Bolly too strong for vis­i­tors

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - RICHARD HOUGH

BOLLING­TON wel­comed Grap­pen­hall to the Recre­ation Ground and suc­cess­fully saw off the vis­i­tors.

Grap­pen­hall cap­tain Adam Roy­lance asked Bolling­ton to bat first and the de­ci­sion looked a good one as tight bowl­ing from Guest and McCabe re­duced Bolly to 30-3.

Hough then joined Edgar at the crease and the pair built a much needed part­ner­ship, tak­ing the score into the 80s be­fore Edgar was bowled by for­mer IPL over­seas player Ni­nan for 28.

Matt Daw­son was next in and the score con­tin­ued to build with Hough pick­ing up bound­aries be­fore fall­ing to Ni­nan caught at short fine leg for 39.

Pete Hen­shall came in but was spec­tac­u­larly caught for an im­por­tant 26 be­fore Daw­son holed out off the bowl­ing of Ni­nan for 39 – but the score was mov­ing on nicely.

Stu­art Plant (17 not out) and Tim Ber­ry­man (nine not out) then did well to en­sure Bolly col­lected full bat­ting points and fin­ished the in­nings on 209-9 af­ter 50 overs.

The dan­ger­ous pair of McCoy and Roy­lance opened for Grap­pen­hall af­ter the break and it was cru­cial that Bolly started well.

In Joe Bin­der’s very first over he in­duced an edge from McCoy which was put down, but very next ball McCoy holed out to Hough at mid-off.

Bin­der was bowl­ing su­perbly and he was re­warded again with the wicket of Barnes.

Ni­nan joined Roy­lance and Grap­pen­hall’s two best play­ers were now at the crease.

Tom Hors­field brought one back in to left han­der Roy­lance trap­ping him LBW for 40 and Joe Bin­der bowled Wright for 0 with the best ball of the day swing­ing in and clip­ping the off stump.

In part­ner­ship with Will Sharp the score moved on slowly as Bolly bowled with ex­cel­lent con­trol but both sides knew some­thing had to give.

Af­ter drinks, Harri Dick­in­son was in­tro­duced to the at­tack, bowl­ing with pace and ag­gres­sion he was re­warded with the wicket of Sharp well caught be­hind by Ber­ry­man.

Mean­while, from the pav­il­ion end Joe Bin­der fin­ished his spell of su­perb swing bowl­ing pick­ing up 3-39 from 15 overs.

Ni­nan look­ing to in­crease the run rate but holed out to Dick­in­son at deep cover for 35 and Bolly had ex­posed the Grap­pen­hall tail.

Dick­in­son claimed his sec­ond wicket of Matthews who was caught and bowled for seven be­fore Plant and over­seas player Faiz Kip­pie fin­ished off the Grap­pen­hall in­nings, all out for 144 in 42 overs.

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