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Sale CC Young Guns Fire Team to 3rd Win

Sale CC Young Guns Fire Team to 3rd Win
Sale CC Young Guns Fire Team to 3rd Win
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Sale Cricket Club continued their climb up division one of the Vivio Cheshire county league with a thumping 9 wickets win over Davenham on Saturday. 

Sale’s young guns Dan Newton and Isaac Brooks helped Sale to a third successive win that moved them into the top half of the table.

The upturn in fortunes for Hive Projects sponsored Sale has coincided with the promotion of 16 year old Dan Newton from the 2nd XI. He has proved to be an effective new ball bowler and soon has Davenham in trouble after they elected to bat first at Dane Road.

Newton knocked over the first 3 wickets in his permitted 7 overs to put Sale in charge.  After removing opener Chris Clarkson for 4 he immediately trapped Sam Robbins for a duck and then bowled Sam Hunt for 15 as the visitors reached 41-3.

15 year old spinner Isaac Brooks then got in on the act. He soon bowled opener Matt Nichols for a top score of 25 and picked up two further wickets to leave the visitors on 56-6.

Experienced twirler Rick Halkon then came on the clean up the tail, taking two wickets as Davenham subsided to 98 all out in the 43rd over.

After tea Sale went on to show that their were no demons in the pitch as they coasted home for the loss of just one wicket inside 23 overs.

Greg Gyves opened up with a typically breezy 32 out of an opening stand of 42 to get Sale off to a flying start.  He dismissal brought in Lawrence who saw the home side to their target with an unbeaten 44, well supported by 24 not out from Mat Spells.

The 2nd XI however are struggling to replace Newton as they suffered a 44 run defeat at Heaton Mersey.

Sale looked in control at tea after dismissing the home side for a below par 131. Skipper Gareth Watterson (3-36), Tom Riley (3-49) and Viraj Sorathia (3-6) did the damage for Sale.

However a terrible batting display in the 2nd innings cost Sale the match, with only Ryan Burgess (23) and Santhosh Rijasekran (18) reaching double figures.

Young continued to lead the way on Sunday as Saad Khan and James Dodds helped to restrict visitors Hyde to 179-7.

Khan opened up with 2-18 and Dodds tied up the middle order with 3-40 as the 3rd XI held Hyde to a manageable chase.

Experience took over in the second innings as skipper Soans Praveen opened up with 60 and an unbroken stand of 90 for the 4th wicket between Ian Habershon (38) and Asad Khan (41) saw Sale home inside 34 overs.

The 4th XI suffered a heavy defeat against Bowdon 3s despite a promising start. Bowdon recovered from 43-3 to post 268-5, Arnav Kamble and Jared Moran taking two wickets.  In reply Sale subsided to 88 all out.

Earlier in the week Dan Newton hit 89 not out as the 2nd XI went down by 3 runs in their T20 cup match against Hale Barns on Tuesday and the over 40s match at Bowdon on Wednesday was rained off.

On Saturday the 1st XI visit the high flying Bramhall and the 2nd XI play the reverse fixture. On Sunday the 3rd XI travel to Marple and the 4th XI host Macclesfield.

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