Impressive Chorley claim derby day bragging rights

Edwin Moulton, second from left, celebrates the wicket of Chris Parkinson
Edwin Moulton, second from left, celebrates the wicket of Chris Parkinson
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Title chasing Chorley put in a much improved display to defeat arch rivals Leyland at Fox Lane.

The Windsor Park outfit out-bowled, out-fielded and out-batted their opponents to claim a deserved 12 points.

For Leyland, they were missing several key men including opening bowler Karl Cross and skipper David Makinson, who has a knee injury, and that ultimately cost them.

The win is Chorley’s first league victory over Makinson’s side in a number of years.

Winning the toss and bowling first, Chorley made early inroads into the Leyland line-up.

Stand-in skipper Chris Parkinson (8) and fellow opener Tom Reece (16) fell cheaply as did overseas amateur Richardt Frenz (14) and Henry Thompson (0).

Nathan McDonnell (31), Andrew Makinson (26) and James Rounding (30) offered some resistance for Leyland but neither batter could kick on as they were bowled out for 145.

Edwin Moulton impressed with the ball for Chorley taking 3-28 off 12 overs.

There was also two wickets each for Will Moulton, Brenton McDonald and Jimmy Lee.

McDonald proving his worth once again accounting for Andrew Makinson and Nathan McDonnell.

Despite losing Ian Oakes (0) early in which he was adjudged LBW despite the ball striking him on his thigh, Chorley never looked in danger of not chasing the total.

Opener David Fisher hit three fours and one six in a well made 25 before he scuffed a short Will Jacques delivery to square leg.

Ian Dickinson scored 35, which included six fours before being bowled by Andrew Makinson.

Despite the loss of Dickinson, overseas amateur McDonald dug in and scored a valuable unbeaten 49 as Chorley chased down the total with more than 15 overs to spare.

Chorley seconds also registered a victory over Leyland in a one-sided encounter.

Roland Horridge rolled back the years scoring a superb 64 as Chorley closed on 172-7 off their allocated overs.

Joe Tiffin hit 39, which included eight boundaries and Andy Flear scored 21.

In reply, Chris Harty stole the show with the ball taking 6-28 off 12 overs.

Harty bowled with great control and only skipper Ian Farrington offered any resistance scoring 29.

Lewis Saunders took 2-19 whilst Joe Barker and Alex Howarth took a wicket each as Leyland were bowled out for 80.

On Friday evening, Chorley were well beaten by Darwen in the Twenty/20 competition.

After posting a competitive 137-6 off their 20 overs, Darwen’s professional Khaya Zondo made light work of the chase smashing an excellent century.

The Chorley bowlers had no answer to Zondo’s shot selection as he cleared the boundary on a number of occasions.