Proffitt cashes in as Ashcombe Park bank NSSCL Division Four points

Jake Topping took four wickets as Woore beat Little Stoke seconds in North Staffs and South Cheshire League Division Four.
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Steve Proffitt bashed out a quick century to set up Ashcombe Park seconds’ NSSCL Division Four win at home against Alsager 2nd XI.

Proffitt took just 98 balls to make 107, hitting 17 fours and two sixes in the process, as Ashcombe Park posted 208 all out in their weekend encounter.

Tom Warrilow (36no) and Charlie Knott (34) were also in good touch, while Michael Hindle (3-33) and Andrew Cooper (3-39) took the bowling plaudits for Alsager.

Paul Pickford’s 64, which contained 10 fours and one six, was backed up by Hassan Haleem’s 45 and 22 from Dave Kelly.

But Alsager fell short of their target, closing on 194-9 as Keith Hallam snared 3-34 and there were double strikes from Aidan Derbyshire and Warrilow.

Eccleshall seconds romped to the spoils with a crushing victory over Church Eaton.

Hosts Eccleshall amassed 225-6 in the formative stages, fronted by Connor Beasley’s 61.

Beasley struck nine boundaries and one maximum in his knock, with support coming from Dan Lakin (42no), Tom Hibbert (35), Dave Ecclestone (35) and Karl Mason (30).

Abdullah Mohamed Haseem claimed 3-44 for Church Eaton.

The visitors’ reply fell flat after tea as they were skittled for a mere 68.

Matthew Burslem (21) and Rob Austin (18no) made double figures, but Jack Armstrong (4-13) and Lakin (4-16) settled the issue.

Kidsgrove had a top day at home as they defeated Moddershall & Oulton fourths.

Chris Highfield top-scored with 56 and Christian Barber contributed 54 in Grove’s 220-9.

Highfield’s innings included nine fours, with Barber’s knock containing the same number of boundaries.

Eddie Homer (31) was also in good nick, with Luke Evans’ 5-57 being the main effort with the ball for the Modd men.

Charlie Price (55) and Ben Housley (50) both compiled half-centuries in Moddershall & Oulton’s run chase.

Samuel Wright chipped in with an unbeaten 21, but the away side were limited to 165-9 at stumps.

Callum McIlveen helped himself to 3-15 with Ben Bennett striking twice.

Oakamoor seconds won by five wickets on their trip to Knypersley 2nd XI.

Mitchell Edwards’ 104 dominated Knypersley’s 153 all out.

Edwards blasted 13 fours and one six, while Dominic Cumberbatch (20) lent support.

Mike Worthington, Will Leeson and Freddie Wood all claimed two wickets.

That target proved to be well within range for Oakamoor as Gary Wright’s 40 not out and Edward Hare (35) provided the batting highlights.

Silverdale seconds had an easy time of things in winning at Sandon.

A second-wicket stand of 90 between Matt Smith and Zoltan Toth underpinned Silverdale’s progress to 192-5 from their allocation.

Smith’s 72 not out featured eight fours, with Toth also striking eight boundaries in his 63. Mark Attwood picked up a couple of scalps.

David Nash (16), Yasir Siraj (14) and Steve Greatholder (11) all reached double figures after the interval.

But Sandon folded to 69 all out as Glynn Moore, pictured, (4-14), Brandon Sherriff (3-15) and William Shenton (3-25) proved to be a top trio.

Woore prevailed in their home meeting with Little Stoke seconds.

Lauren Kenvyn hit nine fours in her 53 to top score in Woore’s 181-6 in the first half.

Harvey Mountford and James Murphy shared four of the wickets to fall.

Little Stoke were dismissed for 134 in reply as Jake Topping picked up 4-24.