Bollington just short of opening win
BOLLINGTON welcomed Weaverham at the Recreation Ground for the first home fixture of the season which ended all square.
Weaverham won the toss and elected to bat first in a game, which was reduced to 30 overs aside due to the wet conditions.
It was Bollington, which made the early impact, as Kippie (1-32) removed James for 0. Dickinson (1-22) struck next over removing Clarke for 5. Eaton and Cornwall put on 40 for the next wicket before an outstanding run out from Brummy Nathan Edgar removed Cornwall for 26.
Bollington’s fourth wicket of the afternoon saw Durie (1-22) strike, dismissing Lewis for 21 and saw the home side well on top as the scores were 80-4 from 20 overs.
The final six wickets fell for just 11 runs as Plant (4-2) and Horsfield (2-9) bowled a marvelous spell to bring the Weaverham innings to an end after 25 overs, and saw Bollington needing 93 for victory.
In reply, Bollington struggled from the onset as the opening bowling display terrorised the host’s top order.
Bollington continued to crumble under the pressure as Rick Hough was the only batsmen to trouble the score sheet with a 40 not out.
Midway through the innings Bollington were fighting defeat as the scores were 35-5 and almost certain defeat loomed. Plant (12) and Hough steadied the ship, however couldn’t take Bollington to the required total, as they were 20 runs short as play ended.
Both sides took seven points from the fixture, Bollington travel to Oxton next week were they look to get back on to winning ways.