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First Division - Ainsdale top table after Highfield lose again
Saturday 10th July 2021

Ainsdale end the day on top of the table following their sixth win in seven matches. Tom Oughterson (88) and Stephen Lucas (39) got them under way with an opening partnership of 112 in 25.2 overs. Shubham Ranjane added 41 not out before Martyn Farrell declared at 191-5 after 35.2 overs. Farrell then took 3-34 and Istiqlal Hanif 3-34 as Birkenhead Park were dismissed for 122.  scorecard

Highfield suffered their third defeat in a row after just reaching 99 at Rainford with four wickets each to Andy Davies and John Dotters. Rainford went on to win by six wickets.  scorecard

Newton le Willows went to Penrhyn Avenue and bowled out Colwyn Bay for 94 with Siddiq Patel taking 5-21 and Ali Sartaj 4-32. In reply, opener Ben Walkden remained undefeated with 38 as Newton won by five wickets.  scorecard

Fleetwood Hesketh batted 62 overs at Smithy Lane as they reached 179-9d. It was a day for the young Shukla brothers with opener Bellis hitting 33 and Benish 36 not out. Kieron New bowled unchanged for 31 overs and ended with 5-97. After Northop Hall lost opener Alastair Andrady for 0, Harrison Jones and Jac Kennedy (41) added 93 for the second wicket. Will Higginson (47*) joined Jones (76*) and 87 to see them home by eight wickets.  scorecard

Old Xaverians' last pair defied Liverpool's attack for two overs to secure a draw at Aigburth. Matthew Jackson declared Liverpool's innings closed at 235-7. Jackson top scored with 49 and Liam Naylor 45. In reply, Ian Carroll hit 77 and Daniel Harrison 45 for Xavs who finished on 213-9 despite Daniel Clubbe's 7-56.  scorecard

St Helens Town's match against Lytham was postponed owing to a Covid-19 scare at Lytham.

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    Ainsdale 12   6   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   2   17   5   5   10   0   167    
2    Highfield 12   6   0   0   0   0   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   2   17   5   4   9   0   165    
3    Newton le Willows 11   6   0   0   0   0   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   1   4   9   11   10   0   164    
4    Rainford 11   5   0   0   0   3   (0)   2   0   0   0   (0)   1   5   8   14   18   0   150    
5    Birkenhead Park 11   5   0   0   0   0   (0)   5   0   0   0   (0)   1   0   15   5   13   0   138    
6    Fleetwood Hesketh 12   4   0   0   0   0   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   2   4   5   8   24   0   131    
7  Colwyn Bay 11   4   0   0   0   1   (0)   3   0   0   0   (0)   3   4   5   10   11   0   125    
8  Liverpool 12   3   0   0   0   3   (0)   3   0   0   1   (0)   2   3   0   19   20   0   117    
9  Northop Hall 12   3   0   0   0   1   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   4   1   4   13   14   0   112    
10  Lytham 11   3   0   0   0   0   (0)   6   0   0   0   (0)   2   0   0   7   24   0   101    
11    Old Xaverians 12   2   0   0   0   4   (0)   4   0   0   0   (0)   2   7   0   15   21   0   93    
12    St Helens Town 11   2   0   0   0   2   (0)   5   0   0   0   (0)   2   4   0   10   24   0   88