WEST Thurs 21/6 Thurs 21/6 EAST Thurs 21/6 Wed 27/6
Widnes 128ao (18.5) lost to Nantwich 170-7 (20) Neston 133-3 (19.3) v Alvanley 132-7 (20)
Bramhall 205-6 (20) v Urmston 181-8 (20) Marple 156-6 (20) v Alderley Edge 153-9 (20)
MARPLE MAKE LAST FOUR
Responding to Marple’s 156-6 (James Morgan 42, Mike Schofield 60) Alderley Edge fell an agonizing four runs short of a semi-final berth. Opening the innings captain Adam Worrall scored 42. Tom Foreman chipped in with 26 (plus 3-25) and things looked in their favour at 141-5 but four wickets were lost for the addition of only four runs before a ninth wicket partnership took them to the brink. Ed Saxelby (3-18) and Dylan Moroney (3-34) shared those crucial four late wickets.
After Jimmy Warrington’s mightily impressive 3.5-1-10-5 against Oulton Park his fellow opening bowler, the former Leicestershire player, Ollie Freckingham improved that analysis by capturing 3.5- 1-8-5 when Nantwich defeated Widnes in their final mini-group match. Earlier Ryan Brown put 55 alongside his name. For Widnes skipper Tom Evans recorded 3-33 and ex Countdown contestant Chris Kirby scored 31. Division 2 side, Alvanley (Jonathon Whitley 33, Simon Gee 33*) gave an excellent account of themselves at Parkgate and Neston will have been relieved to have got over the line with only three balls to spare (Simon Stokes 57, Luke Campden 30*). Leading six-hitter Liam Banthorpe whacked 77 off 38 balls for Bramhall in an innings closed score of 205-6. At one stage Urmston reached 146-1 but eventually finished on 181-8 (Calum Turner 70, Craig Allison 58). Bramhall’s evergreen and ever-reliable Simon Wilkinson 3-36.
After Nantwich’s defeat to Wolverhampton in the National CLUB competition contingency plans to play the T20 semi-finals and the final midweek have been dropped and Finals Day will now be held on Sunday 15 July. The day will be hosted by Bramhall.
The two semi-finals will be between -
Bramhall v Marple ......10.30 start
Neston v Nantwich......as soon after 1pm as possible. FINAL.....................after 4pm.
These draws were made by umpires Martin Roberts and Chris Rigg following the Marple v A/Edge match and witnessed by members of both clubs.
Highest Score – Didsbury 223-2 v Sale (Wk 3)
Lowest Score – Northwich 49ao v Davenham (Wk 2)
Best Individual Innings – Furqan Shariq (Timperley) 109 v Cheadle (Wk 5)
Best Bowling – Ollied Freckingham (Nantwich) 3.5-1-8-5 v Widnes (QF)
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 (and club still involved) – Liam Banthorpe (Bramhall) 11. David Hurst (Neston) 9.
Geoff Wellsteed, T20 co-ordinator, 0151 625 6470 and 07443 909232.....firstname.lastname@example.org