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1st XI Match Report - 20th April 2019

Mossley’s Nail-biting start to the season!

Mossley 1st XI began the season with a trip to Saughall, the longest trip they will face this year. It was a beautiful sunny day and Saughall won the toss and elected to bat first. The two openers made a steady start before Butler made the breakthrough thanks to an excellent catch by Moss. Mossley continued to pile on the pressure, quality veteran bowling from Brown and some excellent diving stops from Pearson at short mid-on kept the score down.

Despite the pressure no further wickets fell until the pacey Turner was re-introduced to the attack. Turner dismissed the remaining opener with a good length ball which seamed in leaving the batsmen helpless and sending the batsmen’s stumps flying. The very next ball Turner provided an action replay of the previous one, again bowling the batsmen middle stump with a full pitched ball. Afterwards Saughall meandered their way to 154-4 off their allotted overs with Butler, Speak and Moss keeping the scoring to a minimum.