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First Division - Northop Hall take over at the top
Saturday 17th May 2014

Northop Hall take over top place in the First Division after beating Sefton Park by six wickets at Smithy Lane. Sefton had hoped for a better start to their season after winning promotion but have now lost three of their four matches. Sefton lost two early wickets before David Hort (39), Jerome Jones (55) and Daniel Kelly (57) sent them on to 228-8d after 55 overs. Measured batting by Hall's batsmen gave them victory after 48 overs.  scorecard

Wigan are second after bowling out Wavertree for 201 with Darren Collin top scoring with 43 and Matthew Critchley taking 5-68. Wigan began their reply disastrously with three out for 13 before Critchley (93*) and Mark Howarth (47) added 105 for the fifth wicket. Critchley and John Wright (30*) took them to their fourth win.  scorecard

Highfield knocked Rainford off the top after bowling them out for 107 with four wickets each for Jahangir Mirza and Chris Liptrot. Earlier, Mike Farrell (52) and James Taylor (37) had put Highfield on their way to 166 with an opening stand of 75.  scorecard

Formby made up for last week's disappointing defeat by beating bottom of the table Newton le Willows at Cricket Path by 88 runs. Ian Cockbain declared Formby's innings at 192-9 after 55 overs with Dale McKay making 44 and Luke Tinsley 40. Formby's attack proved too much for Newton as they were dismissed for 104 with Matthew Dearden taking 4-30.  scorecard

Liverpool ended up winners by 24 runs against Colwyn Bay at Aigburth. The home side reached 153 all out after 43 overs with Paul Jenkins finishing the innings with a hat trick in his 4-30. Samad Fallah took 4-51. All rounder Fayaz Ughradar took 3-30 and Sam Holliday 3-38 as the Bay were out for 129.  scorecard

It took Ainsdale forty overs to bowl out Orrell Red Triangle for 79 with Adnan Rasool taking 7-36 and Mal Swift, back after his draconian five match ban, 3-42. Sam Lucas (34*) and Andrew Barlow (37*) took the Seasiders home by nine wickets.  scorecard

results

 FIRST DIVISION
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bonus points

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. P W WCn WDf T D (D) L

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PTS

   
. . 20 25 25 15 .   . -10 -10 5   5 . . . . . .    
1    Northop Hall 4   4   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   4   4   0   0   0   88   CP
2    Wigan 4   4   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   8   0   0   0   88   P
3    Rainford 4   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   10   5   1   5   0   81    
4    Formby 4   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   0   4   5   10   6   0   65    
5    Liverpool 4   2   0   0   0   2   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   2   4   7   5   0   58    
6    Highfield 4   2   0   0   0   1   (0)   0   0   0   1   (0)   0   5   0   2   3   0   55    
7    Colwyn Bay 4   1   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   0   (1)   0   0   5   3   10   0   38    
8    Ainsdale 4   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   5   6   5   0   36    
9    Orrell Red Triangle 4   1   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   0   (1)   0   5   0   3   6   0   34    
10    Sefton Park 4   0   0   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   12   11   0   23    
11    Wavertree 4   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   7   14   0   21   R
12    Newton le Willows 4   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   0   0   0   6   9   0   20   R