Family affair for the Moultons

Maiden debut: Edwin Moulton is pictured on 'the far left
Maiden debut: Edwin Moulton is pictured on 'the far left
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A fine bowling performance from all rounder Will Moulton secured a fine win for Chorley away at Preston.

On a torrid track skipper Andrew Holdsworth lost the toss and surprisingly was asked to bowl first.

Billy Smith and Chris Harty again bowled excellently in a fine opening spell and Smith was the first to strike, removing Ben Harrison for four.

Smith then struck again removing former Chorley player Javaid Hussain for one.

Preston captain Sajid Patel attempted the Preston fight back as he hit a number of boundaries but the introduction of Moulton saw Preston collapse.

Moulton bowled excellently taking 7-25 off nine overs.

He claimed the wicket of Patel, then professional Soyeb Dukanwala and then tore through the Preston batting order.

Gaurav Dhar chipped in with a wicket and Edwin Moulton brother of Will made his first team debut bowling three overs for three maidens.

Preston were bowled out for 86 off 33 overs.

The Chorley chase got off to a steady start but David Fisher was the first to fall for 13.

Andy Griffiths was the next man to go as he made 17 but an unbeaten 32 from Ian Dickinson guided Chorley to an excellent seven wicket victory.

Chorley 2nd XI claimed a frustrating winning draw at home to Preston.

Ian Mawdesley won the toss and decided to bat.

The returning Michael Critchley opened the batting alongside Mawdesley but both struggled to score quickly in the opening stages of the game.

Mawdesley was the first to fall in controversial style after he was adjudged to have been caught at slip off the bowling of Amer Abbas Khan.

Chris Weetman made a quick fire eleven before falling to Rehman Shah.

Kieran McCullagh accelrated the Chorley run rate smashing 42 off 37 deliveries.

Critchley then brought up a fine half century in the last few overs.

Andy Flear hit 21 taking Chorley to 172 off 45 overs.

Preston started slowly but lost wickets early on.

Mike Mead and Paul Whitaker bowled well in an opening spell both claiming a wicket each.

Rex Purnell (2-21) and Emily Weetman (2-25) chipped in with wickets but Preston held out for the draw.

The 2nd team were knocked out of the Readers Cup away at Barrow on Sunday.

Barrow posted 212-8 off 40 overs,Paul Whitaker the pick of the bowlers taking 3-39.

Chorley fell 40 runs short in their reply Simon Moulton top scoring hitting an excellent unbeaten 60.