Club Cricket - Bishop Century as Sale Complete Double Win
Sale came out on top in their double header against Warrington in the Cheshire County league on Saturday. The Dane Road track produced its second century in as many weeks as veteran Mike Bishop led the 2nd XI to victory and youngster James Dodds spun the 1st XI to the win at Walton Lea.
IS Recruitment sponsored Sale 2nd XI soon found themselves on the back foot as Warrington sped to 41 inside 7 overs after being asked to bat first
A dramatic passage of play then saw 5 wickets fall for the addition of just 10 runs, with 3 wickets for Amlyn Layton and 2 for Rob Merga.
Robert Dempster (42) then rallied the cause, taking the score past 100 before Joe Cannon made the breakthrough.
Layton, pushing for a recall to the 1st XI, then returned to complete his 5-wicket haul as Warrington were dismissed for 168 in the 47th over.
Sale’s response was dominated by a fine century from Mike Bishop, hitting 107 off 109 balls with 20 fours and a six. When he was sixth man out Sale needed just 8 more runs, the 25 point win being secured in the 39th over.
In the reverse fixture Sale 1st XI got themselves out of trouble thanks to a fine 63 not out from new singing Sam Hunt.
After a promising start Tyrone Lawrence (24) and Viraj Sorathia (21) fell in quick succession to leave Sale at 52-4. Hunt could only watch on as two further batsman fell for ducks as Sale subsided to 61-6.
Isaac Brooks (38) then joined Hunt, adding 97 for the 7th wicket. Sale lost one more wicket before closing on 181-8.
In reply Warrington were always behind the rate as Lawrence and Dan Newton took two wicket each to reduce the score to 54-4.
With the home side looking to bat out time, the instruction of 15 year old Dodds turned the game in Sale’s favour as he took 4-25 to spin Sale to victory. Brooks also took 2 wickets at Warrington were bowled out for 100 in the 38th over.
On Sunday Sale 3rd XI completed a comfortable win over Cheadle in the T20 cup group stage. Dattu Vadutte hitting 52 not out as Sale posted 132-5.
In reply the visitors could only muster 109-6, Saad Khan with 3-8 taking the early wickets that put Cheadle on the back foot.
The 4th XI lost a friendly at Runcorn by 4 wickets, new skipper Will Radcliffe blasting 55 of just 33 balls and Amy Seddon taking 3-18.
On Saturday the 1st XI welcome Bowdon to Dane Road and the 2nd XI travel to Oxton, and on Sunday the 3rd XI complete their final T20 group game at Timperley.