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Timperley double over Sale...

Sam Brooks21 May - 07:45
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Timperley completed a memorable double over Sale at the weekend.

The seconds had father and son duo to thank as they won by 76 runs in the league.

Dad Shahnawaz Khan, the seconds skipper hit a club record equalling eleventh century before his 17 year old son Muhammad Haris took five wickets to bowl the visitors out for 144 well short of the 220 home target.

Then 24 hours later the Timperley first team including 13 year old debutant Aryan Dash knocked Sale out of the Cheshire Cup. Left arm spinner Dash, the Cheshire player of the year for his age group, toiled to make an impact but his mere inclusion was described as an "amazing achievement" by first team captain Ed Galley.

Timperley posted 222 batting first with Sale coming close to finish on 214 for 7.

Meanwhile Timperley first team failed to cause an upset against one of the strongest teams in the league Chester Boughton Hall.

Timperley made a solid start to their innings with the fall of the first wicket coming at 50.
Viraj Sorathia and Jonathan Fletcher were according to Galley nice and positive, rotating the strike well between some excellent boundaries with the pair putting on 78 runs together before Viraj finally departed courtesy of a screamer of a catch.

Galley said :"This left Timperley on 165-3 with 14 overs left - a great platform to kick in from to a strong total thanks to the top order....but this wasn't the case and we went on to lose wickets at consistent intervals. This led to us finishing 231 all out, courtesy of some late innings blows from opening bowler Chris Page. Another notable mention should go to number our number four Fletcher who made a quicker than a run-a-ball 53 - an important knock."

Galley went on : "With 231 on the board, we felt this was a very competitive knock and we were certainly confident in defending such a total."

"After a decent start by the Chester opening pair, the Timperley opening bowlers were finally rewarded with Chester struggling by their standards to 58-3. Callum Yates, Nathan Brown and Caedence Kuepper followed building the pressure on the Chester batting pair with some tight and disciplined bowling which led to Chester needing close to five an over to win the game. "

Sadly Galley believes the turning point involved him when in the 30th over he was taken out of the attack for bowling two balls above waist height. This led to not only a couple of free hits which were punished - but also a Timperley bowling attack that was now a bowler down.

Galley added: "Even with this disappointment, we rallied well and showed plenty of fight and got a few more wickets. We did take Chester right down to the wire with them eventually reaching our total with an over to spare. "

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