Church collection for Jake

NORDEN had to settle for 10 points from their JW Lees Lancashire League match at Church on Sunday.
The home side was restricted to a 50 overs total of 135 for nine, Stags being unable to snatch the last wicket which would have given them an extra two bonus points.
Due to a break for rain Stags target was reduced to 120, then another break meant they had to score 81 in the reduced overs which they did, just, to win on DLS.
The early part of the game belonged to Stags’ attack of Jake Sandham and Chris Humphreys.
Sandham blew away the top order with the help of two catches from Dominic Humphreys, one from Joe Humphreys, and one from Lee Crabtree.
Church were left reeling at 36 for five.
Sandham bowled 15 overs and had figures of five for 19. Chris Humphreys didn’t pick up a wicket, but his 13 overs cost only 23 runs.
With half the Church side out Stags’ skipper Hashum Malik turned to spin.
Wickets continued to fall, but Church offered some resistance through Craig Fergusson (34 not out ) and Waqas Ahmed (30) to reach 135.
Greg Butterworth (2), Joe Humphreys and Dominic Humphreys took the other wickets to fall after Sandham’s burst.
Stags made a reasonable start to the reply but then found themselves on 58 for five as the run chase hotted up.
It was left to Josh Tolley to secure the win with an unbeaten 30 off 28 balls, and a quickfire five off six from Lee Crabtree.

Trophy goes to Rochdale

ROCHDALE over 35s won the Peter Docker Memorial Trophy when they defeated Norden over 35s at Stag Park on Saturday.
Roger Oldfield blasted 86 in a Rochdale total of 145 for five in 16 overs.
Norden replied with 122 for eight. Simon Egerton, who was in Stags title winning team of 2004, top scored with 68.
The highlight in the field was a brilliant catch taken in the deep by Rochdale’s Paul Butterworth.

Five for Wild in win for seconds

STAGS seconds collected 12 points from their home match against Church on Sunday, with Steve Wild scoring 43 and taking five for 12.
Stags totalled 170. A short break for rain meant Church had a target of 164, but they never looked like getting anywhere near and slipped to 79 all out.
This is how the match unfolded.
With five overs gone Stags had 10 runs on the board – all of them extras.
The first runs off the bat came in the eighth over when Beamer cut a four then drove the next ball for another four.
22-1. Beamer looked to be caught out by a slower delivery and popped up a return catch to Sammi Senapathi.
42-2. Jamie Jackson chased a wide delivery outside off and steered the ball into the hands of Neil Wells in the slips.
71-3. Mark Goddard who had played a lengthy innings, but in fairness hadn’t had much of the strike, made to sweep a delivery from Wells and was leg before.
82-4. James O’Neill charged a Wells delivery, missed, and left Daniel Curran to complete a simple stumping.
The total was on 107, and Jack Harrison on 34, when the most bizarre moment of the match came along. He was given out leg before, pointed out he had hit the delivery, and saw the umpire reverse his decision.
125-5. Jack Harrison bowled by Jack Kennedy with a delivery which looked to skip through.
141-6. Steve Wild stretched forward to a low delivery from Wells which beat him and hit the sticks.
141-7. Matt Buckley air shot which gave Mark Ainscough an easy catch.
157-8. Sami Waheed caught by Curran,although it did look a bit dodgy, and Sami claimed he hadn’t put bat to ball.
167-9. Phil Docker fished/scooped at widish off delivery to give Kennedy a catch.
170-10. Teeno Saeed leg before to Senapathi, to leave Thomas Booth unbeaten on 15.
2-1. A wicked delivery from Teeno Saeed to dismiss Taylor.
4-2. Sami Waheed looked a bit miffed at a delivery being called a wide. Next ball he shattered the stumps and Kian Farnworth was on his way out.
4-3. In the same over Sami clipped the top of the stumps and Jack Hilton was walking.
17-4. A lighting quick stumping by James O’Neill, off Teeno, to end the short knock of Senapathi.
60-5. Visiting skipper Matt Leathert had a bit of bad luck when he defended a delivery from Steve Wild but saw the ball trickle off the bat onto the stumps.
64-6. Plain and simple, Curran leg before to Wild.
72-7. Mark Ainscough tried to sweep and was bowled by Wild.
72-8. Jack Kennedy leg before to Wild which put the bowler in with a chance of a hat-trick. The third ball was blocked.
72-9. Wells bowled by Beamer as the skies darkened once again.
79 all out. Kavanagh bowled by Wild.