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End of season statistics 2 - First Division
Wednesday 11th November 2015

Colwyn Bay picked up their first major trophy since joining the L&DCC in 1996 by being champions, finishing 101 points ahead of runners up, Rainford. Of their 16 victories, 8 were by more than 100 runs, 2 were by 10 wickets with another by 9 wickets. They had a run of nine wins between weeks 3 and 10.

Although Aaron Redmond (Wigan) headed the runs with 1017 and Joel Brockley (Maghull) with 822, the Bay's captain, Sion Morris, headed the list of 'home' batsmen with 734 (average 48.93). Adam Campion (624) and Zack Gidlow (623) also passed 500.

Joel Brockley blasted his way to the season's highest scores. In June, his 175* against Newton le Willows so dominated Maghull's innings that the next highest scorer was Liam Crilly with 18. Just over a month later, Brockley was at it again, hitting 195 against Fleetwood Hesketh. In all, Brockley hit three centuries out of a total of 14.

There were 22 century partnerships with four of the nine for the first wicket involving Colwyn Bay's Zack Gidlow and Sion Morris.

Colwyn Bay's Samad Fallah took most wickets (68) with Adnan Rasool (Ainsdale) on 62 and Tahir Maqsood (Newton le Willows) 61.

Three bowlers took a hat trick during the season. The most unique was by Neil Clarkson. He claimed one of the opening day of the season against Ainsdale on his second début for Liverpool having also taken a hat trick on his original début for the club at Maghull on the opening day of the 2005 season.

Others to take hat tricks were Ammar Mahmood for Northop Hall at Prestatyn and Adnan Rasool for Ainsdale at Fleetwood Hesketh.

John Hughes (Prestatyn) headed the wicket keeping table with 37 victims (ct 35, st 2).

Harry Nichols (Fleetwood Hesketh) topped the catches by outfielders table with 16.

Most runs (3740) were scored at Smithy Lane (Northop Hall) with the fewest (2867) being at Penrhyn Avenue (Colwyn Bay)

Most wickets (184) fell at Sea Cop (Fleetwood Hesketh) with the fewest (131) falling at Bull Hey (Wigan).

Colwyn Bay headed the runs scored list with 3870 whilst at the other end, Newton le Willows managed only 2820. Liverpool lost 177 wickets compared with Colwyn Bay's 122.

Maghull scored most runs in home matches (1928) whilst the fewest were by St Helens Town (1293). Colwyn Bay and Wigan lost 56 wickets at home compared with Liverpool's 100.

Colwyn Bay headed the away runs list with 2169 with Liverpool managing only 1276. Maghull lost most wickets (106) in away matches compared with Colwyn Bay's 66.

 .  batting combined home away
    team runs wkts runs wkts runs wkts
    Ainsdale 3416 158 1613 78 . 1803 80 .
    Colwyn Bay 3870 122 1701 56 . 2169 66 .
    Fleetwood Hesketh 3256 173 1884 99 . 1372 74 .
    Liverpool 2820 177 1544 100 . 1276 77 .
    Maghull 3776 187 1928 81 . 1848 106 .
    Newton le Willows 2923 163 1605 78 . 1318 85 .
    Northop Hall 3624 146 1805 76 . 1819 70 .
    Prestatyn 3069 167 1683 88 . 1386 79 .
    Rainford 3414 153 1657 84 . 1757 69 .
    St Helens Town 3102 171 1293 87 . 1809 84 .
    Sefton Park 3111 155 1746 77 . 1365 78 .
    Wigan 3827 125 1808 56 . 2019 69 .

Maghull registered the season's highest total, when they declared on 302-6 against Fleetwood Hesketh. It was one of 43 first innings totals of 220 or more. Only 6 were recorded in a second innings.

Maghull's total was the second highest in a first innings and the third highest in First Division history,

The lowest first innings total of less than 100, one of eight, was 54 by Liverpool at Colwyn Bay. Fleetwood Hesketh's total of 49, also at Colwyn Bay, was the lowest of 14 in a second innings.

40208 runs were scored from 10405.4 overs for the loss of 1897 wickets in 124 matches with umpires giving batsmen out lbw on 330 (17.39%) occasions.

Colwyn Bay and Rainford were promoted and replaced by Southport and Birkdale, who with Highfield, were relegated from the ECB Premier League.

At the other end of the table, St Helens Town and Liverpool were relegated to the Second Division with Burscough and Orrell Red Triangle replacing them.

see also:-

End of season statistics 1 - ECB Premier League

End of season statistics 3 - Second Division

First Division Records