Cricket: Lindow 1s continued their run of good form

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Lindow 1s continued their run of good form as they completed a victory away at Cheadle Hulme.

Batting first, the hosts made a solid start putting on 42 for the first wicket as Potts (26) played some handsome shots on a good wicket for batting. However, the first wicket saw the home side have a mini collapse as Alex Matthews (3-35) and Timder Young (1-32) swiped their way through the middle order leaving Hulme 60-4.

Skipper Benjamin Tyler (3-18) bowled at a good pace which proved too much to handle as he ripped through the hosts' middle order. Ryan Mason-O'Brien slayed tail for the second time in a week as he took 3 wickets for just 38 runs. In the end Cheadle Hulme posted an under-par 128 all out.

Lindow's reply started reasonably well as coach Liam Castellas (13) and Charlie Williams (8) took Lindow to 31 for the first wicket. This sparked a flurry of wickets as Lindow collapsed to 46-5.

Club chairman Adam Bull (13) dug in obdurately as he and Mason-O'Brien (34 not out) battled through a tricky period in the same. When Bull was dismissed the game could have gone either way but Tyler played a captain's innings hitting 35 off just 24 balls to take Lindow to an important victory. This victory leaves Lindow in third place in the table just 10 points away from leaders Romiley.

Lindow's 2nd XI secured a comfortable win at home to Cheadle Hulme on Saturday.

Lindow opted to bowl first after winning the toss and on a good batting wicket were pleased to bowl out the visitors for 177. Spinner Graham Clinton and veteran seamer Khalid Ahmed claimed four wickets apiece.

In reply, Lindow's quest for victory didn't at any point look anything other than being successful. Openers Dan Braddock (65) and Matt Ramsden (75) were always in control and the strokeplay from both was highly impressive. By the time the opening batsmen were dismissed, Lindow were close to the victory that was secured with over eight overs to spare.

On Sunday the 3rd XI's match against Stockport Trinity was sadly abandoned due to rain.

Photo: Dan Braddock who scored 65 for the 2nd XI.

Match report by Angela Yore.

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Cricket, Lindow Cricket Club
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