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2nd XI Match Report - 20 April 2019

The 2019 cricket season began at Mossley Cricket Club on a gloriously hot and sunny afternoon. Mossley 2nd XI were at home to Trafford MV who batted first amassing an impressive total of 215-7 off their allotted 40 overs. Andy Grange was the pick of the Mossley bowlers with figures of 8 overs, 5 maidens, 2 wickets for just 16 runs. Other bowlers pitching in with wickets were Adam Petznick who took 2 and making his debut, Sam Dawson who took 1. There were also two smartly taken run outs.

The Trafford MV batsmen were positive in their batting with skipper Adnan and Cal Rothwell both scoring half centuries. Lan Gururaj made 49 before being trapped lbw by the pacey bowling of Andy Grange. Mossley fielded well in the heat of the hottest day of the year so far but the batting of the Trafford MV side was impressive.

The Mossley innings began well with Anthony Burkard and Alfie Tideswell initially outscoring the Trafford MV innings but all too soon, both openers were back into the pavilion. A mini middle order collapse saw Thomas Goodwin and Sam Dawson together and they