PICTURE SPECIAL: Chorley storm to victory at Barrow
BARROW suffered defeat in quick order at Ernest Pass, as Chorley took the Northern League spoils.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, the hosts were not able to take advantage of good batting conditions in the early summer sunshine.
Openers Dean Williams and captain Toby Mowat were early victims for Chorley’s James Lee – the former caught behind by Harry Barclay and the latter trapped lbw – as the visitors made a strong start.
Greg Reynolds (19) and Australian professional Aaron Onyon (a top-scoring 47, with two sixes), laid the groundwork for a recovery, but when the former became the first victim for Ian Oakes, as he too was out leg-before – it sparked another mini collapse.
Glen Kermode went for two and, despite former skipper Daryl Wearing contributing 39, after Onyon was out there was little in the way of resistance.
New Zealander Jamie Pinfold mustered 13 at number seven, but Gayan Maneeshan had him caught by Oakes as one of three wickets in quick succession for the Chorley man as Barrow were dismissed for 145 in 47.1 overs.
Oakes returned 4 for 33 and Maneeshan 3 for 13.
The visitors’ reply made a stuttering start, as Onyon dismissed both openers – Andrew Holdsworth and Edwin Moulton – before they reached double-figures, but 66 from Will Moulton at number three was the bedrock of the innings.
There was support from Maneeshan, with 40, and Alexander Howarth, 19 not out, as they reached their target for the loss of six wickets in only the 29th over.
Onyon ended with figures of 3 for 29 from 11.4 overs as the best of the Barrow bowlers.
In Division Two, Barrow A fell to a similarly straightforward loss at Chorley A.
Put in to bat at Windsor Park, it looked good for the visitors as Peter Deeks (25) and Jordan Nicholson (32) put on a string opening partnership, but only number 10 Ben Carr (12 not out) made double-figures after that as Barrow were all out for 111.
In reply, the hosts lost only one wicket as they went to the win after just 20 overs.