DRAKES HUDDERSFIELD PREMIERSHIP AT LIDGETT LANE
5 AUGUST 2017 --- 1PM
|SKELMANTHORPE CC BELOW THE EMLEY TV TOWER|
So much time am I spending in Yorkshire there may be a requirement soon to apply for citizenship of the great ,so the Yorkshire men tell me, county. Todays journey was a slightly longer method than normal due to rail engineering work stopping all trains south at Penistone. On arrival at base station it was clear that football was back in swing with police, football fans and a fair amount of alcohol in presence at just short of 10am. Normally the blog goes back to football as soon as the season begins but this summer the cricket as been enjoyable and there has undoubtedly been a pull to the Huddersfield League and its picturesque grounds. Back to the journey with the usual change at Sheffield and there was time to become acquainted again with platform 1b soon arriving in Penistone and off in search of the rail replacement bus service. I say bus service it was more of a mini coach that officially seated 2 people per seat row but believe me it was one and a small hamster, not that I had one to measure this criteria. The delights of contracted in JM Coaches of Barnsley get me to the heights of Denby Dale station just in time for the Yorkshire Tiger Huddersfield service that would take me to todays destination. The great thing about Yorkshire Tiger is the orange tiger strewn buses and the liveried seats in tiger camouflage. Climbing towards Skelmanthorpe you cold spot the non local as I stared out of the window at the imposing Emley Moor TV tower, now seen from probably all angles, while the locals just looked at their phones and papers oblivious to this engineering achievement.
|SKELMANTHORPE MINUS THE HOT DOG WAGON|
|CLUBHOUSE AT LIDGETT LANE|
|SKELMANTHORPE KEEPER LUKE WEBSTER TAKES THE CATCH|
|ABBAS AHMED BOWLS DARREN ROBINSON|
|JAKE FINCH LOSES A BAIL TO AHMED|
|SETH ODDY IS OUT LBW TO AHMED BARKISLAND 124 FOR 7|
|BEN JOBSON BOWLED BY AIZAZ KHAN|
Steady progress was being made by the home side the first wicket falling at 64 for 1 and the second at 109 in the 37th over was giving a little hope to Barkisland but with wickets in hand Skelmanthorpe had to favour their chances. The fall of the second wicket had seen the dismissal of Allan Greenwood for 63 an innings that set up what was to be victory when overseas player Liam O Dea 29 not out and Michael Kitson 46 not out saw them over the line the latter finishing with a mighty maximum taking the score to 169 for 2 in the 45th over.
|ALLAN GREENWOOD 63 FOR SKELMANTHORPE|