Trio’s big im­pres­sion

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - TOM HORS­FIELD

BOLLING­TON con­tin­ued where they left off last sea­son with a com­pre­hen­sive victory of North­wich at the recre­ation ground.

They wel­comed three new ad­di­tions to the club and all made telling con­tri­bu­tions.

Bolling­ton won the toss and skip­per Rick Hough elected to bowl first. The new ball was given to new sign­ings Muham­mad Ja­hangir and South African over­seas Sabir Mal­lie, both of whom tor­mented a nervy North­wich side who strug­gled to 132-9 off their 50 overs.

Mal­lie took 5-59 off 19 overs, be­ing su­perbly backed up by Ja­hangir with fig­ures of 1-11 off 12 overs.

Fel­low new sign­ing Alex Durie took cru­cial mid­dle or­der wickets with fi­nal fig­ures of 2-25 along with Stu­art Plant’s con­tri­bu­tion of 1-31.

The only mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion from the North­wich bats­men came from Sam Shep­ard with a knock of 55.

A con­fi­dent bat­ting dis­play saw Bolling­ton reach the re­quired to­tal with rel­a­tive ease, tak­ing 31 overs with the loss of just two wickets.

Cap­tain Rick Hough an­chored the run chase with a solid 25 be­fore los­ing his wicket.

How­ever, man of the match Mal­lie stole the show with 91 not out, los­ing sev­eral balls along the way.

Bolling­ton took the full 25 points and look to con­tinue their good start to the sea­son against Con­gle­ton this com­ing week­end.

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