Frustration for Chirk despite Swarbrick and Conner heroics

Andrew Swarbrick took five wickets and made a half century for Chirk

SHROPSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET LEAGUE

DIVISION ONE

Chirk 1st XI (8) 117-10 Frankton (9) 36-6
Match abandoned

Despite a superb all-round display from Andrew Swarbrick, hosts Chirk were denied a likely victory by the weather.

Put into bat, the North Wales team were bowled out for a very modest 117 in 36.3 overs, Swarbrick dominating with 52 off just 44 balls, including seven fours and three sixes.

Nick Flack added 20, while for Frankton, Grant McKay grabbed 5-28 and Stuart Lammie 3-3.

In reply, the visitors plummeted to 16-6 before opener Scott Hale (21 no) and skipper McKay (5 no) gave them hope before the heavens opened with the total on 36-6.

Swarbrick was sensational with the ball, snapping up 5-17 off eight overs, four of his victims clean bowled.

DIVISION SIX

Column 2nd XI (7) 83-2 Chirk 2nd XI (10) 175-5
Match abandoned

Stephen Conner struck a club best 96 not out for a Chirk seconds outfit who made a good game of it at Column before weather abandoned play.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Chirk set 175-5 off a reduced 30 overs, Conner’s knock totally dominating the innings.

The hosts were 83-2 off just 12 overs when the elements intervened, Martin Wright collecting 2-33 for the visitors.

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