Rastrick fall to Oz wizard

RASTRICK were looking for their first victory of the season at home to Lascelles Hall in the Huddersfield League Conference.

The visitors won the toss and asked Robin Lambert’s men to bat and the openers did well, puting on 43 for the first wicket.

Lambert (20) was the first to go on a wicket that was slow as was the outfield and run scoring was difficult.

Joe Vickers also scored 18 before he went and then Lee Walker (36) and Oliver Pearson (26) put on 42 but Lascelles Hall’s Australian all rounder Alan Lilley was on song and taking care of the Rastrick lower order.

Rastrick could only manage 142 all out as Lilley took five for 37 in 16 overs.

Rastrick gave themselves every opportunity with the way they started, Ghani and Oliver Pearson reducing the visitors to 30 for four wickets.

At that stage Rastricklooked favourites but Lilley picked up where he had left off with his bowling racing to 50, ably supported by Malcolm Wallwrin who retired hurt on 19.

Lawrence Pearson with his off-spin picked up a wicket next ball and the game seemed to be swinging back Rastrick’s way and this was supported by another wicket for Ghani.

Unfortunately for Rastrick Lilley stayed in control to carry his bat for 92 and it left the Round Hill men thinking what 30 more runs on the board might have meant.

There were plenty of positives to take out of the game and Rastrick look forward to a very winnanble game on Saturday at home to newcomers Cumberworth.