Sixes suc­cesses for Macc boys

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MAC­CLES­FIELD Cricket Club un­der 9s en­tered not one, but five teams into the Hyde Six­ers Tour­na­ment re­cently.

A to­tal of 30 play­ers and par­ents ar­rived with the de­ter­mi­na­tion to show they were a force to be reck­oned with and they cer­tainly man­aged that!

The day be­gan with all five teams play­ing group matches.

Af­ter lunch, the Blues moved into the first­placed group, which, af­ter a gru­elling semi fi­nal, they won in true Mac­cles­field style.

Coach Dan Ack­er­ley said: “The Blues played five and won five! They were very proud win­ners and beat War­ring­ton by 73 runs in the fi­nal.”

The Lions moved into the sec­ond-placed group where they were also victorious.

Robin Farmer, the Lions coach, said: “They did the club proud with a fan­tas­tic ef­fort from the whole team.

“In the sec­ond-placed fi­nal the team had their best per­for­mance of the day, win­ning by 31 runs”

The Tigers, Pan­thers and Silks all pro­gressed to the third-place group with the Silks tak­ing the tro­phy.

Stephen Moores, Silks coach, said: “A com­bi­na­tion of tight bowling, hard hit­ting and un­be­liev­able catch­ing saw the side im­prove in ev­ery game.

“Their only lost once all day and that was to the even­tual over­all cham­pi­ons”.

Dun­can Ross, un­der 9s coach said: “Each of the play­ers played their parts in their team, scor­ing some beau­ti­fully struck fours, as­ton­ish­ing sixes and tak­ing a num­ber of su­perb wick­ets.

“The play­ers had a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence and are look­ing forward to the next tour­na­ment in Poyn­ton.” Mac­cles­field U14 won v Toft 116 for 1 (Joseph Haigh 35), Toft 102 for 10 Mac­cles­field U15 won v Hasling­ton 80 for 7 (Harry North 39), Hasling­ton 79 for 9 Mac­cles­field U13 won v Prest­bury 83 for 1 (Zac Smith 3-13), Prest­bury 82 for 9 (Rahul Me­hta 19) Mac­cles­field U11 lost v Bramhall 104 for 3, Bramhall 130 for 7 Mac­cles­field U11 lost v Wilm­slow 74 for 2 (Billy Bir­kett 21), Wilm­slow 75 for 5 ( Wil­liam Woot­ton 29)

●● Mac­cles­field un­der 9s Blues cel­e­brate their win at the Hyde Tour­na­ment

●● The Lions cel­e­brate their win in the sec­ond-placed group

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