Unsworth Senior Teams won 2 of their 3 games over the weekend in the Greater Manchester League, ironically both the home games! Saturday saw the twos defeat Heywood, with home side posting a competitive 154. Liam Brady with 34 with pick of home sides batting although there was contributions all the way down the order, including a valuable 30 or so for last wicket with Chris Sherington and Rob Connor. In reply Heywood limped to 99 all out, Rob Connor 3-31 pick of the bowlers. Thanks to Bob & Sue Judge for the ball sponsor.

The first team lost despite being in the game for long periods. Heywood posted 241 on a very flat wicket at the Crimble. Ian Hall 2-51 and Jack O’Brien 2-56 were the pick of the Unsworth bowlers. Despite an opening partnership of 83 off 12 overs, and being well placed at 115 for 1 Unsworth’s middle order crumbled. Leighton Friend 49 was the top scorer, and looked very dangerous. The team ended up on 204 all out with around 8 overs left.

On Sunday Mark Crowther’s bowling, (yes you read it right bowling), inspired a win for the 3rd team. In trouble at 59 for 6, Mason Garnett 58* and Danny Creer 52* lifted the home side to a formidable 165 for 6 in 39 overs. In reply Newton were always behind in the game, and captain Mark Crowther demolished the lower order with a blistering spell of 5 wickets for just 4 runs. Thanks go to Tom Earnshaw for ball sponsor.

Anyone interested in ball sponsor (prices start from £12.50) or match sponsorship (prices start from £100 for 4 people) CLICK HERE. This weekend sees the 1st team at home on Saturday, 1pm start, come and support.