Halifax Cricket League averages proof of some fine performances from the season

A truncated ENCO Halifax Cricket League 2020 season nevertheless produced some fine performances and the averages announced this week were proof of that.
Actions from Booth v Triangle, at Booth Cricket Club. Pictured is Kurtis WhippyActions from Booth v Triangle, at Booth Cricket Club. Pictured is Kurtis Whippy
Actions from Booth v Triangle, at Booth Cricket Club. Pictured is Kurtis Whippy

The players heading the three divisional First XIs batting averages all topped 300 runs, which in a normal season would have given them the opportunity to hit 1,000 runs. The bowling returns were of similar vein and the 29 wickets each, obtained by Si Collins (Bradshaw) and Tom Belfield (Sowerby Bridge), were well on target for a 60-plus wicket return in a full season.

In the Second XIs veteran Phil Sharples (Queensbury) topped the scoring charts with a fine 250 runs, but missed out on winning his division’s averages. Ibbi Mir (Blackley) had the best batting average overall of 75.00 whilst Harry Clarke produced the best bowling of the season with a 7-19 return.

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In the Sunday League the bowling average of 4.68 from Wajid Ali (Booth) stood out, helped considerably by the best season’s performance with an analysis of 5.3-5-0-6 against Buttershaw St Paul’s.


Premier Division Batting: Kurtis Whippey (Triangle) 319 runs @ ave 63.80

Premier Division Bowling: Si Collins (Bradshaw) 29 wkts @ ave 7.24

First Division Batting: Lee Broadbent (Low Moor HT) 317 runs @ ave 63.40

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First Division Bowling: Matt Broadbent (Upper Hopton) 23 wkts @ ave 9.65

Second Division Batting: Iqrar Hussain (Bradley & Colnebridge) 302 runs @ ave 60.40

Second Division Bowling: Jack Westerby (Stones) 19 wkts @ ave 6.32

All Divisions Highest Score: Christian Silkstone 135 runs

All Divisions Best Bowling: Zafar Iqbal (Bradley & Colnebridge) 7-36


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Premier Division Batting: Ibbi Mir (Blackley) 225 runs @ ave 75.00

Premier Division Bowling: Benjamin Smith (Copley) 13 wkts @ ave 8.77

First Division Batting: Daniel Patchett (Illingworth St Mary’s) 162 runs @ ave 54.00

First Division Bowling: Karl Gornall (Illingworth St Mary’s) 13 wkts @ ave 4.15

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All Divisions Highest Score: Daniel Patchett (Illingworth St Mary’s) & Javed Patel (Mount) 131 runs

All Divisions Best Bowling: Harry Clarke (Triangle) 7-19


Division 1 Batting: Richard Turner (Triangle) 189 runs @ ave 47.25

Division 1 Bowling: Gary Lewsley (Lightcliffe) 20 wkts @ ave 9.25

Division 2 Batting: John Anderson (Buttershaw St Paul’s) 203 runs @ ave 67.67

Division 2 Bowling: Wajid Ali (Booth) 19 wkts @ ave 4.68

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Division 3 Batting: Mohammad Akhtar (Shelf Northowram HT) 140 runs @ ave 46.67

Division 3 Bowling: Damien Cockcroft (Queensbury) 16 wkts @ ave 5.75

All Divisions Highest Score: Mohammad Akhtar (Shelf Northowram HT) 103

All Divisions Best Bowling: Wajid Ali (Booth) 6-0

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