Sandiacre too good for Shipley

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Shipley Hall’s troublesome season continued on Saturday when they fell to defeat when visiting Sandiacre Town’s second XI.

The home side batted first and had made 35 before Tom and Mark Starr combined to see off Neil MacNamee for 18.

But opener Praveen Chandran was to be Shipley’s nemesis as he stood firm while six wickets fell around him to make 72, eventually bowled out by Ryan North who took 4 for 41.

Gabriel Ward’s unbeaten 31 low down the order also contributed heavily to the final total of 202 for 8 from Sandiacre’s 46 overs.

Thomas Starr (pictured) took 3 for 55 and Kevin Farnsworth 1 for 32.

Shipley’s reply struggled to get going, with Paul Standring and Andrew Marlowe in good form as they took four wickets each.

Openers Mark Starr and Terry Gainey were both out before the score reached 20, and at one point it was 64-7 before Thomas Starr’s fine unbeaten innings of 47 produced a glimmer of hope for the visitors.

But no others could contribute anything of note and Shipley were eventually all out for 126.