2011

ALMONDBURY IN ALMIGHTY SLUMP
 
After a promising start to the season, both 1st & 2nd XIs are struggling to chalk up another victory. Early victories against Emley & Paddock gave the 1st XI a reasonable start to 2011 but failure to kick on has included being dismissed from both cup competitions and 3 league loses. On the plus side batter Dave Swan has returned early from injury and Umar Salim has been recruited from Lightcliffe in the bradford league.
The 2nds have had the same start to the season, 2 wins, 3 loses and out of both cups. Hopefully June will bring some luck to Frenside Avenue and if not there always Twenty20!!
 
INDIFFERENT RESULTS, INDIFFERENT WEATHER
 
Whilst the 1st XI lost in the sunshine there was victory for the 2nd XI in strange conditions at Shelley.
With thunder circling the Westerley Lane ground, Danny Russell dropped two early chances but redeemed himself by taking 4 wickets & reducing the home side to 37/5 before the heavens opened. After a couple of rain breaks and an over of hail, Shelley were eventually 77 all out. Ryan Buckley's 26 not out was much needed after a perculiar batting line up had Almondbury at 44 for 5 before Buckley & Mark Earnshaw made sure of 6 points.
Back in the sunshine at Fernside Avenue the visitors were a much improved Meltham who managed 246 for 8 dispite another 5 wicket hall for Mirza Mobeen. The batting didn't stand up too well and only Wi-en Van Ee managing a reasonable 32 in a total 132.
 
 
A Legend Passes
 
Sadly this week has seen the passing of Eddie Leadbeater, the thoughts of ACC go out to his family.
 
GREAT START TO 2011 SEASON
 
Both teams got off to a flyer on a HOT start to 2011 cricket season.
1st XI set Emley a competative 208 with Wi-en Van Ee, our Dutch/South African having an impressive debut. Top scoring with 58 along with out of retirement Kala Khan also 58. Emley never looked like getting near, with tight bowling from all. Mirza Mobeen beginning the season in the same form that got him 58 wickets in 2010 taking 5-62 was the pick of the bowlers.
 
The 2nd XI had a freakishly similar story, batting first Almondbury posted 216/8 with Jock Madden & Mark Earnshaw both reaching 58! and in return Rastrick never attempted to get anywhere near that total. New skipper Antony Langton taking 3-30 and young Ben 'Turnie Earnie' Earnshaw taking 3-18 restricting the visitors to 104/9.
 
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