It all clickety clicks for Brenton

Ian Dickinson
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Ian Dickinson and Brenton McDonald scored tremendous half-centuries as Chorley registered their fourth win in a row against Penrith at Windsor Park.

The pair were vital cogs in the Chorley innings after the hosts got off to a terrible start.

After just a handful of deliveries, Chorley had lost two wickets without scoring one run.

Opener Jack Catterall fell to the first ball of the game and he was joined back in the changing rooms soon after by Kieran McCullagh.

Kriss McLean’s decision to bowl first looked justified but after a fine start, it turned into the McDonald and Dickinson show.

The pair batted with guts to see out a tough opening spell and help Chorley post their first score of more than 140 this season.

Dickinson hit 68 off 116 deliveries which included nine fours and one six.

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McDonald’s 66 came off 146 deliveries and he hit four fours and one six.

Their superb partnership saw 135 put on for the third wicket before Dickinson fell to the accurate bowling of Jake Fawcett.

Later in the innings,

McDonald became Fawcett’s second scalp leaving Will Moulton unbeaten on 16.

Andy Holdsworth’s side once again showed their qualities with the ball with four bowlers sharing the wickets.

McCullagh finished with fine figures of 3-27 and the experienced Peter Cummings took 3-20.

Promising all-rounder Edwin Moulton took 2-25 opening the bowling and there was also two wickets for McDonald. Penrith were bowled out for 135, handing Chorley a 33 run victory.

Yesterday, Monday, Chorley notched up their fifth win in as many games with a convincing 74 run victory against St Annes.

Opener David Fisher scored an excellent 85 while Jack Bentham and Dickinson each scored 32, the former finishing not out.

McDonald stole the show with the ball in the St Annes innings finishing with figures of 6-34 off 12.5 overs.

Moulton again showed his qualities opening the bowling taking 3-22 off eight overs.

n Chorley second XI were defeated by nine wickets after being bowled out for 66 against Penrith.

Yesterday, Monday, the second XI registered a winning draw against St Annes.

Batting first, Chorley posted 157-8, the returning Alex Weetman top scoring with 32.

Andy Flear finished unbeaten on 26 and late in the innings Mike Mead hit 17 off 11 balls.

In reply, Mead was the pick of the Chorley bowlers taking 4-28 but St Annes held on closing on 135-9.

Lewis Saunders also took 3-34.