Applause for skipper Chris’s ton

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BRIGHOUSE second team won the toss and elected to field on a wicket that looked like it would cause visitors East Bierley a few problems.

It was seaming around but Dave Maloney had to leave the attack in the third over with an injured thumb.

At the other end Daniel Dunkerley was the pick of the Brighouse bowlers but had no luck.

East Bierley scored quickly and even though Brighouse kept working hard they could not prevent the visitors totting up an impressive 327 for three.

Brighouse’s task got worse when last week’s centurion, Daniel Dunkerley, fell in the first over.

Skipper Chris Maloney joined Nigel Elkin and put on 30 runs before Elkin was caught for 15.

John Potkins helped to get the scoreboard ticking over, Maloney plundering 50 runs off just 33 balls.

Potkins fell shortly after but Maloney passed the century mark with fluorish building another partnership with Jason Horsley.

Although Brighouse were not going to reach the target they kept making runs and the batting points started to build.

Inevitably wickets fell and Maloney ran out of partners as Brighouse finished on 237 for nine, leaving the visitors extremely frustrated not to have picked up maximum bowling points.

Maloney was undefeated on 153 and thoroughly deserved the applause of the large crowd.