It’s a mixed weekend for Dickinson’s Chorley outfit

Photo Ian Robinson Northern Premier League Chorley v Lancaster at Windsor Park in Chorley Chorley batsman Will Moulton
Photo Ian Robinson Northern Premier League Chorley v Lancaster at Windsor Park in Chorley Chorley batsman Will Moulton
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Northern Premier Cricket League Division One side Chorley beat Lancaster by 49 runs on Saturday.

It was a stop-start innings for Chorley as they opened the batting.

They lost opener William Harvey for eight and captain Ian Dickinson fell for 10.

Chorley’s other opener Stuart Naden made 18 and Souther African Wihan Lubbe top scored with 21.

Will Moulton was out for a duck and Joseph Tiffin made four.

Ian Oakes made 10 and Keiran McCullagh added 19 runs as Chorley were bowled out for 114.

But they defended the low total superbly as they skittled Lancaster for 65.

Edwin Moulton removed Lancaster opener Rajat Agarwal for four and grabbed the wicket of Charlie Swarbrick for three soon after.

Wihan Lubbe clean bowled Lancaster wicket keeper Lee Marshall for four and Edwin Moulton clean bowled Kieran Moffatt for a golden duck.

Luke Phillips (17) put up some resistance with opener Abhimanyu Khod (17) but Oakes and McCullagh sent them back to the pavilion.

Oakes picked up two more wickets and Wihan Lubbe finished proceedings as he picked up another two wickets.

But Chorley were knocked out of the ECB National Knock Out by lowly Longridge on Sunday.

The Palace Shield side stormed to a four-wicket win.

It was a Chorley side with a host of changes and overseas pro Lubbe unable to play due to the rules of the competition.

Chorley batted first and they had a great start as Naden(30) and Joseph Tiffin (38) gave them a solid platform to kick on.

After they fell, captain Dickinson (43) and Will Moulton (49) built another strong partnership.

Will Moulton was one run away from 50 when he was clean bowled by Longridge’s Ian Simpson.

Andrew Howarth added 11 as Chorley tried to up their 
total with the 45 over mark 
approaching.

The Northern League side posted a total of 222-7.

But their lower league opposition rose to the challenge.

Joe Barker made the breakthrough as he took the first wicket as Joshua McDowell fell for 15.

Chorley took two more quick wickets as Baker removed Tom Howarth for a second ball duck and James Lee took Luke Platt’s wicket for one. But the hosts 
recovered from the loss of the three quick wickets as 
Neil Holden joined opener James Whitehead (46) at the crease.

Lee took two more wickets but Holden’s unbeaten 105 steered Longridge past the total and into the next round of the cup.