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Sale CC secure 4th Place Finish against Bollington CC

Dan Newton look 4 wickets for 1st XI
Dan Newton look 4 wickets for 1st XI
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Pat Ashling saw Sale home with 82 not out
Pat Ashling saw Sale home with 82 not out
©George Franks

Sale 1st XI secured a 4th place finish in division one of the Cheshire County league with a 10 wicket win over already relegated Bollington.

IS Recruitment sponsored Sale got off to a prefect start as Dan Newton struck early before the visitors moved the score onto 46-1.

Four wickets then fell for just 6 runs as Bollington slumped to 53-6, spin twins Rick Halkon and Callum Ross sharing the spoils.

The two Cameron’s, Small and Mackintosh took the score to 91, before the return of Newton saw them both dismissed and any chance of a challenging total with it.

Newton finished pick of the bowling with 4-38 and Halkon 3-28 as Bollington were bowled out for 135 in the 39th over.

Sale made short work of the reply, openers Pat Ashling and Gareth Davies knocking off the runs inside 23 overs. Ashling playing the more aggressive role with 82 off 71 balls and Davies reaching 50 with a few runs to go.

Sale 2nd XI had a more challenging day as the lost at Premier division champions Chester Boughton Hall.

Batting first Sale posted a below par 143-6, Jamie Coombes top scoring with 32- and Jared Moran making 27.

Chester coasted home for the loss of two wickets inside 25 overs to secure the title, with Sale doing enough to secure a creditable 7th placed finish in their first season in the top division.

Sale 3rd XI were held to a disappointing draw at Toft, but did secure enough points to finish 2nd in the Sunday Premier division.

Batting first the home team posted 203-7, Saad Khan taking 3-76.

Jared Moran top scored with 58 but Sale found themselves holding on at 151-9 to secure the draw.

Sale 4th XI lost at home to Lymm after bowling the visitors out for 141, Shayan Khan taking 4-27.

Sale could only muster 121 in reply.

Sale 1st XI conclude their season on Saturday with a trip to Urmston and the 2nd XI host Oulton Park.

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