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8th July 2012
Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club
6-59 from Alex Kegg helped Chester Boughton Hall.CC secure an excellent six-wicket victory over bogey side Urmston.CC.
Fantastic work from the Chester groundsman meant the game would start at 1.15pm, reduced to 100 overs.
Captain Stephen Ogilby won the toss and decided to put Urmston into bat on a sticky wicket.
Chester struck early on with Ian Linwood taking the wicket of opener Chris Watson, but it Kegg who’s fine bowling left Urmston in trouble at 56-4.
Despite Lewis Jackson providing stubborn resistance for Urmston hitting 49, Kegg continued his onslaught, helped in the field by a hat-trick of catches by Mark Rowlands, to bowl Urmston out for 129 in the 50th over.
Kegg bowled all the way through and returned figures of 25 overs, 8 maidens, 6 wickets for 59 runs.
Mark Rowlands was another stand out bowler for Chester chipping in with 2-12 off 9.
Despite the understandably wet wicket, Urmston’s 129 still seemed to be below par score for Chester to chase.
However, Chester lost the early wicket of captain Ogilby for 6 leaving a sense that the home will have to work hard to reach the target.
The wicket bought Mike Robinson to the crease to join Warren Goodwin, and the pair put on an excellent 80-run partnership before Goodwin fell one short of his 50.
Lee Dixon came and went for 12, before Kumar Sarna blasted some very hard shots at the end to finish on 15* and take Chester over the line.
Robinson’s patient innings of 37* proved to be vital for Chester in their run-chase.
The win for Chester could prove vital come the end of the season, with many of the Cheshire Premier League matches unlikely to played to the full.