Cricket: Lindow up and running


After a disappointing first weekend, Lindow 1st XI travelled to Weaverham looking to get their season properly started. After being asked to bat they never looked back, declaring on 235-5 after 46 overs. This included first Lindow half-centuries for Bobby Hassard (70) and Atiq Uz-Zaman (54*), well supported by Rob Herriott (38) and Grant Waldron (37).

In reply Weaverham lost early wickets, but a 64 run partnership for the sixth wicket looked like it may give the hosts a draw. That was finally ended by Lindow's skipper Ben Tyler (4-43), as he, Tim Young (5-34) and Alex Matthews (1-36) saw Lindow home for a 101 run victory, which completed an excellent all-round team performance.

Like the 1s, Lindow 2nd XI were also looking to bounce back from an opening day defeat as they hosted Congleton at Upcast Lane. Having won the toss and elected to bowl a fine display from Lindow saw Congleton all out for 138 with skipper Matthew Ramsden (5-28) leading the way. At 44-4 in reply the win was in doubt before a 90 run partnership between Adam Bull (51) and Pete Hodge (36) took the home side to the brink of victory. There were some nerves when 134-4 became 138-8, but Tom Rae kept his head and gained his side maximum points.

Unfortunately Urmston's pitch was unfit to play so the Lindow 3rd XI were called off and unable to build on their opening day win.
Picture: Bobby Hassard and Major Khan - Lindow 1st XI.

Match report by Rowan Day.

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