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Miller's tale of woe as Ben Rhydding tie
10:07am Thursday 14th June 2012 in Sport
Ben Rhydding's last man Alex Miller was run out off the final ball as their Division One match with champions Thackley ended in a tie.
Nasser Jamal’s pick up and throw from deep mid-on to the keeper left Miller stranded short of his ground.
Thackley recovered from 47-4 thanks to a stand of 74 between Yasser Ali (62) and Joe Ollerenshaw (30) but tight bowling from Miller (4-48) saw them dismissed for 149.
Ali (3-53) and his brother Mahir (4-39) had the visitors struggling at 67-5 and, with wicketkeeper Ollerenshaw claim- ing five victims, the game was always in the balance.
But inspired by Charlie Swallow (45), Ben Rhydding edged towards victory until Jamal’s accurate intervention denied them.
Second-placed Collingham bowled out Burley for 80 to stay within two points of leaders Steeton..
Shane Etherington raised Burley hopes with a 4-27 spell that restricted the visitors to 117 but, despite a battling, unbeaten 29 from No 8 James Davy, the home side could find no answer to the accurate left-arm bowling of Andy Robinson (6-40).
Charlie Best hit 36 of Guiseley’s 91 total and, even though Dave Pennett picked up two quick scalps, Bilton eased home by seven wickets.
Jonathan Hughes (40) and Stewart Smith (38no) steered Otley past Adel’s 134-9 with six wickets in hand.
It was all change at the top of Division Two, with the sides in third and fourth beating the teams above them and taking over the two top spots.
A spell of 4-32 from Michael Slater restricted Rawdon to 148-8, which Green Lane passed to take their points tally to 17 from the last 18 on offer and they take over at the top.
Pool go second after they inflicted a first defeat on early pace-setters Harden.
It had all started well for the visitors, Richard Wear’s 14-over spell producing 7-31 as Pool were restricted to 195.
But Harden found batting even harder and were skittled out for 77.
Alex Bailey (104) and Rory Kroon (60) put on 127 for the first wicket and set Ilkley on the way to a comfortable win over Bardsey, for whom Umer Yaqoob hit 70 out of 104 as Richard Harrison (4-31) and Henry Wilson (3-26) tore through the rest of the batsmen.
Olicanian are eight poinst adrift at the bottom after a six-wicket defeat at Bolton Villas. Hamish Skelt (38no) was the only batsman to resist for long as they were bowled out for 103.
Horsforth’s Matthew Bates was dropped as he raced for the winning run off the final ball against Woodhouse in Division Three. Ian Stephens (34) and Harry Jeavons (38no) led the pursuit of Woodhouse’s 124-8.
Jonathan Postle (4-11) and Craig Hobson (4-38) dismissed Skipton for 124 in reply to Hall Park’s 169-9 in which Ally Walshaw top-scored with 47.
Any hopes Tong Park Esholt had of reducing the gap to leaders Colton disappeared when the visitors raced to 209-6 in a match reduced to 30 overs each.
Having lost two early wickets, there was little Park could do but bat out for point which saw them drop to fourth.
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