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Second Division - Ninth win in succession for rejuvenated Skelmersdale
Saturday 25th June 2016

Skelmersdale's transformation continues as they made it nine wins out of ten with a convincing victory at Spring View by 83 runs and now lead Old Xaverians by 44 points. Skelmersdale recovered from 81-6 to declare on 153-9 after 50.4 overs with captain, Sam Callow, hitting 41 not out at number eight and former Hightown and Ainsdale spinner Karanveer Singh taking 4-44. Danny Edwards then took 5-15 to take him to 42 for the season at a miserly average of 6.30 and Matthew Fenney 4-24 as the home side were bowled out for just 70 in 31.3 overs.  scorecard

Old Xaverians came away from Caldy with 24 points. Opener Joe Lyons hit 66 as Xavs reached 203-7d after 55 overs. Chris Edwards replied with 46 for Caldy but Ian Formby (4-27) and Josh Dilworth (3-36) kept the home side to 147 all out in 45.1 overs.  scorecard

Third placed St Helens Town lie just three points behind Xavs after bowling out Southport Trinity for 129 in which Tony Campbell hit 36 and Bobby Eyes 48 whilst Adam Taylor took 5-27 in only his second match in the Saints' 1st XI. Jimmy Davies (39) and Danny Roberts (38) then took Saints home by five wickets.  scorecard

Liverpool hold onto fourth place despite being humiliated by Alder at Aigburth. Nazim Mohammed took 9-26 as they were bundled out for 63 in 24 overs. Liverpool captain Sam Holliday fought back with 5-24 but Alder crept over the line with three wickets to spare.  scorecard

Hightown St Mary's only totalled 116 at Sutton in an innings that lasted 59 overs with Jamie Greener taking 5-36. The total proved to be more than sufficient as Sutton were bowled out for 94 with Paul Jones taking a career best 8-34.  scorecard

Wavertree were the fourth team to be dismissed for less than 100 as they could only make 67 in 23 overs at Sandown Lane against Parkfield Liscard thanks to Neil Hughes taking 5-30 and Sadrey Depieza, 5-33. Parkfield lost five wickets on their way to picking up 25 points.  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    Skelmersdale 10   9   0   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   0   (0)   0   17   10   1   3   0   211   CP
2    Old Xaverians 10 6 0 0 0 1 (0) 3 0 0 0 (0) 0 15 10 7 15 0 167   P
3    St Helens Town 10   6   0   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   1   (0)   1   17   5   5   7   0   164    
4    Liverpool 10 4 0 0 0 2 (1) 3 0 0 1 (1) 0 8 8 11 19 1 130    
5    Parkfield Liscard 10   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   5   0   0   0   (0)   0   8   5   2   14   0   129    
6    Southport Trinity 10   4   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   2   12   0   7   14   0   123    
7    Spring View 10   4   0   0   0   2   (1)   2   0   0   0   (1)   2   5   5   6   15   0   121    
8    Alder 10   3   0   0   0   2   (0)   4   0   0   1   (0)   0   0   10   18   22   0   115    
9    Hightown St Mary's 10   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   7   19   0   91   .
10    Caldy 10   2   0   0   0   1   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   13   23   0   81    
11    Wavertree 10   1   0   0   0   2   (0)   7   0   0   0   (0)   0   1   0   14   33   0   68    
12    Sutton  10   0   0   0   0   3   (1)   4   0   0   0   (1)   3   0   0   11   30   0   56   R