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Second Division - It's a Spring View as Akbar Rehman bursts Burscough's bubble
Saturday 13th June 2015

Burscough's winning run came to an end at School Lane following a startling performance by Akbar Rehman. The Spring View all rounder hit 103 (120 balls, 13x4s, 2x6s) out of 201 all out in 43.4 overs, during which Rob Glaysher took 5-33. Burscough reached 114-2 in reply but then lost four wickets for eleven runs. Glaysher and Alan Murray added 32 but when the former was out at 157-7, the tail collapsed  and they were dismissed for 154, Akbar Rehman completing his day with 5-35.  scorecard

Second placed Old Xaverians failed to take advantage of Burscough's defeat, losing at Alder Road. Kenny Highdale led Alder's batting with 83 as they reached 220-5d after 55 overs with three wickets apiece for Matthew North and Josh Dilworth. Scott Aitchison, who had a two ball duck whilst batting, turned destroyer with 5-34 as Xavs collapsed to 133 all out.  scorecard

Wavertree restricted Caldy to 134 at Sandown Lane where Stuart Guy took a hat trick in his 6-34. Matt Nation backed him up with 4-30. Josh Birch (70*) and Jafari Toppin (41) added 88 for Wavertree's second wicket as they romped home by eight wickets after 19.2 overs.  scorecard

Bright Njanji hit 41 in Hightown's 114 all out at Skelmersdale with Muhammad Akmal Ghafoor taking 4-12. Ben Maddocks then led Skelmersdale to victory by three wickets with an unbeaten 39.  scorecard

Sutton remain mid table after beating Parkfield Liscard by 53 runs at Pemberton's Meadow. Fine late order batting by wicket keeper Jack York (70) took the St Helens side to 231 all out in the forty-ninth over. Inderdip Singh replied with 52 and Mike Keogh, 46, but it was Jamie Greener who brought the victory with 7-48. scorecard

There was an early finish at the YMCA Ground. Birkenhead St Mary's only took ten men to Orrell Red Triangle, where only seven had arrived by 1:45pm. Mary's won the toss and batted, lasting 27.5 overs for 70. There was even a cue for a song as Tom Jones finished with 5-15.  It took Orrell just 8.3 overs to pass the Mary's total, reaching 71-1 with Dave Naylor top scoring with 30.  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 8   7   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   9   5   3   5   0   162    
2    Old Xaverians 8   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   10   0   4   8   0   127    
3    Alder 8   5   0   0   0   1   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   1   10   0   3   4   0   122    
4    Wavertree 8   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   10   2   5   0   122    
5    Spring View  8   4   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   0   13   5   4   11   0   118    
6    Sutton  8   4   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   1   5   7   4   13   0   114    
7    Orrell Red Triangle 8   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   5   12   14   0   96    
8    Skelmersdale 8   2   0   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   1   0   10   8   11   0   79    
9    Hightown St Mary's 8   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   5   0   0   0   (0)   1   1   0   3   18   0   67   .
10    Caldy 8   2   0   0   0   0   (0)   5   0   0   0   (0)   1   2   0   3   9   1   58    
11    Parkfield Liscard 8   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   1   1   0   5   24   0   55    
12    Birkenhead St Mary's 8   1   0   0   0   0   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   1   5   0   31