No up­turn in for­tune for Bolly

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - TOM HORS­FIELD

BOLLING­TON trav­elled to Ox­ton look­ing to turn their for­tunes around af­ter a cou­ple of poor re­sults.

Bolling­ton were asked to bat on a pitch which of­fered a lot to both sides. It was the home side who took an unas­sail­able ad­van­tage, tak­ing four wick­ets inside the first 10 overs for just 24 runs.

Bar­rass and J Dick­in­son en­sured Bolling­ton would post a com­pet­i­tive score with a tidy 70-run part­ner­ship.

Dick­in­son was the fifth wicket to fall for 36, with the score on a be­low par 98. Hen­shall could only add 11 be­fore los­ing his wicket. Bar­rass was the sev­enth man out for 65 with Bolling­ton strug­gling along on 138. Cross (23) and Hors­field (20) put on a handy part­ner­ship to set Ox­ton 182 for vic­tory.

In re­ply, Ox­ton made light work of the run chase, set­ting the tempo early on as they passed 30 in the fifth over. Seale took his first wicket of the af­ter­noon, re­mov­ing Cashin for nine. Just two balls later, Seale took his sec­ond and Bolling­ton’s fi­nal wicket.

De Bran­dan­der and Crawly dom­i­nated the game from then on, both pass­ing their half­cen­turies be­fore the drinks break. Ox­ton knocked off the re­main­ing runs with 14 overs to spare in a com­pre­hen­sive vic­tory for the hosts.

Bolling­ton look to turn around their for­tunes next week with the short jour­ney to Marple.

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