Ker­ridge cel­e­brate max­i­mum re­turn at Sand­bach

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - ADAM BANKS

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.

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