Glazebury fail to deliver at Stalybridge St Pauls

Warrington Guardian: Glazebury fail to deliver at Stalybridge St Pauls Glazebury fail to deliver at Stalybridge St Pauls

GLAZEBURY travelled to Stalybridge St Pauls the Cheshire Cricket Alliance Division One looking to build on the previous week's narrow victory over Port Sunlight.

A good performance in the field ultimately counted for nothing as their batting woes continued with the hosts claiming a comfortable victory.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the home side were dismissed for 141 as Sam Stanier, 4 for 21, and Jon Gibbons, 3 for 39, impressed, while Kyle Keeble also bagged two wickets.

Disappointingly for the Hurst Lane side, they could not get any sort of foothold in the game after tea and were dismissed for 41 by a rampant SSP attack, only Dean Lord reached double figures as Stalybridge won by 100 runs.

In the clash of the two second teams back at the Lane in Division Four, Stalybridge also went to the crease first and after recovering from 12 for 3 they eventually carded a competitive-looking 145.

Tom Wilkinson starred for the hosts with 5 for 25, backed by Bruce Jardine, 2 for 27, and a wicket each for Dave Nicholson and Dahou brothers Hakeem and Zane.

Glazebury made a solid start reply before Wilkinson departed for 22. His opening partner Ian McCue, 24, played the anchor role to give the innings some foundation.

After skipper Ian Black went for 18, the impressive Staly attack took hold to eventually end the innings on 87 and seal a 58-run win with four overs remaining.

This weekend the first team face Saughall at Hurst Lanem, the seconds visit Westminster Park.

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