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Warrington CC - Over 40s
Toft CC - Over 40s
Wed 6 Jun 18:15 - Cheshire County Cricket League - Over 40's Central Group Start time 18:15

40s Lose Again

Warrington defeat

The number 136 will now go down as a distinct bogey score for Toft Over 40s, having lost twice in a row after making said score.

A blue-skied evening at Warrington started well, with Toby Drummond smashing a quickfire 32, supported in rather more leisurely fashion by Mark “what-foot-movement” Jones (30ret). However, despite some lofty blows from the middle order (including Jonny Thompson [16], Mark Hope [10], and Paul Ashley [16]), some decent death bowling by the hosts meant that at 136-6 Toft finished perhaps 10-15 runs below what they might have hoped, given the excellent batting conditions.

Although Toft’s opening bowlers of John Sheldon and Mark Nightingale bowled well, the Warrington openers were up to the task, with a nice combination of nurdling and bludgeoning. With the first three batsmen retiring (after passing 30) Toft were up against it, but after three quick wickets (one each for Mark Jones, Jim Bishop, and Paul Ashley) the momentum swung back in Toft’s favour. Indeed with new batsmen at the crease, and 24 needed off the last three overs, Toft were marginal favourites, but Warrington kept picking up vital runs to give themselves a fair chance going into the last over, with ten required. Alas, Toft’s recent Achilles heel of excessive “extras” resurfaced at just the wrong moment, taking the pressure off the home batsmen, who made it home with a few balls to spare. A good game of cricket, against a vastly improved Warrington, but another one Toft will feel they let slip by.

Scorecard

Warrington CC - Over 40s won the toss and decided to bowl.

Toft CC - Over 40s batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Toby Drummond
Retired Hurt
32
 
Mark Jones
Retired Hurt
30
 
Mike Townsend
ct. Unsure, b. M Fagan-Hall
8
 
Mark Hope
b. D Hales
10
 
Jonny Thompson
ct. W Gilbert, b. D Hales
16
 
Paul Ashley
b. C Gadepalli
16
 
Mark Nightingale
ct. P Whelan, b. R Soni
4
 
Jim Bishop
Not Out
9
 
J Sheldon
ct. P Dempster, b. C Gadepalli
1
 
Mat Freedman
Not Out
1
 
Dave Ward
 
 
Extras
4w, 5lb
9
Total
for 6 wickets 20 overs
136

Warrington CC - Over 40s bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Raj Soni
4
0
24
1
6.0
Mike Fagan-Hall
4
0
25
1
6.3
Phil Whelan
4
0
30
0
7.5
D Hales
4
0
36
2
9.0
Chai Gadepalli
4
0
16
2
4.0

Warrington CC - Over 40s batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
L Connolly
Retired Hurt
35
 
William Gilbert
Retired Hurt
32
 
Tom Jones
Retired Hurt
30
 
Raj Soni
b. M Jones
0
 
Paul Higham
ct. J Thompson, b. J Bishop
1
 
Dominic Hastings
Not Out
5
 
Phil Whelan
b. P Ashley
3
 
Paul Dempster
Not Out
10
 
Chai Gadepalli
 
 
Mike Fagan-Hall
 
 
D Hales
 
 
Extras
6w, 5b, 5lb, 5nb
21
Total
for 3 wickets 19.2 overs
137

Toft CC - Over 40s bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
J Sheldon
4
0
18
0
4.5
Mark Nightingale
4
0
28
0
7.0
Paul Ashley
3.2
0
26
1
8.7
Jim Bishop
4
0
29
1
7.3
Toby Drummond
1
0
6
0
6.0
Mark Jones
3
0
20
1
6.7

Team selection

League round up

Other Over 40's Central Group results

Mobberley CC - Over 40s
124/4
134/2
Ashley CC, Cheshire - Veterans
Davenham CC - Over 40s
194/4
121/8
Ashton-on-Mersey CC - Over 40s Vikings
130/4
133/2
Grappenhall CC - Over 40s

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# Team Pts
1. Davenham CC - Over 40s 24
2. Warrington CC - Over 40s 20
3. Toft CC - Over 40s 16
4. Grappenhall CC - Over 40s 14
5. Timperley CC - Over 40s 14
6. Ashton-on-Mersey CC - Over 40s Vikings 10
7. Ashley CC, Cheshire - Veterans 6

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