Hughes hits century as Bare see out draw

BARE travelled to Ingleton on Saturday and came home with a hard fought draw from the cool, breezy Yorkshire Dales.

Electing to bat first on a pitch that had been covered against the elements, the home side got off to a flyer with 50 coming from the first 11 overs.

Tom Smith bowled prolific home skipper Graeme Kellett for 14 but this only brought in J Hughes who produced a master class innings, and along with opener Standring, put on 86 for the second wicket.

Bare tried seven bowlers to try and stem the flow of runs but after Standring was bowled by Lockwood for 51, Hughes continued his attack against the struggling away attack completing a superb 100 in the 40th over.

Along with Johnson (14) and I Kellett (23) Ingleton went past the 250 mark as the Ingleton skipper finally declared on 264 for 5 after 44 overs. Hughes finished unbeaten on 122 giving Bare an uphill task in their quest for points.

Bare started poorly as Smith was out for four and Moller for two but this brought together Westworth and Osmotherly who began to take on the Ingleton bowlers.

With both batsmen finding their best form they took Bare to 159-2 before Westworth was bowled for a magnificent 86, just 14 short of the second century of the day.

His innings contained eight sixes in a belligerent knock of controlled aggression.

Osmotherly followed shortly afterwards for an excellent 52 and with Bare on 160-4 from 38 overs bowled, these two had made the game safe for Bare, and despite losing Cook for 10 and A Sharman for 0, the game petered out into a draw as Bare played out the last few overs.

Graeme Kellett took off the wicket keeping pads to take 3 for 32 and Earnshaw took 2 for 47 from 16 overs for Ingleton.

Ingleton 264-5

Bare 177-6

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