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Development League update and reports

15th June 2012

By John Garbett

April 22nd

The BCEW Northern Development League started at Old Sharlston CC near Wakefield on Sunday 22nd April.

The game was played between Yorkshire Ridings and Durham VICC with the home side winning by 7 wickets.

The weather forecast wasn’t good but the rain stopped in the early afternoon and after some sterling work by the groundstaff, we got going at around 2pm.

Durham were put into bat and made 99 for 5 wickets in their 20 overs. Yorkshires young development players batted steadily and reached 101 for 3 in around 14 overs. Both teams agreed that they would carry on and use all 20 overs in order to give everyone a chance.

Special mention goes to Peter Stanley who was umpiring his first ever game of VI cricket and equipped himself well.

Altogether a good start to the first development league season and this bodes well for the rest of the year.

Yorkshire took 18 points from the match with Durham gaining 4 points.

May 7th

Latest result from the northern section is that Lancashire Lions beat Yorkshire Ridings by 4 wickets with 3.3 overs to spare. This game took place on a bank holiday Monday at Oldham Werneth CC.

Lancashire 19pts, Yorkshire 6 pts.

May 20th

The latest match took place between Durham and Yorkshire at Darlington RACC on Sunday 20th May.

The sun finally made an appearance and a fine match was played out in a good spirit.

Yorkshire made 164 for 3 in their 20 overs.

In a very exciting finish , Durham requiring 16 from the last over, ended the game two runs short, with 8 wickets down but this still gave them a hard earned draw.

Durham VICC 9pts, Yorkshire Ridings 12pts

May 27th

The Nottingham Knights visited Oldham Werneth on Sunday 27th May to take on the Lancashire Lions in the latest BCEW northern league game.

The Lions won the toss and chose to bat, making a fine total of 222 for 7 in their 20 overs.

The Knights offered some dogged resistance but finally succumbed for 48.

Lancashire won by 174 runs.

Lancashire Lions 20pts, Nottingham Knights 4pts.

Northern Development League table (at end of May 2012)

1. Lancashire Lions Played 2, Points 39.

2. Yorkshire Ridings Played 3, Points 36.

3. Durham VICC Played 2, Points 13.

4. Nottingham Knights Played 1, Points 4.

There have been no further games in the Northern section due to rain.

No games have been played yet in the southern section largely due to rain, with 4 matches in that section rained off already.