Ker­ridge mov­ing the wrong way in ta­ble

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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.

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