Free-scor­ing Ker­ridge can’t close out the win

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS - GE­OFF ALLEN

IT was yet an­other run­fest at Clarke Lane as Ker­ridge hosted Old Parko­ni­ans with 465 runs be­ing scored and only nine wick­ets fall­ing dur­ing the 90 overs.

Be­fore the game a brief si­lence was ob­served in mem­ory of Gary Walthall and Terry Kingston who had both re­cently passed away and who had strong links with the club.

Parks won the toss and in­serted the home side who then pro­ceeded to make hay with opener Matt Roberts top-scor­ing on 88. He was ably as­sisted by Luke Wild (45), John Grayston (40 not out), Steve Regan (36 not out) with Josh Cap­per (36) and Alex Grimes (30) who all pro­vided good back-up.

Three bowlers shared the spoils for Parks, tak­ing a brace apiece as Ker­ridge reached 298-6.

When Parko­ni­ans bat­ted af­ter tea and, de­spite an early wicket for Ker­ridge, it was the home side’s bowlers who toiled as Orr (50) and Rees, who made a well-struck 84, played out the overs with the ex­tro­vert Wild tak­ing off the gloves to bowl six overs for his 1-14, Parks clos­ing on 167-3.

With just three more games be­fore the sea­son closes it is still wide open at the top of Di­vi­sion Three.

This Satur­day Ker­ridge visit Wis­tas­ton in the hope of an­other dou­ble.

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