Bollington reel in rivals Bredbury
BOLLINGTON CC STUART PLANT
SATURDAY provided testing conditions for all involved in Bollington’s third game of the season against a struggling Bredbury side – but they came through it in winning style.
Winning the toss on a cold overcast afternoon skipper Rick Hough won the toss and elected to bowl first.
At first this proved the wrong decision as Bollington were left to bowl with a wet ball in what looked to be deteriorating conditions.
On a fine batting surface Bredbury openers Carr (47) and Barber (48) gave the visitors a strong start.
During the middle overs Bredbury were pegged back by an impressive second spell by South African Sabir Mallie (4-77).
This could not help an onslaught at the back end of the innings by Chris Nuttall (63*) which left Bredbury with an impressive total of 238-8 off their 50.
In reply, Bollington started very confidently with Hough (86) and Tom Barrass (62) providing a terrific platform for Mallie (53*) and H Imran (33*) to blast the remainder of the runs required with an impressive 10 overs to spare.
Bollington travel to Alvanley next week as they look to hold on to their 100 per cent record in the league.
In a rain reduced game league front runners Barrow put Prestbury in to bat and off 35 overs made 133-4, including a debut unbeaten 33 for Mazaf and Dom Asquith (34no).
But there was no stopping Barrow who struck 137 without loss off 18 overs, M Parks with 85no.
Poynton’s good start to the season was checked as their match at Disley was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Poynton hope for better luck at home to Lindow this Saturday.
●● Rick Hough