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First Division - Clarkson hat trick takes Liverpool to victory
Jamie Bowman - Saturday 25th April 2015 

Liverpool's Neil Clarkson (pictured left) took a hat trick in the first league match of his second spell at the club to help his side record a win against Ainsdale. Incredibly it was the second time he had taken a hat trick on the opening day of the league season as he achieved the feat on his original début for the club as a seventeen year old at Maghull in 2005. The hosts had earlier declared on 170-9 off 45.1 overs with Sam White (3-49) and Adnan Rasool (4-34) the pick of the bowlers. Clarkson’s stunning spell saw him take 7-22 off 12 overs as Ainsdale crumbled to 96 all out.  scorecard

Sefton Park’s league season got off to a good start with a 105 run victory over Newton le Willows. Consistent scoring from the top order allowed Sefton to declare on 220-5 off 40 overs before the excellent Fraser Hill took 7-21 to dismiss the visitors for 115.  scorecard

David Gaskell (90) and Steve Garvey (80) helped St Helens Town amass a score of 265 all out at Rainford. Ben Hewitt (3-65) and Andy Davies (3-89) posted decent figures and Hewitt was unlucky to end up on the losing side after he hit an unbeaten 108 (77 balls, 17x4s, 2x6s) in a losing total of 202 all out.  scorecard

Maghull won a low scoring thriller against Fleetwood Hesketh despite being bowled out for just 144. Craig Todd (3-42), Tommy Wareing (3-25) and Harry Nichols (3-32) picked up three wickets apiece for the hosts who looked comfortable at 62-1 until Liam Crilly (6-55) and Jack Snowdon (3-26) triggered a collapse resulting in the Sea Cop side finishing on 133 all out.  scorecard

Wigan drew at Prestatyn after declaring on 191-6 off 43.2 overs. Danny Davies took 3-50 for the Welsh side who earned a share of the points after finishing on 152-8. Matthew Shorrocks (4-28) and Matthew Critchley (3-36) starred.  scorecard

Northop Hall and Colwyn Bay fell foul of the weather at Penrhyn Avenue with Hall on 23-1 when the rain came.  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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ND (ND) Ab bat bwl bat bwl pts

PTS

   
. . 20 25 25 15 .   . -10 -10 5   5 . . . . . .    
1    St Helens Town 1   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   5   0   0   0   0   25    
2    Sefton Park 1   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   5   0   0   0   0   25    
3    Liverpool 1   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   3   0   0   0   0   23    
4    Maghull 1   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   2   0   0   0   0   22    
5    Rainford 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   4   5   0   9    
6    Wigan 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   4   4   0   8    
7  Fleetwood Hesketh 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   2   5   0   7    
8  Prestatyn 1   0   0   0   0   1   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   2   3   0   5    
=9  Colwyn Bay 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   1   (0)   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   .
=9  Northop Hall 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   1   (0)   0   0   0   0   0   0   5    
11    Ainsdale 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   4   0   4    
12    Newton le Willows 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   1   2   0   3