Derby defeat for the 1sts, another win for the 2’s

1st XI suffered a hammering at Whittle-le-Woods.  Dale won the toss and elected to bowl first on a green soft deck.  Things started well, Taylor accounting for the top 3 inside the first 10 overs.  McIver came out at 6 and smacked the ball to all parts, hitting 5 4’s and 7 6’s on his way to 89 off 73 balls.  Whittle were eventually bowled out for 193, a total which turned out to be beyond Dale.  The innings never got going, only Rehman Shah managing to get to grips with the wicket before falling for 24.

2nd XI continued their promotion charge with a hard fought win over Tarleton.  Dale won the toss and bowled first, restricting Tarleton to 117-8 off 45 overs with contributions across the bowling line up.  Dale were made to work hard for their runs and despite a mini collapse, managed to get over the line thanks to 37 from Anis Vahaluwala.

Sunday XI had another bad day at the office, Leyland setting 181 to win and then bowling Dale out for 103.

1st XI Scorecard
2nd XI Scorecard
Sunday XI Scorecard

Washout for the 1sts, Run fest for the 2nds

1st XI was abandoned Saturday morning away at Longridge after a lot of rain had caused a soggy outfield and square.

2nd XI managed to get away 15 minutes late, Vernon Carus winning the toss and asking Dale to bat first on what was a fairly dry and hard wicket but after all the rain an understandable decision.  Dale managed to amass a whopping 306-7 in their 43 overs but amazingly without a single 50 – Curt Morris (49), Paladiwala (47), Palejwala (44), Vahaluwala (40), Sabir Patel (39) and Ahmed (35).

Vernons had a big mountain to climb and it proved to be too much, all out for 76 – Luke Ashworth (31) with the top score.  Nasir Patel doing the damage with the ball (4-13).

Sunday team had a poor game against Darwen, dashing their hopes of a league win.  Darwen made 140 all out and bowled Dale out for 56.

2nd XI scorecard

Sunday XI scorecard

1st’s Win 2nd’s Lose, Just

1st XI continued their improved recent form with an excellent win over Penwortham 2nd XI.  With James Ainscough moving abroad, John Taylor took over the captaincy and started well, winning the toss and asking Penwortham to bat first on a green wicket.  Mac Morris made an early break through but then Penwortham built a decent partnership for the 2nd wicket.  Ed Brown managed to get the breakthrough but Penwortham continued to build a decent score, Dave Jackson in particular causing the Dale bowlers some issues.  New signing Abdul Rehman Shah came into the attack and removed Jackson with an excellent Yorker.  He continued to take Penwortham wickets and they collapsed to 139 all out.

Dale didn’t start the run chase well, losing 4 wickets inside the first 10 overs but Winstanley (30) and Cuffin (23) steadied the ship before Mac Morris blasted 49 not out off 46 balls supported by Pathan (20 not out) to see us home.

2nd XI batted first at Hutton Grammar but had a nightmare, only Iqbal Ahmed managing a decent score.  Iqbal was attacked whilst driving his taxi 2 weeks ago and its a credit to him that he was able to dig in and try and get a score.  All out for 74 which was always going to be under par despite the poor bounce on Hutton’s astroturf wicket.

Dale where left rueing not making 100, as Penwortham were 8 down when they chased down the target.  Vahaluwala picking up 4 wickets.

1st XI scorecard
2nd XI scorecard