Bolly maintain bright opening
BOLLINGTON travelled to local rivals Congleton and continued their good start to the season.
Congleton won the toss and selected Bollington to bat in a rain-affected match which was reduced to 47 overs per side.
Bollington got off to a great start with Rick Hough and Mo Jahangir steering the side to 50 without loss.
Bollington were scoring steadily throughout the innings before losing Jahangir for 16.
Next to the crease was South African Sabir Mallie, who scored a quickfire 28 and Imran Hafiz 33.
A middle order collapse saw Bollington struggle to 150 before a barrage of big hitting from Peter Henshaw (20*) saw the required total set at 182.
The new ball partnership of Jahangir and Mallie took imminent effect as three early wickets fell for just 12 runs, which gave Bollington the early advantage.
A charismatic Congleton side looked rejuvenated as they tormented the Bollington bowlers with a middle order partnership, giving them to a fighting chance of reaching the required total.
Tom Horsfield (1-21) took the crucial wicket which started Congleton’s decline. Stuart Plant bowled excellently with figure of 3-23 and Alex Durie effort of 2-14 saw Bollington home to win by 63 runs.