T20 win for Walsden’s nine

Cricket - Todmorden v Walsden pre-season friendly. Walsden's Joe Gale.
Cricket - Todmorden v Walsden pre-season friendly. Walsden's Joe Gale.
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Walsden could only muster nine men for the Bank Holiday Monday’s trip to Werneth in the Pennine League’s T20 - including third teamer Mark Gledhill - but still won by nine wickets.

The hosts were 90 for one after nine overs but Joe Gale, carrying a side strain and bowling spin, took five for 16 to limit Werneth to 147 for nine off 20 overs.

Ex-first team skipper Chris Dewhirst made 39 not out and pro Umesh Karunaratne 53 not out as Walsden won with 13 balls to spare.

Dewhirst was completing a good game, having taken two for 27 off four overs and pouched a fine catch off Gale’s bowling.

Lightcliffe’s home Bradford League match against Woodlands was abandoned without a ball being bowled.