■ Sports Reporter :
Hits 91 and snares four wickets for Lancaster
VIDARBHA’S talented young all-rounder Atharva Taide’s brilliant allround show went in vain as Lancaster Cricket Club lost to Kendal Cricket Club by 26 runs in a lowscoring Division One match of Northern Premier Cricket League in England. The top-order southpaw hit a match high of 91 and took four wickets but could stop Lancaster going down.Taide did not receive any help form other batsmen as the team was shot out for 158 in 45.3 overs chasing Kendal’s 184 all out from 49 overs. Lancaster opted to field first and the bowlers, led by left-arm orthodox spin of Taide (15-1-65- 4) and Ben Simm (11-1-37-4), did well to bundle out the hosts. David Steinson (10-1-31-2) was the other successful bowler. For Kendal, Ben Phillips hit a half century (53) from 76 balls with four fours and two sixes. In the league, a bowler is allowed to bowl a maximum of 15 overs. Lancaster had a bad start and lost both the openers at eight. More trouble came as the side lost two more at the score of 15.
One-down Taide (91; 106b, 10x4, 1x6) dominated two partnerships, first with Andrew Chubb (10) and then with skipper Simm (17). In fact, they were the only other batsmen to reach the double digits. Taide ran out of support from the other end and was eventually the eighth batsman out. Kendal’s new ball bowler Kuldeep Singh returned with a four--wicket haul. In their next game, Lancaster play Longridge CC at Newsham Memorial Cricket Ground on Saturday. Kale helps Wem earn draw VIDARBHA all-rounder Mohit Kale bowled a miserly spell to earn a draw for Wem Cricket Club against Dorridge CC in a Premier Division Two match of Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League at The John Woolman Ground in Dorridge. Put into bat on a wet turf,Wem were all out for 196 in 54.1 overs with number three Kale contributing six. Dorridge were restricted to 135-8 in 55 overs with off-spinner Kale returning with excellent figures of 14-2-21-1.