Sale Cricket Club bounced back to form
Sale Cricket Club bounced back to form on Saturday with two good wins that consolidated their positions in their respective divisions.
IS Recruitment sponsored Sale 1st XI made short work of their trip to Marple after bowling the home side out for 123.
After early wickets for the returning Amlyn Layton and Dan Newton, young seamer Josh Patel tore through the Marple middle order with 5-36 off 7 overs.
Leg spinner Rick Halkon then cleaned up the tail inside 36 overs with 3-33.
Sale made short work of the reply, reaching their target in the 22nd over for the loss of 2 wickets.
The wickets to fall were Pat Ashling (36 off 24 balls) and Dan Newton (22), Gareth Davies (39 not out) and Sam Battersby (23 not out) saw Sale home.
Sale 2nd XI went a long way to securing premier league cricket for another season after a good win at home to Toft.
Batting first Sale reached 227-5 in their 50 overs, opener Joe Molloy hit 66, Mat Spells top scored with 77 and Grant Whittaker hit an entertaining 52 off just 42 balls.
Whittaker was soon back in the action as his 5-30 spun the game decisively in favour of Sale, fellow tweaker Callum Ross taking 3-17 at the other end.
Ben Watkin and Saad Khan then finished off the tail with 4 overs to spare.
Sale 3rd XI had a walk over on Sunday after Romiley conceded with their ground being in use for a cup game and no alternative being available.
Sale 4th XI came up short at home to Bowdon after the visitors had posted 163-9, Shayan Imron taking 3-25 and Saif Khan and Zenen Evans 2 a-piece.
Sale kept up with the run rate but kept loosing wickets as they were bowled out in the 36 over for 134. Saif Khan top scored with 31.
On Saturday Sale welcome Macclesfield to Dane Road and the 2nd XI visit Alderley Edge.
Please credit photos to George Franks.