Match report: Thorncliffe cc v Coal Aston cc, Sat 6th September – from the Crucible Oval
After heavy rain and then drizzle, both teams, the umpires and groundsman Jakob Burgin did well to start and complete the match at the Crucible Oval.
Having lost the toss Thorncliffe were asked to defend first and on a testing track they lost early wickets in a must win match.
The promotion seekers were struggling at 30 for 3, but then in came in form pair Mike Alexander and Mikey Denton who in the previous match at Thorpe had smashed the ball to all parts. They went on to take a bowling attack apart for the second weekend running, with Alexander (who hit 106 at Thorpe) smashing 114 not out off 80 balls and Denton 50. Thorncliffe amassing a massive 240 off 35 overs.
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