Rowe knock in­spires fine Edge victory

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - RICK DAVIS

START­ING the sea­son against pro­moted Chea­dle, new Alder­ley Edge cap­tain Adam Wor­rall’s de­ci­sion to bat first was soon jus­ti­fied as open­ers Alan Day and Calum Rowe put on close to a hun­dred part­ner­ship at four an over be­fore Day was dis­missed for 47.

Af­ter this, Cheshire bats­man Rowe to­tally dom­i­nated the innings.

He found good sup­port from Mark Cur­rie (32) and Char­lie Reid (30 not out), but was at the crease for all but one ball of the per­mit­ted 55 overs and fin­ished with a quite out­stand­ing 137.

Tight bowl­ing from Alder­ley’s four­pronged seam attack quickly made it clear that the home team’s score of 281-5 would be well be­yond Chea­dle’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties – the only ques­tion was whether Alder­ley could get all 10 wickets and force a victory.

A stub­born half cen­tury from Bul­lock sug­gested that Chea­dle might hang on for a draw, but then Aus­tralian left-arm spin­ner Sean Stur­rock bam­boo­zled the lower or­der with his many vari­a­tions, tak­ing 5-42 as Chea­dle were all out for 137 in the 45th over.

Un­for­tu­nately the 2nd XI suf­fered al­most di­a­met­ri­cally op­po­site for­tunes on the open­ing day, be­ing bowled out for just 53 by Chea­dle who went on to record a 6-wicket victory.

●● Calum Rowe

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