Bolly slip af­ter derby de­mo­li­tion

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DI­VI­SION One lead­ers Bolling­ton fell to a heavy and un­char­ac­ter­is­tic de­feat at nearby Lin­dow.

Bolly had gone into the match sit­ting pretty at the top of the ta­ble but a bat­ting dis­as­ter, in which only one man reached dou­ble fig­ures, saw them post just 45.

HM Imran’s 11 was the lead­ing knock as the hosts’ finest per­for­mance of the sea­son saw open­ing bowlers Scott Howarth and Henry Grover im­me­di­ately put their open­ers un­der pres­sure early on.

Well sup­ported in the field, Bolling­ton were strug­gling for run­scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and the de­par­tures of Rick Hough for nine and Tom Bar­rass for two set the scene.

Howarth took it upon him­self to rip through the top or­der with an ex­cel­lent dis­play of fast bowl­ing, hit­ting the top of off stump at will to fin­ish with 6-29.

Grover pro­vided ex­cel­lent back-up with one wicket and con­ced­ing a miserly five runs from his 11-over spell.

Lin­dow cap­tain Tyler brought him­self into the at­tack and promptly cleaned up the tail with three wick­ets, leav­ing Bolling­ton 45 all out.

Jamie Peel and James Bracewell then saw the hosts home by six wick­ets with overs and time to spare.

Else­where in the First Di­vi­sion Prest­bury were also de­feated as they hosted Mob­ber­ley.

Bat­ting first Prest­bury were bowled out for 104 and Mob­ber­ley col­lected max­i­mum points by reach­ing the tar­get with five wick­ets to spare.

The win took Mob­ber­ley above Bolling­ton into top spot. Prest­bury still have work ahead near the foot of the ta­ble, 26 points above the bot­tom two.

Lan­g­ley’s fail­ure to set a de­fend­able tar­get proved costly at home to Win­ning­ton Park, as their Di­vi­sion Two rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle ri­vals won by eight wick­ets.

Lan­g­ley posted an all-out to­tal of 75, Matt Stevens top-scor­ing with 16, and Park lost two wick­ets in their suc­cess­ful run chase.

Ahead of their trip to Bun­bury Lan­g­ley have a 22-point gap to make up over the last four games.

Pott Shrigley com­pleted a mis­er­able day for the league’s lo­cal clubs as they fell to a three-wicket loss at home to Sand­bach.

Pott were put in to bat and reached 129-9 at the dec­la­ra­tion.

The visi­tors then reached 133 with three wick­ets in hand.

Pott re­main at the foot of the Di­vi­sion Three ta­ble, 18 points from safety.

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