Visitors deal blow to Bolly
UPTON travelled to the Recreation Ground this weekend and were were looking for revenge following Bollington’s comprehensive victory earlier in the season.
Bollington were asked to field in the warm conditions, and the in-form Barbadian Dario Seale struck with his first ball, removing Owen for 0.
Dickinson was the next man troubling the batsmen, removing Smith for 4 after a fine catch from J Heathcote.
Upton then forged a handy partnership, continuously frustrating the Bollington bowlers as they began to take an advantage in the match. J Dickinson managed to halt the Upton assault as the scores passed 80.
Danger man McArthur was bowled by Horsfield (2-47) for a useful 56, and in the next ball bowled Ingraham for 0.
J Dickinson (3-32) bowled well taking another two wickets as Upton took the game to the Bollington attack. Seale then tore through the Upton tail to finish with impressive figure of 4-38. Upton finished with a competitive 174.
In reply, Bollington struggled from the onset. Leese and Barrass added 20 for the opening stand before losing their wickets in successive overs by Sundve.
Edgar was removed for 0 and Dickinson could only add 14 to the scores as Bollington looked in trouble at 41-4. J. Dickinson fell for 4, before Hough and Henshall added some stability to the Bollington innings.
Both batsmen were out soon after as the scores passed 75-6, and neither of the incoming batsmen could take the host close to the winning score. Cross (14), Horsfield (10) and Heathcote (2) saw Bollington come out second best on the day as they were bowled out for 122.
Bollington look to bounce back next week against Oxton, who are currently separated by just 2 league places.