Vis­i­tors deal blow to Bolly

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - TOM HORS­FIELD

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.

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