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Date: 28th May 2017

Ormskirk go top of Premier Division

Lytham 148-8 (Taylor Cornall 58)   Southport and Birkdale 185-9 (Ashley MacDonald 52 Taylor Cornall 5-26) match drawn

New Brighton 146-5 (Kamran Hussain 57)    Wallasey 233-7 (Martin Williams 77 Chris Davies 62 Louis C Botes 4-23) match drawn

Formby finally got off the mark in the PREMIER DIVISION with a comprehensive nine wicket win over neighbours Ainsdale. Gary Keedy did the damage with 7 for 10. Rainhill maintained their impressive early season form with an equally resounding win at Colwyn Bay. After bowling out the hosts for 140, Tyler McGladdery (83 no) saw them home by nine wickets. Lytham came out best at last year’s champions Leigh, bowling them out for 190. Despite Steven Croft being dismissed by Karl Brown for 20, Lytham went on to win by 5 wickets with debutante Ryan Maddock making an immediate impact with 62 not out. Ormskirk beat Northern by 31 runs.George Lavelle (86) and Gary Knight (62) helped Ormskirk to 242 for 6 before Simon Kerrigan took 5 for 49 as Northern were bowled out for 211.  New Brighton and Wallasey play on Monday.

In DIVISION 1, Highfield, kept up the pace with a 78 run win over Prestatyn. Martyn Jenks hit 59 before four wickets each for Oliver Jump and Robert Halliwell saw off the visitors. Sefton Park notched their first win, by seven wickets, after Dan Kelly and new arrival Shakeem Clarke had each taken four wickets bowling Birkenhead Park out for 100. Newton Le Willows overcame Wigan by seven wickets with James Smith (51) and Matthew Parkinson (5 for 39) the main contributors. Skelmersdale had a good win at Fleetwood Hesketh, passing the hosts total of 155, Neil Rimmer (51), with seven wickets in hand. Matt Fenney took 6 for 51 with Ben Maddocks (61 no) and Saurabh Ambre (52 no) taking them home. Orrell had a three wicket win at Hightown (Full scorecard not on  play-cricket*) and Rainford won at Burscough by 56 runs. B Van NieKirk took 5 for 52 for the home side and John Dotters ensured a Rainford win with 5 for 20.

Liverpool remain top of DIVISION 2 by virtue of a nine wicket win at Wavertree. Peter Kelly took 5 for 33 in the first half and Tom Moore hit 61 no in the second. Spring View remain close behind in second place with an eight wicket win against Prescot and Odyssey. Amar Ullah top scored for the View with 52. Old Xaverians ( Niall Ward 50 no) passed Northop Hall’s total of 189 for 8 ( Alex Smith 51) and won by five wickets and St Helens Town won by four wickets at home to Alder, Liam Gaskell taking 6 for 52 for the winners and Naz Mohammed bagging five in the St Helens reply.

The remaining two games were close run and high scoring affairs with Maghull chasing down Parkfield Liscard’s 233 for 9 ( Mohammed Ghafoor 114) with Anthony Molloy and Joe Campbell each claiming four victims. Cameron Lawrenson (78) Greg Gillespie (59) and Liam Crilly (52) combined to carry Maghull over the line by five wickets. In a nail biter at Caldy the home side posted 224 for 9 (Haroon Khan 117) before Southport Trinity, with a 27 run last wicket stand, won by one wicket. The experienced Tony Campbell made his mark with 4 for 49 and 44 and Hayden McRae contributed 53.  

*As at 9.30 am Sunday

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