Wetherby League: Williams leads way as Kippax return to form in derby game against Ledsham

Kippax Welfare's Mohammad Nadim batting against Ledsham. Picture: Paul Butterfield
Kippax Welfare's Mohammad Nadim batting against Ledsham. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Kippax Welfare were back to winning ways in Wetherby Division One at the expense of local rivals Ledsham.


A six-wicket success took Welfare level with third-placed team Barwick-in-Elmet, but the result left Ledsham stuck at the foot of the table and 14 points adrift of third from bottom Rufforth with games beginning to run out if they are to save themselves from relegation.
Ledsham went in first and made a steady start through Sam Wright (22), Robert Fisher (15) and Josh Ware (13).
But none of their batsmen were able to go on and make a major innings as they were all out for 145. Adam Rothera top scored with 34 after coming in at number nine.
Ghulam Hussain proved the most successful Kippax bowler as he claimed 4-13 while Museji Bhoola took 3-43 and Zubair Badat 2-17.
Kippax quickly took charge in their reply and there was no sign of the brittle batting of the previous two weeks as openers Wasim Patel and Connor Williams combined well in a strong first wicket stand.
That was broken when Patel fell for 33, but Mohammed Nadim joined Williams to hit 21. A little blip saw two more wickets go down, but Williams ensured Welfare got home safely as he batted through to make an unbeaten 86. William Day, with 2-23, was Ledsham’s most successful bowler.
Kippax Welfare will take on Garforth Parish Church in the final of the Senior Evening Cup, which will be played at Barwick CC on Sunday, August 19 (3pm).
Owing to unprecedented circumstances the Fred Fleetwood Cup has been awarded to Church Fenton as both Kippax and Garforth PC breached WCL rules in their semi-final on July 8. One player from each team was ineligible and both clubs were removed from the competition.

Ledsham bowler William Day delivers against Kippax Welfare. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Ledsham bowler William Day delivers against Kippax Welfare. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Connor Williams on his way to a match winning innings for Kippax Welfare against Ledsham. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Connor Williams on his way to a match winning innings for Kippax Welfare against Ledsham. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Ledsham bowler Thomas Delmont delivers against Kippax Welfare. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Ledsham bowler Thomas Delmont delivers against Kippax Welfare. Picture: Paul Butterfield