Old foes seize on bat­ting col­lapse

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - CRICKET DAVID FRAME

LANGLEY trav­elled to old foes Wilm­slow and another poor bat­ting dis­play saw them come un­stuck.

Asked to bat on a wet wicket which had been left un­cov­ered overnight, Langley failed to adapt to the con­di­tions.

Gre­gory and John­son opened with the for­mer first to go, hit­ting a sim­ple catch to ex­tra cover with the score on 12.

Hobbs joined John­son and the duo looked well set, tak­ing the to­tal to 38 un­til Hobbs (18) mis­cued and was caught at point. It was another dis­ap­point­ing dis­missal for the Kiwi.

John­son (17) mist­imed a drive to point in the next over but vet­eran Letven and Brown pushed the score to 53 be­fore both fell, Brown (9) skied to mid on and Letven (6) was bowled.

Pat­ti­son hit a quick 13 be­fore be­ing caught down the leg side while Berzins ig­nored the skip­per’s bat­ting or­der and was duly re­warded with a duck as he chipped to mid on as Langley stum­bled to 69-7.

The re­li­able Bet­teridge and classy Si Pat­ter­son led a fight­back. The duo hit some fine shots and brought up the 100 un­til another mini col­lapse saw the tail fold tamely as Bet­teridge (22) was LBW.

Si Pat­ter­son (11) drove to mid off and Turner (0) was caught at ex­tra cover as Langley were all out for 102.

Ward bowled an ex­cel­lent un­changed spell tak­ing 7-47 off 19 overs.

In re­ply, Wilm­slow’s plan was to at­tack as Narayanan hit 16 off Turner’s first over.

Dixon then clubbed Frame for two bound­aries be­fore Frame replied by york­ing him as the home­side reached 24-1 off two overs.

Narayanan con­tin­ued the as­sault, plun­der­ing 22 off 11 balls un­til Turner bowled him with the sore on 43.

Her­riot was then dropped at mid off and, along with Toby Rowe, took the score to 64.

Frame then trapped both the lat­ter for eight and Holt (0), both LBW in the same over with Wim­slow re­duced to 64-4.

Her­riot con­tin­ued to at­tack, and sup­ported by the solid Fulker, the duo took the score to 88 at which point Her­riot (40) drilled a firm drive straight at Brown who took a good catch as Berzins claimed a first wicket.

Bet­teridge then trapped Lees (0) LBW and bowled Tom Rowe (0) and Langley were in the game at 93-7

But Fulker (17no) then struck a six and a four, en­sur­ing a well de­served win for Wilm­slow.

For Langley, Frame (3-32) and Bet­teridge (2-12) were the pick.

It was a poor dis­play from Langley who once again un­der per­formed with the bat. They re­main in fourth place.

Match­ball spon­sor was Work­place Fur­ni­ture.

Langley en­ter­tain Chol­monde­ley at Ker­ridge next week in the sea­son fi­nale.

●● Langley Cricket Club’s first team

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