Bolly suf­fer back to back losses

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BOLLING­TON CC TOM HORS­FIELD

FOR the sec­ond week in suc­ces­sion Bolling­ton were de­feated, this time in an away fix­ture against North­wich.

Bolling­ton started well see­ing them bring up 40 with­out loss as Tom Bar­rass and Matt McGui­ness played well for the first wicket.

Bar­rass was first to fol­low in a quick suc­cess of wick­ets for Bolling­ton, leav­ing them 40-1 off 12 overs.

The only other bats­man to show any other fight in the early stages of the game was the ever re­li­able Sabir Mal­lie who bat­ted well to 32 be­fore a de­bate­able LBW de­ci­sion saw him head back to the chang­ing room.

Matt McGui­ness was the next bats­man to va­cate the crease as he couldn’t quite han­dle the pres­sure from the North­wich bowl­ing at­tack, see­ing him caught at mid-off for 20.

Bolling­ton, who were cur­rently strug­gling at 85-4 then were in­volved in an almighty col­lapse only adding a fur­ther 25 to the score for the loss of six wick­ets.

James Heath­cote was the only bats­man to make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion at the end adding a fur­ther 20 to score board.

This saw Bolling­ton bowled out for 110 which was a to­tal way un­der par to threaten any side.

In re­ply North­wich ini­tially made ex­tremely light work of chas­ing the re­quired to­tal, see­ing a bar­rage of bound­aries off the first four overs leav­ing them ly­ing com­fort­ably at 45-0.

The North­wich open­ing pair looked in fine form as they con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate, and it wasn’t un­til the scores reached 71 un­til the first wicket came, which saw Tom Hors­field (2-26) bowl Stonely for 41 off just 15 balls.

The first North­wich wicket gave Bolling­ton a small sense of re­lief as Hors­field and Plant (1-36) bowled well to add pres­sure to the bats­men.

A wicket for Plant and another wicket for Hors­field gave Bolling­ton a small glim­mer of hope as sev­eral overs of maid­ens was the fol­low. Bar­rass ran out dan­ger man Ishanka for 35 but by this point it was too lit­tle too late as only 10 runs was re­quired with plenty of overs to spare.

A dis­ap­point­ing re­sult for Bolling­ton on the whole, and sees them drop out­side the pro­mo­tion spots for the first time this sea­son.

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