Chorley fall short in valiant run chase

Chorley's David Fisher
Chorley's David Fisher
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Chorley and Netherfield’s Northern League fixture ended in a draw at Windsor Park with the visitors taking home seven points.

Despite only claiming a losing draw, Chorley managed to gain six valuable points.

In a rain affected tie, Netherfield closed on 190-9 off their allocated 32 overs.

Several batsman made contributions whilst Peter Cummings was Chorley’s top performer with the ball.

Chorley’s bowlers struggled in the treacherous conditions.

Edwin Moulton could only manage two overs, whilst Keiran McCullagh also struggled with his run up.

Professional Dieter Klein top scored for the visitors with 34.

Openers Ben Barrow and Richard Potter hit 32 and 30 respectively whilst John Huck scored 25.

Tailender Mark Clarkson bludgeoned 27 off 15 balls, his knock including three maximums and one boundary.

Cummings was the star man with the ball claiming season best figures of 6-57.

There was also wickets for McCullagh and Will Moulton.

David Fisher hit an excellent 66 in the Chorley reply.

The opener hit seven fours and one six.

Will Moulton (35) and skipper Ian Dickinson (39) ensured Chorley were always in the hunt.

But the loss of Dickinson and then Alex Weetman stuttered the Chorley chase.

Despite a couple of late hits, Chorley closed on 177-4.

The second team were thrashed in the reverse tie.