In seventh-wicket partnership
attack - it seemed patience was the key to success.
Kerridge, however, only managed to reach 18 before Ste Regan (2) unluckily played on to his stumps off the skiddy bowling of George.
Josh Capper, in at three, combined with Adam Banks to put on 44 before the latter was bowled for 23, again George taking the wicket. The customary middle order collapse saw 62/2 become 90/5 with McKeith (9), Wild (3) and Capper (30) all falling in quick succession thanks to the bowling change of Parchment (2/30) and Clarke (2/32).
When Neil Banks (13) was then caught , the ten men of Kerridge – now at 112/6 with 27 overs left in the day – were then treated to a much needed unbeaten stand of 70 for the seventh wicket between John Grayston (38*) and Carl Ryder (25*).
Both played with caution when necessary and punished anything short and wide with some thunderous strokes to take Kerridge to a much needed victory, redeeming themselves as the earlier game in the season between these teams was a dull draw.
Next weekend Kerridge travel to Appleton looking to complete their first “double” of the season. FOR the second first team home match in succession, Poynton’s pitch served up a veritable run spree, and unlike the first occasion, Poynton emerged victorious.
Simon Dunn imperiously struck 18 fours and one six on his way to 117 in 120 deliveries and his maiden century.
Nathan Baxter made 42 and Damian Stringer 28 as Poynton reached an imposing total, while Josh Hilder wheeled away for 19