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Win and double tonic for Silsden
9:09am Thursday 28th June 2012 in Sport
Having spent the whole of the Aire-Wharfe League season hovering just above the bottom of Division Three, Silsden may have turned their season round in a weekend.
On Saturday they produced a gutsy display to earn a creditable draw against runaway leaders Colton, and then topped that the following day with a Waddilove Cup giant-killing.
Faced with a Calverley side that made short work of Horsforth in the previous round and whose league form had picked up considerably before two wash-outs, Silsden started the day as underdogs.
But Majid Inayat followed up a century on Saturday with a knock of 56 and, supported by Chris Barrett (44), Lee Bilborough (43) and Craig Thornton (36no), helped Silsden to 207-5.
Skipper Bilborough (3-18) then linked up with Alex Bradbury (4-16) and skittled out the visitors for just 75. The win sets up a quarter-final clash with Division One high-fliers Collingham.
The day before Silsden’s cup success, Inayat smashed a season-best 113 as the Cobbydalers scored 204-6 at leaders Colton.
That earned them two points after the hosts had posted a daunting 269-4 as Nick Thackray carried his bat for 155.
Division One leaders Steeton had their games at Guiseley washed out.