Forties Focus - Issue 4
Only five 100 per centers, including Weaverham, who have
yet to play a game!
PERSISTENT rain again severely disrupted the second week of Over Forties section fixtures with only four games played to a finish on May 9 .
Even at this early stage, it looks like Davenham Dodgers and Toft will be among those making the running in the Central Division. Toft won their second game by 27 runs on the ground of 2017 champions Grappenhall, at Broad lane. After posting 156-3, Simon Hardstaff 34, Toby Drummond 31, George Sturrow 30, Neil Titchard 2-34, Toft restricted Grappers to 119-7, Ben Clissold 30, John Sheldon 3-6, Player of Week Toby Drummond, not playing Saturday cricket this season, claimed 2-16.
Davenham also made it two wins in a row, by seven wickets, with one ball to spare at Warrington who had posted 92-4 batting first, T. Jones 32, R.Soni 32. Davenham squeezed home at 94-3 off 19.5 deliveries, Sharples 30, James 30.
The other two games called off were: Ashton on Mersey Vikings v Ashley and Timperley v Mobberley.
Vale win Bowdon derby
There was only one definite result in the North-East Division, Bowdon Vale Vikings outplaying Bowdon by 80 runs at Priory Street. Vale totalled 133-2, Simon Hopton 30, Bowdon replying with 53-8, Marcus Dean 2-3 being the pick of the bowlers.
The three other games were cancelled: Cheadle v Urmston Tigers; Sale Silverbacks v Cheadle Hulme and Whalley Rangers v Brooklands.
There was more play in the South-East section, where Hyde lost their first game since returning to the fold, by nine wickets at Macclesfield. John Ashley top scored with 32 in Hyde’s 85-5, Robin Farmer 3-8; Macc responded with 86-1 inside 12 overs.
Woodley made it two wins in a row - as many as all last season - by nine wickets at Offerton, who posted 72-3 in a reduced 16 overs innings, George Robinson 31. Woodley responded with 73-1 inside 10 overs, A. Millett 32, P Scully 30.
Not a ball was bowled in the very wet West Division, although Irby conceded their game and the points at Weaverham, enabling the Wallerscote road club to lead the table.
Matches off were Chester Blazers v Caldy; Neston v Upton; Tattenhall Wreckers v Oxton.
It’s got to clear up soon, lads!