Full House of Wins Again for Sale CC
Sale continued their fine form at the weekend with all senior teams winning for the second consecutive week.
IS Recruitment sponsored Sale 1st XI shook up the Premier league promotion race after they comfortably beat 2nd placed Bollington at Dane Road.
Captain Chris Canning led from the front with 59 as Sale posted 207-9 in their 50 overs. Dan Newton (47) and Sam Hunt (34) were also in the runs.
Needing to win to stay in the promotion places Bollington were always behind rate, Tyrone Lawrence (3-24) and Rick Halkon (3-51) were the leading bowlers as the visitors were bowled out for 168, allowing Bowdon to move into second place.
Sale 2nd XI won easily at Stockport Georgians to stay in the second promotion place and set up a winner takes all match against 3rd placed Romiley next week.
Georgians never recovered from being 8-3 as they were shot out for 128 in the 45 over, opening bowler Rich Adams setting the tone with 3-52.
Sale coasted home for the loss of 4 wickets in just 24 overs. The prolific Mike Bishop finishing unbeaten on 63 and Grant Whitaker hitting an entertaining 35 as Sale maintained an 11 point advantage over Romiley.
Sale 3rd XI went into the last round of matches knowing they had to better Didsbury’s result to become Sunday premier division champions. However it wasn’t to be as Didsbury won easily at Nantwich.
Sale still enjoyed a comfortable win over Hyde to finish in 2nd place after bowling the visitors out for 173. Skipper Ian Habershon (4-41) and young spinner Callum Ross (4-46) doing the damage.
Sake reached their target with 14 overs to spare, Jamie Coombes top scoring with 42 and newcomer Ellitor Norris hitting 38.
Sale 1st XI finish the season at home to top of the table Bramhall and Sale 2nd Xi visit Romiley.