Poyn­ton in peril

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS - MARTIN SAXON

VIVIO CHESHIRE CCL DIVI­SION TWO POYN­TON ................ 179-7 BRED­BURY ST M .... 181-3

POYN­TON are now some 51 points from safety af­ter their lat­est de­feat, to Bred­bury St Mark’s.

While trap­door the rel­e­ga­tion looms, Bred- bury’s vic­tory moved them away from trou­ble.

Poyn­ton started brightly with an open­ing stand of 73 be­tween Paul Lom­bardi and Paul Gould. Gould de­parted for 30 and Lom­bardi even­tu­ally fell for 47, hav­ing bat­ted very well but un­for­tu­nately hol­ing out to a fielder off prob­a­bly the worst ball he had faced.

Things were never quite so good for Poyn­ton there­after, but every­one made some sort of use­ful con­tri­bu­tion.

Tony Berzins made 30 and there were valu­able cameos from Dan Hares­nape, Adam Wil­liams and Si­mon Dunn.

Hassan Nasir fin­ished with 5-41 and also did a great job in re­strict­ing the scor­ing in the fi­nal overs.

Poyn­ton hoped they had scored enough runs to re­ally put the pres­sure on their op­po­nents, un­for­tu­nately with a de­pleted at­tack they were un­able to con­tain Bred­bury’s scor­ing right from the start.

Sev­eral large part­ner- ships saw them home in­side 42 overs, as Chris Smith hit 17 bound­aries on his way to 79, and Will Hayes com­pleted the task with a com­posed 57 not out.

Five matches re­main for Poyn­ton, and a min­i­mum of four wins from these are now surely needed to pre­serve their league sta­tus.

Sal­ter

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