Kerridge celebrate maximum return at Sandbach
KERRIDGE continued their winning start to the season when they made the short trip over to Sandbach.
When winning the toss, Kerridge opted to make the most of the sunny weather and bat first on a fairly good track. After seven overs and at 24-3 it wasn’t going to plan for the visitors, having lost Regan (5) Capper (10) and Knight (4) early into their innings. Some good catching from Sandbach, in all fairness, was the key to their demise. A fourth wicket stand of 64 between Alan Harbige and Nick Windsor steadied the innings before Windsor fell to a sharp stumping for a punchy 37.
Luke Wild, in at six, continued the momentum and made the most of the short boundary line, powering his way to 96 including 10 maximums before holing out in the deep looking to bring up his century in style, ending a 123 run partnership inside 13 overs.
Opener Harbige continued his rich vein of form and backed up his 50 from the previous game with another to finish 50 not out when Kerridge decided to call time and declare on 219/5.
With 58 overs to use, Sandbach lost wickets early on too, recovering from 6-2 to 32-3 before Furse and Head knuckled down and scored with a little more ease. When skipper Head was stumped on 20, Lavin and Furse continued to frustrate the Kerridge attack, taking the score well past 100 before losing Lavin for 30. Furse was a pain until the end, carrying his bat for a decent knock of 66 before losing his stumps to bring an end to the innings for 162ao.
Kerridge tried many bowling options and took the victory for a full 25 points with A Banks (3-19), A Grimes (3-46), N Banks (2-26) and C Ryder (1-13) the wicket takers on the day.
Saturday sees Rostherne visit Clarke Lane and with both teams still unbeaten this makes for an exciting encounter. Thanks to the match sponsor on the day S Cooper & Sons.