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First Division - Paul Jenkins joins the Úlite with 1000 wickets
Saturday 3rd July 2021

Paul Jenkins (pictured left) joined Northop Hall CC at the age of 26 in 1998 and took 154 wickets before moving to Colwyn Bay CC in 2003.

Fast forward to 2021 and the age of 49 with 844 wickets for Colwyn Bay, Paul went into today's match against Old Xaverians in front of his home crowd at Penrhyn Avenue needing just two wickets to join the L&DCC's elite who have taken 1000 wickets.

He had to wait until the sixteenth over before receiving the nod from his captain George Johansen. It didn't take long for Paul to register wicket number 999 as he trapped Matthew North lbw with his second ball. He then had to wait until the 36th over, and his 11th, to get the wicket that made the hard slog over the years worthwhile when he bowled Mark Doyle with his second ball to register wicket number 1000. Paul took two more wickets to finish with 4-18 as his celebrations put James Jones' 5-28 in the shade as the visitors could only muster 84 in 40.4 overs.

Zack Gidlow (41*) and Sion Morris (30) ensured Paul's celebrations continued as Colwyn Bay went on to win by eight wickets.  scorecard 

See Paul Jenkins' career here.

Leaders Highfield were thrashed at home to Fleetwood Hesketh at Billinge Road but stay top. Hesketh had reached 134-5 but Lahiru Lakmal took 6-37 as they collapsed to 158 all out. Highfield were then bowled out for 67 with Steve Gregory taking 6-38 and David Christie, 3-26.  scorecard

Newton le Willows climb a slot to second after victory at Ainsdale. The home side were inserted and lost their last five wickets for no runs to leave them 107 all out. Ali Sartaj took 4-21, Dominic Chambers, 3-44 and Matthew Parkinson, 3-17. Alex Lyon replied with 42 as Newton stuttered to 108-7.  scorecard

Lytham won last week to put an end to five consecutive defeats and must have thought they were on for another after dismissing Birkenhead Park for 99 with Zia ur Rehman taking 4-30. Their hopes were short lived as they were bowled out for 59 with Satyajeet Bachhav taking 6-19.  scorecard

Rainford posted 190-4d in 33.3 overs against St Helens Town. Opener Justin Login hit a maiden century, 101* from 102 balls with 14x4s and added 102* for the fifth wicket with captain John Dotters, 50*. Dotters then took 5-36 as St Helens Town were bowled out for 121.  scorecard

The match at Northop Hall against Liverpool was abandoned without a ball being bowled.  scorecard

results

 FIRST DIVISION 
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P W WCn WDf T D (D) L

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ND (ND) Ab bat bwl bat bwl pts

PTS

   
. . 20 25 25 15 .   . -10 -10 5   5 . . . . . .    
1    Highfield 11   6   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   2   17   5   4   7   0   163    
2    Newton le Willows 10   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   1   4   9   11   10   0   144    
3    Ainsdale 11   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   2   13   5   5   10   0   143    
4    Birkenhead Park 10   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   15   4   11   0   135    
5    Fleetwood Hesketh 11   4   0   0   0   0   (0)   5   0   0   0   (0)   2   4   5   5   23   0   127    
6    Rainford 10   4   0   0   0   3   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   5   3   14   18   0   125    
7  Colwyn Bay 10   4   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   3   4   5   10   8   0   122    
8  Liverpool 11   3   0   0   0   2   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   2   3   0   14   16   0   108    
9  Lytham 11   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   7   24   0   101    
10  St Helens Town 11   2   0   0   0   2   (0)   5   0   0   0   (0)   2   4   0   10   24   0   88    
11    Northop Hall 11   2   0   0   0   1   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   4   1   0   13   14   0   88    
12    Old Xaverians 11   2   0   0   0   3   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   2   7   0   11   18   0   86