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Second Division - Skelmersdale taught a lesson at School Lane
Saturday 23rd May 2015

Burscough have opened up a thirty-four point gap from Old Xaverians after recording their fifth consecutive victory. This time it was Skelmersdale's turn to suffer in the West Lancashire derby at School Lane. Jon Stone (6-17) and Jack Cosgrove (3-20) bowled out Skelmersdale for 73 before Ryan Hughes led the home side to victory by nine wickets with 34 not out.  scorecard

Lower order batsmen Matthew North (46) and Ian Formby (33) rescued Old Xaverians and took them to 157 all out at Spring View where Akbar Rehman took 6-36. Spring View then collapsed to 69 all out with Chris Doyle taking 4-16.  scorecard

Just like the proverbial London bus, you don't have a hat trick for a while and then you have two in the same match. Alder collapsed from 117-5 to 131 all out with Parkfield Liscard's Danny Craven (4-19) taking the last three wickets in successive balls. When Parkfield batted, they lost three wickets in successive balls to Akbar Rehman (5-41) to leave them 92-9 before Craven himself was dismissed one run later.  scorecard

Darren Collin's 71 was the foundation for Wavertree's 180 against Orrell Red Triangle at Sandown Lane where Bevan Small took 6-71. He then scored 47 but Kamir Sohail (5-36) and Matt Nation (4-39) kept Orrell to 157 in reply.  scorecard

Hightown St Mary's recorded a second win, beating Caldy by seven wickets at Paton Field. They bowled them out for 59 with Jan Gadzina taking the honours with 5-30. He then hit a match winning 24 not out in an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 54 with Kamran Hussain, who hit 25 not out.  scorecard

In yet another low scoring match, Sutton bowled out Birkenhead St Mary's for 78 with Jamie Greener taking 6-13. Gary Greener then hit 25 not out as Sutton won by four wickets.  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    Burscough 5   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   4   5   0   0   0   109    
2    Old Xaverians 5   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   1   4   0   2   4   0   75    
3    Alder 5   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   1   2   0   0   1   0   68    
4    Spring View  5   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   1   (0)   0   4   5   4   6   0   64    
5    Sutton  5   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   2   4   8   0   59    
6    Orrell Red Triangle 5   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   7   6   0   58    
7    Hightown St Mary's 5   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   1   0   1   9   0   56    
8    Wavertree 5   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   2   5   0   52    
9    Caldy 5   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   2   0   0   3   1   49   .
10    Birkenhead St Mary's 5   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   4   0   29    
11    Parkfield Liscard 5   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   2   18   0   25    
12    Skelmersdale 5   0   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   1   0   0   3   8   0   21