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Ramsbottom 3XI vs Clitheroe 3XI Match Report

Ramsbottom 3XI vs Clitheroe 3XI Match Report

Walkers Crisp Bowling Bags The Points At Clitheroe

The 3XI travelled to Clitheroe on Saturday seeking the double over the 2017 3XI champions.

With the away side losing the toss Clitheroe Captain Jackson chose to bat and the home side were soon in trouble as Storey,bowling down the hill ! , got one to move away from Spencer (2) and he was brilliantly caught by the diving Parkinson with the score on 10.

Smith was joined by the Young Amin and despite some tight bowling by Storey & 13 year old Ireland opening at the other end the score moved slowly to

41 before Kenyon replaced Storey with C Round and the spin wizard duly obliged with the wicket of Smith (13) caught by Walker and then removing Captain Jackson (4) caught behind to put the rams in the driving seat at 45-3.

Kershaw joined Amin but this was shortlived as 15 years old Walker produced a destructive spell returning 3 wickets Amin (20) caught by N Round, 

Ashe(3) LBW and Kershaw (8) bowled to leave the home side at 69-6.

Stuart was joined by young gun E Jackson and they began to repair the innings with some patient batting coupled with the away side becoming

complacent in the field with dropped catches,half chances resulting in boundaries and generally poor fielding all round.

The pair put on 57 before the wrist spin of Lee put paid to E Jackson (36) chipping to Kenyon at Mid Wicket.

Walkers 2nd Spell cleared up the tail clean bowling Jones(0) and C Nicholls (2) and Lee grabbing the final wicket W Nicholls (4) caught N Round to leave

the Clitheroe innings at a close on 156 all out with Stuart stranded on 40*.

15 years old Jake Walker led the away side off to congratulations and applause returning his maiden senior 5 wicket haul for 22 off 8 overs.

Ramsbottom began the chase with N Round and 13 years old Ashworth opening the batting and it was the latter who was caught behind for 1 off the bowling of C Nicholls with the scoreboard on 15 to give the home side the breakthrough.

Parkinson came to the crease and despite some aggressive bowling from Kershaw ,  he decided he had somewhere else to be and tore the home side apart

with some powerful strokeplay including a 6 over cover before an advance down the track saw him stumped for 37 off 26 balls ( 6 fours , 1 six ) with a

strike rate of 142.31 to leave the total on 70-2.

2 quick wickets followed with Storey (1) outdone by one that kept low and Walker (8) caught behind off the spin of Amin and the game was in the balance

at 94-4.

But once again it was the ice cold batting of Nick Round who notched up yet another fine half century and joined by brother Chris the pair put on 52

before Nick was caught by Amin off C Nicholls for 72 off 93 balls including 11 fours to leave the Rams on the brink of victory with yet another batting

masterclass.

Chris quickly followed run out to a direct hit (16) and that left the young pairing of Lee (5*) and debutant Thomas(7*) to finish the game off

and give the away side maximum points finishing on 159-6.

 

 

 

 

 

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