Saugh­all pre­dictably dif­fi­cult for Ker­ridge

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - ADAM BANKS

HAV­ING taken 75 points in the last three weeks, Ker­ridge trav­elled to Ch­ester to play Saugh­all.

It was al­ways go­ing to be a tough game with Saugh­all be­ing a con­sis­tently good side and their league po­si­tion re­flects this.

In yet more glo­ri­ous sun­shine, Ker­ridge elected to field and the open­ing bowl­ing at­tack of James Knight (2/18) and Adam Banks (2/31) did a good job of con­tain­ing the hosts and bowled tightly to re­strict them to 49/4 off 28 overs.

With both hav­ing bowled their quota, Ker­ridge tried nu­mer­ous bowlers to main­tain the pres­sure but never found any­one to re­ally pin down the bats­men and in the last 17 overs the vis­i­tors haem­or­rhaged 140 runs to fin­ish on 189/4 with A Grif­fiths 86no and S Watts 56no in­flict­ing the dam­age.

Ker­ridge scored nearly 300 last week, but looked com­pletely dif­fer­ent with bat in hand this week and dis­as­trously lost wick­ets fre­quently at on stage 6/0 be­com­ing 14/8.

The last two wick­ets dou­bled the score to 28ao but af­ter such a bad start a ham­mer­ing was al­ways on the cards. An­drews took 4/15 and skip­per Roberts took 5/12.

A day to for­get but with another away game on Satur­day at Heaton Mersey, a no­to­ri­ously bad wicket leaves them with a lot of work to be done in the nets.

The club of­fered thanks to the match ball spon­sor Dr & Mrs B Cox.

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