Nail-biting finish for Frodsham as five runs make the difference

FRODSHAM went down at Saughall after a nail-biting finish to their UKFast Cheshire League game.
Just five runs separated the teams in what was a keenly contested game.
Saughall chose to bat first and totalled 179-9 in their 40 overs. Matt Deakin took 3-30 and Martin Dodd 3-35 for Frodsham, while Jamie London chipped in with 2-44.
Openers Matt Williamson, 36 and Daniel Connolly, 57 got Frodsham’s reply off to a good start and skipper Tom Wilkinson’s unbeaten 29 kept Frodsham’s hopes alive until the very end. But when the overs ran out they were l74-8.
Frodsham 2nd lost by four wickets hosting Irby. Asked to bat first, they posted 162, with veteran opener Nick Corless contributing a useful 31 and Dave Woodall hitting 51.
Irby replied with 165-6, Joel Hockley’s 3-52 and Ian Deakin’s 2-30 being the stand-out performances for Frodsham.
Kingsley enjoyed a big 175-run victory over Stockport Trinity at The Croft.
Electing to bat first, they totalled a challenging 276-6, with Alistair Begg hitting a fine, unbeaten 90, skipper Ben Stoddart 98 and Matthew dunning 43.
Trinity seemed overwhelmed by the target and it was only some late hitting by the tail that saw them to 101 all out.
Stoddart was the pick of the Kingsley bowling, with 6-10 in 7.5 overs.
Kingsley 2nd lost by 41 runs at Stockport Trinity. They put the home side in only to see them hit 186-5. Matthew Betteridge and Anthony Alderman took two wickets each for Kingsley.
Andrew Ainsworth and Edward Leneghan each hit 33 as Kingsley replied with 145-9.
Alvanley won by 100 runs at Stockport after hitting 201-7, Simon Gee 57. The home side were bowled out for 100, with Stephen Charles taking 6-19.
Alvanley won the 2nd XI match by seven wickets after bowling out the visitors for 114. David Bergsstrand, Toby Honeysett and Mike Heathcote took three wickets each.
Josh Morris, 40 and Mark Szymura, 44, starred with the bat when Alvanley replied with118-7.

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