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First Division - The Bay win the Welsh derby
Saturday 27th June 2015

Colwyn Bay made it ten matches unbeaten at the top of First Division with a win in the Welsh derby against Prestatyn at Penryhn Avenue. The hosts declared on 190-8 off 53.2 overs with Kieron New (4-79) the pick of the bowlers. Sampath Perera led Prestatyn’s reply with 64 but Paul Jenkins (3-37) and Adam Campion (4-36) put the squeeze on the tail order as the visitors were dismissed for 151.  scorecard

Below Colwyn Bay, only fifty-one points separate the remaining eleven teams with Maghull heading the pack despite a seven wicket home defeat to Wigan. Derbyshire all rounder Matthew Critchley (3-38) was the pick of the bowlers as the hosts were restricted to 174 all out. Critchley then contributed 52 in an unbeaten fourth wicket partnership of 125 with Aaron Redmond (98*) as Wigan sealed the victory in just the twenty-fourth over.  scorecard

Fleetwood Hesketh are level on points (140) with Maghull after beating Sefton Park at Sea Cop. Lee Rimmer top scored with 64 as Hesketh were dismissed for 225 with Danny Kelly taking 4-63 and Matthew Pownall, 4-47. Sefton’s reply got off to a disastrous start with the visitors 0-3 and then 5-5 before a slight recovery saw them eventually dismissed for 96 in the 24th over, Matthew Collins taking 5-13.  scorecard

Bottom side Newton le Willows scored a vital win at St Helens Town thanks to a brilliant bowling display from Callum Hewitt. Town had reached 87-1 before Hewitt’s brilliant spell saw him take a career best 8-30 off 12.1 overs as the home side collapsed from 91-2 to 148 all out. Joe Payne (3-29) made life hard for the visitors but skipper Chris Chambers’ unbeaten 49 settled the nerves and helped clinch a four wicket victory.  scorecard

Liverpool are nine points above the drop zone after beating Northop Hall by 10 runs at Smithy Lane. Tom Oughterson (65) and Fayaz Ughradar (71) opened Liverpool's innings with a stand of 96. With teenager Callum Doyle's adding an unbeaten 32, the visitors reached 238-9d after 60.2 overs with James Hurlin taking a career best 6-68 and Danny Nolan, 3-63. Hall were on target at 199-6 (Ammar Mahmood 87) but their last four wickets fell for one run as they were dismissed for 229 with Sam Holiday taking 6-49 and Chris Tonge, 3-39.  scorecard

Ainsdale join Newton le Willows in the relegation places after a six wicket defeat at Rainford. Andy Davies (5-30) and Pravin Tambe (3-33) restricted the visitors to 133 all out before Joseph Noctor (61*) and Tambe (49) sealed the win.  scorecard

results

 FIRST DIVISION 
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bonus points

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ND (ND) Ab bat bwl bat bwl pts

PTS

   
. . 20 25 25 15 .   . -10 -10 5   5 . . . . . .    
1    Colwyn Bay 10   8   0   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   1   (0)   1   38   0   0   0   0   208    
2    Maghull 10   5   0   0   0   1   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   0   8   5   14   13   0   140    
3    Fleetwood Hesketh 10   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   2   14   5   2   9   0   140    
4    Wigan 10   4   0   0   0   2   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   1   11   5   19   17   0   137    
5    Rainford 10   4   0   0   0   0   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   0   5   5   12   19   0   121    
6    Sefton Park 10   3   0   0   0   1   (0)   5   0   0   0   (0)   1   5   5   16   25   0   116    
7  Prestatyn 10   4   0   0   0   2   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   5   12   17   0   114    
8  Northop Hall 10   3   0   0   0   3   (0)   2   0   0   1   (0)   1   3   4   18   19   0   114    
9  St Helens Town 10   3   0   0   0   2   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   1   5   5   12   16   2   106   .
10  Liverpool 10   3   0   0   0   1   (0)   5   0   0   1   (0)   0   3   5   9   18   1   99    
11    Ainsdale 10   2   0   0   0   1   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   1   8   0   14   23   0   90    
12    Newton le Willows 10   3   0   0   0   1   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   12   17   0   89