Kerridge moving the wrong way in table
WESTMINISTER Park travelled over to Kerridge from Chester and inflicted more misery on the home side.
Opening duo Alan Harbige and Ste Regan put on 27 for the first wicket before Harbige was pinned lbw for seven. Regan followed shortly after for 17 having been bowled by the useful Murali.
This triggered the almost expected collapse which has been the story of the season for Kerridge with willow in hand, with Capper (6), N Banks (5), McKeith (5) and Rogers (2) all falling cheaply to leave Kerridge 88-7.
Luke Wilds’ 31 was a saving grace, but when Ryder’s late double figure contribution of 11 was the last wicket to fall, Kerridge had been dismissed for a paltry 109 inside 32 overs.
With few runs to defend, the hunt for early wickets began when Adam Banks had Abbas caught and bowled in his second over and Neil Banks had Sayad caught in the deep off his first delivery after replacing McKeith to restrict the chase to 32-2.
James Rogers and Wild combined for a sharp runout for the third wicket before Neil Banks bowled Vaiun next ball to make it then 59-4 and offer a glimmer of hope.
Benthil (38*) played some big shots to lessen the deficit, and even though Alex Grimes and Wild both claimed late wickets the game was over in the 29th over on 112-6.
Kerridge were left kicking themselves as possibly 40-50 runs extra with the bat could have been enough.
With four games remaining and some poor results of late, Kerridge are quickly heading the wrong way in the league table and will look turn things around at Knutsford.