Cheshire romp through to quarter finals

By Jim Law

Unicorns KO Trophy Group 2
Sunday 14 May 2017, Alderley Edge CC
Cheshire 261-6 (45 overs), Herefordshire 111 (26.4 overs).
Cheshire won by 150 runs

Shoot out for home advantage next Sunday

Cheshire's cruised into the quarter finals of the Unicorns KO Trophy as they crushed Herefordshire by 151 runs at Alderley Edge.

Batting first, there were runs for Callum Rowe (68), Rick Moore 51 and Wayne White (42).

Cheshire took their time before coming to the boil and there were some fine late runs at the death from Ollie Freckingham (21) and James Seward (31).

Cheshire's 261-6 felt an imposing total from 45 overs and so it proved with a fine bowling performance led by Jack Williams (4-17). Two wickets too for Freckingham and Rob Jones as Herefordshire were restricted to 110 with Gwynne top scoring on 35.

"I felt it was a professional performance," said skipper, Lee Dixon. "Really pleased for Callum (Rowe) on his home ground and to restrict the opposition to 111 was a great bowing performance. Ollie Freckingham had a fine debut and Jack Williams' leg spin caused all sorts of problems."

The win means Cheshire set up a shoot out with Staffordshire next Sunday to top the group and get home advantage in the next round.

Cheshire v Herefordshire full scorecard