Five wickets by Matt Parkinson and a half century by Mark Waddington were the features of the Colts performance against Chorley.
Chorley CC XI vs Lancashire Colts
Chorley 204 all out
Lancashire Colts 161-7
Chorley openers David Fisher and Andy Griffiths laid a firm base with an opening stand of 44 within 11 overs before first change bowler Danny Lamb had Fisher caught by Lewis Jackson at extra cover for 27. The introduction of leg spinner Matt Parkinson brought about a second wicket for the Colts at 53-2 when Jack Bentham edged behind to James McDonough for 1. Chorley's 3rd wicket then fell shortly afterwards when Matt Parkinson claimed his second wicket of the game removing Andy Griffiths lbw for 31 and the score at 68-3 off 21.2 overs. The leg spinner then took hold of the game with two wickets in an over when he had Ian Dickinson caught at first slip by James Drummond for 10 and removed Stuart Naden for 0, caught and bowled.
That left the hosts on 73-5 off 23.3 overs, and they added 30 runs before Will Moulton, on 27, was superbly run out by M Finan from backward point with a one handed pick-up and throw at the stumps. That was in the 32nd over, and Parkinson then took his moment in the game completing his 5 wicket haul with the wicket of Andy Holdsworth, caught at deep mid-wicket by Will Hale for 31.
Chorley rallied with their 7th wicket adding 49, and their 8th wicket fell at 170-8 off 45.3 overs as Alex Weetman was bowled for 7 by Saqib Mahmood who also had Billy Smith caught behind by James McDonough for 8. Dhar had held the Chorley innings together with 51 off 56 balls before perishing to a catch at fine leg by Will Hale to give Saqib Mahmood a third wicket. Chorley were all out for 204 all out off 49.5 overs, with the Colts' Matt Parkinson returning 5-49 from his 16 overs (2 maidens) and Saqib Mahmood 3-60 from 8.5 overs.
In response, Lancashire Colts started by losing the early wicket of James Drummond, bowled by Billy Smith for 0, and Lewis Jackson who was caught and bowled by Chris Harty for 5 with the score at 11-2 after 7.5 overs. Fayaz Ughradar made 29, and Mark Waddington 52 off 75 balls. It took a fine rearguard battle from James McDonough (33 not out off 42 balls) and John Dotters (17 from 25 balls) to take the Colts to a losing draw with an unbeaten 8th wicket partnership of 50. The Colts finished on 161 for 7 in 50 overs. The best of the Chorley CC
bowlers saw David Fisher return 3-19 from 6 overs.
Our next game will see us play Morecambe CC in the Readers Cup on Sunday, 23rd June 2013.
Scott Churchman, Lancashire Colts Scorer.