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Comfy Chase for the 1's

6 Jul 2022

Wilmslow CC 170-7 (45)

HMCC 171-3 (39)

HMCC win by 7 wickets.

Inconsistent forecasts cleared up on Saturday morning as a shaken-up Mersey 1s made the short trip down the A34 to visit Wilmslow, the final fixture of the first half of the season. With HMCC winning the toss on a green pitch, the away team decided to bowl.

Ishy and Tom L opened up but with the pitch slow, both struggled to make a big impact with the new ball. Waqs and Moose replaced them, with the latter tying down the middle overs. Moose finished with an exceptionally economical 11-4-17-0 and Waqs picking up the important wickets of Narayanan and Murugan. A returning Craigo bowled superbly at the death with Tom. Cutters and controlled lengths combining with some good catching by Josh and Jordy to restrict the home side to 170-7.

After a short tea, Louis and Josh started superbly with elegant stroke play and aggressive running between the wickets. Louis’ 51 off 73 the ninth different player to score a fifty on the 1s this year, supported Josh in a 96-run stand. Josh fell for 75, having brought up his second fifty of the season with a sumptuous six over the bowler’s head. John B and Craigo finishing off the chase as HMCC brought up their victory three wickets down and with 6 overs spare.

Mersey make the long trip to Wirral next week. Thank you to our travelling support, Ollie for the scoring and our team sponsor Neurological Physiotherapy.

Comfy Chase for the 1's