11 September Greetland 88-
4 September Outlane 193-
29 August Old Crossleyans 150-
21 August (30 overs) Copley 192-
14 August Copley 248-
31 July Sowerby St Peters 225-
24 July Stones 211-
3 July Copley 298-
The Sunday XI rose to the top of the table with this emphatic win over local rivals Old Crocs on a beautiful afternoon at The Arches. Runs came easily for Copley throughout the innings with Chris Kessie and Naz Hussain scoring useful 30s at the top of the order, followed by some powerful striking from Luke Simpson (90) and James Wainwright (54). Crocs were never really in the hunt after the loss of early wickets and some excellent tight bowling from Kai Hallwood (2-
26 June Copley 183-
What a day for the Hoyle family, with Richard and James both starring in this comprehensive win over Queensbury, to match Peter’s starring performance for the 1st XI in the cup win at home to Triangle. Resources were stretched with the club having to field 3 teams on the day and Richard, somewhat reluctantly, agreed to play his first game for 2 seasons to help out. After winning the toss Copley got off to a steady start with Jake Allingan making his first significant contribution as opener with 33. The loss of Jake and vice skipper James Wainwright left the team precariously placed at 64-
Queensbury set after their below par target as if they had a party to get to scoring 44 in the first 6 overs. Jacob Conway found his line and dismissed both openers in quick succession to finish with 2-
19 June Elland 202-
A young and inexperienced Sunday XI met their match in a strong Elland side, including former Yorkshire skipper Richard Blakey, who have progressed to the semi-
The target always looked beyond a weakened batting line-
29 May Rastrick 232-
The Sunday XI failed to repeat their giant killing efforts of the previous weekend against last seasons 1st Division and Cup runners-
Copley’s reply got off to a steady start and at one stage victory looked a possibility with 110 needed from 16 overs with 7 wickets still in hand, Toby Thorpe and Luke Simpson both well set in the 40’s. Some excellent captaincy from the Rastrick skipper kept the scoring rate down as both batsmen pushed for their 50s, Luke eventually falling for 54 and Toby reaching his maiden senior half century with an excellent 64. The innings eventually closing 42 runs short with Kai showing what may have been possible with a spirited quick fire 18 no in the last few overs.
A disappointing result that probably means that we can’t progress to the cup semi-
The inclement weather couldn’t prevent the Sunday XI taking the scalp of 1st Division Blackley in their second cup fixture. The game was reduced to 37 overs following the overnight rain and played through very blustery, unpleasant conditions.
Copley, batting first after losing the toss, compiled a useful, but perhaps no more than par, score of 177-
In reply Blackley never really looked up to the task and lost wickets at regular intervals thanks to some disciplined bowling from all 5 of Copley’s bowlers. Luke Simpson continued his excellent start to the season with another 4 wickets with Kai Hallwood and James Hoyle picking up 2 each. The win would have been far heavier but for a spirited partnership of 37 for the final wicket.
An excellent “Giant Killing” performance from the whole team who showed excellent spirit in the dreadful conditions.
The Sunday XI completed an excellent weekend for the club with a second successful run chase against Stones, this time in the league. Stones amassed a very competitive total of 239 thanks to a hard hit 122 no from Kevin O’Rouke, Luke Simpson the pick of the Copley bowlers with 2-
The Sunday XI got off to a winning start to the season with a last ball victory over Stones, with some of our talented younger players performing superbly to guide us through to victory.
Batting first Stones got off to a steady start with the aid of some sloppy fielding, 4 catches going down, and were well poised at 130-
Copley’s innings got off to a terrible start with 4 wickets falling for only 37 runs and with Alistair Nunn soon retiring hurt victory looked a distant target. Steady batting from Chris Kessie, with the Stones skipper failing to put fielders out for the “Kessie Cut”, ably assisted by first Luke Simpson and then Toby Thorpe Copley pushed towards an unlikely victory. When Chris eventually fell for 75, 47 runs were still needed for victory from 10 overs with Jake Allingan joining Toby at the crease. Sensibly seeing off Stones best bowler, Whitehead who went for only 14 from his 9 wicketless overs, Toby (37no) and Jake(25no) put away any loose deliveries and took us to within sight of victory. With the scores tied and one ball remaining the Stones bowler sent a wide delivery down the leg side which was fumbled by the keeper Jake set off for the run and Toby stood his ground at the strikers end, Toby probably being the only person on the ground who realised that the umpire had signalled wide giving us the run we needed for victory. A brilliant, nail biting, victory with all 4 juniors in the team making excellent contributions.