Torrisholme start new season with a win

Torrisholme kicked off life in the Palace Shield Division One with a four-wicket win over White Coppice at Boundary Meadow.
Torrisholme Cricket Club in action at Boundary Meadow.Torrisholme Cricket Club in action at Boundary Meadow.
Torrisholme Cricket Club in action at Boundary Meadow.

Matt Jackson, starting his sixth season as captain, won the toss and elected to bowl, taking 3-32 as the visitors were bowled out for 93.

Jackson removed danger men Kyle Dixon (13) and Chris Maguire (18) with support from Daniel Woods (1-21).

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The star man however was Graham Lee (5-12) who picked up from where he left off from last season, taking five wickets and nearly picking up a hat-trick along the way.

After the fine spell of slow left arm bowling White Coppice did well to recover from 63-8 thanks to some lower order hitting.

Debutant James Ferguson (0-22) and veteran Neil Jordan (1-3) joined in as Torrisholme set up a more than getable total with the visitors dismissed for 93.

Things didn’t start well in reply however with ducks for Adam Bee, Mark Cottam and Karl Hansson leaving the hosts 0-3 in pursuit of victory.

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Man of the match Woods (42) came to the rescue however, and with support Ferguson, Jeff Stobbart and then Jack Andreae (12 not out), turned a horror start into a comfortable win on the opening day of the new season.

Torrisholme picked up 12 points to the visitors’ two and next head to Eccleston.

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