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First Division - Highfield take the lead from neighbours Wigan
Saturday 6th May 2017

Highfield go top of the table after beating Fleetwood Hesketh at Sea Cop. They posted 181-8d after 55 overs and then bowled out their hosts for 96 with Lahiru Lakmal taking 6-28 and Rob Halliwell, 4-26.  scorecard

Wigan's match at Bull Hey only lasted for 42.1 overs as they dismissed Hightown St Mary's for 90 in 27 overs before Jake Leyland (38*) and John Richardson (53*) hit the required runs in 15.1 overs.  scorecard

Sefton Park were soon in trouble at Rainford, slumping to 47-5 but Scott Aitchison (42) and Danny Kelly (31) led a recovery towards 154 all out with Steve Birkett taking 4-28 and Andy Davies, 3-26. Paul Farrar hit 67 as Rainford reached 157-4 after 46 overs.  scorecard

Orrell Red Triangle elected to bat against Skelmersdale and declared with 258-7 on the board after Matthew Morgan (61) and Andy Mottram (47) had added 110 for the fourth wicket. Siddiq Patel (4-40) and Ali Sartaj (3-26) then set about dismissing the visitors for 128.  scorecard

Burscough were 78-4 at Crow Lane East with Ben van Niekerk hitting 51 of the runs. Jon Stone (82*) and Chris Andrews (37) then shared a partnership of 126 as the visitors called time at 226-6 after 55 overs. Newton le Willows slumped to 35-3 but Chris Chambers (81) and Alex Lyon (66) set them on track before Dominic Chambers added an unbeaten 33 to see them home by three wickets after 53.4 overs. The match saw a return to Newton's 1st XI of Ian Lyon after a gap of six years as he joined his son Alex in the team.  scorecard

Jonathon Crofton, son of Birkenhead Park legend Ken, hit a Competition best 95 and added 127 for the fifth wicket with Chris Bellis (50*), enabling them to declare on 224-5 after 47.4 overs at Beach Close. Prestatyn were glad opener Ryan Westwell turned up today as the other batsmen totalled 74 between them. He batted throughout their innings to record an unbeaten 148, his maiden century, to see them win by one wicket after 63 overs.  scorecard

results

 FIRST DIVISION 
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bonus points

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. . . .   . .   . .   .   . W W D/L D/L pen .
. P W WCn WDf T D (D) L

LCn

LDf

ND (ND) Ab bat bwl bat bwl pts

PTS

   
. . 20 25 25 15 .   . -10 -10 5   5 . . . . . .    
1    Highfield 3   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   8   0   0   0   0   68   CP
2    Wigan  3 3 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 (0) 0 1 5 0 0 0   66   PPC
3    Rainford 3   2   0   0   0   1   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   3   5   5   3   0   56    
4    Orrell Red Triangle 3   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   5   4   0   5   0   54    
5    Newton le Willows 3   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   4   0   44    
6    Burscough 3 1 0 0 0 0 (0) 2 0 0 0 (0) 0 1 0 6 8 0   35    
7  Prestatyn 3   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   2   5   7   0   34    
8  Skelmersdale 3 1 0 0 0 0 (0) 2 0 0 0 (0) 0 4 0 1 8 0   33   .
9  Fleetwood Hesketh 3   1   0   0   0   1   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   3   8   0   31    
10  Birkenhead Park 3 0 0 0 0 1 (0) 2 0 0 0 (0) 0 0 0 10 12 0   22    
11    Sefton Park 3   0   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   8   10   0   18   R
12    Hightown St Mary's 3   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   3   4   0   7   R