Bolling­ton reel in ri­vals Bred­bury

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

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

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