Apologies for a brief report this week - your reporter is away

Sam Collins was the first player this year to pass three figures, knocking an unbeaten 117 as all our senior sides recorded decent victories on a glorious weekend.

The 1sts finally recorded their first win of the season with a comprehensive display, and there was a hat-trick for Niko as Droylesden were vanquished by 140 runs. Burns, Phill Hayes and Ruffers all put in decent batting performances, while the usual bowling trio of Lenny, Burns and our resident Kiwi took all 10 wickets between them for just 28 runs as the visitors were skittled for 51. Great result lads.

Kev Hothersall starred in a low-scoring 2nd XI affair, taking the first club 5 wicket haul this season. Having restricted Adlington to 98-8, despite a painstaking 63 run opening stand, a rapid run chase was in progress at 61-2 before the traditional TSJ middle order collapse resulted in a nervy finish. The 2nds got over the line with three wickets to spare though to build on last week's emphatic win at Deane and Derby. A decent batting effort from Watty (32) anchored the innings, while Kev and Daz was there at the end to see the 2nds over the line at 101-7. Adlington old boy Will and Sam both fell to first ball ducks, the latter setting up a mighty comeback the day after.

A sunny Sunday dawned and saw the 3rds gave Darcy Lever a bit of a walloping. After promising to make amends for his Saturday blob, Sam did just that. In concert with Donny, whose 72 formed part of a 160 run opening partnership, Sam carried his bat for 117 not out, hitting four sixes along the way on what he selflessly described as "the worst innings". We can all aspire to that - it takes a hell of a lot of concentration to bat for 40 overs, so this was a terrific effort. Katie's troops then continued their 100% start to the campaign by restricting Darcy to 177-7. The final score was actually just 11 runs short of the Duckworth-Lewis target, and produced a few flutters among those watching online as well as those on the field. Si Marsh was his usual magical self, taking 5-18 to rip out most of the top order, while Awais and Katie each picked up a wicket.

More of the same next week please!

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