Saturday 16th September
Once again another season draws to a close, and for this final game the 1sts welcomed Birstwith to the Devonshire Arms ground. The visitors were put in to bat by skipper Dave Burton, and were skittled for just 77 in 28 overs with Will Lord ending a great season with an inspired 6-30 off 10 overs. Will Patchett also ended the season strongly with 3-22 in 10 overs. In reply Bolton Abbey opener Phil Midgley bludgeoned the bowling in all directions with a rapid 34, to be followed by Jake Parkinson, who demolished the bowling to score 35, including four huge 6's and two 4's. Opener Rob Mayo held up the other end with a steady 6 not out. The visitors' total was overhauled in just 10 overs, with the end-of-season celebrations starting before 4pm!
The 2nds made their way to Knaresborough Forest and batted first, with opener James Crozier producing a fine innings of 82 not out. Naveed Qayuum contributed well with a brisk 21, followed by Javeed Iqbal, who scored 22, and the team ended with 155-9 off the 45 overs. In reply the Knareborough Forest batting line-up all contributed with double-figures, but were undone by the bowling of Naveed Qayuum, who took 3-35 off 11 overs. Knaresborough were restricted to 145-7 in their 45 overs, so an excellent win for Bolton Abbey.
Bolton Abbey is a friendly cricket club in a picturesque setting alongside the River Wharfe, next to the Devonshire Arms Hotel and a short walk along the river to the historic Priory ruins. The club has two teams playing competitive cricket in the Nidderdale League, with fixtures throughout North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales. New members are very welcome; for further information please contact Robert Mayo on 07808 771264 @boltonabbeycc