Bolly’s stroll takes them to pole po­si­tion

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

ANOTHER com­fort­able vic­tory for Bolling­ton saw them rise to the sum­mit of the TACS League Divi­sion One ta­ble for the first time this sea­son.

Vis­i­tors Chester County Of­fi­cers won the toss and elected to bat first on what was another dry pitch at the Recre­ation Ground.

Right from the start Chester strug­gled to take the ini­tia­tive with Mo­hammed Ali and Ju­lian McGovern bowl­ing their rou­tinely con­sis­tent spells.

Wick­ets weren’t fall­ing through the early overs, but the scor­ing rate never got go­ing, Stu­art Plant only go­ing for nine runs off his seven overs.

As the in­nings went on Chester tried to up the scor­ing rate, which en­abled Hafiz Im­ran and Tom Hors­field to take ad­van­tage with some skil­ful bowl­ing.

Im­ran re­turned with fig­ures of 4-41 from 12 overs, and Hors­field with fig­ures of 2-25 from seven. Chester fin­ished their in­nings on 137-6.

In re­ply, open­ing bats­men Rick Hough and Tom Bar­rass were fault­less in mak­ing light work of the run chase. Bar­rass scored a brisk 72 not out and skip­per Hough added an im­pres­sive 58 not out as they marched to a 10-wicket win.

Bolling­ton look to re­tain top spot at Lin­dow on Satur­day, one of only five fix­tures left in the 2014 sea­son.

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