Seale destroys opponents taking 8 wickets
BOLLINGTON took the short journey to Marple this weekend, with the visitors looking to bounce back after a string of bad results.
Marple asked the visitors to bat first, which initially looked to be the wrong decision as Hough and H.Dickinson were racing at 45 -0 after 10 overs.
Marple soon were involved in the action, removing Dickinson for 10 closely following by Hough for 35 and Ward for 1, to leave the visitors in a compromising position at 56-3.
Bollington looked to stabilise their innings, with the in-form Barrass and Leese at the crease, both playing positively as Bollington rebuilt their innings.
However, both lost their wickets as a further 3 wickets were to fall for just 8 runs.
Marple required just 4 wickets to reduce Bollington to a below par total, and they did not have to wait long, with only Henshaw (13) and Cross (11) ensuring that the visitors would post a half-competitive total, as they saw themselves bowled out for a below par 134.
Marple required 135 for victory off 68 overs, but immediately looked in trouble as the Barbadian, Dario Seale looked in top form removing the two openers Darby and Malkin in successive overs to leave the hosts with a lot of work to do.
Seale was brilliantly backed up by Ward at the other end as Bollington showed great intent inside the first 10 overs.
Ward soon reaped the rewards for his accurate bowling taking his first wicket of the afternoon, removing the crucial wicket of Bennett for 10 as a surprise victory looked on the cards for Bollington.
Seale then devastated the Marple middle order, taking his 3rd, 4th and 5th wicket in just two overs to leave the visitors in a healthy position at 30-5.
Ward (2-22) then took his second as a surprise victory looked almost imminent with the scores at 40-6.
Seale, then ran riot as he took the remaining 4 wickets for just 6 runs.
A devastating spell which left him with figures of 9 Overs, 1 Maiden, 21 Runs for 8 Wickets which contributed for a much-needed victory for the visitors.
Bollington take on league leaders Oulton Park next week as they look to close the gap at the top of the table.