If anyone has played representative matches recently, please let us know the details so that we can include them here. Thank you!
The First team were at home on Saturday 19th August in a rain-delayed match against Marsden. Play eventually started for a reduced 27 overs, with Denby Dale winning the toss and putting Marsden in to bat first. Marsden reached 152 for 7, with wickets shared between Freddie Stower (3 wickets), and 2 each for Sam Tyas and Adam Rammell. Hayden Rose took 2 catches, with one particularly stunning catch to help take an early cheap wicket. Denby Dale came in to bat, with Paul Hale and Matty Rammell opening. Matty was the star batsman reaching 70 not out, with support from Paul (caught out on 19) and Hayden Rose (caught out by the same fielder on 22). Nice to see Matty and his brother Adam batting together for a while before Adam was also caught on 18. Denby Dale reached 153-5 in 25.4 overs to take the win, helped a little bit by some dropped catches from the Marsden team. A good win for the Dale though. Lastly, but by no means least, a big thank you to Tom Berry's mum and sister, and to Harry Stubbs' grandma, who stepped in to help out with the teas.
The Second team were away at Almondbury Wesleyans also delayed by rain; when they eventually started they played a 28-over game. Almondbury won the toss and put Denby Dale in to bat first. They may have regretted that decision with Liam Greig opening the batting and reaching 52 before being caught and bowled. Aidan Geldart scored 37 with captain Shutty hitting 27 not out. Denby Dale reached a good total of 168 for 6 in their 28 overs. Richard Thewlis was top wicket-taker (has he mentioned it?) with 3 wickets, taking out one of the danger men who had already reached 61; Jack Dyson and Alex Jacques took 2 each, with Jordan Greig and Aidan Geldart taking 1 wicket each. Jack Dyson bowled 6 overs and went for just 12 runs. It all helped restrict Almondbury to 155 all out, giving a great win to the Dale. Congratulations!
The junior league matches have finished now, but on Saturday 26th August the Under 9s are playing in a tournament at Armitage Bridge. It's a 9am start, so please come along to support the team if you can.
The Under 11s, as league champions, are playing in the Champions Final on Sunday 27th August at Lepton. Their first match is against Hall Bower at 10:30. A lot of the under 9s are stepping up to help out due to holidays, and all support will be appreciated.
Don't forget the end of season barbeque on Monday 28th August (Bank Holiday Monday). Originally this was going to incorporate the junior presentations as well, but these will now be done with the seniors on a separate presentation night. Start time 1pm - fingers crossed for a nice day!