CHESHIRE 'A' CLOSE SEASON WITH DEFEAT TO NORTH WALES CA
 By Neil Goulding
 
CHESHIRE A slumped to an emphatic 84 runs defeat at the hands of the North Wales Cricket Association 
in their last match of the season. Having won the toss and elected to bat, the visitors amassed an imposing 234-5 
from their allotted 50 overs at Malpas Cricket Club.But in reply the hosts, who were missing a large number of regular players, 
were routed for just 150 in exactly 46 overs. Oulton Park batsman Jonny Kettle top-scored for Cheshire with 31, 
while Hyde's left-arm spinner Danny Woods chipped in with 24.  Oulton Park's medium-pacer Ben Gough was the pick 
of Cheshire's bowlers with a fine 3-24 return from seven overs.
This season has seen Cheshire win two of their six matches, with two defeats and two matches 
abandoned to complete their record.
 And despite defeat Sandy Scrimgeour, the Cheshire team manager, praised the county's players, 
many of whom he believes are blossoming into solid cricketers.
 "The A team is producing some very talented youngsters," said Scrimgeour.
 "We've been trying over the last few years to blood some young players, 
many of whom we hope will be able to make the jump up into the county first team.
 "We're progressing in the right direction, hopefully some of these players will be pushing 
for that county first team place over the next few seasons."
 
Scorecard: 
North Wales CA: 233-5, 50 overs (Gough 3-24)
Cheshire A: 150 all out, 46 overs (Kettle 31, Woods 24)
 
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