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Cricket: Pennine Cricket League results

Date published: 10 August 2017


Having won the toss Rochdale put the home side in to bat, a decision which soon paid dividends, as Mo Bux 3 for 16, Michael Harling 4 for 21 and Ben Chapman 3 for 16 destroyed their batting and dismissed them for only 72. Rochdale did lose 5 wickets in knocking off the runs with Pro Henry Cooper finishing on 34 not out.

Put in to bat Norden scored 178 for 8 in their 50 overs. Crompton hoping for a confidence boosting win before their Wood Cup Final date could only reply with 144 (Pro Akbar Rehman 68) as Hashun Malik took 6 for 42.

Glodwick suffered a similar fate as Austerlands when Jake Sandham took 5 for 25 and Danny Collins 4 for 45 as Monton & Weaste bowled them out for 78. Sandham then scored 40 as Monton cruised to an 8-wicket victory.

Heyside batted first and scored 175, but Greenfield had a good 2 wickets win with their reply of 176 for 8.

Some consistent batting saw visitors Littleborough score 211 for 7. Pro Ryan Burl top scoring with 46. Brian Lord with 52 and Pro Imran Aslam 42 were the mainstays of Saddleworth’s reply, but they well short on 149 all out with Lewis Wilman taking 3 for 26.

Walsden Pro Umesh Karaunaratne took 4 for 25 as Stayley were dismissed for 108. David Roberts with 51 was their only batsman to get into double figures. Josh Gale then hit 59 as Walsden replied with 110 for 4.

Walsden are the league leaders with 60 points followed by Norden on 55. Greenfield’s recent improved form has seen them move up to fifth in the table. Saddleworth are bottom on only 12 points.


Bottom of the table Ashton suffered a 10-wicket defeat by Milnrow.
Oldham 119 v Moorside 221

In this local derby Moorside thanks to Pro Gerry Snyman’s 69 and Ruan Havenga’s 69 scored 221 at The Pollards. Lee Warburton then skittled Oldham with 6 for 38 as the visitors bowled out Oldham for 119.

Shaw batting first totalled 233 for 9 in their 50 overs with Tharshan Thayalan making 101. Jay Vipura then took 4 for 22 as Hollinwood were bowled out for 111.

League leaders Middleton suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Uppermill. Openening bat Nathan Boote with a solid 58 and then Ayaz Tasawar with 72 enabled Uppermill to reach 255 for 9. Apart from Harry Gee with 44, Middleton had no answer as Tasawar ripped through their batting in taking 7 for 29.

Visitors Micklehurst batted first and made 164 thanks mainly to Andrew Kohler’s 67. Hamza Sajad taking 4 for 32 for the home side. Werneth Pro Matthew Taylor scored 43 as they replied with 165 for 3.

Second place Royton were denied the opportunity to make up ground on leaders Middleton, when their match was called off due to the outfield being unfit for play.

The leaders in this division are Middleton with 62 points. Royton are second on 54, and Ashton are bottom with 10 points.

Wood Cup Final Sunday 6 August at Middleton

Rochdale skipper Dale Highton chose to bat after winning the toss. They then found runs hard to come by, but after a patient innings from Andrew Dawson who made 50 they eventually scored 183 all out in 49.3 overs.

A rain interruption disrupted Rochdale’s innings late on, and when play resumed Crompton Pro Akbar Rehman proved his worth in taking 4 for 16 in a late burst as Rochdale tried to force the pace with their overs running out.

Unfortunately, continuous rain then fell and there was no further play after the tea interval.

The match will be re played on Sunday 20 August again at Middleton with a 1.00pm start when we all hope for better weather.

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Serenity by Kim Gregory.