Date: 28th May 2022
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Second XI Round up - Week 2

Date: 10th May 2022

Formby only side in 2nd XI Premier with 2 wins

2nd XI - Week 2 Round up (30 April)

Formby were the only Premier side to maintain a 100% winning run as George Evans led the scoring honours for his side with 50 before being run out as four other batters reached or bettered 30 including Booth 41. Three wickets for Luke Norris. Jason McGreehin led Lytham's reply with 80 but after being well set, overseas Aussie bowler Tom Stacy wrapped up the tail with six for 66 (his second successive five for) to seal a 48 run victory. Birkenhead Park beat Southport & Birkdale to move into second place in the fledgling league table. Dan Jordan's second successive 50 as six other batters moved into double figures. Sam Holliday claiming five for 62 before he rattled up 55 at better than a run a ball in the eventual unsuccessful chase as Louie Evans' four for 51 proving decisive as he claimed two set batters at crucial periods.

Champions Wallasey registered their first victory after a well judge chase at Sefton Park. Ever reliable David Miles with 70 (taking his play cricket total past 8,900 runs and his 36th x 50) together with 63 from Martin Williams broke the back of the required target as Brown claimed four late wickets to cause a little concern. Earlier David Kelly was the leading Sefton Park scorer with 77 as they declared on 182. Ormskirk also won with a 99 run victory over Orrell RT. Cheung 47 and Politis (following last weeks century) with 44 as all the top seven reached 15 or more. Martyn Farrell's six for 24 helped limit the reply as Houghton, batting at number ten, top scored with 28.

Colwyn Bay had an unbroken 78 run partnership for the ninth wicket to thwart Northern's hopes of victory as Moorhouse 39 and O'Melia 36 inched their way to success. This despite Kieran Vis' best ever bowling return of seven for 105. Adam Tweedle's 95 brought him tantalisingly close to his first century at this level, helped by 53 from Ben Sloan as Moorhouse returned a 5 for 56 display. Tom Sutcliffe took 5 for 73 for Liverpool as Jenkins and Wrigglesworth scored 30s for Newton LW. Jashnani with 45 not out continued his fine start to his cricket in this country but Liverpool's reply appeared to drift as the game ended in stalemate despite Parkinson taking four of the six wickets to fall.

Three teams recorded their second successive victory in Division One. Martyn Glover scored an unbeaten 77 to guide Leigh to victory over Southport Trinity after the visitors has batted for 54 overs as they amassed 209. He was aided by 46 from Pindolia as they added an undefeated 81 runs for their sixth wicket. Roberti doing his best with four for 75. Scott Francis laid the backbone of the Trinity innings with 67 as six others scored between 10 and 27. Spring View returned from North Wales victorious after Lewis Bamber had claimed his best figures of 6 for 17 to restrict the home side to 95. Howard Bamber scored 56 not out.

New Brighton won the clash of the two sides, who were in the higher division last year, as overseas Luke Terry notched up 84 not out, putting on 82 with Smith for the 5th wicket. Former Liverpool player Liam Griffiths scored his maiden fifty for his new club (58no) and together with Tom Meskell (45) scored the majority of the Bootle total. Evans taking four wickets. Rainhill successfully chased Wavertree's declaration of 197 in an excellent team effort with no batter scoring more than Powell's 35 but six others all scored 20s. Carus McDonald another bowler taking four. Robert Dix scored 15 * 4s in his maiden century (finishing on 108) for the visitors.

Wigan's Harry Jackman wrapped up the Fleetwood Hesketh tail, finishing with 5 for 25, ensuring his side claimed a 56 run victory. Earlier, openers Patrick Fairhurst 81 and Edward Hurst with a best of 83 gave the home a tremendous start with a 150 plus stand. The only game to end without a victor was Rainford's clash with Old Xaverians in a high scoring affair. Ravi Mistry continued where he left off from last week's century with 53, aided by three others who reached 30 for Rainford. Wicket keeper Andrew Rose top scored for the old boys with 64 (his 29th fifty) and Andrew Harrison 35th five wicket return (5 for 75) was not quite enough to force the victory as Xavs finished with their last pair at the crease.

In Division Two, Highfield top the early table with two victories after Parkfield Liscard's selection woes continued for a second week. Nat Brown with the bat (72) and Jamie Greener with both the bat (52) and the ball (six for 43 as he closes in on 500 play cricket recorded wickets) were the star perfomers as Sutton (St Helens) saw off Maghull by a 72 run margin. Norley Hall won a low scoring affair by 29 runs against Alder whose Scott was the game's top scorer with 32 not out and Chris McLoughlin's 5 for 40 was important in restricting the home side reply.

A solid opening partnership between Ainsdale's Daniel Fitzpatrick 72 not out and 52 from Joel Barlow and supported by Marshall's 47 no allowed a declaration once 200 was passed. St Helens Town top order made starts with four of them scoring in the range of 28 – 31 but the introduction of Adam Friar (five for 40) limited their ability to get closer than the 53 run deficit. Four wickets from Prestatyn's Navneet Kaimal helped keep Hightown St Marys from passing three figures until the 46th over. Leyland with 35, just one of two players to reach double figures. Three players reached 24 or 25 in the apparently comfortable victory.


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