Saints Suffer Defeat
Thursday 7th July 2016 @ 11:37 by Mark Phillip
Sports Stalybridge

Report by Jamie Brownhill:

Stalybridge St Pauls 176 all out Hazel Grove 177 for 1

Stalybridge St Paul’s reached the halfway point of the season by visiting promotion-chasing Hazel Grove last Saturday.

Stalybridge batted first and were indebted to two brief blasts of 42 runs.

Stuart Barnes providing the impetus up the order with Mike Hatton also batting impressively lower down as Stalybridge set what looked like a competitive 176.

Hazel Grove’s openers settled quickly however as they set about the Stalybridge bowling.

The target was passed with the loss of only one wicket with three overs to spare.

This weekend, the first team host hayfield, while the seconds travel to Whaley Bridge.