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A weekend of League and Cup successes.....

A weekend of League and Cup successes.....

Sam Brooks4 Jun - 08:21
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Jonathan Fowler powered Timperley to a famous Cheshire Cup win on the Wirral.

The six foot four inch South African bowler turned his hand to the bat to hit 45 to see the first team home in the penultimate over.

Skipper Ed Galley was in awe of the number nine who he said showed "great bottle" to win the tie with his quick fire knock.

Galley said "It was a great comeback for the Timperley firsts who were well beaten against a strong Hyde team 24 hours earlier. After losing our first wicket at Hyde for 41, we suffered some pretty soft dismissals."

"We did eventually get up to 139 in what was a below-par score, but at least left us something to bowl at."

"Despite a few early breakthroughs with the ball leaving Hyde 60-3, Hyde ended up comfortably chasing down our total within 31 overs."

It was a very strong eleven at Oxton on Sunday....and good enough to see Timperley bounce back and see them through to the quarter finals. Oxton finished on 185 off their 40 overs, with Leicestershire captain Lewis Hill batting exceptionally with 88 for the home side.

Galley went on: "Our chase stagnated massively despite some good hitting from newly promoted Ollie Byrne. This left us needing a normally very daunting nine an over with eight wickets down. However, when your number 9 is Jono Fowler, a 6ft 4 monster South African with Aidan Markrams bat no target is safe!"

"Our opening bowler in his third season with us then proceeded to deposit bombs left, right and centre across the ground to take the boys home in a great game of cricket. A serious effort from the South African who yet again showed great bottle in a chase with 45 off 19 balls to win the game with an over to spare."

Meanwhile club stalwart Rob Matthews celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary in style with a top score of 54 as the Timperley second team got back to winning ways with a convincing 71 run win over Macclesfield.

Watched by wife Karen, Matthews was all smiles after out scoring sons Jamie and Tom who each scored 16 for the first team at Hyde.

Karen said: "At least one of them will be in a good mood tonight! Maybe I will be getting a present for our anniversary... you never know!"

A returning Matt Fletcher chipped in with a solid 35 off 34 balls and although skipper Shahnawaz Khan ducked up again he made up for his disappointment by being the pick of the bowlers with a top return of 3 for 21.

A busy week at TCC follows, with a return of the 1st XI for their home fixture against Hyde on Saturday, followed by the first in-season social as England take on Australia in the T20 World Cup, action kicking off in the clubhouse from 6pm.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible over the coming week.

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