Bat­ting woes scup­per Ker­ridge’s am­bi­tions

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

KER­RIDGE suf­fered their sec­ond de­feat in as many weeks as the short trip over to Mel­lor saw an­other poor dis­play with the wil­low.

Af­ter win­ning the toss the vis­i­tors elected to bat first against a fairly or­di­nary bowl­ing at­tack with Mel­lor hav­ing nu­mer­ous play­ers miss­ing.

Stand in bowlers Vasan and Smith made the most of their op­por­tu­nity and made short work of the Ker­ridge or­der claim­ing eight wick­ets be­tween them to see Ker­ridge record a well be­low par score of just 93 in­side 28 overs.

Luke Wild (18) and Alex Grimes (27) were the only scores to note with Carl Ry­der the only other to achieve dou­ble fig­ures.

Mel­lor re­quired just 15.4 overs to chase down the to­tal to claim a nine wicket vic­tory.

Bry­thorpe (56*) and Ku­mar (24*) made it look easy com­pared to the vis­i­tors ef­forts.

A soli­tary wicket from Adam Banks spared the em­bar­rass­ment of a ten wicket de­feat and saw Ker­ridge leave with just one point from the game. Match ball spon­sor on the day was Mr R Bor­rell.

Next Satur­day Hart­ford visit Clarke Lane where there will be hopes of a bet­ter per­for­mance in more fa­mil­iar ter­ri­tory.

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