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Results round up 9 July 2018

09/07/18

2 wins out of 2 for RGCC

Saturday 7 July – Denton West CC 1st XI vs Roe Green CC 1st XI

Roe Green CC 1st XI – 301/7. J Kenyon 71. L Williams 69. J Stephens 65.

Denton West CC 1st XI – 295/8. A Hough 3-68. E Millward 3-81. L Williams 2-55.

Roe Green 1st XI Win by 6 runs.

After a disappointing run in June, the first team travelled to struggling Denton West. Roe Green won the toss and chose to bat first, hoping that the 5 points would be coming home.

The decision to bat first looked like the right one, with openers Dan Cooper and Jordan Stephens scoring steadily from the outset. Some tight bowling from the Denton West spinners pegged back the runs, however, Stephens made his way to 65 before departing at 112/2 from 28 overs. Kenyon and Gatenby-Brown continued to tick Roe Green over to 174/3, where Luke Williams was brought to the crease.

With just 10 overs left on the board, it was time for the Roe Green batsmen to kick on; and kick on was exactly what they did. When Kenyon departed for 71 (5 fours, 5 sixes), the job was left to Williams. The Roe Green man took a liking to the opposition bowlers, dispatching boundaries to all parts. He hit his way to 69 off 35 balls (6 fours, 5 sixes) before being dismissed on the last ball of the innings. The Roe Green boys finished with a total of 301, with 127 runs being scored in the final 10 overs of the innings.

When the hosts found themselves at 12-2 from 4 overs, it seemed that the Roe Green total may be a step too far for Denton West. Amogh Desai (Denton West’s sub pro) thought otherwise. His steady knock of 100 from 84 balls brought West back into the game and when he was stumped by the Millward/Gatenby-Brown combo, the score was left at 209-5 with 12 overs left.

With the game on a knife edge, Elliot Millward and Luke Williams were asked to do the job in the final 10 overs. Excellent death bowling by both men meant that runs were difficult to come by, resulting in the hosts needing 13 to win off the final over. Up stepped captain Justin Kenyon, whose reliable ‘heavy’ style of bowling left Denton West 6 runs short and Roe Green with 5 points.

Ultimately, the game was won in the last 10 overs of each innings, with Roe Green and Denton West scoring 127 and 73 runs off the last 10 overs, respectively. The first team now found themselves sixth in the premier league table and they host fourth-placed Clifton in the next round of fixtures.

Saturday 7 July – Roe Green CC 2nd XI vs Monton 2nd XI

Roe Green 2nd XI awarded the points with Monton 2nd XI unable to fulfill the fixture.

Sunday 8 July – Westhoughton 3rd XI vs Roe Green 3rd XI (3rd XI Cup Competition – Quarter Final)

Westhoughton CC 3rd XI – 36(ao). U Rajpura 5-3.

Roe Green CC 3rd XI – 38/1.

Roe Green CC 3rd XI win by 9 wickets

The unbeaten third eleven travelled to Westhoughton in the quarter final of the Sunday cup competition. The hosts won the toss and chose to bat first.

The game was dominated by Roe Green from the outset, with a couple of early wickets from Steve Errington and James Brierley dismissing the Westhoughton top order. The ball was then thrown to Umar Rajpura and Dipyaman Banerjee, who made light work of dismissing the remaining batsmen, reducing the hosts from 32-5 to 36 all out after just 13 overs. The ever-reliable Rajpura finished with outstanding figures of 5-3 from 4 overs.

The Roe Green batsman made light work of the run chase, passing the required total in 5 overs for the loss of just 1 wicket.

The third eleven now move on to the semi-final of the cup competition, where a home draw sees them play Friarmere 2nd XI on Sunday 29th July.

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