Washout Dashes Promotion Hopes

Washout Dashes Promotion Hopes

Sale’s outside chance of promotion was ended on Saturday after the Vivio Cheshire County League programme was completely washed out for the first time since 2007.  With a gap of 43 points and just 50 points on offer from the final two games any prospect of catching Grappenhall is purely mathematical.  All four of Sale’s cancelled games this season have been against teams in the bottom half of the table in what has been a wet summer.
The 2nd XI made the long trip to Nantwich and looked set for a late start before another downpour around 4 pm ended any prospect of play.
The 3rd XI suffered a 5 wicket reversal at Sunday premier division champions Didsbury on Sunday.  Sale were bundled out for 92, Sam Battersby top scoring with 18.  Shah Zeb (3-23) and Sulaiman Butt (2-3) secured a couple of bowling points.  The 3s now need to win their final game against Grappenhall, or rely on other results to maintain their premier division status.
The 4th XI finished their season with a losing draw at home to Heaton Mersey, Zikria Nadeem with 6-40 in the visitor’s 155-8.  Sale reached 140-9 in reply, Irfan top scoring with 35 and Joe Wicks finishing unbeaten on 20.
On Saturday the 1st XI travel to Bollington and the 2nd XI welcome Stockport to Dane Road.  On Sunday the 3rd XI head to Grappenhall for their final game of the season.

All the scorecards can be found here.

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