Poyn­ton tee­ter­ing over the trap door

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VIVIO CHESHIRE CCL DI­VI­SION TWO POYN­TON....................132 TATTENHALL..........135-3

DE­FEAT for Poyn­ton against Tattenhall moved them one step closer to rel­e­ga­tion.

There re­mains at least a faint hope that the Lon­don Road side can escape the drop, by win­ning all of their last three matches, but on the other hand, rel­e­ga­tion could be math­e­mat­i­cally con­firmed as early as this Satur­day.

Against pro­mo­tion­chas­ing Tattenhall, Poyn­ton sim­ply failed to put enough runs on the board.

Aside from a bat­tling 43 from Adam Wil­liams, made in 42 overs at the crease, there was lit­tle else to cheer.

Alan Brock took two im­por­tant early wick­ets, Dave Shewring’s 3-24 did the dam­age in the mid­dle or­der and Dan Power’s 3-16 mopped up the lower or­der.

Poyn­ton’s score was boosted by a large num­ber of ex­tras, par­tic­u­larly the 21 byes con­ceded by the vis­it­ing keeper.

Sam Green then smashed 30 from 18 balls to get Tattenhall off to a flyer in re­ply.

Then, af­ter scor­ing 48 in the first seven overs, only 16 runs were scored in the next 16 overs against the tight bowl­ing of Jimmy Wil­liams (pic­tured) and Adam Wil­liams.

Had Poyn­ton set a more com­pet­i­tive score, this pe­riod of con­trol could re­ally have got Tattenhall wor­ried, but de­spite this qui­eter phase, the required rate never rose above 2.5 per over dur­ing the re­ply.

The scor­ing ac­cel­er­ated again once Power ar­rived at the crease, and his 54 not out from 61 de­liv­er­ies saw his side home, adding an un­bro­ken 73 with Glenn Cop­pack, who an­chored the chase by bat­ting through all 39 overs for an un­beaten 30.

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