Wath B 2010

Division 2
Apr 24

Wath B 119 for 2 Sheffield United B 118

At Moor Road Wath B gained a good victory over Sheffield United B. Wath invited their visitors to bat first and bowled them out for the low total of 118. Opener Robert Cummins top scored for United with 38. Shawn Hopkins bowled well for Wath claiming 4 for 20.

In reply opener Andrew Wood steered Wath to victory with a classy 69 not out. His innings include 8 fours and a six. Wath achieved their task with 8 wickets intact and 20 overs to spare.


                           Andrew Wood


May 1

Rossington 92 for 4 Wath 90

After their narrow defeat at Loundside last week Rossington obtained their first win at the expense of Wath B at the Welfare Ground. After Andrew Wood (26) and Nick Purcell (30) added 44 for the first wicket the advent of Michael Townsend and Roy Nelson into the attack proved disastrous for the remaining batsmen. Townsend took 4 for 29 and Nelson waltzed through the rest with a reward of 6 for 14. Wath were all out for 90.

Rossington needed just 4 wickets to secure the points. James Needham top scored with 28 not out and Shawn Hopkins took 2 for 35 for Wath.


May 8

Whitley Hall B 124 for 8 Wath B 164 for 8

Whitley Hall B entertained Wath B at Baxter Field. The visitors batted first and with contributions from Sam Drury with 40, Shawn Hopkins who added 30 and Rob Hyner with 432 they reached a total of 164 for 8. Daniel Boden took 5 for 49 for Whitley.

The Whitley cause looked lost at 75 for 7 when Adrian Tazzyman Joined Liam Bacon in the centre. The 2 batsmen added 47 to enable a point for 75% of Wath’s score. Whitley finished on 124 for 8 with Tazzyman scoring 35 and Liam Bacon 38 not out. Andy Cutts took 3 for 23 for Wath.


May 15

Wath B 134 for 8 Thorncliffe 177

At Moor Road Wath B decided to bowl first against visitors Thorncliffe. After early success, with Thorncliffe at 8 for 2, Barry Smith took up the cause to compile 91 from 98 balls. His innings contained 9 fours and a six. Thorncliffe were all out for 177 with Shawn Hopkins taking 4 for 45.

Wath struggled against Thorncliffe’s good and varied attack and half the team were in the pavilion with the score at 53 for 5. Late defiance took the score to 134 for 8 and earn the home team a bonus point. Andy Bell was in possession at the close with 37 not out. Dan Walton took 3 for 38 for Thorncliffe.


May 22

Aston Hall B 179 Wath B 184

Because of the result Wath B and Aston Hall B are at opposite ends of Division 2 but in the match at Green Lane on Saturday the result could not have been much closer. Wath’s innings began in trouble with their first 2 batsmen out with 11 scored. Nick Purcell hit 30 and combined with Rob Hyner (23) to add 52 for the third wicket. The real progress was made when stumper Steve Bell arrived in the centre. Bell smashed 53 to enable a final Wath score of 184 all out. Jason Armstrong took the first 2 wickets to fall and finished with 5 for 31 for Aston.

In reply Aston looked to be heading for victory with half their wickets intact and 167 runs on the scoreboard – just 18 needed for victory. Matt Shepherd had earlier left for 55. At this juncture skipper Richard Hirst (20) became Steve Bell’s fifth victim and the innings entered a state of collapse. The final 4 wickets added just 12 runs and Aston fell short by an agonising 5 runs. Mark Barlow bowled well for a reward of 5 for 41.




                                Mark Barlow


Jun 5

Maltby 144 Wath B 243 for 4

Wath B moved into second place after a powerful display over Maltby at Muglet Lane. Wath batted first and Andrew Wood and Sam Drury added 96 for the second wicket until Wood departed with 56 to his credit. Drury then featured in a stand of 138 for the third wicket with Rob Hyner who had to retire when he had compiled 55. Drury was close to his century at 93 when he fell leg before wicket. Wath’s innings closed at 243 for 4.

In reply Maltby found Wath’s speed merchant Mark Barlow too hot to handle and, despite 47 from Kevin Porter, were eventually all back in the pavilion with just 144 on he scoreboard. Barlow took 5 for 37.


Jun 12

Wath B 124 for 4 Hallam B 122

Wath B are maintaining a promotion pace in Division 2 and they easily accounted for their visitors Hallam B at Moor Road. Hallam batted first and although their openers Alex Finney (20) and David Adams (24) added 57 for the first wicket the innings entered a state of collapse with the introduction of 18 year old Jake Hardcastle and 14 year old Dan Waldron into the Wath attack. The innings fell to 81 for 8 with a late knock from Kumar Basu retaining some respectability At 122 all out. Hardcastle took 4 for 25 And Waldron 3 for 18.

Wath lost their first 3 wickets for 47 but then 16 year old Sam Drury displayed his burgeoning talent with a well compiled 52 and stumper Steve Bell saw events to conclusion with 34 not out as Wath ran out winners by 6 wickets.


Jun 19

Warmsworth 97 Wath B 226 for 5

Warmsworth’s up and down season continued and after their good win at Thorncliffe last week they were humbled by fellow promotion contenders Wath B at Common Lane. Wath decided to bat first and Andrew wood opened with 43 and Sam Drury added 31. Matthew Hays and Patrick Desborough combine to add 89 for the fourth wicket before Desborough was run out for 50. Hays was in possession at the close with 64 not out. Wath amassed 226 for 5 from their 46 overs.

In reply Warmsworth were in disarray against Wath’s strike bowling of Andy Cutts and Mark Barlow. They collapsed to 47 for 5 and despite resistance from stumper Paul Green with 34 could only muster 97 all out. Andy Cutts took 4 for 26 and Mark Barlow 3 for 35


Jun 26

Wath B 273 for 5 Wickersley B 246 for 8

In a run fest at Moor Road, Joe Thompson made his come back for Wath and made a superb 111, he was well supported by Andy Wood who scored 43, Matthew Hays with 39 and Rob Hyner with 32. Wath’s innings closed at 273 for 5.

The imposing total proved just too much for Wickersley who were always in the game but ended with 246 for 8 to claim 2 bonus points for reaching 90% of Wath’s total. Kristian Lee-Green hit 10 fours in his 66 and Mark Sissons was 66 not out at the close. Thompson completed a fine performance by taking 4 for 83 from his 15 overs.


Jul 3

Elsecar B 170 for 6 Wath B 167 for 8

Elsecar B pulled off a good victory against Division 2 promotion candidates, Wath B, at Armroyd Lane. Wath batted first and despite 27 from opener Nick Purcell struggled to 62 for 5 and then 93 for 7. The innings was transformed thanks to a spectacular innings from stumper Jonathan Hays. He was 80 not out at the close and had stroked 11 fours and smashed 4 sixes to enable a final Wath score of 167 for 8. Chris Pedler took 3 for 16 for Elsecar.

Elsecar were undeterred by this experience and began with a solid foundation of 72 for the first wicket. Adrian Meadows left at this stage for 37 and Ethan Gray continued to hit 10 fours and a six in his innings of 56. Gray left with the score at 131 for 4 and it was left to the Elsecar skipper Mark Kingston to steer events to a successful conclusion with his score 32 not out and the target reached with 6 wickets lost and 10 overs remaining. Joe Thompson took 4 for 66 for Wath.