Shock that all Adds up to fine cup win

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Third division strugglers Addingham sensationally beat first division Rawdon in the second round of the Waddilove Cup to spark hopes of a fairytale run.

Batting first, Addingham slipped to 81-5 but overseas Kiwi Calvin Hewitt (77no) and Henry Barrow (33) staged a recovery with a stand of 95, hauling Addingham up to a respectable 198-8.

Rawdon lost an early wicket before the sides were forced off the field by a lengthy rain shower.

When the weather relented, Rawdon were left needing a revised target of 133.

Despite the revision arguably suiting Rawdon more, Addingham tore into their more illustrious counterparts, Ricky Palacio (3-30) and Tom Smallwood (3-23) doing the brunt of the damage as Rawdon were dismissed for 120.

Captain Smallwood was ecstatic, saying: “It is a massive boost.

“As a young side we can take confidence from this and take it forward into the league games coming up.

“As the underdogs there was no pressure or expectation on us going into the game.

“We also had a few important players missing, Rob Ellis our opening bowler and JH Johnson, a top order batsman.

“The rain made things harder and we knew the longer we were off the field the easier it would get for them.

“Our lads were keen to get out there and we knew the only way we could win is to bowl them out.

“Straight from the rain break we did that and once we got a couple of wickets we could sense they were panicking and we took advantage of that.”

On their forthcoming quarter-final with Division Two promotion contenders Adel, Smallwood said: “We will again be the underdogs but there are some big characters in our team who can step up the plate.

“We proved that on Sunday.”

There were more Waddilove Cup surprises on Sunday as Division Three leaders Horsforth comfortably beat First Division Pool.

Mahir Ali (3-28) and Ryan Sharrocks (3-23) were on top form as Pool were dismissed for just 118, Oliver Hardaker (36) led the charge as Horsforth cruised home by six wickets in just 21 overs.

Ben Rhydding earned a dramatic two wicket win over local rivals Ilkley – who were reduced to 30-5 by Rob Withers and Tom Pratt – before recovering to 177.

Rhydding encountered similar top order struggles as they limped to 11-3, they staged a small recovery before losing another flurry of wickets, leaving them 89-7 when Alex Miller (35no) and Forrest Hamilton (54) put on 80 for the eighth wicket to secure a tense derby win.

Toby Jacklin scored 63 and took 2-20 as 2012 winners beat last year’s champions Burley by 71 runs.

Collingham posted 212-9 thanks to Jacklin, Burley were cruising at 101-2 but Jacklin and Steve Booth (3-29) instigated a collapse which saw the defending winners dismissed for 141.

Nadim Hussain took 4-27 for Guiseley as they restricted Kirkstall to 166-7, before Harrison Durkin (68) led the successful chase of a revised target of 131.

North Leeds agonisingly fell just two runs short of chasing down their revised target of 101 against Adel, who had earlier posted 217-6 with Mark Johnson (47) the top scorer.

Vic Craven scored 70 as Bilton (215-8) suffered a scare against Colton, who came just eight runs short of chasing down a revised target of 144 in 30 overs.

Division One leaders Otley thrashed Menston, posting 257-5 before bowling the home side out for just 101.

Every league game was washed out on Saturday meaning three points each in every fixture.

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