Silverdale edge thrilling contest with Oakamoor in NSSCL Division Four

Hassan Haleem scored a half-century for Alsager in their North Staffs and South Cheshire League Division Four win against Knypersley.
Hassan Haleem scored a half-century for Alsager in their North Staffs and South Cheshire League Division Four win against Knypersley. -Credit:Malcolm Hart

Silverdale seconds inched to a one-wicket win in their NSSCL Division Four meeting with Oakamoor 2nd XI.

Dale were chasing 135 for victory on their road trip - and it was a nerve-jangling ending before they managed to cross the line.

Alex Ford (4-11) and Matthew Carnwell (3-27) impressed with the ball for hosts Oakamoor.

But 32 apiece from Mick Moore and Chris Brookes, plus 21 from Matt Smith, saw Silverdale home.

Earlier in the day, Dan James’ 32, 21 from James Wright and 20 apiece from Will Leeson and Ford, saw Oakamoor to 134-7 from their 40 overs.

Jacob McIntyre (3-41) led the Silverdale bowling effort, backed up by a double strike from Ben Stokes.

Alsager seconds impressed on their travels to seal the spoils at their Knypersley counterparts.

Visitors Alsager made hay in the first part of the contest as they amassed 219-7.

That was largely down to Hassan Haleem’s 56, which contained nine fours, and 49 from Andrew Watkins.

Dave Kelly (35) and Lewis Pickford (22) also helped to put their side in a commanding position. Toby Fallows took a couple of wickets.

Hosts Knype saw Marcus Kiely (42), Dan Baker (41no) and Jack Baker (21) impress on the resumption.

However, they fell short of their target, being dismissed for 143 as Joshua Khan helped himself to 5-8.

Pierce Pickford scooped 3-21 and the other two wickets were taken by Chris McKeown.

Kidsgrove ran out four-wicket winners at home against Ashcombe Park seconds.

Steve Proffitt’s unbeaten 85 formed the backbone of Ashcombe Park’s 166-6 in the first half.

Proffitt’s knock featured 10 fours and two sixes, with Rich Knott and Joe Alcock both contributing 18.

Callum McIlveen snared 3-25 for Grove, with Joe Clay striking twice.

Kidsgrove rose to the challenge superbly after the interval to clinch victory with seven balls to spare.

Simon Lightfoot struck 12 fours and two sixes in his 85, with support coming from Adam Shaw (20), Ryan Davis (16) and James Green (14).

Aidan Derbyshire (3-32) was the pick of the Ashcombe Park attack. Dan Sutton also chipped in with two wickets.

Moddershall & Oulton fourths were victorious on their journey to Little Stoke seconds.

The Modd men stuck 124 all out on the board after taking first use.

Paul McHale top-scored with 39, with Elliott Harris (34) also in good nick.

Stuart Jones and Sohail Hussain grabbed 3-12 and 3-23 respectively.

Yasar Kamran (35) and Hussain (19) attempted to push Little Stoke close in their response.

But they were dismissed for 110 as Alfie Womble took 5-11 and there were a couple of victims apiece for Shaun Brian and Ranganath Pathinayake.

Eccleshall seconds cruised to the points at Woore. Eccleshall put themselves in the driving seat by amassing 182-9 from their 40 overs.

Jonathon Bramall (39), Bradley Wakefield (32) and Jack Armstrong (31no) were instrumental in Eccleshall impressing with the bat.

Amy Griffiths took 3-33 for the home side, while Martin Harper took a couple of scalps.

Michael Burton made 22 in reply, but Woore were bundled out for 82 as Ben Thomas claimed 4-24.

Church Eaton won by four wickets at Sandon.

Steve Greatholder’s 48 was backed up by Richard Whitehead’s 36, 29 from Sajith Fernando and Phil Talbot’s 24 as Sandon posted 156 all out.

Jonathan Arnold captured 3-25, with Robert Hogarth and Adrian Melbourn sharing four wickets.

Arnold then hit five fours in his 51 to set up Church Eaton’s successful run chase. Matt White chipped in with 29 and Hogarth added an unbeaten 28 to see Church Eaton to their target with more than two overs to spare.

Greatholder picked up 3-19, but his efforts were in vain.