CHESHIRE A TOO STRONG FOR YORKSHIRE ACADEMY
By Neil Goulding

CHESHIRE A registered their first win of the season on Monday with a solid team performance 
against the Yorkshire Academy.
Having had two matches abandoned this year because of rain, skipper Nick Cantello and his side 
were determined to perform away to their opponents at Weetwood Cricket Club.
And the county second-string did exactly that - a 111 runs victory the reward for their combined efforts 
as the weather stayed fine.
Having lost the toss and been asked to bat Cheshire batted well and posted an imposing 244-6 
from 50 overs.
Openers Jonny Kettle and Ollie Sadler shared an first wicket partnership of 72, 
before Kettle was dismissed for 72.
Nantwich's Sadler, the current Oxfordshire University captain, then starred in a second wicket partnership of 71 
with Chester Boughton Hall's Freddie Owen, the current Cambridge University captain.
Owen was out for 43 and Sadler top-scored with 68 as Cheshire pushed on towards the 200 mark.
Timperley's Tom Twiney (20), Macclesfield's Shaun Moore (27) and Bramhall's Cantello (39 not out) 
were also in the runs as Cheshire added a further 68 runs for their last two wickets.

In reply Yorkshire were flying at 35-0 without loss from 4 overs, but Cheshire dug deep and wickets 
then fell quickly.
Yorkshire lost their next five wickets for 50 runs, slumping from 35-0 to 85-5, 
before finally being bowled out for 133.
The home county lost their last five wickets for 48 runs, in total losing all ten wickets for 98 runs 
having started so brightly.
Neston's Lee Dixon (10-3-18-0) bowled ten tight overs, while Oxton off-spinner Mark Rowlands 
starred with a 3-33 return.
Sadler (3-0-20-1), Moore (3-2-1-1), Macclesfield's James Hawley (5-0-40-2) 
and Oxton's Chris Stenhouse (1-20) were also in the wickets, 
with two run outs also key in Yorkshire's downfall.

"It was a good team performance, we batted and bowled very well," praised team manager Sandy Scrimgeour.

"We're been frustrated by the rain this season, so it was nice to get a good win.

"We've got some young players in the team, we're trying to put in place a second group of youngsters who will hopefully one day make it into the first team."

Next up for Cheshire is a one-day clash with Staffordshire on Thursday 31st July at Audley Cricket Club, followed by their last game of the season, also a one-day match, against North Wales CA on the Tuesday 12th August at Malpas Cricket Club.

Scorecard:
Cheshire: 244-6, 50 overs (Sadler 68, Owen 43, Cantello 39 not out, Moore 27, Kettle 26, Twiney 20)
FOW: 72, 143, 153, 176, 199, 228.

Yorkshire Academy: 133 all out, 41 overs (Rowlands 3-33, Hawley 2-40, Stenhouse 1-20, Sadler 1-20, Moore 1-1)
FOW: 35, 40, 66, 85, 85, 105, 123, 124, 124, 133.

Yorkshire won the toss and elected to field. Cheshire won by 111 runs.

Cheshire team: Nick Cantello (Bramhall, captain), Jonny Kettle (Oulton Park), Tom Twiney (Timperley)
Freddie Owen (Chester Boughton Hall), Rick Moore (Christleton), Ollie Sadler (Nantwich), 
Lee Dixon (Neston), James Hawley (Macclesfield), Chris Stenhouse (Oxton), Shaun Moore (Widnes), 
Mark Rowlands (Oxton). Scorer: Gill Jeffries.