Chorley concede Penrith fixture

Chorley's Gaurav Dhar
Chorley's Gaurav Dhar

Chorley Cricket Club conceded their visit to Penrith at the weekend.

They were unable to raise a team on Saturday due to a number of players attending the wedding of long-serving player Gaurav Dhar.

The club had asked the Northern League to move the fixture or for the game to fall in line with Chorley’s bye week.

However the requests were not met and Chorley were unable to fulfil the fixture.

It meant they were handed a 15-0 defeat.

On Saturday, Chorley will again be without a fixture as it is their bye week.

They return to action against Barrow on Saturday, August 22.

The second team managed to fulfil their fixture and thrashed Penrith in the reverse fixture at Windsor Park.

Winning the toss and bowling first, Penrith were skittled out for just 94.

Peter Cummings was the pick of the bowlers claiming 4-26 off 11.1 overs.

All-rounder Joe Tiffin chipped in with 3-9 whilst Joe Barker, Edwin Moulton and debutant Matthew Tinsley all claimed a wicket.

A highlight of the innings was Harry Barclay’s excellent stumping to remove opener Greg Hall off the bowling of Barker. Barclay showed great skill down the leg side to take a fine catch before dislodging the bails.

Chorley made hard work of their chase losing five wickets in the process.

They were 32-5 as Alex Weetman, Max Harper, Andy Flear and Barclay fell for low scores.

Ed Moulton chipped in with 19 before skipper Alex Howarth and Tiffin saw the team home.

Howarth hit six boundaries in his unbeaten 35 whilst Tiffin scored 28 off 35

balls.

The two saw Chorley home in the 25th over.