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One of the great things about the recent Jubilee celebrations was that it was an opportunity to get to know our neighbours and there was a real sense of community. Wouldn’t it be great to see this community spirit continue into every-day life? I’m not talking about regular street parties, just simply thinking about your neighbours when you park your car for example... Footpaths are for feet... Many of our streets are narrow, and our older housing developments simply not designed for families with multiple cars. This gives many no alternative but to park on the road / footpath. Unfortunately when they do so, often drivers remember to leave space on the road for cars but forget about pedestrians. Anyone in a wheelchair or pushing a pram can often not get past and have no option but to venture into the road to go round the vehicle. Please bare this in mind next time your wheels mount the kerb! Kill your speed...
Community spirit is all about thinking about your neighbours. Everybody needs good neighbours, as they say, that’s when good neighbours, become good friends! I’d love to hear what you think. Love Betty
Talking of roads, I hear a rumour that some of our streets are to become 20mph zones with possibly the introduction of some ‘traffic calming’ speed bumps. I detest speed bumps as much as the next person but if these rumours prove to be true I will be delighted. Some of the streets in our neighbourhood appear to be used as race tracks! A small child or elderly person crossing the road (or going round a parked car) at the wrong time wouldn’t stand a chance!
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Abbey Inn Beer Festival Around 2000 visitors sampled a total of 100 draught beers during the three day beer festival on 29 June to 1 July at Abbey Inn, Pollard Lane, Newlay LS13. They not only enjoyed the beer, but also live entertainment in the street and in the marquee – including Morris dancing lessons for those brave enough to have a go. Abbey Inn is highly accredited by CAMRA and is committed to serving real ale. So, there’s always a good range of real ales if you missed the festival itself. Abbey Inn’s next big event will be on bonfire night itself, Monday 5 November – with a large bonfire and fireworks display, of course.
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Bramley Carnival There was something for everyone at the Bramley Carnival at Bramley Park this month with a large funfair, craft and trade stalls and entertainment provided by dance troupes, majorettes, belly dancers and martial arts. Bramley based gymnastics group â€˜Leeds Esprit Gymnastics Clubâ€™ demonstrated a dizzying display of jumps, volts, tumbles and turns. Whilst elsewhere Extreme Mountain Bikers and World, European and British Champions Ben Slinger and Danny Butler wowed the crowds with their skills on two wheels.
Can You Help the YKRF? You may have heard of the larger national kidney charities but did you know there is a small but very active and important kidney charity right on our doorstep? Founded in 1970 the Yorkshire Kidney Research Fund supports research into the problems Committee members with Christine Talbot and Matthew Lewis, both associated with all aspects of kidney disease. Patrons of the Charity, at our Charity Ball in November 2011. Active throughout Yorkshire and benefiting kidney research on a national and international basis, they rely entirely on donations, voluntary support and kidney patients which causes severe fatigue and legacies to help fund groundbreaking work, helping reduction in quality of life); and investigating a people of all ages. condition called “Dialysis-related Amyloid”. Every year an increasing number of patients are diagnosed with serious kidney disease and kidney failure. Research by the YKRF helps find the answers to deliver the best treatments and therapies. Donations help them to achieve their objectives. Some of the areas they’ve recently funded research into include:
The YKRF fund research all around Yorkshire at Universities and Hospitals, current projects are being funded at Leeds General Infirmary, St James's University Hospital, York University and York Hospital.
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Messing About on the Canal
All Hands On Deck! Two bramphibian water taxis recently welcomed local residents on board for a tour along the canal as part of the 8th I Love West Leeds 2012 Festival. Despite the miserable weather and persistent rain the All Hands On Deck crew proved you can still have fun messing around on the canal. Narrow boats were transformed into floating beauties with the help of artists and musicians while locals were invited to join in with all sorts of fun, from making paper boats and bath-toy boat races, to guided walks showing you what’s edible and what’s not along the canal.
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Blogging Workshops in Calverley
Former journalist and keen blogger, Anne Akers and her husband Noel, who writes computer software are running monthly workshops for anyone who wants to start blogging.
Anne began blogging more than five years ago. She writes about everything from the Calverley Angel to The All Hands On Deck team were supported by Christmas cakes. "It's good fun, I do it for myself, but Safe Anchor Trust, Leeds Inspired and Leeds City have been surprised and flattered to get comments Council. Local Dad, Barry Cole, said ‘The kids have from all over the world," she said. had a fantastic time. It’s great to see people getting together having fun despite the rain. Well done "There are lots of people in the village who have to all those who were involved in organising the something to say and blogging is a great way to do it. I have ideas on how to write, Noel's an expert on events’. Wordpress, the blogging site, so we decided to offer Unfortunately some of the other Festival events workshops to help people set up and write their such as the outdoor cinema screenings in New own blogs," said Anne. Wortley and Bramley and the ‘Big Free Festival Day’ had to be cancelled due to bad weather. However, The three-hour workshops are run in Calverley with there is more festival fun planned during October a maximum of five people. Costs are £15 per person, half term when we can expect to see an underwater including refreshments. photographic exhibition at Bramley Baths, artist Contact email@example.com. Please note activity on the terraced streets and lots more. these workshops are not aimed at businesses. Anne's blog is: http://stripeyanne.wordpress.com/ For all the latest info see ilovewestleeds.co.uk
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Calverley’s Social Network
Following a realisation that even in a tight knit community many people never actually get to meet each other the Calverley Business Network was set up by four like-minded people (from Calverley). All of whom ran their own businesses and believed passionately in the power of real ‘networking’ - bringing people together. The whole ethos behind the CBN is for people to meet in a social, relaxed, informal environment so they can share ideas, leads and ultimately do business with the people who are on their own doorstep. One of the founding four, Helen West, told us “ It doesn’t matter what your background is,
you don’t have to own your own business – if you’ve got something to offer and the ability to help others too, then it will work.” Membership of CBN has increased from four to nearly ninety members and over the last three years, there have been a lot of friendships built, referrals and business done. Membership and meetings are free and there is no need to attend every meeting. Why not give it a go? Meetings are held at the Thornhill Arms, 18 Town Gate, Calverley, LS28 5NF on the first Tuesday of every month – 7 pm – 9.30 pm For further information, see the website http:// calverleybusinessnetwork.wordpress.com or contact Helen West on 07971 753919
There are four main categories of entry: Jubilee; Olympics; Freestyle (Creative) and Creative Calverley and Calverley Horticultural Traditional. Entries cost £2.00 and must be Society are working jointly to bring the first received by 31 July. official scarecrow festival to the village and it is hoped that this event will become a regular You can follow the "Crow Trail" on 11 August and part of village life. The aim of the scarecrow vote for your "Crop Idol" at various locations festival is to encourage people of all ages and across Calverley. The winner of the scarecrow abilities to join in with a whole community competition will be announced at Calverley Horticultural Society Coffee Morning at 12pm on event and have fun. the 12 August. Entries for the festival can be obtained now from creativecalverley.co.uk as well as Calverley Surplus funds raised will be used for wildlife/ environmental projects in Calverley. Library and Calverley Post Office.
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Pencil It In! Diary Dates Pudsey Civic Society - Pudsey's Historian Ruth Strong talks about her forthcoming book on Pudsey's Mills. 2.00 pm Wednesday 19th September, West Leeds Scout HQ, The Lanes, Pudsey LS28 7AQ.
Calverley Cookbook Over the past few months, residents in Calverley have submitted recipes to be included in a cookbook which will be released in the autumn. The community cookbook is based upon “seasonal eating” and encourages the use of locally grown or made produce. Local businesses are encouraged to “get involved” by sponsoring a page/placing an advert in the cookbook. The cookbook will then be sold to raise funds for the four local care homes in Calverley: Champion House (Leonard Cheshire), 16A/B Salisbury Street, St Lukes and Brookleigh. Gael Timbers, Founder of Creative Calverley said “The number of recipes submitted has been amazing. It has been lovely to see some of the family recipes that have passed down the generations”.
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Crawshaw School Strike Gold in Outdoor Pursuits!
Crawshaw School are celebrating after their team emerged victorious in a new challenge event for Outdoor Pursuits. A team of 12 year 9 students (6 boys and 6 girls) from the school made the short journey to Yeadon Tarn to take part in a city-wide challenge of Outdoor Pursuits. The was arranged in commemoration of the 2012 Olympics and involved secondary schools from across Leeds. Due to the nature of the events, which included kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking, each of the schools entered competed on different days throughout June and recorded an overall score for their attempt at the challenge. The scores were then collated to find an overall winner and Crawshaw School came out on top!
to.” She added “Crawshaw has a strong history of offering outdoor pursuits and we have seen so many students grow in confidence and learn about themselves & their peers through activities such as climbing, caving, hiking and abseiling, as well as the more traditional PE activities.
Miss Binns, Teacher of PE in charge of the team said “It’s great to give students the chance to participate in activities that many of them would not normally have access, opportunity or inclination
We are delighted to have competed in this event so to have won is a fantastic achievement. We hope this will have a positive impact on those involved and inspire others to get involved in the future.”
Pudsey Market Goes Boot on a Sunday LCC runs a very tight ship when it comes to commercial boot sales and treats them as markets. Are the venue and organiser appropriate? Will it meet a genuine need, or does it detract from LCC’s own market strategy? And, once the licence is granted, commercial boots can expect regular inspections by LCC Markets, and occasional visits from Trading Standards. So, it was a feather in Bob Thompson’s cap to be granted a licence to operate on Sundays on Pudsey Market itself. Only a month old, weather permitting, the boot is running at around 20 stalls. Permission has been given for 65, though Bob thinks it will be more comfortable at a little over 50. Pitch fees are £9, free to registered charities giving a week’s notice. Setting up from 7.30-8.30, closes at 2pm. Contact 07855 132309
Pitches are free to charities giving one week’s notice – here the stand of Little Sisters of the Poor, Headingley
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Local Jobs for Local People Last month we argued the benefits of considering local people for local jobs, and also invited charitable and voluntary groups to let us know if they were looking for helpers. Well, Creative Support – the care organisation behind Courtyard Café – is looking for volunteers to help provide a variety of assistance to vulnerable adults at home and in the community. Application forms are available at Courtyard Café or from Harriet Knowles on 0161 2360829.
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Avid reader and Rodley WI Vice president Kathy A true mark of the start of summer and one of Schofield has established a new book group for the highlights of many school calendars is the ladies who would like to share their love of books. school summer fair. Thankfully there was a break in the rain and the sun shone on Farsley Farfield Book groups can be a great way to challenge yourself as the School presented their annual event on and often encourage you to read more, or to read Saturday 7 July. Crowds enjoyed traditional fun books that you might not normally choose. The new with tombolas, cake stalls, raffles, bouncy castles Rodley group intend to cover a range of books from as well as the more unusual entertainment such as crime thrillers to romantic fiction and everything in- inflatable jousting. between. There's sure to be something to suit your tastes, so why not discover some new authors whilst This year there was an Olympic theme to the day with children encouraged to wear the colours of enjoying an evening out with like-minded ladies? their class’ allocated country and participate in Meetings will take place in the Rodley Owl pub at scooter, bike and sporting competitions. 7.30pm the first Tuesday of the month. Kathy says that the meetings will be much like the WI, that is, friendly, informal and fun! The book club is open to anyone who is interested, not just WI members. Contact email@example.com to find out more.
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Lawns will have suffered recently, time to get the garden fork out
With Eric Wells of Horsforth Allotment and Garden Association
The very high rain fall in June and July will have washed away most of the fertilizers in your soil, so now is a good time to give your plants a boost. Using either an organic fertilizer such a blood fish or bone, alternatively a chemical fertilizer such as Growmore. Which ever option you choose, sprinkle it lightly around your plants and hoe it in to the give the roots an immediate boost.
The attacks on soft fruit by pigeons and other large birds has increased dramatically this year, which means you need to place anti bird net over all your bushes and ground crops to ensure you have something to eat at harvest time.
Your lawns will have also suffered in the wet, although if there are any damp or soggy areas, start by letting air into the roots and improving the drainage. Using your garden fork, press down hard every six inches to a minimum depth of four inches – then apply a lawn feed as directed.
July is a good month to take cuttings of most plants, both to increase your stocks and as insurance against a cold winter. As this is the start of the show season, support your local events with as many entries as possible – exhibiting is fun and a good way of making more gardening friends.
Slugs and snails are the number one menace at the moment, as they are thoroughly enjoying our current weather. So take action to protect your precious plants with either blue pellets, or egg shell, coffee grounds, grit, copper tape – or what ever works for you.
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Keep a careful eye open for blight on your potatoes and tomatoes, and spray with an approved fungicide the moment it appears.
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I thought I’d begin this month by responding to a couple of Busy Betty items from the last few issues. Pedestrian Crossing: As your Councillors we are well aware of the need for a second Town Street crossing in Farsley. We have been asking the Highways Department to provide this for many years and we will continue to pursue it. Unfortunately, the current economic climate means it will be very difficult to progress in the short term. Grass cutting. This has been very badly affected by the weather (what a miserable summer it’s been so far!) and the rota of cuts has fallen behind. We do know that this has caused difficulties for some people (as well as some untidy areas) and can reassure you we are working with the contractor to catch up generally, dealing with some of the problem areas first.
The Safe and Sustainable Review into Children’s Congenital Cardiac Services has come to a close this month at a meeting which I attended in London. Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Fund has been fighting a very strong campaign to save the Leeds Unit from closure. Over the course of the campaign many of us in Parliament have raised grave concerns over the legitimacy of the Review with the Secretary of State for Health and Sir Neil McKay, the Chair of the JCPCT. I was therefore very disappointed to hear that the Leeds Unit has not been designated as a children’s heart surgery unit and will therefore close. This is a bitter disappointment to the parents, children and staff at the LGI who have campaigned tirelessly over the past year to save this valuable resource and I believe raises some very serious questions about the criteria which the Review has used to come to its decision. Following the announcement I was able to raise this with Ministers from the Department of Health and during a Parliamentary Question session it was confirmed an independent body will assess the outcome of the review, look at the process and make sure it was carried out correctly. The Children’s Heart Surgery Unit in Leeds provides a vital service for people living in our area and I will continue to do all I can to make sure that it stays open.
On a more positive note, we are making progress in tackling the scourge of dog fouling in our parks. A very successful ‘Action Day’ with the Dog Wardens was held in Victoria Park, Calverley. We’ve secured some extra patrols throughout the ward to take enforcement action against irresponsible dog owners that don’t clear up after their dog. Don’t forget, you can contact us at any time by email email@example.com, andrew. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or ring the office on 0113 395 2802. Our surgeries are first and third Saturday every month, Calverley Library 10am and Farsley Library 11am. We’ll be adding some dates at St. James the Saviour Church Galloway Lane soon and our popular street surgeries will start again in the Autumn. Yours, Joe M.
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One Born Every Minute is Back! Every minute, of every day, a baby is born. Yet no birth story is ever the same!
The production team wish to speak to lots of mums and dads who are expecting babies between August and November 2012. To make the new series as unique and diverse as ever, the team would love to include a great variety of birth experiences and are particularly keen to hear from you if you are planning a home birth.
The first three series of One Born Every Minute were a huge success, seen by up to five million viewers each week. The award-winning series is now returning to the Leeds General Infirmary to capture the magic of new life beginning once again.
Rodley resident Emma Hayes is Assistant Producer for the series. She is keen to hear from expectant parents who would like to find out more. Contact Emma on 07905 891770 or emma.hayes@ dragonfly.tv to find out more.
A particular favourite attraction we had at the stall was ‘splat the prat’ – a set of stocks complete with sponges and cold water and one of the UKIP team sporting the mask of a leading political figure. Newsflash! Those guys aren’t popular! Young and old alike seemed to love that, although I have to say it was probably a lot more fun throwing the sponges than being on the receiving end!
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Well yes, but in some cases no. Although it is true that your compensation will not be reduced by the taking of legal fees by lawyers, there is sometimes the possibility that your compensation could be reduced from 100% to 80% or even less. The legal term used for this is “contributory negligence”. This is where there is an accident, in which you suffer damage (and are awarded compensation), but because of some fault on your part, the compensation is reduced.
It’s that time of year again, the weather is There are several common situations where ‘changeable’ at best and the kids are off school and contributory negligence may affect the amount of looking for something to do – for a mere six weeks! compensation you should receive, seat belts for car drives and helmets for cyclists. Come rain or shine, families are always welcome at our local libraries and this summer they are If you are in a car accident and have failed to take encouraging children to while away the school reasonable care of your own safety i.e by not holidays by taking up a summer reading challenge. wearing a seat belt, the compensation could be The challenge involves a minimum of three visits reduced significantly. However, this would only be to the local library taking at least two books out so if the injuries you sustained were directly related each time. Prizes and sticker charts are on offer to you not wearing a seatbelt (and thus received a to encourage little readers and certificates for all “whiplash” type injury from being thrust backwards those who complete. The challenge is open to all and forwards). If, for example, you were driving and children from reception to Year 6. a tree branch fell into the car, it would be irrelevant as to whether or not you were wearing a seatbelt as the damage would have occurred anyway.
The Big Bike Ride
BARCA-Leeds has been working in West Leeds for 18 years with vulnerable children, young people and adults in our community. In order to continue their work they need help and support and would like you to join them on their fundraising cycle from Bramley to Skipton down the Leeds Liverpool canal wearing the BARCA colours of orange. The route is around 23 miles and relatively flat but you will still need some degree of fitness to take part. You must be over 13 years old and able to arrange your own transport back from Skipton. The event will take place on Saturday 29 September 2012. Registration is at 8am. To enter the bike ride you must donate a minimum of £20 to BARCALeeds. To download an application pack or to find out more please visit: barca-leeds.org/big-bike-ride
Now, cycling itself is not dangerous but cyclists are vulnerable, particularly when commuting through the busy streets of Leeds on dark winter mornings (as a number of solicitors here at Wilsons do). At these time, there is the potential for an accident with a car to occur. We have dealt with a number of such cases in the past and the injuries sustained by the cyclist can be horrific. Cyclists do not have a duty to wear a helmet when out on the road, however, if they are involved in an accident which involves head injuries, the compensation is usually reduced by at least 2025%. There is much debate between cyclists as to whether or not helmets are effective, however, when talking of compensation it definitely pays to wear one. Wilsons Solicitors www.LawOffice.co.uk
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Take A Trek With Susan In 2004 Susan Harper Todd became the first British woman to be leader of an Everest Expedition and only the Fifth British woman in history to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. An Everest Base Camp Trek is planned this autumn and Susan Is looking for recruits. The trek is suitable for reasonably fit walkers who are able to walk for on average 4-5 hours in a day. The Trek will raise funds, primarily for Women for Women International however trekkers can fundraise for a charity of their choice. Staying in mountain lodges, Susan and her fellow trekkers will experience first-hand the warm hospitality of Kathmandu’s people and a simpler way of life, in the shadow of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. It truly is an unforgettable trip. One Susan has made over 10 times. She told us “Nothing can prepare you for seeing the beautiful, aweinspiring mountains of the Himalaya for the first time, and Everest has a special magic all of its own. Everest will take your breath away. Everest isn’t just the highest mountain on the planet, it’s beautiful!” The trek costs £2000 and takes place October 26th – November 10th. If you’re interested in joining Susan visit: www.susanharpertodd.com or email susan@ susanharpertodd.com For further information on Susan’s chosen charity visit: www.womenforwomen.org.uk
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Farsley Playing it Safe Farsley AFC are the first club in the Evo-Stik divisions to buy a defibrillator following the much publicised cardiac arrest of Fabrice Muamba, which highlighted the need for such equipment. Farsley have been quick to bring in the medical equipment to provide the players with the best possible facilities to help those that suffer a cardiac arrest immediately on the field of play. The defibrillator was presented to the club’s physio Gareth Liversedge by the visiting Leeds United manager Neil Warnock ahead of the pre-season match between the two sides at Throstle Nest on July 20. A strong Leeds side won the game 5-2 on the night in front of a crowd of more than 2000 to kick-off the pre-season campaigns for both clubs.
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Farsley Thumped by Strong Leeds Farsley AFC kicked off their pre-season by entertaining a strong Leeds United side in front of a crowd of more than 2,000 at Throstle Nest. Leeds fielded a formidable side in the first 45 minutes and eventually ran out 5-2 winners on the night with goals from Robbie Rodgers, Billy Paynter, Sanchez Payne and two from triallist Andy Gray. Leeds, had the lionshare of possession as was expected but a gritty Farsley side held strong for the opening half hour before Andy Gray’s deflected shot looped up over the despairing Tom Guidford in the Farsley net. The breakthrough saw the floodgates open as Leeds notched three goals in just six first half minutes to give them a 3-0 half-time lead. The second half saw a completely new Leeds XI take to the field with manager Neil Warnock taking the opportunity to give all his traveling players some game time, however, it was Farsley who started the brighter and pulled one back in the 59th minute with a goal from substitute Adam Muller from a Simeon Bambrook corner. The visiting Leeds side responded immediately though and restored their three goal advantage when the experienced Billy Paynter powered home a header from a pinpoint Ramon Nunez cross.
Eyes Wide Shut - Leeds’ Third Goal (Photo: Ivor Hughes)
At 4-1 many would have forgiven the hosts for falling apart but Neil Parsley’s side continued to battle and even gave the home fans something to cheer when midfielder Ryan Watson found the bottom left corner from 25 yards with a expert strike. Chances continued to come for both sides as the game entered the latter stages, but it was Sanchez Payne who stole the show late on as his cut in from the left and curled home an almost identical goal to Watson in the final minute.
Farsley Farfield Leeds 2012 Kwik Cricket Champions Farsley Farfield School have beaten 250 eligible schools to become Leeds 2012 Kwik Cricket Champions. Harvey Spence was the captain on the day leading his team to victory. The first pool of matches consisted of four great quality games played. The team came first out of their pool of matches. They met Methley (winners of pool B) in the final where it was a very close game with great performances from both schools. Farsley Farfield fantastic cricketing skills and arrived back at school won the match by 7 runs showing a great level of with a trophy, 10 gold medals and 11 smiling faces! batting and fielding skills. Farsley Farfield are the first ever winners from the Over the course of the day the boys showed West of Leeds. Well done boys!â€™
PSL Host Farsley
Two teams from our area came face-to-face in the Bradford Cricket League First Teams Division One as Pudsey St Lawrence hosted Farsley. Pudsey St Lawrence openers Charlie Waite and Mark Robertshaw wasted no time in getting runs onto the board as they tried to rattle off as many runs as possibly before the rain set in. Waite racked up a mightily impressive 83 while fellow strike partner Robertshaw [pictured] was also in deadly form as he notched 70 runs. The Pudsey side who currently sit 3rd and just two points from 2nd declared at 204-4 after 38 overs and ushered struggling Farsley into bat as the dark and ominous clouds loomed overhead. Farsley struggled to get a foothold in the match with Pudsey desperate to record a win before the rain fell. However some resurgent and fighting spirit from Farsley batsman Joe Greaves who grabbed his half century kept the visitors in the game before the heavens opened and the match was eventually abandoned. Farsley reached 1125 at close of play and were awarded 7 points, while PSL were given 11 points with them in the command before the weather reeked havoc.
Opener Mark Robertshaw sweeps away to reach his half century] (Photo: Ivor Hughes)
Rodley CC Withdraw From Division Ben clutches hold of his piece of Olympic history (Photo: Jake Harvey)
Olympic Torch Relay Pudsey’s Ben Cropper etched his name into the history books when he carried the Olympic Torch as it past through our region. Ben, 21, transported the flame for a leg in Bradford cheered on by hundreds who flooded the streets to see the relay in action. The recent graduate from Leeds Trinity University College suffered heartache at first when he was offered the chance but received the e-mail too late and had his place revoked. However, after a close friend nominated him again with an inspirational story, Ben was offered a lifeline. Ben can now claim to hold a piece of history with his Olympic Torch taking pride of place at his home and will forever remember the part he played in the Olympic Games as they return to London for the first time in 64 years. “It was a real honour to carry the Olympic Torch. Until I had carried it I hadn’t realised that the excitement ahead of the games was so widespread. I'd like to thank everyone who has supported me to achieve such a feat, none more so than Carol Russell who submitted the successful nomination, much to my surprise.” Sports fanatic Ben will now head down to several events in London to watch some of world’s best in action in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games; “I can’t wait, since I carried the torch I’ve been counting down the days. Fingers crossed now that Team GB enjoys great success and that we host the best Olympics to date.”
Rodley CC progressed in the Premier Cup after they beat Tong Manor by an incredible 107 runs to reach the semi-finals. Rodley batted first and racked up an impressive 203 runs with opening batsman Gary Sagar collecting a solid 57 runs to help his side make the next round. Meanwhile Gary Walton was menacing in his limited amount of overs, taking three wickets in just five overs. The only other fixtures that the side played in against 3rd placed New Wortley in the league and 4th placed Shipley Providence. The encounter with New Wortley was abandoned before the end due to a downpour but Rodley were the happier of the two sides as they teetered on defeat at 76 for 6 chasing a target of 151 before play was halted. Coming up for Rodley was a set of very winnable matches against sides in the lower echelons of the Yorkshire Dales Council ‘A’ Division. However, the side will not be competing again this season after withdrawing from the remainder of this season. Rodley were also due to play the Premier Cup semifinal and were hoping to book themselves into the final but will not compete under the circumstances. A league meeting has been scheduled with a number of clubs and more information will be released in due course. Calverley Community Cinema
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