First Division - Redmond
century not enough as Burscough retake top place
Saturday 18th June 2016
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A high-class century by Wigan’s skipper Aaron Redmond was enough to rescue a draw for his side against Southport & Birkdale but it could not prevent Burscough reclaiming pole position.
Wigan were struggling at 29-5 and 96-7 before Redmond added 86 for the eighth wicket with Ryan Parry and took his own score to 115 out of a total of 183-9 declared in 60 overs.
In reply S&B’s Guy Edwards and Chris Brownlow both made half-tons but left-arm seamer Parry took 3-42 to restrict the visitors to 167-4 off 40 overs.
But while Wigan were earning four points at Bull Hey, Burscough were collecting double that number from their draw at Northop Hall where Brendan Domigan’s men were only denied by the home side’s last pair of batsmen.
After half-centuries by Ryan Hughes and Chris Andrews had helped Burscough post 218 in 54.4 overs, James Dickinson’s 6-25 gave his team a great chance of winning their sixth game of the season but the Welsh side’s final duo held out.
Hall’s Danny Nolan also had a fine game, taking 5-86 and making 45.
The big winners were Fleetwood Hesketh who are now third following their 27-run victory over Prestatyn at Sea Cop.
The home side’s prospects had looked none too bright after Kieron New’s 6-32 had seen them bowled out for only 96 in 28.2 overs.
However, Lee Rimmer’s 33 in that small total proved to be decisive as the Beach Close team were blown away for just 69 in 20 overs, Marasinghe Perera taking 5-17 and Daniel Murphy grabbing 4-11.
A few miles away, Ainsdale’s inconsistent form continued as they lost to Orrell Red Triangle by 57 runs. Four-wicket hauls for Siddiq Patel and Gareth Houghton enabled the Wigan team to defend 195-8 in some comfort. Jonathan Cooper also enjoyed his trip to the coast, making 63 to help move his side out of the bottom two.
Newton-le-Willows ensured that Maghull’s woes continued when they inflicted a seven-wicket defeat on Greg Gillespie’s side at Old Hall Field.
The game at Sefton Park was drawn when the home side replied to Highfield’s 204-9 with 153-8.
|6||Newton le Willows||9||3||0||0||0||1||(0)||4||0||0||0||(0)||1||0||4||13||15||0||97|
|9||Southport and Birkdale||9||3||0||0||0||1||(0)||5||0||0||0||(0)||0||5||4||6||18||1||92|
|10||Orrell Red Triangle||9||3||0||0||0||0||(0)||4||0||0||0||(0)||2||5||0||5||11||0||91|