A better weekend for the Club with the 2nd and 3rd teams registering wins – as the song goes 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.
Unfortunately, the 1st team lost at home to Crompton. Crompton batted first and posted an impressive target of 271 for 6 thanks in the main to a chanceless 128 not out from their sub pro Will Bosisto and 69 from Mohammad Jamal. In reply Ramsbottom were bowled out for 208 with JJ making 30 and Rehan 43.
The second team won the reverse fixture at Crompton on the following day. Dale won the toss and batted first with the 2nds posting 228 for 4 thanks to Jonathan Dack’s 107 and Nicholas Round’s 71 not out – they shared a stand of 164. Crompton were bowled out for 89 with Dale taking 6 for 22 supported by some superb fielding including a great catch by youngster Tom Ireland at square leg.
The 3rd team were away at Rawtenstall on Saturday and registered a 7-wicket win. The 3rds fielded a very young side (due in part to a cultural visit to Hamburg for some of the older players) and dismissed Rawtenstall for 174 with 5 run outs. Jake “Cupcake” Walker was responsible for 3 of the run outs and took 2 wickets – a different way to get a 5 for. The target was reached with the loss of 3 wickets with Ben Parkinson on 93 not out and Nick Round and Toby Ashworth making 32 and 23.
1st XI Team Selection T20 v Littleborough Away
1st XI Sunday 09/06/19 Away v Rochdale 1pm
The 1st team travel to Redbrook on Sunday to take on Rochdale. In 2018 we took 12 points at Rochdale. Batting first we scored 141 for 8. Tom made 58 and Trigger 25. Rochdale were bowled out for 77 with Birdy taking 5 for 39. Rochdale have retained South African Ed Moore as their pro – a left hander who scored over 650 runs in 12 innings last season averaging just under 73. Redbrook is a 20-minute drive on Bridgefield Road, post code OL11 5BX.
1st XI team selection v Rochdale
2nd XI Sunday 09/06/19 Home v Rochdale 1pm
The 2nd team take on Rochdale at Acre Bottom. Last season the match did not finish. Ramsbottom had batted and scored 202 for 5 with a 50 not out from Michael Howarth. Rochdale were 44 for 3 when the game was abandoned. Jack had taken 2 wickets. Rochdale have won 3 games this season with 1 tie and 3 losses and are 6th on 44 points.
3rd Team – Saturday 08/06/2019 Home v Lowerhouse 1 pm
The 3rds are taking on the House on Saturday at home. In the away fixture earlier this season the 3rd team took 12 points. Rammy scored 189 for 7 with a 50 from Ben Parkinson. Lowerhouse were bowled out for 124 with Ben Wilky surprising everyone (including those watching on the live feed) with 4 for 20.