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Warrington fail to capitalise
Updated 5:17pm Monday 28th April 2014 in Sport
Northwich 1st 126 for 9 Warrington 1st 94 all out
Northwich won by 32 runs
WARRINGTON were unable to capitalise on a productive bowling spell when their batsmen collapsed in spectacular fashion against Northwich in Cheshire County Division Two.
Northwich could never get on top of the Warrington seam attack lead by Kyle Adams 4 for 63 supported by Ashley Scholes 1 for13.
When Brad McIntosh was introduced to the home side’s attack he cleared up the lower order with 4 for 20 off 14 overs to have the visitors’ innings close at the moderate total of 126 for 9.
Warrington could not have had a worst start to the game as the first three wickets fell for only four runs.
This brought Leam Heaphy, 32, and James Rudd, 26, to share in a stand of 65 to redress the balance.
Brad McIntosh, 20, added to the score but the tail collapsed and Warrington were bowled out for 94 giving Northwich an unexpected victory.
Warrington 2nd 137 for 7 Brooklands 136 for 9
Warrington were invited to bat on a green wicket and found it difficult to master the home side’s bowling.
A couple of the early batsmen made double figures but it was left to a sixth wicket partnership of 55 from Ian Sleigh, 38, and Chi Gaddipalli, 29, to give the innings some depth.
The tail wagged with Sy Hewitt, 16 not out, and Alli Jardine, 11 not out, adding 30 for the eighth wicket as Warrington closed their innings at 137 for 7.
Skipper Hewitt lead the way with a return of 3 for 32, the changed bowling had Gaddipalli for 30 and Vikram Palanisamy 2-25 tormenting the home side’s batsmen as the game closed in a tight draw with Brooklands being one run short with one wicket left.
Warrington 3rd 122 all out Chester BH 124 for one.
Chester won by nine wickets
Warrington had great difficulty against a very strong Chester side after losing early wickets.
Rishav Manta, 55, making his maiden half century and Alan Hitchmough, 28, repaired some of the early damage by adding 66 for the seventh wicket with only Dom Hastings, 16, making double figures, the Warrington innings closed at 122 all out.
Chester did not let the Warrington attack to settle as they passed the visitors total in 20 overs. Rishav Manta 1 for 22 was the only bowler to claim a wicket, giving the home side a nine wicket victory.
Chester BH 4th 183 for 6 Warrington 4th 125 all out.
Chester won by 58 runs
Chester batted well and rode their luck that enabled them to declare on 40 overs at 183 for 6. Mans Naseem 4 for 30 was the leading wicket taker, supported by Arshan Dadrualla 1 for 25 and Luck Newsholme 1 for 35 Warrington started well with Mans Naseem, 36, and Harry Kellett, 15, making a solid start although the home side could never match the run rate of Chester.
There was some resistance from the lower order by Gary Owen, 11 not out, and Mike Newsholme, 11, almost holding out as the last wicket fell with eight balls to go.