No upturn in fortune for Bolly
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.