Ker­ridge shine against Sun­light

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - GE­OFF ALLEN

IN a game when just short of 500 runs were scored in 77 overs clearly the bats­men ruled on a light­ning-fast out­field un­der a blaz­ing sun at Clarke Lane on Satur­day.

Ker­ridge wel­comed Port Sun­light, who ar­rived late and con­ceded the toss.

Though they were put into bat by skip­per Neil Banks Port’s vis­it­ing opener Michael Par­sons made the bowlers pay with a mag­nif­i­cent 127 to give the vis­i­tors a su­perb to­tal af­ter a cou­ple of early wick­ets.

All the home bowlers toiled un­der the sun and at times the field­ing be­came ragged but they stuck at the task with Matt Roberts (3-77) the pick with oc­ca­sional player Gareth Davies chip­ping in with 2-42.

The in­nings closed af­ter 45 overs on 248-7.

Af­ter tea Ker­ridge lost an early wicket but then it was Roberts who took his toll on the vis­it­ing at­tack, strik­ing the ball su­perbly to hit 87.

He was aided by debu­tant Andy McKeith who shared a sec­ond­wicket stand of 76 with him be­fore de­part­ing af­ter scor­ing 34.

John Grayston then came in and bat­ted well for another 34 fol­lowed by Davies’ el­e­gant 40 not out in­clud­ing the win­ning runs in the 32nd over.

On Satur­day they go to Capen­hurst look­ing to com­plete their first dou­ble of the cam­paign.

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