Kippax pile up runs to maintain challenge

Kippax batsman Dan Hall.
Kippax batsman Dan Hall.

Kippax Welfare batsmen continued their brilliant run of big scores as they paved the way for another victory in Division Two of the Wetherby League.

Teams have been struggling to contain the big hitting Kippax side in recent weeks and Sherburn Eversley were the latest to feel the power of an increasingly confident line-up.

Going in first, they soon recovered from losing opener Sam Ward without score as Dan Hall (62) and Wasim Patel (51) came together for a strong second-wicket stand.

Zuber Patel then came in to blast 77 and with further fine efforts from Mahmed Munaf Navsarka (51) and Aamir Malik (74 not out) Welfare were able to post a massive 363-9 score.

Sherburn began their reply well enough through opener Will Martin (19) and Daniel Midgley (23), but only two further batsmen followed them in reaching double figures as they stumbled to 76 all out. Sharaz Ali led the Kippax attack with 6-22 while Malik took two wickets and there was one each for Zuber Patel and Uzair Abed.

Despite the win and third 300 plus total in their last four games Kippax remain in fourth place, but are still well in touch with the teams above them.

Ledsham lost no ground in their fight for survival in Division One, but went down by 68 runs at Sicklinghall.

Batting first, Sicklinghall made 176-6 with Simeon Bambrook taking 2-43, Oliver Baron 2-34 and Andrew Kelly 2-28.

In reply, Ledsham never threatened to reach the target set as they were all out for 108 with Bambrook (24) and Josh Ware (17) top scoring.

Kippax Welfare A continued their climb up the Division Four table into third following a 160-run victory at Walton Park A.

Good batting set the tone for the win with Paul Rhodes (65), James Goodall (67), Stephen Henshaw (54 not out), Ian Prince (25) and Danny O’Connor (22 not out) contributing to a 254-4 total.

Walton were then bowled out for 94 with Prince taking 3-20, Syed Hussain 2-20 and one wicket each for Goodall, O’Connor and John Henshaw.

Ledsham A were all out for only 68 to fall 146 runs short against Scholes A in their Division Four match.

Only Oliver Weston (22) reached double figures after they had bowled Scholes out for 214 with Weston taking 4-67, Mark Kelly 3-23 and Oliver Tumilty 2-20.