 163-7 in 45 overs
Skipton 150 a/o in 42.1 overs
Steeton skipper David Robinson won the toss and chose to bat first at Sandylands. Steeton were reduced to 11 runs with both openers dismissed by ex-Steeton player Adrian Emmott (2-23). Skipper David Robinson (10) departed shortly after and Steeton were 23 runs with 3 wickets down. The minor collapse was slowed by a solid 32-run 4th wicket partnership between new-recruit Simon Cox, who scored 21 runs from 50 deliveries with 4 boundaries and youngster Wilf Roberts, who scored a fabulous 31 runs from 79 balls with 5 boundaries. However the best was yet to come as top-scorer for Steeton was Luke Watson, who scored an impressive 61 runs from just 52 deliveries with 1 six & 6 fours. Luke was well supported in a great 51-run 7th wicket partnership by Paul Hardwick, who contributed an unbeaten 24* runs scored from 20 balls with 3 boundaries. Steeton closed with 163 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 45 overs.
In Skipton’s reply early damage was done by Luke Watson, who reduced Skipton to 35-2 and finished with miserly figures of 2 wickets for 15 runs from 9 overs with a catch taken by Simon Cox. Wilf Roberts (1-22) had a catch taken by Ewan Johnston and Will Smith (1-31) had a catch taken by keeper Max Hibbert…and Will & Max were also to combine to run out Skipton’s top-scorer, with Will fielding and firing in the ball over the bails for Max to complete the dismissal. Skipper David Robinson is known as a quality batsman often to the detriment of his bowling, but many years ago as a junior he once took 5 wickets in 5 balls! Today was his day as he sliced through the Skipton tail and finished with a remarkable 5-wicket haul; David finished with 5 wicket for 15 runs from 5.1 overs with a catch pouched by Paul Hardwick. In a close match it was the enthusiasm and self-belief of the Steeton youth which pulled us through. Skipton were skittled for 150 runs all out in 42.1 overs. Steeton (18 points) narrowly beat Skipton (6 points) by 13 runs.
Luke Watson and David Robinson are my joint Men-of-the-Match
22 August 2020 - 2nd XI v Beckwithshaw (H) - Rain Affected Draw (7-7)
Beckwithshaw 161-6 in 45 overs
Steeton 124-2 in 36.3 overs
Beckwithshaw batted first and scored 161 runs with 6 wickets down in their 45 overs. In reply Steeton were going well at 124 runs with just 2 wickets down in 36.3 overs. Steeton needed to score at a comfortable 4½ runs per over with 8 wickets available, but unfortunately rain came and this match was called off
29 August 2020 - 2nd XI v Green Lane (A) - Lost by 116 runs (4-19)
Green Lane 176-9 in 45 overs
Steeton 60 a/o in 31.4 overs
Steeton won the toss at Nunroyd Park and asked Green Lane to bat first. Green Lane began with a good 62-run opening partnership, which was broken by Wilf Robert (1-27) courtesy of a catch by Elliot Wilson. Adil Modak claimed a couple of LBWs and finished with 2 wickets for just 23 runs from his 13 overs. Ewan Johnston (1-43) had a catch taken by skipper David Robinson, but pick of the bowlers has undoubtedly James Nowell who collected a fine 5-wicket haul. James took 5 wickets for 43 runs from 12 overs with a catch by Paul Hardwick & a stumping by keeper Max Hibbert. After their 45 overs Green Lane finished with 176 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
In reply Steeton began disastrously and crashed to 27 runs with 8 wickets down and only skipper David Robinson (12) of the top seven batsmen who could manage double figures. Steeton were spared an embarrassingly low total by a good 9th wicket stand of 26 runs between top-scorer Max Hibbert (24*) & Ewan Johnston (12). Max scored his unbeaten 24* runs from 45 deliveries with 5 boundaries, but with 6 ducks Steeton were all out for a meagre 60 runs in 31.4 overs. Steeton (4 points) lost to Green Lane (19 points) by 116 runs.
James Nowell is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton
5 September 2020 - 2nd XI v Bolton Villas (H) - Won by 8 wickets (19-1)
Bolton Villas 68 a/o in 34.1 overs
Steeton 71-2 in 17 overs
Steeton beat Bolton Villas by 8 wickets. Three wickets each by Adil Modak (3-17) & Luke Watson (3-7) and single wickets each for David Wynn (1-14), Ewan Johnston (1-14) & James Nowell (1-1) helped skittle Bolton Villas all out for just 68 runs.
In reply Elliott Wilson batted through and scored 27* runs not out from 60 deliveries with 3 boundaries. Elliott shared an opening partnership of 28 runs with Simon Cox (10) and then a match-winning 43-run 3rd wicket partnership with Adil Modak, who contributed 16* runs not out from 24 deliveries with 2 boundaries. Steeton scored 71 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in just 17 overs. Steeton (19 points) beat Bolton Villas (1 point) by 8 wickets
Adil Modak is my Man-of-the-Match
12 September 2020 - 2nd XI v Horsforth (A) - Won by 86 runs (18-5)
Steeton 165 a/o in 44.5 overs
Horsforth 86 a/o in 29.3 overs
Steeton skipper Paul Hardwick lost the toss and was asked to bat first on a challenging wicket. Steeton lost opener Elliott Wilson with the score on 21 runs, with Elliott having provided 20 of those runs from just 15 deliveries with 5 boundaries. Elliott’s opening partner was Simon Cox, who was involved in a more sedate 2nd wicket partnership of 45 runs with Wilf Roberts. Simon scored 25 runs from 53 deliveries with 1 six & 2 fours…and Wilf scored 26 runs from 67 deliveries with 3 boundaries. Bradley Akrigg chipped in with 11 runs, but Steeton lost a couple of quick middle-order wickets and were teetering at 92 runs with 6 wickets lost. The innings was steadied Luke Watson, who added 43 runs for the 8th wicket with Max Hibbert. Luke scored a solid 26 runs from 37 balls faced with 2 boundaries and coming in to bat at No9 Max top-scored with 35 runs from 46 deliveries with 5 boundaries before being the last man dismissed…run out off the penultimate ball of the Steeton innings. Steeton had scored an excellent 165 runs all out in 44.5 overs.
In reply Horsforth were reeling by an opening blast by David Wynn who reduced them to 8-2 and then 31 runs with 5 wickets down. David finished with impressive figures of 4 wickets for 20 runs from 8 overs, with catches taken by Paul Hardwick, Simon Cox & keeper Max Hibbert. Will Smith (1-10) taking the other wicket to fall at this early stage of the reply, with a 2nd catch by keeper Max Hibbert. With the opening bowlers finished the final wickets fell to swing-bowler Luke Watson & off-spinner Adam Hardwick. Luke finished with 3 wicket for 18 runs from 7 overs, including the wicket of Horsforth’s top-scorer Harry Jeavons (40). Luke had a catch pouched by Bradley Akrigg as well as a return catch of his own bowling. Adam finished with 2 wickets for 9 runs, courtesy of a catch by Luke Watson. Horsforth had spilled catches but Steeton had taken theirs and so fielding points were awarded to Luke Watson, Bradley Akrigg & Paul Hardwick. Steeton’s comprehensive performance & clinical demolition work meant Horsforth were all out for 86 runs in 29.3 overs. Steeton (18 points) beat Horsforth (5 points) by 79 runs.
Luke Watson, Max Hibbert & David Wynn each deserve a share of the Man-of-the-Match accolade.
19 September 2020 - 2nd XI v Kirkstall Educational (A) - Lost by 4 runs (8-19)
Kirkstall Educational 225-7 in 45 overs
Steeton 221-9 in 45 overs
Steeton skipper Paul Hardwick lost the toss and Kirkstall chose to bat first. Ewan Johnston took a wicket with his very first delivery caught by Elliott Wilson, but after that Steeton had to work had for further success and did not take their chances. Kirkstall had progressed rapidly to 81 runs before losing their 2nd wicket to a run out by Elliott Wilson. Ewan took a catch off his own bowling and finished with 2 wickets for 33 runs from 9 overs. Pick of the bowlers was undoubtedly Bradley Akrigg who took 4 wickets for 59 runs from 12 overs with a 2nd catch safely pouched by Elliott Wilson, as well as a catch and a stumping by keeper Max Hibbert. Elliott Wilson was awarded a fielding point. Kirkstall Educational closed with an impressive 225 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 45 overs.
In reply Steeton began promisingly with an excellent 58-run opening partnership between Elliott Wilson, who scored 29 runs from 36 deliveries with 6 boundaries; and Simon Cox, who top-scored with a fine 68 runs from 116 deliveries with 1 six & 7 fours. After a solid start Steeton lost a couple of cheap wickets and stuttered to 85 runs with 3 wickets down. The innings was back on track with a great 69-run 4th wicket partnership between Simon Cox & Alex Howarth, who contributed 48 runs from just 48 balls with 1 six & 6 fours. As the required run rate was spiralling up Steeton lost wickets chasing an unlikely result. Cameo innings by Jake Hill (14 runs off 11 balls) and skipper Paul Hardwick (18* runs not out off 14 balls) saw Steeton to the brink, but unfortunately they finished a tantalising 4 runs short of the Kirkstall target. Steeton had scored 221 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their 45 overs. So close! Steeton (8 points) lost to Kirkstall Educational (19 points) by 4 runs.
Bradley Akrigg & Simon Cox are my joint Men-of-the-Match
26 September 2020 - 2nd XI v Bardsey (H) - Won by 2 wickets (17-6)
Bardsey 138-9 in 45 overs
Steeton 141-8 in 43.2 overs
Steeton skipper Paul Hardwick won the toss and asked Bardsey to bat first at Summerhill Lane. Immediately Jake Hill ripped out the top Bardsey batters and reduced them to 10 runs with 3 wickets down. Jake finished with 3 wickets for 16 runs from 7 overs with 2 catches taken by Elliott Wilson. Spin accounted for the Bardsey middle-order with Adam Hardwick taking 3 wickets for 33 runs courtesy of 2 catches by his brother Paul; and Alex Howarth (1-9) rewarded for bowling a tidy 3 overs. The reintroduction of opener Ewan Johnston was successful as he took 2 wickets for 28 runs from 10 overs, with a 3rd catch for Paul Hardwick…Paul was awarded a fielding point. At the tea interval Bardsey had scored 138 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their 45 overs.
In reply Steeton were unable to establish any meaningful partnerships, and although opener Elliott Wilson had scored a decent 24 runs and Bradley Akrigg a careful 14 runs Steeton were struggling at 67 runs with 6 wickets down. This brought together the Hardwick brothers, Adam & Paul, and together they compiled an excellent 48-run 7th wicket partnership, before Adam was caught out for 25 runs scored from 51 deliveries with 1 six & 2 fours. Steeton slipped to 116 runs with 8 wickets down and more fingernails were gnawed! Skipper Paul took matters into his own hands and Steeton’s No10 batsman, James Nowell (1*) only faced 3 deliveries, but was involved in an unbroken 25-run 9th wicket stand. Paul had played a great captain’s innings to steer Steeton to a close victoery. Paul finished with a memorable unbeaten 46* runs not out scored from 64 deliveries with 4 boundaries. Steeton had scored 141 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 43.2 overs. Steeton (17 points) beat Bardsey (6 points) by 2 wickets.
Paul Hardwick is my Man-of-the-Match
Third XI 202019 July 2020 - 3rd XI v Pool (A) - Won by 4 wickets (19-7)
Pool 166-9 in 40 overs
Steeton 170-6 in 38.1 overs
Steeton 3rd XI travelled to Pool hoping to make it 3 out of 3 for our senior teams on this opening match of the curtailed 2020 season. Skipper Mark Chapman won the toss and asked Pool to bat first. A great effort by the Steeton lads saw Pool restricted to 166 runs for 9 wickets in their 40 overs. Of the 6 bowlers used none ended wicketsless. Pick of the bowlers was Jack Luxton, who broke the opening partnership and whose 7 overs conceded just 17 runs as he finished with 2 wickets, with a catch taken by keeper Max Hibbert. Excellent figures also for Tom Meakin, playing his first game since 2016…Tom took 2 wickets for 20 runs from 8 overs with a further 2 catches for keeper Max Hibbert. With 2 clean-bowled scalps the experienced James Yeadon (2-38) was also in fine form. Will Smith (1-35) removed Pool’s top-scorer, Gallagher (54), courtesy of a catch by Jack Luxton. Youngsters Luke Spragg (1-19) brought keeper Max Hibbert’s catch tally to 4; and Wilf Roberts (1-28) took a return catch from his own bowling. Tom Meakin & Jack Luxton were both awarded fielding points.
In reply Steeton are indebted to the batting talents of Jack Luxton, who calmly scored an unbeaten 67* runs from 108 deliveries with 2 sixes & 6 fours. Jack shared a 39-run 2nd wicket partnership with Will Smith, who contributed 26 runs from 29 balles faced with 1 six & 3 fours. Jack went on to add 27 runs for the 3rd wicket with Max Hibbert (10), before adding 29 runs for the 5th wicket with skipper Mark Chapman, who contributed 18 runs from 24 deliveries with 3 boundaries. When Mark departed Steeton were wobbling at 116 runs for the loss of 6 wickets and a further 50 runs required. However coming to the crease was Chris Luxton…and together father & son saw Steeton comfortably passed the winning post. Chris scored an unbeaten 21* runs from 30 balls with 3 boundaries and shared an unbroken 54-run 7th wicket stand with his son Jack. Steeton had scored 170 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 38.1 overs. A fantastic opening weekend for Steeton (19 points) who beat Pool (7 points) by 4 wickets.
Jack Luxton is my Man-of-the-Match
26 July 2020 - 3rd XI v Calverley St Wilfrids (A) - Won by 103 runs (19-3)
Steeton 163-6 in 40 overs
Calverley St Wilfrids 60 a/o in 23.1
With 2 defeats for the Saturday teams it was left to the 3rd XI to try to restore some pride for a wounded SCC. They travelled to Victoria Park in Calverley with a strong young side with two father & son combinations: stand-in skipper James Yeadon and his son Ben and youngster Luke Spragg has brought along his dad, Neil Spragg! James Yeadon lost the toss and was asked to bat first. Steeton opened with Will Smith & Aatif Modak and together they added 29 runs for the 1st wicket before Will departed for 15 runs from 25 deliveries with 2 boundaries. Will was replaced by Jack Luxton and along with Aatif they added a solid 53 runs for the 2nd wicket partnership before Aatif was caught for a fine 38 runs from 53 deliveries with 7 boundaries. Jack Luxton also fell shortly after having scored 24 runs from 32 balls faced with 2 sixes & 2 fours. Max Hibbert played a fantastic innings and at the close was unbeaten with 44* runs not out from 81 deliveries with 7 boundaries. Max shared a 20-run 5th wicket stand with Harry Rowe (10) and a good unbroken 7th wicket partnership of 36 runs with Luke Spragg (7*). Steeton finished with an impressive 163 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 40 overs.
In reply Steeton tore into the Calverley batting line-up. Jake Hill (1-13) made the initial breakthrough but then, with 3 wickets each, Jack Luxton & Luke Spragg ripped through the middle-order. Jack Luxton finished with 3 wickets for 12 runs from 5 overs…and Luke Spragg took 3 wickets for just 9 runs from 6 overs with catches taken by Will Smith and his dad Neil in the slips. Harry Rowe (2-9) continued the rout with 2 wickets in 2 overs with a catch taken by Ben Yeadon and the coup-de-grace was delivered by Aatif Modak (1-2) with a 2nd catch for Will Smith. Will Smith & Aatif Modak were awarded fielding points. Calverley had been dismantled for 60 runs all out in 23.1 overs. Steeton (19 points) beat Calverley (3 points) by 103 runs.
Jack Luxton is my Man-of-the-Match
2 August 2020 - 3rd XI v New Rover (H) - Won by 6 wickets (19-3)
New Rover 93 a/o in 39.1 overs
Steeton 96-4 in 21 overs
Our 1st XI had defeated New Rover’s 1st XI on Saturday, now it was the turn of the 3rds for the encore. Steeton found out late that they would be without skipper Mark Chapman who was awaiting a Covid-19 all clear. James Yeadon duly deputised, won the toss and asked New Rover to bat first. Jake Hill did early damage and finished with remarkable figures of 5 overs, 4 maidens, 2 wickets for just 1 run, with catches taken by Harry Rowe. Jack Luxton (1-20) nipped out the other New Rover opener. The good start was compounded by Johnny Atherton, who also collected a brace of wickets…his 2 wickets coming from 5 overs and costing 11 runs, with catches taken by keeper Max Hibbert and a 3rd catch for Harry Rowe. Harry was awarded a fielding point. Will Smith also took 2 wickets for 11 runs, including a second catch by keeper Max Hibbert. Pick of the bowlers however was James Nowell, who finished with 3 wickets for 19 runs from his 8 overs courtesy of a stumping by Max Hibbert & a catch taken by Ben Yeadon. New Rover had almost batted through their 40 overs, but were all out for 93 runs in 39.1 overs.
Steeton’s reply was emphatic as they set about the meagre New Rover target. Opening batsman Jack Luxton top-scored with 30 runs scored from 45 deliveries with 2 sixes before he was stumped…and his opening partner Archie Smith scored 29 runs from 40 balls with 6 boundaries. Max Hibbert (10*), Ben Yeadon (14) & Johnny Atherton (8*) saw Steeton comfortably home having scored 96 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in just 21 overs. All of the wickets fell to New Rover’s left arm spinner Albert Taylor (4-14), who is just 12 year old…clearly a name to remember! Steeton (19 points) beat New Rover (3 points) by 6 wickets.
Jack Luxton is my Man-of-the-Match
9 August 2020 - 3rd XI v Adel (A) - Lost by 6 wickets (2-20)
Steeton 125 a/o in 36.1 overs
Adel 126-4 in 27 overs
Steeton skipper Mark Chapman won the toss and elected to bat first at Church Lane. Steeton’s batsmen were unable to repay their captain’s confidence in them and opener Will Smith watched as 5 wickets were lost at the other end and just 34 runs on the board. In Harry Rowe Steeton found some resistance as Will Smith & Harry Rowe added 41 runs for the 6th wicket partnership, before Harry departed for 29 runs scored from 39 deliveries with 6 boundaries. Will Smith was then involved in a 25-run 7th wicket stand with Jake Hill, who contributed 17 runs from just 10 balls with 2 sixes & 1 four. Steeton had saved some experienced older batsmen to the end of the order, but none were able to stay with Will Smith, who ‘carried his bat’ and scored an unbeaten 52* runs from 98 deliveries with 4 boundaries. Steeton closed with 125 runs all out in 36.1 overs.
In reply Adel were able to establish solid partnerships. Of the Steeton bowlers only Jack Luxton showed any penetration as he finished with 3 wickets for 23 runs from his 6 overs, including a catch taken by Harry Rowe. Harry Rowe (1-25) was the only other Steeton bowler to register any success, as Adel scored 126 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 27 overs. Steeton (5 points) lost to Adel (20 points) by 6 wickets.
Will Smith is my Man-of-the-Match for Steeton
16 August 2020 - 3rd XI v Saltaire (H) - Lost by 53 runs (8-20)
Saltaire 243-7 in 40 overs
Steeton 190 a/o in 39.4 overs
Batting first a strong Saltaire side scored 243 runs for 7 wickets in their 40 overs. Two wickets each for Jack Luxton (2-27) Jake Hill (2-38) & Will Smith (2-29) and a single wicket for James Nowell (1-24). Chasing a mammoth total Steeton were all out for 190 runs in 39.4 overs. Jack Luxton 38, Will Smith 25, Harry Rowe 35 & Mark Chapman 23*. Steeton (8 points) lost to Saltaire (20 points) by 53 runs
23 August 2020 - 3rd XI v Guiseley (H) - Lost by 13 runs (6-18)
Guiseley 155-6 in 32 overs
Steeton 142-9 in 32 overs
Rain reduced this to a 32 overs per side fixture. Batting first Guiseley scored a formidible 155 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 32 overs. Both Guiseley openers were removed by Jack Luxton, who finished with 2 wickets for 18 runs from 6 overs with a catch taken by Will Smith. But pick of the Steeton bowlers was Luke Spragg, who claimed 4 wickets for 32 runs from 5 overs with catches taken by Wilf Roberts & a 2nd catch for Will Smith.
In reply Steeton floundered at 12 runs with 5 wickets down. The slide was halted by a fine 6th wicket partnership of 69 runs between top-scorer Harry Rowe, who scored 48 runs and James Nowell, who scored 24 runs. The good late resistance continued with Ben Yeadon’s 15 runs and the last man to be out was skipper Mark Chapman, who had contributed 24 runs. After a brave run-chase Steeton closed their 32 overs with an excellent 142 runs for the loss of 9 wickets…just short of the Guiseley target. Steeton (6 points) lost to Guiseley (18 points) by 13 runs.
30 August 2020 - 3rd XI v St Chads Broomfield (H) - Won by 58 runs (19-5)
Steeton 174-6 in 40 overs
St Chad’s Broomfield 116 a/o in 35.2 overs
After 2 defeats on Saturday it was up to the 3rd XI to restore some pride to the club. They faced St Chad’s at home. Steeton won the toss and decided to bat first. The skipper’s decision was vindicated as they scored a formidable 174 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 40 overs.
In reply St Chad’s were all out for 116 runs in 35.2 overs. Pride restored! (19 points) beat St Chad’s (5 points) by 58 runs.
6 September 2020 - 3rd XI v Rawdon (A) - Lost by 5 wickets (7-18)
Steeton 190-7 in 40 overs
Rawdon 191-5 in 26.4 overs
Steeton lost by 5 wickets to a strong Rawdon side.
13 September 2020 - 3rd XI v Otley (H) - Lost by 9 runs (7-18)
Otley won the toss and chose to bat first at Summerhill Lane. They were soon regretting the decision as they had been reduced to 48 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the first 10 overs. Otley were 127 runs all out in 31.5 overs.
Steeton chased down the total well, but fell a tantalising 9 runs short.