First XI - Match centre

Carmel & District CC - 1st XI
Northop CC - 1st XI
Mon 29 Aug 12:30 - North Wales Cricket League - 1st XI League 1st Division

Dan's the man in Northop defeat

Youngster Dan Sim (48) helps First XI salvage two points to boost survival hopes

Carmel's First XI on are on the brink of survival in NWCL Division One after Dan Sim's 48 helped them secure two valuable points in a six-wicket loss to Northop.

It means that victory in either of Carmel's final two matches - against Bersham (September 3rd) or Buckley (September 10th) - will safeguard the club's place in the division.

Home skipper Barry Mcgauty elected to bat after he won the toss against his former club, but the loss of early wickets left Carmel in trouble.

Five out of the top six batsmen - Alec Davies (10), Dylan Campbell (1), Richard Jones (5), Danny Owens (5) and Timothy Abraham (8) - failed to make an impact.

But Sim's patient and determined approach saw him make a season's best knock for the First XI to hold the innings together.

His 77-run stand with Mcgauty (25) helped rescue Carmel from 41-5 to 118-6 while some late hitting from brother Ben Sim (11) saw Carmel post 146 in 49.1 overs.

Carmel's bowlers initially found wickets hard to come by as Northop progressed to 76 without loss before Ben Sim (1-29) struck courtesy of a fine catch by Owens.

Campbell showed his brilliance in the field to claim a run out before an athletic Owens did likewise.

Davies (1-21) reduced Northop to 133-4 thanks to a clean pair of hands from Dan Sim at cover, but a fifth wicket proved elusive.

The full scorecard from the match can be found below or on play-cricket here.

Scorecard

Carmel & District CC - 1st XI won the toss and decided to bowl.

Carmel & District CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Alec Davies
ct. D Nicholson, b. K Totty
10
 
Dylan Campbell
ct. J Roberts, b. K Totty
1
 
Richard Jones
lb. A Poynton
5
 
Daniel Owens
ct. D Nicholson, b. T Blackwell
5
 
Daniel Sim
b. A Poynton
48
 
Timothy Abraham
ct. D Nicholson, b. T Blackwell
8
 
Barry Mcgauty
ro. M Poynton
25
 
Ryan Roberts
ct. A Oates, b. M Poynton
4
 
Ben Sim
ro. B Beaver
11
 
Derek Johnson
Not Out
4
 
Connor Hughes
b. M Poynton
1
 
Extras
16w, 8lb
24
Total
for 10 wickets 49.1 overs
146

Northop CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Andy Poynton
12
3
32
2
2.7
3w
Ken Totty
7
2
10
2
1.4
1w
Tom Blackwell
7
1
22
2
3.1
4w
Mark Poynton
10.1
0
28
2
2.8
6w
Ben Beaver
6
1
22
0
3.7
Andrew Oates
7
0
24
0
3.4
2w

Northop CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tom Blackwell
ro. D Owens
55
 
Richard Walker
ct. D Owens, b. B Sim
61
 
Andrew Oates
ro. D Campbell
0
 
Ben Beaver
ct. D Sim, b. A Davies
10
 
Matthew Williams
Not Out
4
 
James Roberts
Not Out
3
 
David Foulkes
 
 
Andy Poynton
 
 
Mark Poynton
 
 
Danny Nicholson
 
 
Ken Totty
 
 
Extras
12w, 2b
14
Total
for 4 wickets 34.2 overs
147

Carmel & District CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Dylan Campbell
7
1
25
0
3.6
Connor Hughes
4
0
28
0
7.0
Derek Johnson
6
1
22
0
3.7
Ben Sim
3
0
29
1
9.7
4w
Alec Davies
7
0
21
1
3.0
3w
Barry Mcgauty
7.2
1
18
0
2.6
5w

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other 1st XI League 1st Division results

Bersham CC - 1st XI
98/1
97
Marchwiel and Wrexham CC - 1st XI
Dolgellau CC - 1st XI
123
124/7
Conwy CC - 1st XI
Llay Welfare CC - 1st XI
141/4
139
Mold CC - 1st XI
Bethesda CC - 1st XI
129/9
130/7
St Asaph CC - 1st XI
Buckley CC, Wales - 1st XI
125
333/7
Chirk CC - 1st XI

League table

# Team Pts
6. Llay Welfare CC - 1st XI 156
7. Bethesda CC - 1st XI 153
8. Carmel & District CC - 1st XI 124
9. Conwy CC - 1st XI 112
10. Dolgellau CC - 1st XI 94
11. Marchwiel and Wrexham CC - 1st XI 90
12. Buckley CC, Wales - 1st XI 71

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