A SPLENDID knock of 83 by Adam Peacock helped Chorley to ease into the last 64 of the National Knockout competition,
now re-christened the Kingfisher Cup.
The visitors play in the tough environment of the Central Lancashire League, and were expected to provide a stern test for the home side.
But a dominant showing by Andy Holdsworth’s men saw them cruise into the next round with little fuss.
Summer has still not arrived at Windsor Park, yet at least the home fans who braved yet another cool, breezy day were rewarded by a fine innings from Peacock.
And able support from his colleagues ensured that for the first time this season, Chorley posted a challenging total on their home turf.
On a slow wicket and damp outfield, the run rate was always going to be a big ask.
And so it proved on an increasingly cold evening. Clifton’s run chase stuttered and finally fizzled out as a neat stumping by Andy Holdsworth saw the last wicket fall from the last ball of the innings with the visitors still 88 runs short of their target.