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Chester Boughton Hall CC - 2nd XI
Upton CC, Cheshire - 2nd XI
Sat 25 May 13:00 - Cheshire County Cricket League - 2nd XI Premier Division Start time 13:00

Bobby Le Brilliant

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Bobby with runs and wickets in what turned out to be a tense finish.

To bat or not to bat that is always the question at Chester as the wicket is so good to bat on and wickets can be hard to get. No captain really wants to lose the toss but when Dan did and Upton chose to bowl, it seemed like a good opportunity to stock up on runs, declare and bowl the opposition out. Bobby and Griff returned to the side along with Sam Mallows to increase the average age and add no little quality.
Dil and Luke resumed their opening partnership which proved successful at Marple. Both players have been in good touch but Dil hasn't round his running shoes yet and their 58 run opening stand could have been more with some actual running. The bowling change for Upton worked as last week's batting hero Luke went caught behind for a solid 20. Nice to see Doug Ramsay watching on from the bar too. Noah came in and struck the ball cleanly and looked solid with a couple of particularly wrists shots to the fence but he went for 27 then Dil departed for 63.
The experienced middle order of Matt Griffiths, Bobby Evans and Wiggy looking to get in and accelerate the scoreboard. But the opposite happened with only 20 runs added in 8 overs when the accelerator needed pressing. Griff got out for 10 playing on off his foot. Could Tom Wyatt and Bobby do the job of posting an imposing total and providing Dan with a declaration headache? Absolutely. The pair tipped the game upside down adding 101 in ten overs with firstly Bobby then Tom finding the fence with seeming ease. Bobby only ever middles the ball an sent two enormous sixes down the ground then driving and pulling belligerently regardless of the bowler. Tom drove and hit over mid wicket to reach his first half century of the season - fine innings. Bobby too completed his second half century to go beyond 150 runs for the season and allowed Dan to declare on 45 overs with the score on 256. Great partnership to set things up but with only 5 wickets falling, the Chester bowlers knew they'd have to hit their straps.
Although Upton had some youngsters, they certainly had enough experience in Warburton, Teacher, McGowan and Maguire to make things tricky for the Chester attack. Griff had promised Bobby he'd do a lap of honour in the altogether should Bobby snare six wickets. Hmmm.
Matt Brayne and Wiggy got things going and bowled accurately. Tom Wyatt's keeping a threat as he stood up and looked to tip off the bails given glimmer of an opportunity. Bothe openers bowled well, conceding little and asking questions but the one (difficult) chance created was shelled at first slip. With the 3s back and victorious and the 4s looking red hot favourites, the pressure was on to provide the win.
Sam and Noah cam on to try to eek out more chances and with the batters emerging slightly from their shells, a wicket seemed to be just around the corner. The ball was in the air a lot but flew to the fence to move the score to 73 in 18 overs before the decisive change came. Dan's been in fine form this season and Bobby - the genuine all-rounder - is always a threat with his teasing twirlers.
Bobby caught and bowled Talbot immediately then Dan removed McGowan LBW with his first ball - game on. Darren Warburton in: good player and a key wicket which Bobby snapped up. His slow looping spinner induced 3 shots in one single ball, the last of which chopped the ball on to the stumps. Wickets fell regularly until the score got to 127 for 8 in the 39th over and Andy Beacher entered the fray. Wiggy tried again to blast out skipper Maguire and Bobby finished his superb 15 over spell so Brayno returned. Then Dan opened the door again as he snared Maguire in front for his third of the game leaving 12 overs to get one more wicket. After ten of those overs though and with only 3 of the 55 remaining, it wasn't looking good. Beacher held firm and Keeno blocked stoically. Big Sam back from the Fleet end and he did the trick, crashing the ball in to off stump to seal the win. As the youngsters would say...scenes!
A top team effort with bat and ball with only one (tricky) chance missed. Solid start from the openers, Tom Wyatt's wicket keeping excellent and his fine innings helped the brilliant Bobby to set the platform for what was a perfect declaration whilst entertaining the gathering crowd. Dan and Bobby did the business with the ball. Marvellous.

MotM - Bobby Evans 62 not out and 6 for 41. Match winning performance.
DotD - Matthew Griffiths for having a paddy at batting below Bobby at 6.

Scorecard

Upton CC, Cheshire - 2nd XI won the toss and elected to field

Chester Boughton Hall CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Dilruk Yahathugoda
b. J Woods
61
6
1
 
Luke Ramsay
ct. G McGowan, b. C McCormick
18
2
 
Noah Vickery
ct. A Beacher, b. C McCormick
25
4
 
Tom Wyatt
ct. D Warburton, b. G Keenan
56
7
 
Matthew Griffiths
b. C McCormick
17
3
 
Bob Evans
Not Out
60
7
2
 
Alex Townend
Not Out
0
 
Dan Pond
Did Not Bat
 
Dan Riley
Did Not Bat
 
Sam Mallows
Did Not Bat
 
Matty Brayne
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
7w, 6b, 6lb
19
Total
for 5 wickets 45 overs
256

Upton CC, Cheshire - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Graeme Keenan
11
0
57
1
5.2
Tommy Maguire
13
1
75
0
5.8
Callum McCormick
11
1
55
3
5.0
James Woods
10
1
57
1
5.7

Upton CC, Cheshire - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Graeme McGowan
lb. D Riley
44
 
S Talbot
ct. B Evans, b. B Evans
27
 
Darren Warburton
b. B Evans
12
 
Luca Di Stefano
ct. M Griffiths, b. B Evans
9
 
Alex Woods
lb. D Riley
0
 
Ryan Finn
lb. B Evans
0
 
Callum McCormick
ct. L Ramsay, b. B Evans
8
 
Andy Beacher
b. S Mallows
54
 
James Woods
ct. M Brayne, b. B Evans
2
 
Tommy Maguire
lb. D Riley
10
 
Graeme Keenan
Not Out
4
 
Extras
1w, 6b, 5lb
12
Total
for 10 wickets 53 overs
182

Chester Boughton Hall CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Matty Brayne
8
1
26
0
3.3
Alex Townend
9
1
37
0
4.1
Sam Mallows
6
0
28
1
4.7
Noah Vickery
3
0
17
0
5.7
Bob Evans
15
5
41
6
2.7
Dan Riley
12
5
22
3
1.8

Team selection

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Other 2nd XI Premier Division results

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133
134/8
Nantwich CC - 2nd XI
230/5
229/7
Neston CC - 2nd XI
205/9
209/2
Alderley Edge CC - 2nd XI
Grappenhall CC - 2nd XI
131/5
127
Oulton Park CC - 2nd XI
217/5
216/7
Marple CC - 2nd XI

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# Team Pts
1. Chester Boughton Hall CC - 2nd XI 170
2. Nantwich CC - 2nd XI 153
3. Oulton Park CC - 2nd XI 140
4. Toft CC - 2nd XI 133
5. Marple CC - 2nd XI 124
6. Neston CC - 2nd XI 118
7. Didsbury CC - 2nd XI 106

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