RAIN FAILS TO DAMPEN LPL HUNDRED WEEK 2
Round 2 Review:
Last weekend, another enthralling set of fixtures took place in the LPL Hundred competition across West and North Yorkshire.
With rain and wind threatening play and forcing two of our fixtures to be rearranged, credit must be given to the groundsmen in Roundhay, East Keswick and Little Ribston who managed to make sure we saw at least some cricket this weekend.
Leeds Gladiators, the reigning champions continued their dominant start to the tournament, winning their games against the Men in Blue and Leeds Titans with relative ease. Their most impressive game of the week saw them bowl the Leeds Titans out for 62 chasing the total with a large amount of time to spare. This puts them top of the table on 8 points after winning all four of their games thus far.
However, hot on their tail are the Hyde Park Eagles. The team new to the tournament this year have also won all their games and sit on six points. They however fell victim to the poor weather on Sunday and could only fulfil one of their fixtures against Scarcroft CC. They won this handsomely though, with Adam scoring an imperious 72.
There is still a lot of cricket to be played. It must be said though that so far, it appears to be a three-way shootout on who will finish champions. The aforementioned Gladiators and Eagles will be looking over their shoulders at last year’s runners up: the Wakefield Royal Indians. Aside from one loss, the Royal Indians have won all their games and also sit on an impressive 6 points going into the third match week. They won both of their games this week, in part due to the work of Mukesh Patel, who in the first fixture took two wickets and scored a handy 36 runs.
Man of the Match trophies for Mukesh Patel (left), Narayan Mohapatra (bottom right) and Ishan Abeysekara (top right).
Post-Match team meeting for the Gladiators
The quality of the cricket so far has been excellent, and the support from locals and cricket enthusiasts alike has been really encouraging to see. Shaun, who was in Roundhay Park to see the Food Festival told me that, ‘the cricket is of great standard, really enjoyable to watch.’
The results from Sunday the 8th August were as follows:
Leeds Gladiators WON vs Men in Blue
Leeds Gladiators WON vs Leeds Titans
Wakefield Royal Indians WON vs Scarcroft CC
Wakefield Royal Indians WON vs Leeds Lions
Hyde Park Eagles WON vs Scarcroft CC
Leeds Lions WON vs Yorkshire Strikers
Men in Blue WON vs Yorkshire Strikers
Leeds Titans WON vs Harrogate
Hyde Park Eagles vs Leeds Tuskers was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions and will be rearranged
Harrogate Warriors vs Leeds Tuskers was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions and will be rearranged
Adam, who scored an impressive 72 for Hyde Park
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