HUDDERSFIELD suffered another Lumb Cup defeat as their top order once again failed to deliver in the clash with Doncaster.
The bowling attack proved effective, when after Doncaster’s openers had put on 55 for the first wicket, Huddersfield struck back through Sam Denton and Max Gummerson who each took two wickets to knock out Doncater’s top four.
Opening bowlers Jack Hargreaves and Sam Hall then came back later to claim four for 45 and two for 21 respectively as Doncaster were dismissed for 169.
Unfortunately Huddersfield’s batsmen were not able to follow their bowlers’ lead with four of their top five totalling just eight runs between them.
The two batsmen who have regularly posted scores and look more disciplined have been Hargreaves, who again made a valuable 44, and Alex Kemp (33) who both showed the sort of character required at this level.
Once they departed however, the end came quickly and Huddersfield were out for a very disappointing 129.
One consolation for team manager Richard Dodson is that eight of the 12-man squad will be available next season, when hopefully they will have benefited from this year’s experience and be better players for it.
Their next match is against Sheffield at Treeton on Sunday (1.00), when the squad is:
Hargreaves (Broad Oak, capt), Josh Clarkson, Tom Barber, Dan Barber (all Skelmanthorpe), Sam Hall (Marsden), David Hales (Almondbury Wesleyans), Sam Denton (Shepley), Jordan Geldart and Callum Geldart (both Denby Dale), Oliver Davidson (Kirkburton), Max Gummerson and Alex Kemp (both Thongsbridge), Gurman Randhawa (Lascelles Hall).