Further frustration as lowly Scholes fall

Scholes's Christian Jackson
Scholes's Christian Jackson

Scholes could not avoid slipping to their sixth loss of the Bradford Premier Division, as they suffered a four-wicket defeat to eighth-placed Bradford & Bingley.

It was the team placed bottom of the league who faced the bowling first.

An underwhelming start saw Scholes lose four wickets with only 32 on the board, with Noman Ali claiming two of his four-wicket haul (4-27).

James Stansfield top-scored for Scholes with a solid 39 to his name before he was given out off the bowling of Yassir Abbas – who went on to claim three wickets in the innings.

Scholes were eventually dismissed for 106 off 48.1 overs.

Bradford and Bingley also struggled to get a firm foothold in the game as opener, Charlie Best – who had been behind six of the former batting team’s catches and stumpings – was dismissed for just eight runs.

The partnership between Jack Edgar and David Clow proved to be a more productive one, however,before Edgar was bowled by Christian Jackson.

Matthew Walker started his spell in a promising fashion, hitting three fours and one six to give him a total of 22 off of 11 balls.

However the accurate bowling shown by Jackson proved lethal, as he bowled both Walker and Clow in quick succession.

It was not enough to stop Bradford & Bingley from scoring 108-6 off of 25 overs, leaving Scholes on 58 points in the league table as they continue to battle against relegation.

This weekend sees Scholes come up against seventh-placed New Farnley in an eagerly-anticipated clash.