Bilton hit Winn-ing form as Follifoot reach semis

hsb  Chris Winn batting for Bilton against Collingham.    (130629M5b)
hsb Chris Winn batting for Bilton against Collingham. (130629M5b)

A superb all round show from Chris Winn helped Bilton shock reigning Aire Wharfe champions Collingham by 120 runs on Saturday.

Arriving at the crease after openers Chris Peareth and Ryan Nicolson (68) shared a 150 stand, Winn smashed a rapid 77 before he turned the match taking five wickets with ball in hand.

Captain Peareth had lost the toss but he enjoyed the home batting strip to topscore on 86, having been costly dropped on four.

Odge Davey became the fourth batsman to pass the half century as Bilton racked up 315-4 from their 50 overs.

Will Liddle (3-38) claimed two early scalps to put the champions on the back foot but it was Winn’s introduction which tore through the order.

The bowler prized out dangerous pair John Swain (47) and Ollie Hardaker (49) before taking three more wickets for 47 runs.

Opening bowler Sajad Ali sealed the emphatic victory, castling Collingham’s number 11.

Seventh-placed Bilton travel to second-bottom Follifoot on Saturday.

‘Foot defied their league position as they stole a point off high-flying Burley.

Overseas Akash Fotedar took 3-74 as Burley totalled 276-6. Nick Robinson (51) and James Ford (44) started the response brightly but wickets tumbled.

Defiant batting from James Orton (24 from 53 balls) saved the game with number 11 Jack Emmett surviving two balls to grab a point.

Follifoot will play Burley again on July 21 in the Waddilove Cup semi-final after they saw off Thackley by nine wickets on Sunday.

Captain Dave Wright took 3-15 as his side showed a ruthless streak in the cup to restrict Thackley to 155-7.

A century from Ford (107no) eased ‘Foot into the semi-finals with more than five overs spare.

In Division Two, Knaresborough’s bid to return to the top tier of the Aire Wharfe league took a blow when Ilkley beat them by five wickets.

Promising youngster Jonny Tattersall struck 41 opening the batting but Boro needed Jon Corcoran’s half century from number six and Sam Ryan’s 36 not out to post a challenging 193-7.

However, the usually potent Boro attack failed to fire as the Ilkley batsman cruised to the target in 38.4 overs.

‘Boro travel to third-placed Tong Park Esholt this Saturday, a side they narrowly missed out on victory against earlier in the season.