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Sunday's results - Big Royal London centuries for Grey and McKiernan
Sunday 15th May 2022

 Royal London Club Championship - first round 

 Group 5 

Liam Grey led Northern to a 138 runs victory against Farnworth with an innings of 146 from 135 balls with 14x4s and 3x6s. He batted for 39.4 of the 40 overs in which Northern totalled 277-6. This was too much for Farnworth who were bowled out for 139 with Jac Kennedy taking 3-13.

Northern will be at home to local rivals, Ormskirk, in the second round after they had an easier match at Prestwich. They dismissed them for 108 with Zahir Shehzad taking 5-21 and Scott Lees 3-21. George Politis (41) and Andy Rankin (36) saw the visitors home by nine wickets.

Formby lost by 17 runs at Furness after chasing a total of 226-8.

WALKDEN 70-6 (18.2 overs) (Warnapura 3-17, Goodridge 3-31)
v
DALTON 66 (19.5) (Mustafa Bashir 4-18, Junaid Farooq 4-23)
Result: Walkden won by 4 wickets
Toss: Dalton
scorecard

FURNESS 226-8 (40.0) (Gribbin 45, Sutton 34, Chapples 27, Stanway 23)
v
FORMBY 209 (38.5) (OW Sutton 54, CK Turner 41, Simpson 20; Thompson 3-38)
Result: Furness won by 17 runs
Toss: Formby
scorecard

NORTHERN 277-6 (40.0) (Grey 146, Clarke 39, Laker 20, Liebenberg 20)
v
FARNWORTH 139 (35.1) (Settle 40, Sutton 33; Kennedy 3-13)
Result: Northern won by 138 runs
Toss: Northern
scorecard

PRESTWICH 108 (33.5) (Wharmby 21; Zahir Shehzad 5-21, Lees 3-21)
v
ORMSKIRK 110-1 (20.3) (Politis 41, ADJ Rankin 36*)
Result: Ormskirk won by 9 wickets
Toss: Ormskirk
scorecard

round 2 draw

Walkden v Furness
Northern v Ormskirk

 Group 6 

Mattie McKiernan was on fire for Leigh at Beech Walk. He wrecked Netherfield's bowling attack with an innings of 177 from 115 balls with 19x4s and 9x6s. He added 148 for the third wicket with Matthew Hurst (61). McKiernan was out at 312-5 with his innings coming out of 301 added in 36.5 overs whilst he was at the crease. Leigh finally totalled 320-5.

A spirited reply took Netherfield to 254 all out with Nathan Graham taking 5-61.

Leigh entertain Westhoughton in the next round.

Walllasey travel to Blackpool after their victory over Longridge. Greg Beaver (84) and Josh Rylance (73) added 146 for the second wicket in a total of 240-4. After the break, Sumit Ruikar took 4-19 in Longridge's final total of 193.

BLACKPOOL 171-1 (28.4) (King 103*, Munir 27 [127-1st wkt], Henshall 28)
v
CHORLEY 169-6 (40.0) (Holdsworth 61, Silva 45; Henshall 3-24)
Result: Blackpool won by 9 wickets
Toss: Chorley
scorecard

WALLASEY 240-4 (40.0) (GJ Beaver 84, Rylance 73 [146-2nd wkt], Ruikar 22, A Ward 20*)
v
LONGRIDGE 193 (36.5) (Turner 71, Christie 50; Ruikar 4-19)
Result: Wallasey won by 47 runs
Toss: Wallasey
scorecard

LEIGH 320-5 (40.0) (McKiernan 177, Hurst 61 [148-3rd wkt], Low 24*, Dorsey 20)
v
NETHERFIELD 254 (40.0) (Dixon 55, Bernet 35,  Hogg 33, Richardson 32, Earl 29, Wileman 24; Graham 5-61)
Result: Leigh won by 66 runs
Toss: Leigh
scorecard

WESTHOUGHTON 178-4 (28.1) (Agha Salman 60*, Morris 40, Bates 28*; Kilburn 4-30)
v
DENTON WEST 176 (38.2) (Shah 49, Welsby 27; Brown 3-31)
Result: Westhoughton won by 6 wickets
Toss: Denton West
scorecard

round 2 draw
Blackpool v Wallasey
Leigh v Westhoughton