Stockport Express

Fielding troubles haunt Poynton


MARTIN SAXON POYNTON ............146-9 H MERSEY ...........149-3

A DISAPPOINT­ING day for Poynton saw Heaton Mersey win comfortabl­y.

Poynton were on the back foot right from the start, as early wickets fell.

Indeed, while most of the team got a start and reached double figures, the top individual score was just 21, made by both Adam Williams and Chris Williams.

Building partnershi­ps proved especially difficult, with the best stand being the 37 added by Chris Williams and Brian Kingham.

Saqib Ali bowled unchanged to record 5-58 in 22 overs.

Had Poynton taken even one of the chances offered by Mersey openers Josh Ainscough and John Edwards in the first two overs, the outcome may just have been different.

Instead, the pair added 49 before Poynton registered their first success when Edwards fell for a belligeren­t 29.

Unfortunat­ely, the dropped catches kept coming thereafter – this was not a good day in the field for Poynton.

Dom Gandy played some good shots in his 26, and Hassan Rashid then contribute­d an unbeaten 24 that included three sixes. Ainscough stayed with him to hit the winning runs, finishing 56 not out.

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