Bambrook hits century as Ledsham win again

Ledsham batsmen Olly Baron (left) and captain Josh Ware running between the wickets in the game against Sicklinghall. Picture: Andrew Bellis
Ledsham batsmen Olly Baron (left) and captain Josh Ware running between the wickets in the game against Sicklinghall. Picture: Andrew Bellis

Ledsham escaped the worst of Saturday’s wet weather and made it back to back wins in Division One of the Wetherby League with a big 126-run success at home to Sicklinghall.

After losing their first three matches following promotion to the top flight Ledsham showed again that they are learning from mistakes as they climbed up to eighth place in the table at the expense of opponents who had only previously been beaten once in the league in 2017.

Going in first, Ledsham made a solid start through Thomas Delmont (14) and Josh Ware (25) before Adam Rothera fell without score. Olly Baron (43) and Simeon Bambrook put the hosts in charge and the latter went on to make a century with Freddie Dewhirst giving him some good support with a knock of 38.

With Bambrook eventually making a superb 106 Ledsham were able to reach an imposing 243-8 from their allotted overs.

Sicklinghall were going well enough in their reply when third wicket pair Richard Brooke (42) and Ben Williams (35) were together, but after their stand was ended the rest of their innings fell away and they were all out for 117.

Paul Dewhirst (3-18) and Williams Day (3-26) did most of the damage while Ware and Olly Baron took a wicket each.

Kippax Welfare stay in fifth place in Division Two after their game at Sherburn Eversley was abandoned early with the home team on 3-0.

Kippax Welfare A were able to reach 37-1 before their Division Four game against Rufforth A was rained off. In the same division, Ledsham A’s match at Scholes A was abandoned without a ball being bowled.