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Sale Youngster Makes History

Sixteen year old Sale bowler Johnathan Dickens achieved a very rare feat on Saturday, taking 5 wickets in 5 balls against local rivals Timperley.  Playing for Sale 3rd XI he bowled all 5 victims and finished with incredible figures of 2 overs, 1 maiden, 6 wickets for 4 runs.

It capped a day in which the Sale side dominated.  In a total of 223-0 declared, both Mark Almond and Cheshire Under 14’s Harry Stepney scored unbeaten centuries.  Dickens then dispatched Timperley in short order, as they were bowled out for 71.

His amazing feat created a new record for Sale, beating Garry Saunders’ record of 4 wickets in 4 balls in the 1990’s.

In truth the Salians were just glad to get a game of cricket, having had 9 out of the previous 13 games cancelled due to the poor weather this season.

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