Cricket: Lindow teams denied victory by poor light

Lindow CC

It proved to be an extremely frustrating day on Saturday for both Lindow's 1s and 2s as weather and conditions denied them victory when very close to securing victory.
The Lindow first team hosted Northwich. Captain Ben Tyler won the toss and elected to bat. The Lindow top order had the side in a good position at 1/90 before a horror collapse saw the team lose 7 for 41. Top scorers for Lindow were Jake Martin (47) and Rob Venables (31). Some late hitting from Robbie Lees (11) and Graham Clinton (8*) saw the side stagger to 150 before being all out.

At the half way point the home side had their backs against the wall. After a fast start from the Northwich opening pair Scott Howarth and Ben Tyler made important breakthroughs. Howarth (4 for 44) once again bowled with fierce pace and aggression, which was complemented well by the accurate medium pacers of Tyler (2 for 33). Northwich had reached 8 for 129 when the game was unfortunately abandoned due to bad light.

Away at Northwich, Lindow 2s had restricted the home team to 208-6 from their 50 overs, 2s debutant Paul Wilson bowling tidily to pick up 2-39 from his 15 over spell.

Jamie Peel and Matt Ramsden have established a solid opening partnership this season, and on Saturday they put on 123 before Peel fell for an excellent 55. Ramsden lost his wicket not long after for a fine 72 but with experienced players James Bracewell (16*) and Sam Walker (19*) at the crease, and with Lindow needing just 28 runs to win with seven wickets in hand, the home team came off for bad light, the match subsequently being abandoned.

Match report by Rowan Day.

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