Big Wins for Sale
Sale Cricket Club had another good weekend with comfortable wins for both teams on Saturday in the Cheshire County League.
IS Recruitment sponsored Sale 1st XI consolidated 4th place in division one by rolling over Macclesfield at Dane Road.
Three early wickets for Dan Newton reduced the visitors to 8-3, and they never really recovered. Only skipper James Cross showed any resistance with 50 at number six as they were bowled out for 115 in the 42nd over.
Cross was one of two victims to opposite captain Tyrone Lawrence, who along with Rick Halkon cleaned up the tail with his own brace.
Sale made short work of the chase reaching their target in the 20th over, Pat Ashling and Gareth Davies adding 102 for the first wicket.
Davies was the only wicket to fall for 37, with Sale only needing 11 to win. Ashling finishing unbeaten on 59 off 59 balls to see sale to maximum points.
Sale 2nd XI had a good win at Alderley Edge that secured their premiership status a year after promotion.
Sale bowled well to restrict the home side to 154-7, Saad Khan taking two early wickets and Grant Whittaker twirling away to take 3-43 off his 15 overs.
Amjad Khan (36) and Jared Moran (25) got Sale off to a good start, with that man Whittaker continuing his good form with 51.
Despite loosing a couple of quick wickets, Soans Praveen saw Sale home with 24 not out in the 31st over.
Sale 3rd XI made a remarkable comeback on Sunday after being bundled out for 101 against Marple, Lionel Thompson making a vital 42 at number 9.
Marple just couldn’t get going after the break as they were rolled over for 64. Chris Scott took 3 early wickets to put the visitors on the back foot, before Tom Riley took 4-15 to put Marple on the brink.
Lionel Thompson then finished a good day off with a smart catch and two late wickets to complete the rout.
Sale 4th XI couldn’t make it a full house after they were bowled out for 138 at Trafford Metrovics, Francis Carlise top scoring with 37.
Former Sale player Callum Rothwell proved a thorn in the side of his old club as he hit an unbeaten 52 as the home side won by 5 wicket. Shah Zeb the pick of the bowling with 2-12.
Next Saturday Sale 1st XI travel to Alvanley and the 2nd XI welcome Hyde to Dane Road.