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Audlem win after maiden century

14th June 2009 @ 1:01pm – by Audlem Webteam
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On a stunning day skipper Chris Shenton won the toss for the Audlem 1st XI home game Vs Rostherne yesterday and had no hesitation in batting first. Early on the Rostherne bowlers, skipper Peter Starr and Pete Britton, had the better of things restricting Audlem to just 11 after 7 overs on a pitch that had some variable bounce.

Pete Britton made the deserved breakthrough when he had Andy Capper LBW in the 8th over with the score still on 11 and when Littlewood went the same way in the 14th over, Audlem were 31 for 2 off 15 overs. Tom Measures joined skipper Chris Shenton and the pair went about rebuilding the innings. They added 67 with the majority of the runs being scored by Shenton who passed his 50 with some lusty blows off all the bowlers.

Measures fell to Farooq for 22, but Shenton continued to score freely, ably supported by firstly Rich Wilson then finally by keeper Paddy Leese. Chris Shenton went on to make his maiden century spraying the ball to all parts as he ended up 148 not out as Audlem brought their innings to a close on 220 for 5dec off 46 overs.

Great startWith 44 overs to dismiss the opposition, Audlem got off to a great start as opening bowlers Simon Swift and Stuart Elkes bowled with great pace and accuracy to leave the visitors struggling on 19 for 3 off just 8 overs.

When skipper Pete Starr came to the crease there were some moments of concern for Audlem as he hit several massive blows on his way to a quickfire 33 hitting 6 fours and 2 six's, but when he was brilliantly caught on the long off boundary by youngster Swift off the bowling of Woodcock, Audlem sensed victory was not far away.

The Rostherne innings finally came to an end on 124 when Andy Daniels was brilliantly run out by Jim Littlewood. Stuart Elkes, Simon Swift and Lyndon Woodcock shared the spoils taking three wickets a piece.

Audlem moved up the league with a maximum 25 points whilst visitors Rostherne picked up just 4 points. Audlem travel to Glazebury next week.

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