Grayston and Ryder steer Kerridge home
H MERSEY VILLAGE .. 179 KERRIDGE .................182/6
HEATON Mersey made the short trip over from Parrs Wood to Clark Lane with the away side winning the toss and electing to bat.
With seemingly perfect batting conditions and a quick outfield fielding was always going to be tough.
Kerridge had the early breakthrough when Neil Banks bowled Samuels for two with the score on nine.
A stand of 53 for the second wicket between Parchment and Graham ended when the former edged behind to keeper Wild, again from Banks (2/38). With the introduction of spin from McKeith and the left arm seam of Ryder, wickets began to fall more regularly with Ryder claiming the scalp of Graham after rearranging his stumps for 65.
McKeith accounted for Campbell (4) and George (4) both LBW before having Newell (25) snaffled at mid wicket to leave the visitors 118/6.
Ryder had Charles caught behind thanks to a very sharp diving catch low to keeper Wild’s right hand side to finish with (2/48). Williams (10) became McKeith’s fourth victim, leaving him with figures of 4/37 with Josh Capper (2/15) clearing up the tail to leave Heaton Mersey 179 all out inside 38 overs when a score in excess of 240 seemed to par for the conditions.
With a maximum 52 overs to chase victory, Kerridge were confident of doing so with the help of the rapid outfield and a medium-paced bowling