Burscough are a lovely catch

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Sport - BY EMMA SAN­DERS

BURSCOUGH CC recorded a thump­ing vic­tory over Hightown St. Mary’s on Satur­day in the Liver­pool and Dis­trict First Di­vi­sion.

Jon Stone and his side were in em­phatic form as they pro­duced a ter­rific bowl­ing per­for­mance to re­duce Hightown to just 44 runs all out.

Hightown’s ninth bats­man was their high­est scorer with just 10 runs as Burscough ran ragged with the ball in hand.

Rob Glaysher and Christo­pher An­drews were the pick of the bowlers as both Burscough play­ers picked up four wick­ets in just over 10 overs each.

Ben­jamin Niek­erk grabbed the other two wick­ets, set­ting up a fairly easy task for his bat­ting team­mates.

“We put a great per­for­mance in all round this Satur­day and the score-card is ev­i­dence of that,” said Stone.

“I won the toss and we elected to bowl first. It proved to be a great de­ci­sion in the end be­cause Hightown St. Mary’s were strug­gling.

“We man­aged to bowl them out for just 44 runs which was an in­cred­i­ble per­for­mance from the team and we cruised to vic­tory.

“Rob Glaysher and Chris An­drews took four wick­ets each and did su­perbly with the ball in hand.

“By the time we came to bat, we had an easy task.

“We coasted to vic­tory with the bat and we lost just one wicket which was great.

“We bowled and fielded ex­tremely well and that set us up re­ally.”

In re­cent weeks, Stone has been crit­i­cal of his team for a num­ber of cru­cial dropped catches and he called for more con­cen­tra­tion in the field.

The skip­per ad­mit­ted his side were low on con­fi­dence af­ter drop­ping sev­eral catches and he hopes Burscough would snap out of soon.

It seems the play­ers heard his call and re­sponded this Satur­day by tak­ing some great catches in the field which was an im­por­tant fac­tor in their smooth vic­tory.

“Our field­ing was par­tic­u­larly good this week and that’s not al­ways been the case for the last few weeks,” said Stone.

“We were tak­ing ev­ery catch that came our way and that’s not been hap­pen­ing this sea­son so it was great to be able to do that. it

“It makes the game so much eas­ier when you take your catches. It’s that old say­ing ‘catches win matches’ and they did!

“I couldn’t have asked for any­thing else from the team on Satur­day. It was a truly im­pres­sive and pro­fes­sional per­for­mance from the first ball to the last.”

Burscough re­turn to ac­tion this Satur­day when they take on High­field in their lat­est league fix­ture and Stone hopes for more of the same.

Burscough could make it three suc­ces­sive vic­to­ries but High­field won’t be easy op­po­nents as they will be search­ing for their fifth win on the bounce.

“We have two key play­ers who are po­ten­tially re­turn­ing this week af­ter some time away on hol­i­day,” said Stone.

“That will give us a boost as we’re play­ing away at High­field and we are ex­pect­ing a tough game as they’re a good side.

“If we can pro­duce a per­for­mance like we did this week­end then the game can eas­ily go our way again.”

Sefton Park’s Neil Du­rand is bowled by Burscough’s Jon Stone Rob Pais­ley

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