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Depleted Sale CC Suffer at Macclesfield

James Dodds hit 42 for 3rd XI
James Dodds hit 42 for 3rd XI
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A depleted Sale lost their double header against Macclesfield on Saturday in division one of the Vivio Cheshire County league.

Hive Sponsored Sale travelled to Macclesfield without 3 of their top 5 batsmen and soon found themselves in trouble, slumping to 66-6 with youngsters Joe Cannon (17) and Dan Newton (21) both making starts.

Ali Barrowman rallied the score with 26 as the tail got the score up to 147 as Sale were bowled out in the 44th over.

The home side had little trouble after tea, coasting home by 9 wickets, Isaac Brooks taking the only wicket to fall.

Sale 2nd XI didn’t fare much better in the reverse fixture at Dane Road as they lost by 7 wickets.

Viraj Sorathia hit 49 at the top of the order and Soans Praveen an unbeaten 37 as Sale were bowled out for 157.

In reply the visitors knocked off the runs inside 38 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.

On Sunday a youthful looking 3rd XI lost a high scoring game at Didsbury by the smallest of margins.

A Sale side containing 8 junior players were asked to bat first and posted a challenging 234-8 off their 45 overs.  Viraj Sorathis falling just 2 runs short of a century with 98 and fellow opener James Dodds hitting 42.

Didsbury made the target with just one ball and one wicket to spare.  James Dodds taking 4-47 and Ghani Khan 3-60.

After all the games cancelled in recent weeks both the 4th XI and the Over 40s both had blank weeks in the fixture list this week.

Next Saturday the 1st and 2nd XI play a double header against Urmston, on Sunday the 3rd XI host Alderley Edge and the 4th XI visit Elworth.

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