Group 1 (abandoned on 1 June – rain, replayed 7 June)
Neston 158-4 (20) beat Oxton 155-4 (20)
Didsbury 215 ao (20) lost to Urmston 215-1 (20)
Brooklands 157-9 (20) beat Sale 136-6 (20)
Hale Barns 160 ao (20) lost to Bowdon 220-7 (20)
Timperley 216-3 (20) beat Cheadle 139-7 (20)
Hyde 146-8 (20) lost to Marple 146-3 (20)
Romiley 181-6 (20) beat Stockport 129 ao (18.3)
Toft 169 ao (18.2) lost to Bramhall 211-6 (20)
Mobberley 122-8 (20) lost Lindow 123-2 (17)
Alderley Edge 133-4 (17.5) beat Bollington 132-6 (20)
WILDE & WEST SHOOT-OUT AT THE TOFT OK CORRAL
Adam Wilde (74) and Ashley West (63) blitzed the Toft attack and contributed an opening stand of
135. It was a match-winning partnership despite Robert Sehmi (58) and Joe Stanley (38) making solid
scores for Toft. There was a remarkable match at Didsbury where Urmston batted first and chalked up
215-1. Calum (96) and Chris Turner (73) had an opening stand of 149. In reply Nick Anderson (79),
Fred Kamstra (48) and Andrew Day(33) all played valuable knocks and at 213-7 Didsbury looked
likely winners but up stepped Ritesh Shetty and his single over produced the stunning figures of 3-6
including a hat-trick! The upshot was that Didsbury needed 3 off the last ball but only scrambled 2.
With the scores level Urmston collected both points by virtue of losing less wickets. Patrick Ashling
and Matthew Tully of Bowdon will have enjoyed their trip to Hale Barns. Wicketkeeper Ashling
biffed 5 sixes in his innings of 81 off 41 balls and then snared six victims behind the stumps. Skipper
Tully whacked 50 off 23 balls including 5 sixes and then produced bowling figures of 2-7 off two
overs and claimed a catch for good measure. Hale Barns put-up a decent showing but ended up 60
runs shy of their target. The Group 1 match rained-off on 1 June and replayed on 7 June turned out to
be a cracker. Neston were defending 158-4 and with Oxton only needing 8 from the last over and with
Dane Williams (57*) still at the crease an upset looked a distinct possibility. Despite bowling a wide
Ashley Davis contributed a mean over and the visitors ended-up with a score of 155-4 on the board.
Timperley’s Furqan Shafiq produced the season’s highest T20 score when he put 109 against his
name. Cheadle were on the receiving end. Off 60 balls he recorded 11 fours and 6 sixes.
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 – 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, David Hurst (Neston) 9, Grant Hodnett (Timperley) 9, James Cross (Bolly) 7, Liam
Banthorpe (Bramhall) 7.
NET RUN RATE.......the concluding matches in the West groups take place on 14 June. It is
possible that net run rate might play a part in Group 3. This is now a three-cornered contest involving
Alvanley, Davenham and Northwich. If needed the calculation is described in para 2.5 of the
competition rules on page 115 of the handbook.
Here is a reminder of the draw. It was made at the AGM (Bowdon 16/1/18) ...........
EAST PLAY-OFF MATCH
Thurs 14/6 – Alderley Edge v Timperley
EAST & WEST QUARTER FINALS
Group 2 winners v Group 4 winners
Group 1 winners v Group 3 winners
Bramhall v Urmston
Marple v Alderley Edge or Timperley
Sunday 1 July
The participants will be the four winners of Q/Fs. A new draw will be made for hosting rights.
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