Scholes Cricket Club First Team v Delph & Dobcross on Sat 18 Apr 2015 at 13:00
Scholes Cricket Club Won 6 Points

Match report Saturday 18th April Scholes 178 all out beat Delph and Dobcross 155 all out by 23 runs
This was a fabulous start to what promises to be an exciting season in the gorgeous spring sunshine at a busy Chapelgate. 2013 League batting prize winner Joe Carter has returned after playing first class all summer in New Zealand, as has the admirable and prolific Pete Drysdale, and it's great to have the talented and home grown Tommy Boorman finally back from his Antipodean travels.
We now have real depth in batting and bowling, especially once Tom Brook returns next weekend.
This Delph team are completely without brusson, but with Lilley and Buckley playing still have plenty of firepower and will win plenty of games this season.
Batting first both Scholes Kiwi's looked in great nick, as Drysdale made a positive 33 and Carter a super classy 58, but both fell lbw to Buckley and Scholes fell away quickly to 178 all out despite Noble's solid 22*. I thought Qasim was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 34 off his whippy 12 overs.
Probably not enough we thought, but an inspired Adam France blew away Delph's top three, including Buckley for only 5, who was breathtakingly caught at midwicket by Chadwick. Lancashire's Lilley (51) and Laker (31) threatened to take it away from Scholes, but Josh Brook's medium pace inswing proved mightily effective on a low track, as did "Flat Jack" Boorman's zippy off spin as Delph declined dramatically in front of a happily imbibing crowd to 155 all out and the Scholes second string bowlers shared six belting wickets between them.

Scholes Cricket Club First Team Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 13w 5lb 
for 10 wickets

(46.1 overs)
Tom Chadwick lbw B Qasim 13
Tommy Boorman ct Jones B Qasim 8
Joe Carter lbw B Lilley 58
Pete Drysdale lbw B Lilley 33
Toby Booth ct Jones B Laker 0
James Wharton Run out  16
James Noble Not Out  22
Josh Brook lbw  B Buckley 0
Adam France b  Buckley 0
Louis Brook ct Jones B Qasim 2
Richard Holmes lbw B Lilley 6

Delph & Dobcross Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andy Cadd5.012100.004.20
Wasim Qasim12.0234311.332.83
Greg Buckley15.0160230.004.00
Aaron Lilley10.1439313.003.84
Chris Laker4.0017117.004.25

Delph & Dobcross Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 14w 4lb 
for 10 wickets
155 (44.4 overs)
Graeme Simpson ct Drysdale B France 12
Andrew Gleave ct Holmes B France 4
Greg Buckley ct Chadwick B France 6
Aaron Lilley lbw B Josh Brook 51
Chris Laker st Holmes B Boorman 31
Nathan Jones ct Booth B Josh Brook 0
Grant Jones lbw B Boorman 15
Luke Hargreaves b Josh Brook 3
Wasim Qasim b Louis Brook 8
Andy Cadd b Boorman 5
Brad Cruse Not Out  0

Scholes Cricket Club First Team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Adam France13.0161320.334.69
Louis Brook7.0127127.003.86
Josh Brook15.0441313.672.73
Tommy Boorman9.412438.002.48
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Beautiful Chapelgate 18th April