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ECB Premier League - Northern's lead extended to 50 points
Saturday 10th July 2021

Rain was back and affected all the matches in the ECB Premier League.

By gaining eight points in their drawn match at Moor Park against Formby, Northern have extended their lead at the top of the table to 50 points after Leigh's match at Bootle was called off owing to a Covid-19 scare at Wadham Road.

Northern batted sixty overs before declaring on 195-8d from 60 overs after being 107-5 from 34.4 overs against Formby. Formby slumped to 68-5 but Sam Ellis (32) and Jackson Darkes-Sutcliffe (43) added 72 before they ended on 148-8 with Ryan Maddock taking 5-79.  scorecard

Southport and Birkdale reached 166-7 before declaring after 47.5 overs against Wallasey at Trafalgar Road with opener JJ Fielding (79) and Jack Carney adding 75 for the second wicket. Wallasey began their reply disastrously and slumped to 30-5 after 9.5 overs before Sumit Ruikar (63) and Chris Davies (33*) added 76. Wallasey batted out the 24 overs available and ended on 125-7.  scorecard

New Brighton fielded an under strength side at Rake Lane against Wigan who reached 211-8d in 55 overs. This was too much for the Rakers as, after being 124-6, they lost their last four wickets for four runs with Vinay Choudhary taking 5-58.  scorecard

Ormskirk raced to 165-4d in 30.5 overs against Sefton Park at Brook Lane with in form Gary Knight hitting 70 and adding 89 for the fourth wicket with Harvey Rankin (38*). Rain took its toll when Sefton were 43-0 and play was abandoned.  scorecard

It was a similar tale at Rainhill where Orrell Red Triangle batted 62 overs for 187-7d only for play to end with Rainhill on 13-1.  scorecard

results

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. 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    Northern 12   8   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   16   14   10   11   0   216    
2    Leigh 11   6   0   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   2   11   9   9   7   0   166    
3    Formby 12   6   0   0   0   1   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   0   13   14   0   152    
4    Wallasey 12   5   0   0   0   2   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   2   4   5   17   12   0   148    
5    Ormskirk 12   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   1   (0)   2   12   0   11   9   0   147    
6    Rainhill 12   5   0   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   2   10   5   9   8   0   147    
7    Wigan 12   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   1   8   15   7   12   0   147    
8    Bootle 10   3   0   0   0   2   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   5   15   19   0   109    
9    New Brighton 11   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   7   0   0   0   (0)   1   3   4   12   16   0   100    
10    Orrell Red Triangle 10   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   13   4   8   0   100    
11    Southport and Birkdale 12   2   0   0   0   3   (0)   7   0   0   0   (0)   0   0   0   20   33   0   93    
12    Sefton Park 12   1   0   0   0   1   (0)   7   0   0   1   (0)   2   0   0   14   29   0   78