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MIXED FORTUNES

 

The firsts and seconds won a game apiece during a busy weekend for all three sides with the firsts winning on Sunday and the seconds on Saturday. The seconds took an unexpected thrashing on Sunday against Werneth after winning so convincingly on Saturday that the Littleborough skipper said his team came third. The firsts game at Littleborough hinged on a highly contentious run out decision which saw Chris Schofield go on to make a match winning 125 for the home side. There were plus points in the 30 run defeat though, with Will Davidson taking wickets and giving the skipper another potent option when the pace needs to be taken off the ball. Sam Dorsey then became the first 13 year old 1st XI debutant since either Gary Garner or Andy Kilner (can’t remember which way round they came) in the 1980s and Sam didn’t look at all out of place, finally ending Schofield’s innings with a neat catch. Dean Morris then came within an ace of being the third centurion of the season with 95no after a rare failure by Callum Parkinson and loose shots from Mass and Will. Big Ben put on 100 with the skipper to keep hopes alive but Littleborough’s 245 proved a bridge too far. On Sunday, Werneth proved no match despite their win over Royton on Saturday and were bowled out for 96 with 4 wickets for Cheets, a welcome 3 for Greg and 2 for Big Ben. Ben (31) and Will (21) then steadied the side from 56-3 to knock off the runs. The seconds had their own share-out on Saturday with Littleborough destroyed by 4 from Danny, 3 from Rob and 3 from Liam.

Pics: Young players with a combined age of 47 celebrate.

 

The thirds lost a close game at Lakeside, but again there were positives from the game, not least a great opening bat maiden half century from Alex Cunliffe who is looking every inch a future 1st XI all-rounder. Jack Barton provided the widest smile of the day after a maiden hat-trick performance which was fully deserved both in terms of the match and his overall contribution to cricket at the club. The rest of the young side attacked the 199 total with maturity and were unfortunate to fall 10 short in the end.

 

 

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TEA TIME

Andy Tocher has taken on the role of tea rota organiser for 2014 and is doing a fantastic terrier-like job. There are only a few dates left, so in order to save the “usual suspects” from rolling up their sleeves and having to do an extra, please take a look at the updated list here and fill one of the gaps?

 

 

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