Week 4 news - results for matches played on 31 May
Neston v Oxton ABAN (Rain) - now being played on Thursday, 7 June.
Upton 161-8 (20) lost to Chester BH 180-4 (20)
Widnes 135-4 (19.1) beat Runcorn 134-8 (20)
Warrington 56ao (13.2) lost to Grappenhall 123-9 (20)
Weaverham 126-8 (20) lost to Northwich 127-3 (19.1)
Oulton Pk 145-3 (20) v Tattenhall 109ao (19.1)
Barrow 74ao (17) lost to Nantwich 76-0 (7.5)
Highest Score – Didsbury 223-2 v Sale (Wk 3)
Lowest Score – Northwich 49ao v Davenham (Wk 2)
Best Individual Innings – David Hurst (Neston) 105* v Upton (Wk 2)
Best Bowling – Ryan Macciocchi (Bramhall) 4-0-21-5 v Lindow (Wk 1)
Hat-trick - Max Nightingale (age 15 yrs & 3 days) took a hat trick in his 5-23 v Lindow …….and
still ended up on the losing side! (Wk 3)
Best All-rounders – Jonathan Fletcher (Warrington) 4-32 + 45 runs + 1 ct v Widnes (Wk 2) &
Richard Wilkinson (A/Edge) 4-17 + 19* + 1 ct v Macclesfield (Wk 1)
Master Blasters -leading Six hitters – Andy Jackson (Toft) 10, Major Khan (Lindow) 10, James
Duffy (Hyde) 9, Grant Hodnett (Timperley) 7, James Cross (Bolly) 7, Liam Banthorpe (Bramhall) 6,
Martin East (Oulton Pk) 6.
UPTON OUT BUT ON THE UP! / ALVANLEY IN CRUISE MODE.
Upton hosted Chester BH and lost by 19 runs. In their previous match they lost to Neston but they
performed with credit in both matches and attracted a decent crowd on both nights. Definitely a club
on the up. Deferred a night to Friday 1 June, to accommodate the Lancs 2nd XI match against
Scotland, the Neston v Oxton fell foul to the weather. The match will now be played on 7 June. In
Group 2 both Grappenhall and Widnes got over the line with some comfort and will now go head to
head for the QF spot. In Group 3 Alvanley of Div 2 stole a march on Davenham of Div 1 with a 38
run victory and head the group. Andy Bennion whacked a belligerent 88 with nine 4s and five 6s. Sam
Hunt did his bit for Davenham scoring 27, taking 3-45 and bagging a catch. Oulton Park and
Nantwich were comfortable winners in Group 4 and will contest the QF place at Whitehouse Lane on
14 June. Should be a cracker.
NIGHTINGALE SINGS ON LINDOW SQUARE!
A question…….when did a player only three days beyond his fifteenth birthday take 5 for 23
including a hat-trick and end-up on the losing side! Try 24 May! Max Nightingale of Toft was the
unlucky guy. Lindow of Div 2 claimed the notable scalp of the Booth Park boys. Consequently
Bramhall, Toft and Lindow will now scrap for the Group 8 qualifying berth on 7 June.
NET RUN RATE…….the concluding matches in the East groups take place on 7 June. It is possible
that net run rate might play a part? The calculation is described in para 2.5 of the competition rules on
page 115 of the handbook.
Finally a reminder of the draw made at the AGM (Bowdon 16/1/18) ………..
Thurs 14/6 - Group 9 winner v Group 6 winner
EAST & WEST QUARTER FINALS
Thurs 21/6 (19/6 if Toft involved)
Group 2 winners v Group 4 winners
Group 1 winners v Group 3 winners
Group 8 winners v Group 5 winners
Group 7 winners v Group 6 or 9 winners
Sunday 1 July
The participants will be the four winners of Q/Fs. A new draw will be made for hosting rights.