Hunslet Nelson just fell short of Wrenthorpe’s target set in a rain effected match, despite a great bowling effort. 

Nelly got off to great a great start, as play eventually got underway at 3 o’clock, when Rob Barker bowled both Wrenthorpe’s openers cheaply to reduce the favourites to 8-2. Jordan Sleightholme and Sam Wigglesworth started to repair the early damage, as they played some nice but sensible strokes, before the latter was out, caught by Warren Ekstraal off the bowling of captain Will Stiff. Youngster Chappel then removed Sleightholme for a well-made 25, as he edged behind. Jonny Smith was the next to go after playing some attacking shots before Stiff picked up his fourth wicket,  removing the dangerous James Glynn. The last three wickets fell for just eleven runs, as Stiff collected 6-33, and Jack Hebden also joined in the fun with a wicket.

Hunslet then found themselves in early trouble at 14-3, with both openers and the aggressive Ekstraal all back in the hutch. Alex Mitchell and Andy Macintosh then rebuilt the innings, as Sleightholme and Wigglesworth did for Wrenthorpe, Macintosh in particular looking in good touch. Mitchell then fell off the bowling of Sleightholme as Nelly’s innings started a steady decline, McTernan falling without score. They were then in deep trouble as with the score on 62-5, Macintosh was adjudged LBW off Sleightholme, although he wasn’t happy with the decision. Stiff was the next to go, caught by Bourke as he tried to hit out before Jack Hebden fell a couple of overs later. Barker was Nelly’s last real hope, however he was cleaned up by James Glynn as he tried to smash the ball out of the village. Chappel and Thompson saw out the last three overs, denying Wrenthorpe six points, with Thompson hitting a nice six over mid wicket in the process.

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