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2NDS FINISH WITH A BANG

The seconds ended a seven game losing spell with an astonishing performance against the champions Walsden on Sunday. They had already rattled up 0ver 300 in an earlier fixture at Walsden and lost the game, but Sunday’s 355-4 was a bridge too far, even for the runaway league leaders. Chris Lord top scored with an imperious 149 but there were half centuries for Ian Morris and Liam Dorsey as well which put the season to bed nicely after losing the previous day to a Littleborough side who are rock bottom and didn’t look particularly interested in playing at all. A young 3rd XI learned the hard way that they need to concentrate on occupying the crease as they threw away a winning position at Thornham. On a wicket that held no demons whatsoever, Thornham’s 203 should have been 30 runs too few, but a number of batsmen got in and then got out when they shouldn’t have done. George Rudd (46) top scored and there were promising innings from Dan Ainscough and Ben Sykes and some bludgeoning from Harry and Fez and a nice bowling spell from Kieron Doyle as Nick’s boys fell ten runs short with overs to spare. The firsts had a weekend to forget with two away trips that yielded nothing at all. Littleborough took full advantage of a weakened bowling attack with a ten wicket chasedown of 214 on Saturday and Walsden’s 255 was 70 too many on Sunday despite another four wicket haul for Ben Chapman.

 

Pic Young Dan fends off his first ball expertly with soft hands. Lots more Thornham pics on Facebook.

 

PRESENTATION NIGHT

With sincerest apologies, it is my sad duty to report that the season is all but over and we have to start making arrangements for presentation evening. Make a note in your diary for Saturday 11th October.

 

 

 

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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?

 

 

NORM’S WEATHER WATCH – take your pick

 

 

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