I shocked myself on Day 2 of the Summer Bash by not waking up until gone 9am!  Unheard of!  I nearly missed breakfast and probably looked a sight when I did go down!  Hopefully the rest of the guests were bleary eyed too!

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I decided not to be fooled by that shiny thing in the sky, not that it was on show!  I went to my car and got my totally unattractive winter coat out!  Looking rubbish was a definite plus over feeling really cold!

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Having sussed the tram out I made my way to the front, feeling very pleased with myself!  I had a nice chat on the way with a Coventry Bears fan – I think he was as sports mad as me!

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I had a chat with a couple of Keighley Cougars guys as I made my way to the stadium – a whole group were collecting money for Danny Jones’ family all weekend.  The rugby league world really has pulled around to help this young family after the tragic death of Danny.

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I’d enjoyed the company of my neighbours the day before and was pleased to see Tracey and Wayne (Bulls fans I think – they confused me!) in situ.  We had some great chat/banter during the day.

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Dewberry started the weekend in 6th place having won 7 of their 12 games – Batley were in 8th spot with only 4 wins from their 12.

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I was interested to see Glenn Morrison on the touchline as Dewsbury coach, also to see the large than life figure of Karl Pryce – last I’d heard he was plying his trade as a rugby union player  in Essex.

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In common with the earlier game it was Batley who took control early on, but Dewsbury who scored the 1st points with a try by Scott Hale totally against the run of play.  Brett Seymour added the extras.

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Batley scored the try their possession deserved through Brad Day – Scott Leatherbrow kicked to even the scores.

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An Aaron Brown try converted by Seymour saw the teams go in with the score on Dewsbury 12 Batley 6.

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It can’t be said that this was a great rugby league spectacle but it was a tight and tense game.  Batley pulled the scores back to 12 a piece when Alex Brown scored and Leatherbrow converted.

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It was to be Dewsbury who would take the 2 points however – Seymour had a kick at the posts after a penalty – the ball ricocheted off the posts and it was regained by the Rams – Dalton Grant scored  try adding 4 points where 2 were missed.  Anthony Thackeray converted the try.

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The game finished with the score on Dewsbury 18 Batley 12 – it had been a hard fought competition with the Rams just edging it.

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