Ker­ridge left to rue missed op­por­tu­ni­ties

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - ADAM BANKS

KER­RIDGE wel­comed Wis­tas­ton to Clark Lane on Satur­day where the hosts won the toss and elected to bat in the sun­shine.

The open­ing pair of Har­bige and Re­gan set­tled into the bowl­ing and shared a stand of 71 for the first wicket be­fore Re­gan holed out af­ter mak­ing a classy 58 which in­cluded 12 bound­aries.

Wis­tas­ton bowlers got back into the game through the spin of Gala­nis (4/51) who took the scalps of N Banks (1) J Cap­per (16) and Ker­ridge skip­per Wild (19) to re­duce Ker­ridge to 105/5.

With spin now at both ends Sergeant (4/51) backed up well hav­ing fi­nally re­moved Har­bige for 23 .

A late flurry of runs from Ry­der (13*) saw Ker­ridge to eight bat­ting points be­fore be­ing all out for 161 in 38 overs

Wis­tas­tons’ re­ply stut­tered ini­tially when A Banks (2/21) bowled Botham for 1 on the sec­ond ball and had Collins caught be­hind well by Wild for 4 to leave them 6/2.

How­ever an 85 run part­ner­ship be­tween Gala­nis and Barnes broke the back of the run chase be­fore Barnes was caught in slip off A Grimes (1/44) for a solid 52.

Sev­eral silly field­ing er­rors cost Ker­ridge in the end and although Wild claimed another wicket when run­ning out Brid­don for 12, Wis­tas­ton eased to their tar­get with Gala­nis wrap­ping up a good all round per­for­mance fin­ish­ing un­beaten on 63 and seal­ing a 25 point six-wicket vic­tory.

Ker­ridge took 10 points in the end but will be surely think­ing of what could have been had they made the most of their chances.

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