Jekyll and Hyde weekend for Walsden

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IT was a Jekyll and Hyde weekend for Walsden.

First they rolled over lowly Ashton at home and then suffered the same fate next day away at second-placed Middleton.

On Saturday Aussie bowler Doug Waghorn returned excellent figures of five wickets for 29 runs off 10 overs.

It meant Ashton were dismissed for 185, with professional Duminda Perera also chipping in with two wickets.

In their reply Walsden made 187 for for five, with all the batsmen contributing and opener Matthew Dawson cashing in with 77 runs.

The following day Dawson got 21 but none of the other batsmen could cope with the Middleton bowling attack apart from Perera, who hit 72 in Walsden’s total of 146 for nine.

But the home side were barely troubled by Walsden’s bowlers as they cruised to a winning total of 146 for one, Waghorn claiming the wicket.

l THE second team also struggled at home to Middleton.

None of the batsmen could get to grips with the visitors’ bowling attack and they were all out for 116.

Despite losing four wickets, they easily reached their target getting 119 runs.

Stuart Hanson got two wickets and Mark Halstead and Danny Jones one each.