Date: 18th Sep 2019
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CHESTER CUP AND TITTERSHILL CUP ROUND UP

Date: 23rd May 2019

CHESTER CUP AND TITTERSHILL CUP ROUND UP

A day for the record books!

Sefton Park broke the 400-run barrier and Ormskirk fell just one run short of the same landmark as there  were runs galore in several of the day's cup fixtures. Northern and Lytham shared 451 runs. St Helens Town scored 328 in the Tittershill Cup.

In the Chester Cup, after dismissing the opener Coonan for 19, Ainsdale were left chasing leather as Robert Supria (continuing his  excellent start to the season) with 107 and Luke Connolly with his highest score of 111 helped Sefton to their (and probably the Competition's) highest ever competitive total. Excellent perseverance from the Ainsdale side throughout. Facing such a daunting total, Fred McClure helped himself to 73 as Sefton Park ran out winners.

Bootle had a day to forget v Ormskirk as Ian Robinson recorded his tenth century (per Play Cricket) in reaching 147 off 88 balls (5 * 6s and 19 * 4s). Then they saw Harvey Rankin 68 and Sam Hepke (an unbeaten 81) add further punishment. Michael Quinn recorded excellent figures of 6 for 22 as Bootle were skittled in under 15 overs, losing by 361 runs. A quick vote of thanks to the scorers involved in these mammoth totals, to say it was hectic is an understatement.

Closest game of the day came at Northern where Lytham successfully chased down a score of 225 to win with just 3 balls remaining by 5 wickets. Myles Child followed up last week’s century for the 3rd team with 82no aided by Ryan Norris's 61 in the pursuit. Scott Snaylam had earlier scored 83 for the Crosby outfit (on a day when Jack Snaylam scored 143 in the 3rd team).

Formby’s winning score was a team effort with all seven batsmen used reaching double figures but none passing Cockbain's 26. Layton and Rogan claiming three each of Newton le W wickets. David Miles (with 60) was the standout performance as Wallasey won the local derby against New Brighton.

Ian Lyon, apparently with his first century (120) since 2007, as his new side Orrell RT easily overcome local rivals Highfield. Joe Bracher 73 and 59 from James Wensley ensured Liverpool's score was too much for Wigan. Four wickets were his best ever for 15yo Liam Griffiths. Southport & Birkdale failed to muster enough players to travel to Colwyn Bay.

Chester Cup Round 2 – Lytham v Formby, Ormskirk v Liverpool, Orrell RT v Sefton Park and Wallasey v Colwyn Bay.

Over the weekend there were four games in Round One of the Tittershill Cup and four games in Round Two.

St Helens Town progressed at Fleetwood Hesketh's expense in a bad day at the office for Fleetwood. All St Helens batsmen involved reached double figures with Sam Hope and Paul Meadows reaching unbeaten half-centuries. In the reply, Matthew Fisher claimed an equal share of the day’s best bowling return with seven for 12.

Also returning the same seven figure haul (his best ever) was Andrew Dodd of Sutton (St Helens) to help bowl out Burscough relatively cheaply in a nine-wicket win.

Spring View's Jon Mulvey just missed out on what would have been his maiden century, falling two runs shy. Colleague Andrew Bowes nearly trebled his previous highest as he knocked up his first fifty, ending up with 72. Eight of the nine bowlers used then claimed a wicket in the Southport Trinity reply.

Wavertree's Jagadish Kulasekaran only bowled four deliveries but still managed a hat-trick to wrap up the Birkenhead Park innings as, despite Dan Jordan's 50, they comfortably progressed. Anthony Cameron – Summers (an unbeaten 55) and Christopher Heath (51) both in the runs.

Mark Brook with 94 for Rainford and Gethin Wood with 67 for Alder saw their side safely through against Norley Hall and Prestatyn respectively. Alder's two 14yo (Danny Johnson and Sean Ryan) claiming five wickets  between them. Caldy won against Maghull by coin toss and Old Xaverians by walkover against Hightown St Marys.

Remaining Tittershill Second Round fixtures – Leigh v St Helens T, Northop Hall v Caldy, Parkfield Liscard v Wavertee and Rainhill v Rainford.

 

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