Kerridge extend run of form
KERRIDGE hosted Glazebury 2s on Saturday and continued their unbeaten start to this season.
Glazebury won the toss and elected to field against a Kerridge side that has been consistently scoring well. Kerridge began well and didnt seem to be troubled until losing openers on the day A Banks (4) and S Regan (23) with the score then 34/2, J Capper (7) and N Windsor (13) also departed to leave the hosts teetering on 84/4 ,until a solid 5th wicket partnership of 74 between Neil Banks and Luke Wild soon regained control of the innings with Wild eventually succumbing to a great catch in the deep for an impressive 80 continuing his high scoring start to the season , before losing Banks in the same manner agonizingly close to a fifty falling on 46. Kerridges’ tail then continued to build on a good base and knocks from S Barrow (14) A Grimes (15*) and P Ravenscroft (28) gave them the opportunity to declare on 243/9 after 35 overs.
As has been the case this year Kerridge have batted most opponents out of the game and rarely leave the opposition a chance in chasing down the score they’re set leaving them having to resort to negative cricket seeking a draw.
This was no different as after 30 overs and the scores pretty much a run a ball for no loss, it seemed a stalemate was on the cards.
But, after Kerridge finally made the breakthrough with a sharp run out, the domino rally ensued with wickets falling almost every over or so, Neil Banks capped off a good game with his 4/25 and Alex Grimes with 3/56 saw off Glazebury’s hope of a bore draw dismissing them for 124 ao, the final wicket being a bizarre catch ricocheting off Ryder’s boots into his hands at slip.
Kerridge taking another 25 points seeing them well set and with a trip over to styal at the weekend have high hopes. Thanks on the day to match sponsors BC Transport.
Also Kerridge were due to play Norbury the following day in the t20 cup (sponsored by I A S marketing) but instead were gifted a pass to the next round when the opposition failed to attend and fulfill the fixture.