Development XI at Tattenhall

Development XI Friendly Matches

By Derrick Hastings

The Development XI played two fixtures over three days during the week of 29th June to the 3rd July with Rick Moore as Player/Coach and Captain.

The first fixture was a double-header Twenty20 match against Warwickshire U19 team and was played at Elworth C.C. on Monday, 29th June.

The first match saw Cheshire batting first and scoring 156-3. Ben Marsden scored 53* and Alex Money 47* off 21 balls. Warwickshire replied with 133 all out in 18 overs with Ed Pollock scoring 34. Ross Dixon took 4-32 and Callum Turner 3-11 with all his wickets coming in a triple wicket maiden to finish the game. Chris Canning claimed 4 victims, including 3 stumpings. Cheshire won by 23 runs.

Warwickshire batted first in the second game and made 156-7 with Scottish U19 player Umeed scoring 69. In reply, Cheshire were bowled out for 124 in 17.2 overs with Rick Moore top-scoring on 37. Cheshire lost by 32 runs and the honours were shared for the day.

This was the team at Elworth

The Second fixture was a two-day match against Shropshire Development XI, played at Tattenhall C.C. on Wednesday and Thursday, 1st and 2nd of July.

On the first day, each side played for 50 overs with Cheshire opening and scoring 214-9, with local player Glenn Coppack scoring 68. Shropshire replied with 169-9 in their first innings with Jack Williams and Danny Williams each taking 3 wickets.

It was agreed that Shropshire would bat first on the second day, starting 45 runs in arrears. They went on to score 170 all out in 48 overs, leaving Cheshire a target of 126 with plenty of time in hand. Unfortunately, with Cheshire on 22-0 off 3.2 overs heavy rain brought an end to play for the day so the match was drawn.

This was the team at Tattenhall