Dale lose on their travels

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Marehay 3rds 206-7 (27pts) beat Darley Dale 2nd XI 167 all out (6pts) by 39 runs

DARLEY Dale 2nds suffered a 39-run defeat at the hands of hosts Marehay 3rds on Saturday in Division 7N of the Derbyshire County League.

Marehay’s innings of 207-7 was built around solid contributions from Joe Spray (62) and Andy Bromley (55 not out) and was assisted by 31 extras.

In reply, the visitors were handily placed at 105-2 with Ben Walton (45) and Greg Ward (42) batting well but once these two departed there was a steady fall of wickets and the last five fell for just 15 runs.

Ben Fletcher (3-22) and Sam Burrell (3-35) did most of the damage but there were also crucial wickets for John Longdon, Joe Spray and Andy Bromley.