Partnership Cheshire Cricket League Division C following a six-wicket win over Aston on Saturday. Fourth-placed Aston had won three of their four previous games batting second, so when Park captain Phill Amatiello won the toss, he elected to bowl, despite light rain falling over The Recreation Ground.
Park bowled consistently and accurately to leave the visitors on just 31-2 at drinks, opening bowlers Stu Moniz and James Hanson taking a wicket each.Aston tried to push on following the break but Park took wickets at regular intervals to slow their progress. Only number three Mainwaring offered much resistance; he top scored with 37 before Bailey Metzinger (1-21) claimed his wicket.
Only one other batsman reached double figures as Winnington were miserly with their bowling. Stu Moniz (2-23) and Phill Amatiello (2-33) both bowled 15 overs, and James Hanson took 3-11 from his ten overs.
Aston finished on 93-8 and Park comfortably chased the runs down with 17 overs to spare. Amatiello top scored with a patient and unbeaten 32 from 60 balls, and Ian Woodcock made a good 30 coming in at three before he was caught off the bowling of Gunn.
Aston’s 13-year-old opening bowler McCormack impressed, he claimed the wickets of Sam Barnes (11) and Neil Powell (4) to finish with figures of 2-34. Josh Tench was the other man out, he made three before being trapped LBW by Mottershead. But Rob Begbie (7*) partnered Amatiello as they saw Park home, earning 20 points for the win whilst Aston gain two.