The 1st XI took on Port Sunlight at home, we lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Humayun Khalid, who is sponsored by Jalfrezi Bramhall, continued his good form scoring 55 and he shared a great partnership with Chris Beckley who scored 63. Chris is sponsored by Spectra. Towards the end of the innings Nauman Akram, who is sponsored by Theknee.expert upped the run rate by scoring 58 off 51 balls. We finished on 207/4 off our 45 overs which was a good score on a large outfield. We kept it tight early on and after a change in the bowling we began to make inroads in the Port Sunlight order, Riz Javed bowled a brilliant spell taking 5/46, he’s sponsored by Whittakers Fish Bar. He was backed up by Nauman who took 3 wickets and a brilliant piece of fielding by Jordan Potts who ran out their captain on 83 turned the game as it looked like Sunlight would bat out for a draw. The win means we go top of the table by 1 point.
Our 2nd XI travelled to Congleton looking to follow up their superb win last week. Congleton batted first and Asfand Azhar followed up his performance last week for the 3rd team taking 5 for 31 as they made 168 in their 50 overs. Following a promising start with the bat with Nick Fish and Waqas Ashraf who put on 60 for the opening wicket, they’re sponsored by Print Onand K. Darlington & Son Ltd, we suffered a collapse and were eventually bowled out for 113.
The 3rd XI travelled to Macclesfield looking to picking up their first win of the season against a strong Macclesfield team. We had a good opening partnership with Stu Small, who’s sponsored by J Pimlott Butchers, scoring 26 and Ed Lindsey, who is sponsored by Chrome Motors, scoring 31. However a collapse meant that we were bowled out for 94. Macclesfield chased the runs down only losing two wickets in 27 overs.
Thanks to Martin Losse for sponsoring this weeks match ball.