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Cricket Report May 6th

 1st XI

 Tattenhall 1st XI travelled to newly promoted Lindow for their third game of the campaign, and again won the toss, and batted first on a chilly overcast afternoon. They lost the early wicket of Joe Prince in the third over, bring Coppack to the crease. Sadler scored quickly but was stumped on 34 leaving Tattenhall on 55 for 2. Dylan Reeves joined Glen and tight bowling, and good fielding saw them on 62 for 2 at the halfway drinks interval,

Coppack fell quickly after the break to bring overseas recruit Connor Willden in, who quickly upped the tempo and with Dylan added 128 for the fourth wicket. Sam Green added a quickfire 19 at the end to finish on 220 for 5. Connor 74 and Reeves 55.

 Lindow also lost an early wicket but a strong second wicket partnership of 125 steadied the ship. Shewring again broke the partnership, and Styan removed the opener 0’Brien for 67. Lindow then lost wickets steadily and at 186 for 7 needing 40 off the last 4 for overs a draw seemed on the cards.  The last over saw Lindow 8 wickets down needing 10 runs to win, so any result was possible. The first ball saw Brock launched over the pavilion for a big 6, 4 needed. Next ball once again saw the ball sailing to the boundary only for it to be spectacularly caught on the boundary by Connor. 9 wickets down ad 4 to win. Next ball unfortunately saw the ball reach the boundary for 4, and Lindow win by 1 wicket. Good performance, and game. Tattenhall bagged 12 points to Lindow’s 25.

Next Saturday sees a local derby at home to Christleton 1 pm start.

 2nd XI

The Twos played at home to Upton, and were asked to bat. Tight bowling found runs hard to find, with Gibbon 40, Max Harper 25, and Ian Richards 25 not out the only scores. Tattenhall finished on a below par score of 144 all out off 49.3 overs.

3 early wickets to Gary Forster, and a superb catch from Sam Stratton saw Upton 42 for 3 but Tom Woods and Dan Newhouse finished the game for 3 wickets off 44 overs. Tattenhall 5 points and Upton 25.

Next Saturday Tattenhall travel to Brooklands.

 3rd XI

The 3rd team started their campaign at home to Widnes, who won the toss and decided to bat, on a warm sunny day. After losing 3 early wickets against good bowling from Sandland and Joe Clarke, Widnes middle order put on a testing score of 194 for 9 off their allotted 40 overs. Joe Clarke took 3 for 29 and Ethan Jai Evans his first senior wicket.

 In reply Roy Sandford scored 50 early doors, before losing wickets steadily. At the death George Dodson scored 33 not out for Tattenhall to finish on 195 for 8 off 36.4 overs to take the win and 25 points.

Next Sunday sees a first XI in the Village Cup away to Broadbottom, whilst the thirds are away at Alvanley.