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Second Division - Park go second as top two lose
Monday 4th June 2012

Only one Second Division match, Birkenhead Park v Old Xaverians, was 'live on air' via TCS.

Former champions, Birkenhead Park, are now in second place following a three wicket success against Old Xaverians who were all out for 130. There were four wickets each for Sean Tuohey (4-11) and Haroon Khan (4-49). It took 48.2 overs for Park's reply as they recovered from 44-5, Adam Liu hitting 28* and Khalid Wahbi 26*. scorecard

Skelmersdale suffered an unexpected reversal at the hands of Caldy at Firswood Park. Caldy's opening pair of Paul Kearney (46) and Jacob Crow (75) added 135 to enable the visitors to go on to 259-5d after 55 overs. Dave Kay then took 6-68 as the leaders fell short at 221. scorecard

Burscough was another of the leading teams to lose at home. They posted 153 against St Helens Town for whom veteran spinner Gary Freeman took 5-44. Ian Knowles (56) led Town's reply as they got home by four wickets. scorecard

Parkfield Liscard could only muster 136 against Prestatyn and just over half of those runs were scored by Kamran Hussain (69). Kieron New took 4-16. Prestatyn were reasonably placed at 68-1 but wickets tumbled as Grant Hughes bagged 7-25 to leave them all out for 119. scorecard

Birkenhead St Mary's prop up the table after their sixth defeat. Wavertree relied on Joe Bird (49) and Tom Oughterson (53) who added 88 after they'd been 21-4 to take them to 157. Muhammad Qasim (5-40) and Darcy Ward (4-27) took the wickets. It was all too much for Mary's as they were skittled for 77 with Randall Hoyte (5-42) and Matt Nation (5-33) bowling unchanged. scorecard

results summary

 SECOND DIVISION
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bonus points

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. . . . . .   . . .   . W W D/L D/L pen .
. P W WDf T D (D) L LDf ND (ND) Ab bat bwl bat bwl pts PTS    
. . 20 25 15 .   . -10 5   5 . . . . . .    
1    Skelmersdale 6   4   0   0   1   (0)   1   0   0   (0)   0   5   10   5   4   0   104   CP
2    Birkenhead Park 6   4   0   0   1   (0)   1   0   0   (0)   0   9   0   3   5   0   97   P
3    Burscough 6   3   0   0   2   (1)   1   0   0   (1)   0   10   0   12   9   0   91    
4    Parkfield Liscard 5   3   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   (0)   1   9   0   4   3   0   81    
5    St Helens Town 5   3    0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   (0)   1   0   5   1   2   0   73    
6    Wavertree 6   2   0   0   2   (0)   2   0   0   (0)   0   2   5   11   15   1   72    
7    Caldy 5   2   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   (0)   0   8   0   3   10   0   61    
8    Prestatyn 5   1   0   0   3   (1)   1   0   0   (1)   0   0   5   13   16   0   54    
9    Sutton 5   1   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   (0)   0   1   0   6   17   0   44    
10    Old Xaverians 5   0   0   0   1   (0)   4   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   9   13   0   22    
11    Birkenhead St Mary's 6   0   0   0   0   (0)   6   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   6   13   0   19