Weekly Round Up 2 - YCF Adult Hundred 2022
The YCF Hundred adults’ competition is under way with a thrilling competition set for this year as we see the action-packed 100 ball cricket competition opened up to more areas across the region.
Our competition, part of our Hundred in the community programme, runs through July and August annually and is designed to run alongside the ECB Hundred Ball Tournament.
The 2022 season sees more than 350 players across 30 teams in the four areas of Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, and Sheffield taking part, batting it out for a place in the area finals day, with the winners from each progressing to Yorkshire Hundred Adults finals day on Sunday 4 September at Scarborough Cricket Club.
Rain forced the cancellation of every LPL Hundred game during the second week, and those games have been rescheduled for upcoming weeks.
The top four teams who advanced to the semi-finals after the final round of league games on Thursday, August 4, are Keighley Knight Riders, Bowling Baptist Bahadurs, Sher Badshah, and Adam Stallions, in that order. Tuesday, August 9, will see the first semi-final between Keighley Knight Riders and Adam Stallions, while Thursday, August 11, will see the second semi-final between Bowling Baptist Bahadurs and Sher Badshah.
Week 5 Results – Thursday 04th August
Keighley Knight Riders: 143/4 (100) v Adam Stallions: 129/9 (100)
Kashmir Eagles: 208/2 (100) v Bowling Baptist Bahadurs: 122/10 (94)
Sher Badshah: 162/6 (90) v Manningham Mavericks: 161/4 (100)
Zain Ul Abdin, Community Development Officer for Bradford, for YCF and co-ordinator of the Bradford league, said: “It was in partnership with QEA which was fantastic, and the teams have really enjoyed the competitiveness of the event throughout 4 weeks so far with matches taking place at various grounds in colour kit and pink ball in a different format to the traditional over weekends. With support from local businesses & sporting bodies we are hoping to continue and make it even better for next season. I would like to thank our grounds men and women for helping us by allowing us to host the matches at their facilities, Park Avenue Cricket Ground, Great Horton Church, Salem Athletic and Manningham for hosting the 100 event matches in support of the YCF and QEA Sunday league to generate interest & increase participation in the wider community.”
Following their victory over the Firth Park Warriors in the second week, Firvale Falcons occupied the top spot in the points table. This victory boosts their chances of making the semi-finals. In the other game, Pagehall Panthers set a modest target of 104, which Tinsley Thunder chased down in just 62 balls. Three teams will make their best efforts to secure a spot in the top two heading into the third week of games.
Week 2 Results – Monday 25th July
Firvale Falcons: 140/3 (90) v Firth Park Warriors: 135/9 (100)
Tinsley Thunder: 104/2 (62) v Pagehall Panthers: 103/10 (90)
The Kirklees super league semi-finals took place this past week. The underdogs Linthwaite CC and the top seed Pavilion Boys squared up in the first semi-final. On a damp surface, Linthwaite CC decided to bat after winning the toss. The choice turned out to be inaccurate as they squandered the power play, 29-5. Linthwaite CC posted an average score off 111 thanks to some excellent lower order hitting. Thanks to a scorching performance by Woodland CC star Muhammed Bilal, the Pavilion boys were able to chase down the modest total in the second innings within 65 balls. Bilal’s effort saw him hit 69 runs from just 26 balls. A staggering 9 sixes were launched during the innings. Bilal grabbed 2 wickets in the first over of the first innings, which set the tone for the rest of the match.
The Kashmir Tigers outclassed Kashmir CC in the second semi-final with a dominating performance. A strong overall performance enables the Tigers limit Kashmir CC to a below-par total of 105. Then, with the help of P Rahul’s outstanding 51, the tigers successfully chased down the total in just 75 balls. The final between Pavilion Boys and Kashmir Tigers is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10. The first match of the competition between the two teams ended in a stalemate, hence there is unfinished business between the two teams.
SF 1 – Linthwaite CC: 111/10 (97 balls) v Pavilion Boys: 115/2 (65 balls)
SF 2 – Kashmir CC:105/8 (100 balls) v Kashmir Tigers: 108/5 (76 balls)
Up until next week, stay tuned for additional information.