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Embsay make the most of venue switch
Chatburn II had to call off their Mewies Solicitors Craven League Cowling Cup game with Wilsden II because the pitch was unplayable due to rain during the morning. The game will now be played next Sunday.
Embsay II were also unable to stage their match with Crossflatts II at Shires Lane for the same reason.
However, they suggested to their opponents that the game be switched to Ryshworth Park, which they were happy to go along with because all they had had was a light shower which hadn't affected the ground.
The holders won the toss, decided to bat and rattled up 260-6. Nev Allan led the way by carrying his bat for 97 not out, assisted by Jonathan Coward (39), Joe Holt (35) and Simon Holt (28no). Michael Bailey was the most successful bowler, although his four wickets cost 82 runs.
Crossflatts II lost their skipper Brian Freimanis for two in the fifth over and struggled. Even the experienced Mick Brooksbank (19) was unable to hold the Embsay surge at bay.
John Metcalfe turned the screw with 2-9 off nine overs, which left the home side on 65-6 in the 24th over. B Hinchcliffe then offered resistance with 35, and some tail-wagging got the innings to 138 at the close. Joe Holt finished with 2-16, Simon Holt 2-25 and Coward 2-38.
There does appear to be confusion over when the finals are – two different dates are shown in the handbook.
* On Sunday, the pride of the Mewies Solicitors Craven and District Cricket League take on the Southport and District Amateur Cricket League for the Manorlands Plate.
The game is to be held at Ingrow Cricket Club, with a 2pm start and all proceeds will be donated to the Manorlands Hospice.
The Craven League side is: Neil Copping (captain) and Chris Dibb (both Bingley Congs), Chris Brooker-Carey, John Lambert (both Foulridge), Nick Burton (Barrowford), Jack Hainsworth (Oakworth), Mohammed Zahid (Haworth Road), Mark Price, Shaun Humphries (both Ingrow), Feyaz Akram (Crossflatts) and Josh Evans (Cullingworth).