Second Division - Ainsdale pass Hesketh at last hurdle
Saturday 17th September 2011

Owing to overnight and morning rain, Ainsdale didn't start their match against Caldy until 1:45pm. They had to win and obtain at least 23 points for any hope of them leap frogging Fleetwood Hesketh, who had completed their programme, into top place.  After electing to bat, Ainsdale reached 127-7 at tea and went on to 160-8d after 38 overs. Steve Lucas' 56 took him through 500 from just 13 innings. Malcolm Swift added 24 and Dhruv Singh 22 with Dave Kay taking 3-39 and Sunil Gandhi 3-60. Dhruv Singh (7-35) and Nazim Mohammed (3-39) slowly went through the Caldy batsmen and when Gandhi was out for 68, it was just a matter of time before the celebrations could start after Caldy were dismissed for 128. As at Ormskirk and Maghull, no trophy was available for presentation to Ainsdale. scorecard

Southport Trinity went away from Windleshaw Road with a draw in their final Liverpool Competition match before returning to the Southport and District League. Steven Deller (5-43) and John Morgan (5-64) kept St Helens to 126 after 33.5 but Trinity could only reach 89-8 (Wim van der Walt 31) at the close with Gary Sheppard following his 25* with 5-18. scorecard

Wavertree could only manage a draw at home to Parkfield Liscard after Neil Clarkson (6-28) and Rachid O'Neale (3-23) had dismissed the visitors for 114. O'Neale then hit an unbeaten 51 as Wavertree reached 101-7 at the close with Matty Keogh taking 4-52 and John Warrington 3-42. scorecard

Sutton's innings lasted 7.2 overs during which they scored 33-0 against Skelmersdale before rain ended play. scorecard

Heavy rain prevented any play at Burscough against Birkenhead St Mary's. scorecard