Garstang CC skipper leads by example in Chorley draw

Garstang CC earned a winning draw when they met Chorley in the Northern League last weekend.

Tuesday, 4th June 2019, 6:00 pm
Garstang CC's Mark Walling hits a boundary against Chorley Picture: Tim Gilbert/Preston Photographic Society

After being asked to bat first by their visitors, Garstang made 196-8 before Chorley’s reply ended on 176-5.

Openers Michael Walling and Michael Wellings made 14 and 33 respectively before skipper Mark Walling and Punit Bisht provided the foundation of their innings.

The captain top-scored with 67 and Bisht added 65 before falling victim to Edwin Moulton and Gaurav Dhar respectively.

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Dhar then ran through the middle and lower order to end with figures of 5-33, while Moulton claimed 2-60 and Keiran McCullagh 1-34.

In reply, Garstang were unable to take wickets at regular intervals with Chorley falling 21 runs short of victory.

Chamikara Edirisinghe top-scored with 41 not out with Moulton adding 38 and Wian van Zyl 29.

On Sunday, Garstang reached the last 16 of the LCF Club Knockout with an 88-run win over Walkden, setting up a home match with Northern on June 23.