Sale CC Second Best Against Cheadle
Sale came off second best in their double header against Cheadle in the Cheshire County League on Saturday.
IS Recruitment sponsored Sale 1st XI started well against former premiership side Cheadle as they reduced the home side to 64-4, Dan Newton and Tyrone Lawrence taking two wickets each.
The home side then rallied as Liam Fitzpatrick (131 not out) and Dan Brown (53) added 105 for the fifth wicket in what would prove to be the match winning partnership.
Cheadle closed on 241-8, Lawrence with 5-60 and Newton 3-58.
Plenty of Sale batsmen made starts in the second innings, but none went on to make a telling contribution as they were bowled out for 175, Newton top scoring with 47.
Sale 2nd XI produced a similar recovery after slumping to 31-4, as Jamie Coombes (41) and Josh Patel (76 not out) added 98 runs for the fifth wicket.
However, their 178-5 was never likely to be enough as the visitors costed home for the loss of 3 wickets.
Sale 3rd XI enjoyed a much better day on Sunday as they rolled Nantwich for 73, Josh Patel and Lionel Thompson both taking 3 wickets.
Theo Brodbeck hit an unbeaten 38 as Sale reached their target for the loss of 2 wickets inside 21 overs.
Match of the weekend proved to be at Northwich as the 4th XI won on the last ball of a keenly contested match. Northwich posted a competitive 163-8, Braden Ross, Naman Mudaliar and Tom Moakler all taking two wickets.
Mudaliar got the second innings off to a good start with 47 at the top of the order, but it was left to Saif Khan to see Sale home with an unbeaten 30. With Sale losing their 9th wicket with 2 balls and 3 runs needed Jon Saunders scrabbled Sale home off the final ball.
Earlier in the week Sale Silverbacks enjoyed a good win over neighbours Brooklands. Asad Khan and Soans Praveen both retired on 30 as Sale posted 119.
In reply Brooklands were bowled out for 97, Graham Bolton with 3 wickets.
On Saturday Sale 1st XI host Congleton and the 2nd XI visit Didsbury, on Sunday Sale 1st XI meet Bowdon in the Cheshire Cup.