Adlington’s woes continue

Tom Foster for Adlington
Tom Foster for Adlington
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Adlington slumped to a seven-wicket defeat against a strong Bury side.

Since the opening day win over Golborne,Adlington have failed to impress, gaining only points in the abandoned fixture at Winton.

Catches continue to be dropped at crucial times, with the bowling wayward and uneconomic.

Batsmen continue to get starts but are failing to capitalise and this was shown once again the defeat.

Player-coach Tom Foster top scored for the second week running with a patient 25, four other batsmen reaching double figures but failing to progress beyond 18 as they were bowled out for 112.

Adlington’s opening attack was put to the sword as openers Mumtaz Mirza and Tajamul Khan took 44 over the first five overs.

Jack Shovelton, Foster and Jon Howells managed a wicket apiece but captain Simon Belston continued the brisk pace and the target of 113 was achieved in less than 20 overs.

n The second team took two points in a crushing defeat against Bury seconds after their daunting 255-9 was never likely to be threatened.

One bright spot from the game saw Nick Leather take 5-55, and then Eddie Haddon (30) and Alan Butterworth defied the Bury bowlers for 35 overs to finish on 110-8.

n Chorley St James defeated Winstanley Park by 114 runs in the Southport and District League.

St James declared on 202-4 with Stuart Naden (68) and Michael McNally (65) the top scorers. Winstanley were never in the game with Dave Bath taking 4-25.