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Ilkley's new boy Batty has his old club in a spin
10:03pm Wednesday 30th May 2012 in Sport
Ilkley produced their best performance of the season to defeat Division Two leaders Rawdon by 44 runs.
Their hero was former Yorkshire and Somerset off spinner Jeremy Batty who joined the Denton Road club from Rawdon in the winter.
He showed little mercy for his old club as he took 7-27 in an inspired 15-over spell that sentenced Rawdon to their first defeat of the season.
They were dismissed for 123 despite the efforts of Joe Loorham (42).
Earlier, Alex Bailey provided a platform for Ilkley score of 167-8 with a solid innings of 47.
Rawdon’s defeat enabled Harden, eight-wicket winners over North leeds, to take over top spot.
Olicanian continue to struggle near the foot of the table. Davin Charleston (62) and Andrew Pickles (52) helped Green Lane to 244-9 before Adeel Ashraf (7-33) and Charleston (3-22) skittled out Olicanian for 62.
Pool’s batsmen were in good form against Bolton Villas. Nial Coleman led the way with 89 not out and Richard Carlton hit 67 as Pool made 247-7, before restricting their opponents to 170-8 to earn a 5-1 winning draw.
Guiseley produced a sparkling display to upset the odds against Aire-Wharfe League form team Kirkstall Educational in Division One.
It did not start too well, Guiseley slipping to 42-4, but a defiant stand between Ian Chaplin (35) and James Davey (59) steadied things and number eight batsman Harrison Durkin slammed 50 not out off 52 balls to take them to 213-7.
Coming on the back of dropping only one point from their last three Division One games, Kirkstall might have expected to cruise home.
Instead they needed a century stand between Jos Siddall (83no) and Scott Harniess (40) to salvage two points from a draw on 199-8.
Majid Khan (81) top-scored in Thackley’s 224-8 before Mahir Ali (3-36) and Andrew Stothart (4-25) dismissed Burley for 154.
Ben Rhydding fell 33 short of Follifoot’s 244-6 despite 58 from Lewis Bolton and Otley’s 180 total was far too little to deny Beckwithshaw, who eased to a six-wicket win.
Addingham sprung a surprise in Division Three when they gained a 5-1 winning draw against a Colton side that had won all their previous matches and looked set to run away with the section.
Jason Smith (50) and Daryl Robinson (42) were top scorers in Addingham’s 227-9 before their attack combined to restrict the visitors to 161-8.
That was great news for Tong Park Esholt, who won by seven wickets at Alwoodley (170-9) to move within a point of the leaders with their fourth victory in a row.
Set a target of 230-9 by New Rover, Silsden made a superb start with Majid Inayat (92) and Nathan Bradbury (61) to the fore.
They reached the final over needing eight for victory but slick fielding that produced two run-outs left them three short with just one wicket in hand and having to make do with two points.
Danny Smith (52no) and Ally Walshaw (4-42) led Hall Park’s four-wicket win over Woodhouse (177), while Gareth Lee (54 and 5-37) was the star of Menston’s 44-run win at Skipton, although the home side’s Graham Summersgill made 93 out of his team’s 141.
Chris Binks hit 52 in Horsforth’s 195-5 but Illingworth edged home with two wickets to spare.