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North Staffordshire and South Cheshire League Premier Division

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: June 18, 2014

  • Leek's Alex Mellor leaves the field after being dimissed one run short of a maiden half-century for Staffordshire on his championship debut against Lincolnshire at Sleaford. Picture - Andrew Vaughan (Freelance) Minor Counties Cricket Lincolnshire vs Staffordshire Sunday 8th June 2014 Sleaford Cricket Club

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LEEK are still waiting to add to their solitary victory of the season after their trip to Meakins ended in a winning draw for the home side.

Half-centuries from Ranil Dhammika (72) and Peter Wilshaw (54) contributed greatly to Meakins' total of 226 all out.

Former Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire seamer Nadeem Malik was the pick of the Leek attack, ending up with 5-57.

Leek were afforded 38 overs to knock off the winning runs, but survival was the name of the game as they drew stumps on 138-7.

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Seamer Matthew Redican picked up 6-53, but Staffordshire opener Alex Mellor cut a resolute figure to make 86 not out, which included 16 shots over the boundary ropes at the Ivy House ground. Final score: Meakins 13pts Leek 8.

Leek 2nds eased their relegation worries in Division Two B with a surprise convincing victory over high-flying Alsager.

Alex Mellor made an encouraging championship debut for Staffordshire in the three-day clash against Lincolnshire last week.

The 22-year-old opener was one run short of a maiden half-century in Staffordshire's first innings at Sleaford.

The game ended in a disappointing draw for the visitors, following interruptions by rain.

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