Lan­g­ley fail to chase down Peover tar­get

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE - DAVID FRAME

LAN­G­LEY 1st were brought back down to earth at the week­end when they suf­fered a dis­ap­point­ing loss at home to Over Peover.

The away side won the toss and elected to bat, but a few min­utes later the heav­ens opened and 8 overs were lost by each side.

Paddy Turner and skip­per David Frame opened the bowl­ing, the former was re­warded sec­ond ball of the game as he pro­duced a snorter of a de­liv­ery to dis­miss Nightin­gale (snr), Owen and Bodimede both looked as­sured, but Turner struck for the sec­ond time bowl­ing the lat­ter for 7 with the score on 23-2. Gosling and Owen both mixed de­fence and at­tack and dou­bled the score, be­fore Frame struck twice in one over, Gosling, 9, was well caught by Turner at deep mid off and lo­cal celebrity Towns was pinned LBW sec­ond ball as the visi­tors were reduced to 49-4.

Nightin­gale (Jnr) joined Owen and pro­duced a vi­tal stand of 36, the young­ster looked very com­posed scor­ing 7 be­fore he was bowled by Cowen with the score on 85-5.

With only 7 overs re­main­ing the lower or­der at­tempted to in­crease the tempo.

Owen, 52, the back­bone of the in­nings was bowled by Cowen, Adam Cartwright then took over trap­ping Baghust 5 LBW, Ward, 13, was bowled, he ran out Mitchell, 3, and had Sass, 3, caught in the cov­ers as Peover closed on 113 all out in the 36th over.

Cartwright 3-34 off 6 overs, Frame 2-18 off 11 overs, Cowen 2-27 off 10 overs and Turner 2-28 off 8 overs all bowled well.

In reply Lan­g­ley yet again got off to a woe­ful start. Dave Gre­gory and Sunny Ma­lik got ducks as they were ad­judged LBW. Chris Pat­ti­son, 2, was caught be­hind and Danny Brown, 7, was also LBW as they col­lapsed to 10-4.

Pat Hor­gan and Ol­lie Wheel­ton then led a fight­back. The young­ster hit some fine drives to see off the danger­ous Towns, and they took the score to 58 be­fore Wheel­ton 28 was caught be­hind. Hor­gan 19 soon fol­lowed, dis­missed in the same man­ner. Cowen and Matt Bet­teridge took the score to 80, be­fore Bet­teridge 10 was also caught be­hind.

Four runs later Cowen was caught at deep mid-off, Cartwright and Frame took the score to 96, be­fore Frame 2 was LBW.

Turner and Cartwright then had to score 18 to win the game but it was not to be as Cartwright, 13, was bowled as Lan­g­ley were all out for 99.

For Peover Baghust 4 wick­ets, Towns and Night­ngale (snr) all bowled well.

Lan­g­ley slip to fifth place and travel to Ap­ple­ton next Saturday.

Skip­per Frame was in a sub­dued mood: “We bowled well, yet again though we were sloppy in the field, nev­er­the­less 113 was a to­tal we should have chased. Credit to Peover who bowled very well. We now need to get to­gether as a unit, sup­port each other and show some char­ac­ter, we have a tough game next week and need to get back on track”.

Lan­g­ley 2nd XI re­stored some pride they scored 132 with Cameron Gold hit­ting 45 be­fore bowl­ing out Over Peover for 110, Matt Bar­ber tak­ing 5 wick­ets.

Lan­g­ley play­ing in the scenic White Peak

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