Forties Focus : Week 10

By Richard Fennah

OVER FORTIES clubs beset with problems on Wednesday this week (July 11) because of a clash with the televised World Cup semi-final between England and Croatia that evening are urged not to cancel their fixtures prematurely.

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Divisional leaders show way
THERE is no stopping the divisional leaders, all four showing top form in the 10th round of fixtures on another gloriously sunny evening on Wednesday, July 4 .
Davenham Dodgers made it nine wins in 10 CENTRAL DIVISION games when they beat Mobberley by seven wickets at Butcher’s Stile. Bill Blackburn top-scored with 33 in Mobberley’s 102-8, W. Murray 3-11, before Davenham replied with 106-3, Sharples 33 not out.
Grappenhall remain six points behind following a seven wickets home win over Ashley, who batted first to total 110-5, Jessop 31. Grappers replied with 114-3, Clissold 35, Wright 31.
Timperley beat Toft by 22 runs at Stockport road. Batting first, Timpers reached 131-7, Martin Porthouse and Shahnawaz Khan both 33, Toft responding with 109, Stephen Beech 3-7.
Warrington beat Ashton on Mersey Vikings by eight wickets - but with only one ball to spare - in the division’s highest scoring game ………Vikings 143-4; Warrington 146-.
Urmston stay well clear
Urmston Tigers continue to go well in the NORTH-EAST zone, their nine wickets win at Sale Silverbacks keeping them six points clear. Sale stumbled to 88-8, number eight batsman Ian Holland contributing 25 not out. Urmston replied with 89-1, Chris Watson and Steve Cartwright both 30.
Steve Mobley’s second-placed Cheadle Hulme won by 60 runs at Brooklands after running up 139-6, Richard Battye 36, Mike Stephens 27. Brooklands were all out in the 20th over for 79, Stephens 20, Jamie Maltman 3-20, Ed Lindsay 2-12, John Potts 2-13.
Whalley Rangers came close against Bowdon Vale Vikings at Kingsbrook Road after posting a decent 128-5, M. Glass 32. Vikings scraped home at 129-1 with two balls remaining, Jim Ollier and Marcus Dean leading the way with stylish 30s.
Cheadle beat Bowdon by 53 runs at Kingsway after running up 170-3, Faris Babar 32, J. Bardsley 39, E. Roberts 30. Bowdon’s batting improved to total 117-2, N Nabihl 33, Ash Rayarel 30.
No stopping Bolly
Bollington Veterans kept up their fine form with an eight wickets win at Poynton Legends in the SOUTH-EAST DIVISION. Poynton scored 104-6, Paul Bowler 30 before Bolly came up with 105-2, Richard
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Johnson 31. Long-serving Nick Hayward wins the unofficial Performance of the Week award with a solid innings of 30 adding to his earlier 2-14 bowling return.
Hyde beat Alderley Edge Wizards by eight wickets at Werneth Low after restricting their visitors to a modest 89-8, Mark Hutchinson 30, Neil Campbell 3-10. Hyde came up with 91-2 David Mayne 31.
Macclesfield remain well in the reckoning after winning by 46 runs at Woodley. The Silkmen scored 158-1, Simon Ackerley 35, Chris Horsfield and Bryn Thomson both 30, then restricted Woodley to 112-8, Alan Stevens 27, David Frame 3-20, Steve Whittingham 2-2, Ackerley 2-12.
Bramhall failed to raise a ream for their trip to Bredbury Saints, enabling the home club to stay in second spot.

West top four in control
The top four teams in the WEST DIVISION are pulling away from their rivals after all recorded victories in the latest round of games.
Chester Boughton Hall Blazers kept their five points lead with a 32-run victory at Weaverham. CBH recorded 151-1, John Scott, Mike Cook and Dilruk Yahathogoda all retiring on 30 before thr mid-Cheshiremen replied with 119-3, Russ Walker 32, James Fascione 30, former North Wales Minor Counties star Alex Barr taking 3-23. MTB watched this match and was impressed with the standard of batting and sportsmanship.
Neston stay second thanks to an 86-run victory over Caldy at Parkgate. Chris Hackett, 35, Brian Beaver, 30 and Barry Cooper, 30 helped Neston reach a handsome 196-2, to which Caldy responded with 110-6, K Findlay 30.
Oxton won by six wickets at Irby after their hosts had mustered only 115-3. Colin Clayton, 32 and John Mitchell 29 then helped Oxton reach 119-4 in the 18th over.
Tattenhall Wreckers beat Upton by four wickets at the Flacca. Upton mustered 115-7, Ian Potter 30 before Tatters responded with 128-6, Paul Owen 2-11.
O Yet another call for clubs to post full individual details on the website – as per rule.

Where next?

CCCL Umpire Appointments for 14th July Ist and 2nd XI Umpire Appointments for Saturday 14th July
Cheshire Cup 8th July Umpire Appointment for Cheshire Cup on Sunday 8th July

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