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Sale CC - Round Up - August 10th

Viraj Sorathia who hit 107 not out
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Following another week of heavy rain the grounds team at Sale must take the credit for ensuring Saturday’s match against high flying Didsbury took place on Saturday as the club opened the doors on its new £1.4m community facility for the first time.  The game reduced to the minimum 60 overs in the Vivio Cheshire County league finished in a draw as ball dominated bat.

Hive Projects sponsored Sale won the toss and had no hesitation in asking the visitors to bat first on a very wet wicket.

Isaac Brooks was the leading bowler for Sale, fresh from his call up to England North Under 15s, as he took 4-36 with his left arm spin.  He was well supported by Rich Adams with 3-25 as Didsbury posted 122-8 in 30 overs.

Ben Watkin got Sale off to a good start, hitting 43 in even time, before the introduction of spinner Steven Green turned the game in favour of Didsbury.

Watkin was one of Green’s 4 victims as he got sharp turn on the wet wicket, leaving Sale to bat out at 104-9 with 7 points already secured due to the delayed start.

Sale 2nd XI got the worst of similar conditions at Warrington as they were bowled out for 79 after losing the toss, Viraj Sorathia top scoring with 24.

Sale nearly pulled off an unlikely victory as skipper Gareth Watterson took 5-43 as the home side limped home for the loss of 8 wickets.

Sale 3rd XI kept the pressure on at the top of the Sunday premier division with a comfortable win over Marple.  Sale posted 192-6 in 40 overs, in an innings dominated by opener Viraj Sorathia who hit 107 not out.

Sale made short work of the second innings, bowling out the visitors for 112 in the 26th over.

Sale 4th XI lost by 68 runs at Macclesfield.  Joe Wicks took 6 wickets and Gabe Smith 3 wickets at the home side were bowled out for 167.

In reply Sale could only reach 99, Vaasu Goyal top scorer with 27.

Next Saturday the 1st XI travel to Davenham and the 2nd XI welcome Heaton Mersey to Dane Road.  On Sunday the 3rd XI host Toft and the 4th XI make the short trip to Ashton-on-Mersey.

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