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Monday, 09 September 2013
A 183-run partnership from Clinton Perren and Chris Schofield proved to be the thorn in the side of Middleton's First Eleven.

Perren's century, off 123 deliveries, was the mainstay of the Littleborough innings, but he was well supported by Schofield (86).

Things were looking rosy for Middleton, as they were on top with Littleborough teetering at 82 for 5.

But that was when the experienced pair came together and took the game away from Middleton. The partnership lasted 23 overs as the pair cut loose as Littleborough finished on 272 for 6.

In reply, Middleton opened with Scott Stanworth and George Walker, and they got off to a decent start as they put on 58 runs for the first wicket before Stanworth was caught by Joe Barnes off Gary Nash for 39.

Grant Edmeades came to the crease and continued the good work that Stanworth had started and hit a run-a-ball 44 until he was bowled by Schofield.

Walker followed his professional back to the pavilion without adding to the score when fell victim to a piece of smart glove work by Joe Roche.

Middleton lost two more wickets, those of Grant Jones and Alex Copeland, before the rain curtailed events and Middleton finished on 206 for 5.

But due to the league rules, this was not enough for victory and Littleborough claimed four points to Middleton's one point.

 

Littleborough 

G Hulme ct Edmeades b Mahmood 16

C Perren not out 118

J Smith-Butler ct Davey b Bennett 2

T Pye b Bennett 4

G Nash run out 9

J Barnes b Holmes

C Schofield b Walker

J Henderson not out 1

Extras 26

Total 272 for 6

Bowling: S Mahmood 14-0-78-1; S Holmes 15-2-39-1; P Bennett 6-0-37-2; C Shaw 3-0-24-0; G Edmeades 4-0-25-0; G Walker 8-0-72-1

Middleton

S Stanworth ct Barnes b Nash 39

G Walker st Roche b Perren 43

G Edmeades b Schofield 44

G Jones c Pye b P Jones 15

A Copeland c Schofield b Hulmes 17

M Foden not out 12

P Bennett not out 17

Extras 18

Total 206 for 5

Bowling: M Bux 9-4-17-0; J Smith-Butler 7-0-33-0; G Nash 3-0-16-1; J Barnes 4-0-26-0; P Jones 6.1-0-24-1; C Perren 7-0-11-1; C Schofield 7-0-28-1; G Hulme 5-0-36-1

- Next weekend is the final round of fixtures with both teams facing Clifton. The First Eleven are at home and the Second Eleven are away. Both games are on Sunday and start at 12:15pm

 
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