Nidderdale League: All-rounder Phillip the star as Blubberhouses are sent packing

Adelvin Phillip.
Adelvin Phillip.
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powerful hitting from the entire top order hoisted Pannal to a second successive Nidderdale League victory of the season.

Pannal were dominant from the opening delivery in Saturday’s 277-run hammering of Blubberhouses.

Pannal cleared the boundary 15 times as they racked up 360-5. Rob Ellis (52), Rob Smith (55) and Andy Taylor (64) all fired early half-centuries before powerhouses John Strover (64) and Adelvin Phillip (50no) completed the innings.

Blubberhouses were then powerless to resist Pannal earning maximum points as Phillip (4-23) and captain Matt Henry (3-23) bowled the visitors out for 83.

Ouseburn bounced back from losing to Pannal thanks to their rampant opening bowlers. Ouse’ stuttered to 214 all out against Darley with Adam Fisher and Chris Morrison joint-top-scoring on 45.

However, any pressure soon diminished as Russell Robshaw and David Cummings blitzed through the Darley order, taking five wickets apiece to bowl them out for 66.

Helperby’s bowlers were equally dominant at Bishop Thornton, with captain Matthew Cavanagh enjoying an all-action day in the field.

Cavanagh took four wickets, two catches and had a part in a run out to reduce Thornton to 84. Alistair Darnell also bowled an impeccable 10-over spell of 3-8, including six maidens.

Cavanagh followed his bowling exploits with a crucial innings with the bat (36no) to see his side home with six wickets in hand. Promoted Newby Hall slipped to a rain-affected defeat against Killinghall by eight wickets while Spofforth were left haunted by the weather after posting 219-7 in their game at home to Hampsthwaite.

The rain also brought an early end to Burton Leonard’s match against Alne, with Leonard set up for victory on 246-9 thanks to Tom Rowlay’s 55.