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.