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Second Division - Seven up for Tassell on Caldy début
Jamie Bowman - Saturday 25th April 2015

Caldy recovered from last week's headline grabbing cup drubbing thanks to a brilliant début performance from Australian David Tassell (pictured left). Excellent bowling from Skelmersdale’s Jack Maddocks (4-21) saw Caldy dismissed for 152 before Tassell claimed 7-75 to bowl the West Lancashire side out for 146.  scorecard

On a day of tight finishes, Alder beat Sutton by one wicket after Nazim Mohammed (7-44) helped bowl out the visitors for 109. The hosts were soon in trouble thanks to Ray Foster (6-49) and Jamie Greener (3-38) and it was left to the last wicket pair of Duncan Walsh and Jack Hale to drag Alder over the line.  scorecard

Birkenhead St Mary's overcame Old Xaverians in another thriller at Ashville Road. Xavs' skipper Jamie Doyle hit 70 as the visitors declared on 130-3 off 32.1 overs. Mary's looked in desperate trouble at 13-5 but an unbeaten 70 from wicket keeper Poorna de Silva ensured a one wicket victory. There were four wickets apiece for Mark Doyle (4-29) and Matthew North (4-33).  scorecard

A dramatic day at Pemberton's Meadow saw new look Hightown St Mary’s record their first ever win despite losing skipper Jonny Walsh shortly before play. In stepped stand in captain, 17 year old Leo McCarthy, who saw his side bowled out for 122 with Kamran Hussain hitting 50. Sadrey Depieza (3-46) and Neil Hughes (3-12) bowled well for Parkfield Liscard who were then dismissed for 107 thanks to Jim Kelly (4-32) and Hussain (4-42).  scorecard

Opener Theo O’Brien struck 59 as Wavertree were dismissed for 138 at Burscough. Lee Berrie (3-20) was the pick of the bowlers for the School Lane side who lost five wickets in reaching the target, Jon Stone top scoring with an unbeaten 61.  scorecard

Orrell Red Triangle got off to a winning start with a decent batting performance against Spring View. Akbhar Rehman (64) and Mark Wood (42) put on 105 for the third wicket as the visitors were dismissed for 198. Tom Jones claimed 6-46 for Orrell who then chased down the target with ease as Jonathan Cooper’s 87 sealed a seven wicket win.  scorecard

results

 SECOND 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    Caldy 1   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   2   0   0   0   1   21    
=1    Hightown St Mary's 1   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   1   0   0   0   0   21    
=3    Alder 1   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   0   0   20    
=3    Birkenhead St Mary's 1   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   0   0   20    
=3    Burscough 1   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   0   0   20    
=3    Orrell Red Triangle. 1   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   0   0   20    
7    Skelmersdale 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   2   5   0   7    
8    Old Xaverians 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   2   4   0   6    
9    Parkfield Liscard 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   1   5   0   6   .
10    Spring View  1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   4   1   0   5    
11    Sutton  1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   1   4   0   5    
12    Wavertree 1   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   2   2   0   4