Date: 24th Jun 2019
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2ND XI ROUND UP WEEK 5 (25th MAY)

Date: 1st June 2019

2ND XI ROUND UP WEEK 5 (25th MAY)

Great action from the 2s!

Leaders Wallasey maintained their fine start to the Premier Division as they beat near rivals New Brighton by 4 wickets. Sebastian Botes and Johnstone were both dismissed within sight of their half centuries as Richard Sutton took the division's bowling honours with an impressive return of 6 for 38 as catches accounted for seven of the inning's dismissals. Joel Huston passed 50 and was helped by Graham's 45 not out

Rob Rankin hit an unbeaten 133, following his brother Harvey's feat (106) in last weekend's re-scheduled victory at Liverpool, and helped by the Gills (Michael hitting 63 and Andy taking five for 43) as Ormskirk were made to work for their victory on the long journey to Colwyn Bay. Coming at 68 for 5, Matt Russell's 55no in the reply was his first fifty for the 2nd XI and got his side within 35 of the target

Recent signing Ed Fiddler scored his maiden 50 for Lytham as they easily chased down Sefton Park's total of 184 to swap places in the table. McGreehin and Cartmell also contributed for the home side. Thomas Hessey's second haul of 5 wickets or more this season had damaged the Park men.

Mark Fletcher (103) who last scored a century in 2011, added 159 for the 4th wicket with Tom Baybutt (61) in a high scoring game. Nearly all of Liverpool's batsmen chipped in, led by 57 from Williams (his second successive one) and three others reaching 30s as the Aigburth men won by 2 wickets.

Orrell RT beat Wigan in another game that involved a side successfully chasing down over 200. Harry Cooper – Hotchkiss recorded a career best of 61 that was matched by Orrell's Ian Lyon (following up last week’s century) who scored one more than him.

Northern were always on the back foot as they found themselves 0 for 2 before Wade Williams (53) who has just re-joined after a spell at Hightown St M, and Garcia complied a century partnership. The successful Formby run chase was built around 65 from Christopher Jones.

Leading run scorers - Huston 209, R Supria 199, M Gill 193

Most wickets – Hessey 14, A Gill 12, G Beaver, Cartmell and McCulloch all 11.

In Division One ,closest game of the day was at Maghull where the home side secured the last Spring View wicket when the visitors needed a boundary to claim victory. Nathan Ashford's fine form continued as he added 32 to his earlier 4 for 51. Tom Connolly's five for 45 was his first ever and proved crucial in ensuring that Maghull's defended their total.

On a day when bowlers were dominant, Sutton's Gary Clarke's maiden century helped his side amass 237 helped by 40 from Natalie Brown. Morgan and Powell remained unbeaten with 40s as they saw Rainhill secure the comfortable draw.

Old Xaverians were too strong for Rainford and secured an early finish. Three wickets each for Grierson and Barnes. Similarly, Birkenhead Park struggled against Ainsdale as Darren Tyms's experience showed in claiming his ever six wicket haul. Park's Forrester had given his side some hope of a surprise win with three early victims.

Leaders Bootle returned from Wavertree with an Andy Ehlen inspired victory. His six for 36 was his best return since 2014, Danny Hart then added 62 not out. Joel Murman also claimed five to limit Highfield to 109. Lee Martinus took all four Newton's wickets to fall

Leading run scorers – McClure 177, McGee 144, Brook 123

Most wickets – Meskell 14, Causey, Ehlen, Friar and Hewitt all 12

Leigh continued to lead the Division Two table as they successfully chased down Fleetwood Hesketh's score of 160 which was built around 78 from Paul Regan. He was one of 16-year-old Nathan Graham's six victims, which included a hat trick, and for good measure Nathan then hit an unbeaten 64 and featured in a unbroken ninth wicket stand of 63 with another 16-year old Kasey Bentham to secure the win.

Norley Hall moved into second place in the debut season securing a 30-run win against Alder. Beaveridge top scoring with 46 as Ryan Duffy took four wickets. Northop Hall took bragging rights in a comfortable victory over near rivals Prestatyn dismissing the home side cheaply. Ryan Dunning taking the day's best bowling figures with his best ever seven for 16.

Craig Black his 53 for St Helens Town and Sam Hope claimed four wickets in a win over Caldy. Barry White's 50 for Parkfield Liscard couldn't secure the win over Burscough as a determined rear-guard saw them hold out for a draw. Alokbandaralage took four wickets to limit Hightown St Marys and then McKeown with 35 secured the win for Southport Trinity.

Leading run scorers – Regan 156, Williamson 138, Taylor 135

Most wickets – Black 14, Dunning and Scullion 13 each.

 

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