Cricket: Dropped catches costs Lindow 1sts


A perfect start to the season soon turned to disappointment as Lindow suffered a shock defeat to newly-promoted Disley. The Upcast Lane side batted first and made a good start with the opening pair of Richard Robinson and Arpan Desai putting on a 60 run opening partnership.

Chris Taylor came in at three and showed his class with a tidy 40. Australian youngster Brady Yates dispatched the ball to all parts of the ground en route to notching an unbeaten 72. With 190 on the board Lindow were confident of victory but a lack of penetrative bowling and some lackluster fielding allowed Disley to make a positive start.

The visitors made Lindow pay for several dropped catches and rode their luck to knock off 190 with two overs to spare. It was an uncharacteristic performance from Lindow with the ball and in the field but one they have vowed to put right.

The 2nd XI maintained their 100% start to the season by comfortably beating Lymm Oughtrington Park by eight wickets.

In a game played in a competitive spirit, Lymm batted first in overcast conditions and despite losing an early wicket, were scoring freely. Lindow's fielding tightened up and with Rowan Day keeping it tight at one end and spinner Jonny Stubbs extracting some turn at the other, not only did the scoring rate slow but wickets fell too. Ultimately Lymm were dismissed for 101 with Stubbs boasting figures of 4-16.

Lindow were never really threatened when it came to their turn to bat, and reached their target for the loss of only two wickets. Opener Jamie Peel played solidly for 40, and with No.3 Ian Park, who hit 36 not out, established the partnership needed to secure the maximum 25 points.

Match report by David Kendrick.

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