Seven up for Joshua in Chester's victory

Reporter:

Dennis Wall

STAR man Joshua Henderson stunned Bowdon with a sparkling bowling display to earn Chester Boughton Hall a convincing victory.

Henderson took seven wickets for 22 runs and secured five maidens in his impressive 15 overs to help skittle the home club all out for 81 runs after 35.5 overs in their Cheshire County League Premier Division match.
Bowdon stumbled from 43-4 to 68-6, before losing their last two wickets for just 13 runs as they failed to find an answer to Henderson's accuracy, despite Paddy McKeown (31) top-scoring for the hosts.
Boughton Hall skipper, Lee Dixon, had led by example earlier in the match as he top-scored with 54 runs which featured five fours and a six in his 76-ball innings.
Opener Mark Rowlands got the ball rolling with 29 runs and other noteworthy contributions were provided by Guy Dunbavand (25), and Ross Dixon (28).
Boughton Hall had recovered to 62-2 after number two Warren Goodwin had been dismissed for eight runs to leave his side on 15-1.
Ogilby and Dixon attempted to strengthen Boughton Hall's position, but 160 for six became 177 all out after 52.2 overs.
Hall are now three points behind leaders Hyde who cantered to an eight wicket win at Grappenhall.
The hosts were bowled out for 136 before Christopher Tipper smashed 86 not out in Hyde’s 139-2 reply.
Iftikhar Naseer starred with bat and ball for Christleton in their seven wicket victory in Division One at Widnes.
Naseer took 7-31 off 12.4 overs to help dismiss Widnes for 153 after 40.4 overs, despite Ian Spencer (64) top-scoring for the home club.
Naseer then smashed 57 runs from 39 balls which included five fours and four sixes alongside an 61-run partnership with opening batsman Iroshan de Silva who amassed an unbeaten 71 runs as Christleton reached a winning reply of 155-3 after 32.4 overs.
Tattenhall drew their home match at Weaverham in Division Two.
Tattenhall amassed 192-9 after 50 overs
Number two Oliver Thompson top scored with 67 and he was assisted by John Gibbon (43) and Dan Power (30) as Wilden Cornwall took 5 for 47.
Weaverham posted 130-7 off 50 overs in reply, James Lewis was unbeaten on 58 as Owen Williamson finished with 3 for 34 off 12 overs for Tattenhall while Alan Brock also took two wickets.

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