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Dan Newton dominates in derby for Sale CC

Dan Newton batting against Brooklands
Dan Newton batting against Brooklands
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The much anticipated Sale derby was dominated by Sale all-rounder Dan Newton as Brooklands suffered an 8 wicket loss at Dane Road.

Brooklands elected to bat first in this Cheshire County league encounter on a good looking batting track, but soon found themselves in trouble as Newton took 3 early wickets to reduce the visitors to 18-3.

Kevin Carrol led the recovery with a breezy 39, but once he was trapped LBW by Ben Watkin with the score on 66 Brooklands lost their last 6 wickets for the addition of just 24 runs.

Amlyn Layton and Watkin both picked up a brace of wickets before Newton returned to mop up the tail and complete his 5 wicket haul (5-13).

Hive Projects sponsored Sale reached their target of 90 with relative ease despite the early loss of opener Viraj Sorathia. Fellow opener Mat Spells added 24 before he was out with the score on 40.

Skipper Tyrone Lawrence (37 not out) and Newton (30 not out) then costed home with an unbroken stand of 54 to seal a comfortable win.

Sale 2nd Xi suffered a 7 wicket reverse at Romily after posting 121 all out in the final over of their innings, skipper Gareth Watterson top scoring for with 25.

The home team were never in trouble, reaching their target with 6 over to spare and 7 wickets in hand. Young Sale spinner James Dodds the only highlight with 3-12.

On Sunday Sale 3rd Xi got home in a tight game against Toft after the visitors posted 164-9 in 40 overs, James Doods leading the way with 3-18.

In reply Sale reached their target with 1 ball to spare and loss of 8 wickets, skipper Soans Praveen hitting a vital 53 at number 7.

Sale 4s were well beaten by Bowdon 3s, after being routed for 67, skipper Ian Habershon the only player to hit double figures with 37 not out.

Bowdon reached their target for the loss of 3 wickets, Callum Ross taking 2-14.

Earlier in the week Sale Silverbacks had the better of an over 40s friendly against Brooklands, Keith Welling top scoring with 30 retired for Sale as the home side posted 121-2.

Brooklands looked well set at 90-3 before 2 wickets a piece for Ian Holland and Rob Moore reduced the visitors to 99-7.

On Saturday the 1st XI travel to Warrington, whilst the 2nd XI welcomes Heaton Mersey to Dane Road. On Sunday the 3rd XI visit Alderley Edge and the 4th XI host Ashley 3s.

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