The firsts slipped back into the dreaded bottom four with another below par performance against a side languishing in the bottom half of the table. Egerton batted first and found runs difficult to come by in the early stages as Gareth Cross and Ryan Barker bowled some tight lines. However, from 49-4 off 20 overs, a stubborn partnership ensued that proved in the final analysis, to be the game’s deciding factor. From 122-5, the late middle order accumulated runs nicely and in the end posted a challenging 195-6 on a wicket that seemed to favour the bowler. So it proved after tea as Crossy’s batsmen also struggled to amass 50 in the first 20 overs. The skipper and Joe McCann both got into the forties but the necessary acceleration was difficult with no pace on the ball on a wicket that seemed to grab the ball. Eventually the innings petered out to 158-9 with the tail sacrificing themselves in pursuit of an impossible task.
1st XI Scorecard - https://www.crichq.com/matches/762481/1st_innings
The seconds got back to winning ways and opened up a nine point gap against their third placed opponents with the added bonus of a six point gap to second as Irlam also lost. The platform was undoubtedly the 109 run opening partnership between 13 and 14 year olds Zach Flaxman (41) and Keshana Fonseka, who was run out three runs short of yet another century. The rest of the batting order flailed the willow to good effect in posting a total of 243-9 which looked to be an imposing target for the visitors, despite the fact that this was Worsley’s first XI. There were a few jitters in the early overs of the reply, as there were 60 runs without loss on the board at the end of the eighth over. However, once the pace was taken off the ball, the batsmen struggled to maintain the pace with wickets falling at regular intervals and young Kesh alleviating the disappointment of missing out on the ton by taking 4-24 as the visitors finished 155 all out, securing a bonus point win for Rob Reade’s side.
2nd XI Scorecard - https://www.crichq.com/matches/762718/1st_innings
The thirds lost an entertaining tussle at Springhead on Sunday, despite being in the ascendancy for the majority of the game. Dave Walsh smashed 58 in 32 balls out of a partnership of 69 with Zach Flaxman (33) who, along with Harry Golland (25) took the score to 123-2 before there was something of a collapse before the tail end rallied to post 180-9. Springhead’s reply struggled to get any momentum against Jack Barton (10 overs for 24 runs) and Jake Jervis (6 overs for 8 runs) and when Paul Greenhalgh and Mason Turner then grabbed wickets, the hosts were left at 95-4 needing 86 off the remaining ten overs. However, with 4.5 overs remaining, Springhead then produced their own match winner who smashed five fours and five sixes in an unbeaten 53 of just 19 balls to give the hosts an unlikely win with 5 balls to spare.
3rd XI Scorecard - https://www.crichq.com/matches/763051/1st_innings
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