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The weekend's matches
Thursday 25th August 2005

With a congested fixture list for the Bank Holiday weekend and just five sets of matches remaining of the 2005 season, Northern's 17 year old opener, Karl Brown (pictured left), heads the list of ECB Premier League batsmen with 700 runs at an average of 50.00. Lytham captain, Marcus Sharp, is the only bowler to have taken 50 wickets with 57 at 10.92. statistics

In the First Division, Formby's Sam Hinton needs 29 to join Richard Chee Quee (1097) and Shiv Das (1091) who have already reached 1000 runs. Ten others have passed 500.

Ainsdale's Ramesh Patel fronts the bowling with 82 wickets at an average of 11.47, and is one of six to pass the 50 mark. Maghull's Kiran Powar (49) and St Helens Recs' Richard Chee Quee (45) should pass the landmark this weekend. statistics

Saturday

The ECB Premier League match series 18 (12:00 noon start):

ECB Premier League

forecasts

ARKLE

WETHERBY

Bootle v Hightown

home

away
Fleetwood Hesketh v New Brighton

away

draw
Lytham v Ormskirk away home
Northern v Leigh home home
Northop Hall v Huyton away away
Wallasey v Sefton Park home away

The First Division match series 22 (12:00 noon start): 

First Division

forecasts

ARKLE

WETHERBY

Colwyn Bay v Maghull away home
Formby v Orrell Red Triangle home home
Highfield v Ainsdale draw home
St Helens Recs v Liverpool draw home
Southport and Birkdale v Newton le Willows home draw
Wigan v Caldy home home
Worsley v St Helens away away

Sunday

The Liverpool Echo Knockout final - 2 innings of 20 overs (12:00 noon start):

Bootle v St Helens Recs home home

The 2nd XI Premier Division Knockout final (12:30 pm start):

Ormskirk v Bootle away away

Monday

The ECB Premier League match series 19 (12:00 noon start):

ECB Premier League

forecasts

ARKLE

WETHERBY

Fleetwood Hesketh v Lytham

home

away
Hightown v Northop Hall

home

home
Huyton v Leigh away home
New Brighton v Wallasey home home
Ormskirk v Northern draw away
Sefton Park v Bootle away away

The First Division match series 23 (12:00 noon start): 

First Division

forecasts

ARKLE

WETHERBY

Ainsdale v Maghull draw away
Caldy v Colwyn Bay away away
Formby v Southport and Birkdale home home
Liverpool v Wigan home home
Newton le Willows v Worsley home home
Orrell Red Triangle v Highfield away away
St Helens v St Helens Recs away away