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Northern end Bootle's reign in Chelmere Homes Trophy
Sunday 25th August 2002

There will be a new name on the Chelmere Homes Trophy this September. Bootle, winners since 1996, ended their reign today at Northern's Moor Park losing by 30 runs, having lost on the same ground yesterday in the ECB Premier League by 78 runs.

Electing to bat, Northern lost Dave Hadden (23) with the score on 43 before fellow opener Paul Park (83) and Greg Dimery (51) added 119 for the second wicket. Three more wickets fell in the search for runs as the innings closed on 193-5 from the allotted 45 overs, Chris Sainsbury (3-50).

After Bootle had lost three wickets for 79, it was left to Richard Hignett to guide the side through but with his partners all being dismissed for single figures and he himself going for 59 to Jack Woosey at 151-7, the tail were asked to score at seven an over. Woosey picked up a further two wickets to finish with 3-9 and give Northern victory, 4 victims to James Cole (ct2, st2) and a semi final place at St Helens Recs.

scoreboard

semi finals:
St Helens Recs v Northern
Wigan v Sefton Park

(to be played on Sunday 8th September subject to the President's Trophy final being played on Sunday 1st September)