Stainton’s seven-run victory against Carlisle is welcome after recent tie
Last updated at 11:40, Thursday, 24 May 2012
After a tie in their last home match Stainton would have considered a win, this time over Carlisle II, by seven runs relatively comfortable.
At one stage this looked highly unlikely with David Redfearn still at the crease and a score line of 66-1, but devastating spells from Jeff Marshall and Jonny Ridley turned the match on its head.
Staffield had a quiet start to the season, but a comprehensive home win over Appleby II, had some of the defeated players considering a punt on their opponents for the title.
Man of the match was James Cranston, undefeated in the 90s when the overs were completed and played a prominent role in the bowling attacked which ensured that Appleby finished well adrift.
Culgaith’s perfect start to the season continued with a serene victory at Nunwick I, one of three winless teams in the Premiership.
The likelihood of one of the other two, Carlisle and Shap, losing the unwanted epithet was strong as the two met at Shap. It was the home team who unburdened themselves with a six wicket victory. In Division One Longtown had a productive weekend with back to back home victories on the strength of a penetratingly accurate bowling attack.
Baggrow may have had the best of a draw at Edenhall, but Mark Peile may remember the match for one episode.
Four short of a century, a generously inviting full toss delivery was carved leg side, directly into the hands of deep midwicket.
Only two matches in Division Two which allowed the victorious teams, Keswick II and Wetheral, to move clear of the pack. Spare a thought here for Wetheral’s opponents, Wigton III.
With the first, and then second team, deciding they needed last minute replacements it left the thirds as the poor relations, with the bare minimum of seven, but they take great credit for their participation.
Stainton II has already opened up a sizeable gap at the Top of Division Three, but it is the statistics of their four victories which is telling. No opponents have reached three figures in batting against them; in their three victories batting second they have lost just six batsmen, and when they did bat first their margin of victory was over a hundred runs.
The individual scoring record set last week by Matthew Brown had some serious competition from Threlkeld’s Richard Bannister who finished two shy of the target.
By contrast Appleby III’s Scott Forrester bowled seven maidens in his allocated ten overs, but couldn’t prevent defeat at home to Caldbeck II.
After four weeks of cricket spare a thought for Nunwick II for whom the weather and fixture arrangements have conspired to allow them less than 20 overs this season; winless or undefeated?
Staffield (h) 259/6 in 40 overs (Chris Tuer 31, Richard Bamber 73, James Cranston 92no , Phil Cook 10-2-38-2) beat Appleby II 93 in 32.4 overs (Stephen Morphet 33, Paul Jeffrey 10-5-10-4, James Cranston 10-5-20-1, Richard Bamber 6.4-1-35-4 )
Nunwick I (h) 82 in 36.1 overs (Will Tyson 10-2-22-2, Nigel Fowles 10-1-14-2, Thom Sarjeant 8.1-1-14-2, Ted Stamper 8-0-22-4 ) lost Culgaith 83/3 in 24.5 overs (Richard Errington 38no, Peter Venter 10-2-16-1)
Stainton I (h) 111 in 36.3 overs (Scott Lancaster 38, Simon Plevin 10-4-20-2, Gareth Weber 10-4-24-3 beat Carlisle II 104 in 35.3 overs (David Redfearn 54, Scott Lancaster 8-2-17-1, Jonny Ridley 10-3-21-3, Jeff Marshall 10-4-33-5)
Carlisle III 171/8 in 40 overs (I Milburn 45no, Matthew Meeten 33, Simon Palmer 10-1-44-4, Lee Stockdale 10-3-19-1) lost Shap (h) 173/4 in 35.2 overs (James Horrocks 50, Dave Emery 47, Sam Wood 30no, Callum Macleod 8-3-18-2)
Caldbeck I v Scotby – ground unfit
Baggrow 186/6 in 40 overs (Mark Peile 95, Johnny Busby 33, Mark Taylor 10-1-50-4) drew Edenhall (h) 139 / 9 in 40 overs (Tim Holliday 33, Jonny Busby 10-3-23-3, John Raven 10-3-21-2)
Patterdale 101 in 38.3 overs (Gavin Oliver 41, Dan Pyke 9-3-18-2, Phil Knight 10-0-22-3, Gilbert Pyke 9-1-20-2) lost Braithwaite (h) 104/2 in 27.5 overs (Trevor Kitching 29no, Jason Pyke 37no)
Longtown (h) 153 in 34.5 overs (Danny Caton 33, Imran Malik 7-1-17-1, Tony Ward 6-0-24-3) beat Wigton II 112 in 33.3 overs (C Dodd 32no, Tony Steele 7.3-0-25-3, David Steele 10-2-27-4, David Booker 10-0-36-2)
Edenhall 76 in 34 overs (Steve Dickinson 9-2-11-1, Tony Steele 9-5-14-4, David Steele 8-2-14-2, David Booker 8-2-20-3) lost Longtown (h) 78/3 in 23 overs (Eddie Faulder 32, Mark Taylor 8-2-26-3)
Kirkby Stephen v Penrith III, Carleton v Gamblesby – grounds unfit
Lanercost II (h) 98 in 35 overs (David Ferguson 63, Karl Link 7-0-36-3, Dave Kearns 5.5-0-16-3, James McGown 3-1-2-3) lost Keswick II (a)100/2 in overs (Karl Link 45, Steve Clark 28no)
Wigton III 30 in 11.1 overs (Rob Mather 5-3-14-4) lost Wetheral (h) 32/0 in 8 overs (Dan English 19 no, Graeme Campbell 11 no)
Penrith IV v Edenside Academy, Lowther v Great Corby – grounds unfit
Langholm (h) 148 in 40 overs (Gregor Park 67 , Rob Thomlinson 10-0-41-3, Nick Lancaster 9-2-41-2, John Forrester 10-1-25-1, Rob Bland 10-2-33-2) beat Penrith Wanderers 56 in 29.3 overs (Duncan Elliott 6-1-9-2, Steven Jackson 8-2-14-1, Steven Johnstone 9-2-13-2, Jack Pool 6.3-2-17-4)
Lanercost III 55 in 26.1 overs (Liam Mulholland 7.1-3-10-3, Graeme Silburn 8-1-16-2, J Hodgson 5-2-5-2, John Welch 5-1-12-2) lost Stainton II (h) 57/3 in 14 overs
Caldbeck II 143/9 in 40 overs (Mike Bargh 29no, Kyle Brough 25 , Martin Lightburn 10-3-29-3, Scott Forrester 10-7-9-1) beat Appleby III (h) 107 in 37.5 overs (Martyn Brakewell 44, Ben Croasdell 30, Leigh Todhunter 9.5-3-25-2, Andy Clarke 10-2-35-4, Craig Pattinson 8-3-11-3)
First published at 11:24, Thursday, 24 May 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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