Too lit­tle too late

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE - PETER BAR­RON

VPorter and Peter Bar­ron ron on 91 not out, meanslowly rebuilt tak­ing the ing they would have 5 ICTORIA Road score up to 94-3 at the ex­tra overs to try and bowl played host to 25-overs drinks break. the away side out. Mac­cles­field vs The pair added more Dur­ing the tea in­ter­val Ox­ton on Saturday in a runs af­ter drinks and how­ever the rain started game spon­sored by The be­gan to in­crease the rate again and con­tin­ued for New Shal­i­mar Res­tau­ran­tas the away team ro­tated awhile. Mac­cles­field. their bowl­ing at­tack. This reduced Ox­ton’s

The day started with a Porter and Bar­ron both al­lo­cated overs from 55 minute’s si­lence in mem­passed their fifties, the la­tovers to 45 overs to chase ory of the vic­tims of the ter aided by a dropped down Macc’s size­able tartruly aw­ful Manch­ester catch to take him past the get. Macc open­ing bowler, ter­ror­ist at­tack, in which mile­stone. Craig Mel­rose, struck the um­pires, 1st XI play­ers And this be­came a early for the hosts, with of Mac­cles­field/Ox­ton theme as Macc looked to Liam Markie tak­ing a bri­land the 3rd XI play­ers of score quickly, play­ing liant catch in gully, leavMac­cles­field/Poyn­ton all more ex­pan­sive shots, but ing Ox­ton on 9-1. gath­ered around the giv­ing Ox­ton chances This brought all­wicket to show their along the way. rounder, Dane Wil­liams to re­spect. For­tu­nately for Porter the crease who started off

Ox­ton won the toss and and Bar­ron, the visi­tors pos­i­tively hit­ting some put Macc into bat, and the didn’t cling on to any of well-timed, early bound­aries.home­sidestart­ed­wellthe6aeri­al­catch­ing through Alex Grif­fiths (37) op­por­tu­ni­ties pre­sented Macc had to wait un­til and John Bir­chall (17). to the field­ers. the 18th over for their next

At the first rain de­lay, This added sig­nif­i­cantly wicket when Wil­liams was Macc were 46-1 off 9 to Macc’s mo­men­tum and caught in the cov­ers for overs. the pair took ad­van­tage of 53, off Mel­rose, mak­ing

Un­for­tu­nately just af­ter this, pass­ing the 200 mark the score 89-2. the restart, two quick in the 41st over. How­ever Ox­ton weren’t wick­ets fell as Tom Tudor Af­ter a few more bound­thwarted by an­other and then Grif­fiths were aries and with rain wicket and Aus­tralian, both caught off the bowlaround, Macc de­cided to Pa­trick Ma­gann, sup­ing of Dane Wil­liams, de­clare on 247-3 off 45 ported opener An­drew leav­ing Macc on 67-3 af­ter overs, with Porter fin­ishGib­son as the two bats15 overs. Cap­tain, Rob ing on 87 not out and Bar- men played ag­gres­sively

Rob Porter in ac­tion

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