Bardsey reclaim Addison Cup despite late Knaresborough fightback

hsb  The Addison Cup final. Collis King batting for Bardsey against Knaresborough. (120716M9a)

hsb The Addison Cup final. Collis King batting for Bardsey against Knaresborough. (120716M9a)

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Bardsey survived a late scare to beat Knaresborough by 16 runs at Spofforth CC in the 2012 Addison Cup final.

The Keswick Laners batted first and posted 148-5, with Hamid Khan (64) the mainstay of the crease.

Some equally eye-catching hitting by Baba Butt (39) saw them up to a competitive score. Sam Ryan (2-29) was the pick of the ‘Boro’ bowlers.

Jonny Tattersall (17) and Aussie Jack Paynter got the Aspin Lane men off to a good start in reply.

But when Tattersall was harshly given out LBW off the bowling of Azir Ullah for 17 it sparked a mini collapse which handed Bardsey the initiative.

Greg Pickles was cleaned up next ball for a golden duck, Stu Carey and Ryan followed him shortly all off the bowling of Ullah who finished with figures of 5-30 and walked away with the man-of-match award.

Paynter was ‘Boro’s beacon of hope, but when he perished caught and bowled by M Naved for 66 all hope of a remarkable comeback diminished.

Some late order thrashing from captain Dave Darley gave the scoreline a sense of respectability, but it proved to be a bridge too far.

For more reaction see this Thursday’s Knaresborough Post, Harrogate Advertiser and Wetherby News.