Sale Get Best of Close Game

Sale Get Best of Close Game
Sale 212-4 (50)
Bollington 207-7 (50)
Sale Winning Draw
Sale 1st XI got the best of a close game on Saturday and progressed in the Cheshire cup on Sunday. Sale fought back to secure a winning draw in their Vivio Cheshire County League division one game against Bollington, thanks to a fine all-round performance from Tyrone Lawrence (pictures above by George Franks), before beating Oxton 3-2 in a bowl out the following day.
Bollington won the toss and invited Sale to bat, Ian Dixon and Mat Spells reaching 65 without loss at drinks.  They added a further 12 runs before Dixon was first to go for 41.
Spells was next out for 42, adding 31 with Tyrone Lawrence for the second wicket.
With overs running out Lawrence and Brooke Guest looked to accelerate.  Guest hit 47 off 39 balls in an 83 run partnership before Dan Halkon hit 14 off 10 balls in a 21-run stand.  Lawrence finishing unbeaten on 60 off 65 balls.
The slow start to the innings meant Sale posted a below par 212-4 on another excellent Dane Road surface.
After an early wicket for Lawrence Bollington made a confident start, Rick Hough and Faiz Kippie adding 102 for the second wicket before 3rd choice spinner Dixon made the break through, removing Kippie for 47.
Hough fell LBW to Rick Halkon 20 runs later for a well-constructed 80, but the visitors were still favourites.
With the chase going down to the wire Lawrence returned to take 2 wickets in the penultimate over and Ali Barrowman one in the final over to secure a 14 point winning draw as Bollington closed on 207-7.  Lawrence added 4-35 to his runs earlier in the day.
On Sunday Sale defeated Oxton in a bowl out to set up a plumb tie against Hyde or Chester Boughton Hall, Lawrence taking the winning wicket in the second round of sudden death.  The match had to be abandoned shortly before tea with Sale on 207-5, Brooke Guest unbeaten on a magnificent 107.
The 2nd XI had a good win at Stockport thanks to a fine spell of bowling from Gareth Watterson.  He took 6-35 as the home side were bowled out for 140.  Earlier in the day Sale had been bowled out for 157, Narsi Ramaswarmy and Joe Cannon making 30 a-piece.
The 3rd XI were frustrated at Marple on Sunday after persistent rainfall after tea.  Sale dismissed the home team for 114 in the 41st over, Shah Zeb and Joe Cannon both taking 3 wickets each.  Debutant Dan Newton took 2 excellent catches in a fine fielding display.
The rainfall left Sale only 20 overs to reach their total, loss of 3 early wickets hampered the chase as petered out into an 8-7 draw.
The 4th XI lost by 6 wickets at Stockport Trinity after being bowled out for 60.
Sale Silverbacks suffered their second defeat of the season on Wednesday after a batting collapse at Bowdon Vale saw them lose by 29 runs in pursuit of 99.

On Wednesday the Silverbacks welcome Bramhall. The 1st XI travel to Tattenhall on Saturday, whilst the 2nd XI host Bramhall. On Sunday the 3rd XI welcome Didsbury and the 4th XI are at Cheadle Hulme. 
U16s 113-2 (17.5) beat Monton & Weaste 110-7 (20)
U13 Colts 59 (10.1) beat Hale Barns 58-7 (20) – Cup
U13 Colts 136-5 (20) beat Lindow 124-3 (20)
U11s 59-5 (20) lost to Didsbury 60 (19) – Cup
U11s 101-4 (20) lost to Brooklands 107-4 (20)
U10s 227 lost to Whalley Range 266
U10s 233 lost to Bowdon Vale 282
U9s 260 lost to Ashton on Mersey 279 – Cup
U9 Squirrels 269 beat Didsbury 262
Sale u16s fielded first, Monton made a strong start, reaching 60 without loss in 8 overs. A fine running catch by Adam Holland off Zikria Nadeem's bowling kick-started Sale's fight back. Tight bowling by Joe Cannon (1-16) and Nathan D'Cunha (1-10) slowed the run rate and Max Tait converted two catching opportunities into run outs.
Sale opened with a Cannon, but the explosives were at the other end. Tom Gill blasted 31 off many fewer balls. Finding themselves ahead of the required rate, Joe Cannon (38*), Adam Holland (17) and Sam Battersby (12*) batted sensibly, manoeuvred the ball into gaps and secured the under 16s' first win of the season.
On Tuesday the U13 Colts won their cup game away at Hale Barns.  Fielding first, the Colts bowled and fielded tightly, restricting Hale Barns to 58 for the loss of 7 wickets.  The wicket takers were Suchit Sapkal, Zikria Nadeem, Matt Holland, Billy Dawson, Thomas Burt and Mal Tazaki Quayle, however all bowled accurately and consistently.  Matt Holland contributed further by taking a brave, stinging catch at mid-on, the fielding play of the season so far.   In reply, the Colts made 59 off 10.1 overs, Zikria Nadeem making an impressive 31 retired and Dylan Walker contributing a nerveless 12 not out.  Thanks to Alex and all at Hale Barns for getting the game on, despite the recent rain and unpleasant weather.
On Friday, the U13 Colts hosted Lindow in a league game played on the artificial wicket at Sale.  Once again the weather tried its best to scupper the game, but special thanks are due to Sean and Mr Chairman Battersby for their advice and assistance in getting this game played.  As ever, Sean's assistance is especially appreciated.
Batting first, the Colts faced good opening bowling, but batted consistently to post 136 for the loss of 5 wickets off their 20 overs.   Viraj Sorathia opened and made a highly impressive 32 off 18 balls, Isaac Brooks making 30 retired and Dylan Walker again contributing 25 runs in good time.  Both Isaac and Dylan hit 6s, and Viraj's innings included a 5.   In reply, Lindow batted well throughout their 20 overs, posting 124 for 3 wickets.  David Van der Linde batted impressively making 30 not out, and Thomas Rae added to his excellent bowling with a quickfire 20.  Pick of the Lindow batters was Callum Sherrington, who made 30 retired off 16 balls including 2 extremely well struck sixes.  Viraj Sorathia bowled exceptionally, taking 2 wickets, with Isaac Brooks picking up the other wicket with a good caught and bowled. Luke Brunt and Dan Gray kept wicket tidily, a great effort given the circumstances.  The standard of ground fielding from both teams was of a high standard given the conditions, with some excellent run saving and commitment shown.  Thanks to Simon and the Lindow team for their commitment to getting the game played.
Sale u11s narrowly lost against Didsbury u11’s in a low scoring encounter in the South Manchester JCL cup. Scoring proved difficult in testing conditions and Sale reached 59 from their 20-over allocation. Shreyas Verma (15) and Jared Moran (18) were the pick of the batsmen.
Defending the modest total, Sale put in their best bowling and fielding display of the season. Alex Ross put in a great spell, conceding only 2 runs and capturing two top-order wickers in the process. Several of the younger team members, Robin Smith and Ben Habershon in particular, bowled with great control. Didsbury eventually reached their target at the end of the 19th over.
In a high-scoring game, Sale u11s were narrowly defeated in a thrilling match against a strong Brooklands team. Batting first, Brooklands amassed 107-4, despite accurate bowling from Alex Ross, Will Dyson and Nathan Gray. The Sale team bowled and fielded with great enthusiasm, with minimal extras being conceded.
In reply, Sale were given a strong platform from James Dodds (26 retired) and Callum Ross (21). Despite some aggressive hitting at the end from Theo Brodbeck (20 not out), Sale ended up just short of their target.
Sale u10s suffered two consecutive defeats against strong opposition having gone into the games on the back of three wins.

Against a very good and fast bowling attack Sale struggled with the bat against Whalley Range scoring 232 from their 20 overs with only Dattu making it into double figures with 10. Despite bowling and fielding well with Ben H, Seb and Kit the pick of the bowlers Whalley Range scored well finishing on 266.

In a re-match against Bowden Vale, Sale fielded first in wet conditions which made bowling difficult. Fergus and Thomas bowled tightly with Dattu, Louis & Seb picking up the only wickets. Chasing 283 to win Sale got off to a good start with Louis (16) and Thomas (5) scoring 21 off the first 4 overs. Unfortunately, the run rate couldn't be sustained and after losing 8 wickets in the next 16 overs Sale finished 49 runs short on 233.

It has been a busy period for the under 9's. They played their second round cup game at Ashton on Mersey on Monday night.
Sale batted first and with large boundaries found run scoring a little difficult but kept patient. Four batsmen reached double figures, Herbie Brodbeck, James Newhill, Ben Cleary and Luke Billinge and a respectable total of 260 was attained.
The home side made a flying start and after 4 overs were halfway to their target. Tidy bowling from the later bowlers kept the home side in check, with Luke Billinge and James Newhill both returning figures of 1 fo 3 in their 2 overs, but Ashton overtook the Sale score during the final four overs and finished on 279.
Last Thursday, the under 9 Squirrels beat a previously unbeaten Didsbury side away.
After a solid batting performance where five players reached double figures in their respective four overs, Squirrels posted a total of 269. Special mention should be made to Amy Seddon and Lucy Dodds who both scored 10.
Sale bowled superbly to defend the total, Henry Reeves was outstanding with figures of 3 for 5 in his 2 overs, James Newhill took 1 for 1 in his 2 overs and Amy Seddon completed a great debut with a wicket.
Didsbury began the last over requiring 10 to win but superb death bowling again by Luke Billinge ensured Sale were victorious by 7 runs.
Full scorecards can be found here.

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