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North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Cricket League

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: May 07, 2014

Century-maker Moddershall pro Kashif Bhatti hits out at the Cheadle bowling.

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CHEADLE were skittled out for just 43 runs in their Division One A clash with Moddershall in the North Staffs and South Cheshire Cricket League.

Staffordshire seamer Matthew Goodwin helped himself to 6-17, with Tom Hope taking 3-18 to send Moddershall racing to a 172-run victory.

Cheadle openers Hamaz Siddique and Andy Coxon had weathered a spell of aggressive bowling from the Newcastle attack, with the former eventually out for a creditable 33.

Chris Barker (18) showed some resistance after the wickets had begin to fall, with Cheadle closing on 181 all out.

Earlier, the Moddershall innings was rocking on 52-5 after Barker and Jack Winfield had claimed a couple of wickets apiece.

But then Kashif Bhatti went on to steal the show, striking nine fours and one six in an unbeaten 100, which propelled Moddershall to 215-7, despite some accurate bowling from teenager Will Dobbie

A fifth-wicket stand of 108 between Longton's Chris Gask and Andy put paid to Cheadle 2nd XI's victory hopes in Premier B.

Longton were set a testing 206 to win the match, and found themselves with their backs to the ball after being reduced to 83-4.

However, the combination of Gask (74no) and Leese (53) set Longton on their way to a five-wicket triumph.

Thomas Degg took 3-63 for Cheadle, who had earlier seen Jake Mils hit a half-century in their 205-9.

Tom Bourne (40) and Paul Barker (31) made other valuable contributions, while Paul Harris claimed 5-41 with the ball for Longton.

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