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League Fixtures Washed Out but 4thXI Return to Action

League Fixtures Washed Out but 4thXI Return to Action
20 Jul 2020

The long-awaited opening week of the condensed Cheshire Cricket League season was a damp squib as rain swept the county on Saturday. All three league fixtures were abandoned without a ball being bowled as the wait for competitive cricket continues. There was better news on Sunday as the clouds parted and the 4thXI's warmup game was able to go ahead without interruption.

1stXI v Cheadle Hulme

Match abandoned.

Knutsford v 2ndXI

Match abandoned.

3rdXI v Offerton

Match abandoned.

Bramhall v 4thXI (Twenty20 Friendly)

Skies cleared on Sunday to enable the 4thXI's warmup game at Bramhall to go ahead. Last year’s league-winners got off to a great start with a convincing win under the updated covid-19 playing conditions that saw three breaks per innings in the Twenty20 format.

The Jets batted well to post 131-4 on a sluggish pitch and outfield after Saturday’s rain, Rob Bowden (35*) and Matt Mullany (34) leading the way with the bat. The hosts were then dismissed for 66 with three wickets apiece for Ed Parkinson and Dan Mullany.

Both sides are scheduled to meet again next week for the start of the Cheshire County League Sunday campaign.

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