Remarkable unbeaten run comes to an abrupt end


WARRINGTON’S remarkable unbeaten run in the Cheshire Cricket League came to an abrupt end when they were tumbled out for 64 at home to Langley.

It was only the visitors’ second win of the season and with Warrington riding high at the top of division one, it would never have been predicted.
But Langley won the toss and started confidently by electing to bat first.
They were all out for 177 – a useful total but not one to ring many alarm bells in the Warrington dressing room.
Ashley Scholes bowled well to take 5-46 and E Peddi took 3-32.
Warrington’s innings started comfortably enough and at 44-1 there was nothing to indicate what was to follow.
But then the wickets started to fall and after top scorer Liam Jenkins fell for 24 only Scholes, with 13, reached double figures. The side were all out for 64 in the 25th over.
The result leaves Warrington still comfortably top of the table and still hoping for promotion back to the Cheshire County League following their relegation last year – but more aware that it is not a forgone conclusion.

Up in the County League ECB Premier division, Grappenhall slipped to another defeat at Chester Boughton Hall.
Winning the toss and batting first, they hit a below-par 155 in 43 overs. Joe Ashmore top scored with 37 and opener Adam Roylance contributed 28.
The powerful home batting line up had little trouble in reaching their target for the loss of four wickets.
In the Cheshire League division two, Lymm Oughtrington Park won by 147 runs at home to Bunbury.
Batting first, Lymm compiled a challenging 232-8 in 45 overs, opener Antonell Atwell scoring an impressive 98.
Bunbury struggled from the start and finished on 85 all out.
Taking the wickets were K Megharaj with 5-19 and R Parkinson with 4-11.

Appleton went down by 87 runs at home to Westminster Park.
The visitors batted first and hit 247-8. Appleton got off to a poor start, with two wickets down for two runs and never really recovered, despite a brave 47 from Richard Kellett. They were back in the pavilion for 160.
In division three, a below-strength Glazebury suffered a massive defeat at the hands of Prestbury who hammered a daunting 336 all out in 41.2 overs. Skipper Sean Caine was the pick of the bowlers with 3-70.
Only opener Jordan Carroll, 19, reached double figures as Glazebury were dispatched for 43 in 14 overs.
In other matches:
Grappenhall 2nd lost by 181 runs to Didsbury
Grappenhall 3rd lost by 64 runs to Toft.
Lymm Oughtrington Park 2nd lost to Cheshire County Officers by four wickets
Warrington 3rd beat Appleton 2nd by seven wickets
Appleton 3rd lost to Urmston by seven wickets
Glazebury 2nd lost to Timperley by six wickets


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