Date: 31st Jul 2021
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3rd XI ROUND UP WEEK 10 Updated with the 2nd XI roundup

Date: 30th June 2021

Find the 9fer and the 131! Well done James and Roy.

In the Saturday Premier League,

Northern (GK) 146 points, continue to lead the way with Wallasey 131 and New Brighton 3 126 following closely behind all having played 9 matches

Wins this weekend for New Brighton 3, Merseyside Cultural and Wallasey. Formby and Goodlass drew

Highlights include James Croman (NBCC3) 9/29 v Liverpool and Cris Toms (MSCC) 7/40 v Northern GK) 

In Saturday 1st Division.

Maghull 4 are new leaders followed by both the Birkenhead Park teams.

There were wins for New Brighton 4, Maghull, both the Birkenhead Park side and Caldy

Highlight of the week: Birkenhead Parks Shah Miah bowling figures were 13-8-9-7 (his 2nd 7 for of the season)

In the Sunday Premier League this week,  

Liverpool still lead the way, with Southport, and Spring View in pursuit.

Spring View were the only winners as the Southport/Orrell RT and Liverpool/ Leigh games couldn't take place owing to COVID

Spring View’s Roy Green 131 v Newton LW was this week's division highlight

In the Division. 1 North,

Formby, Lytham and Fleetwood Hesketh  lead the way.

Wins for Formby, Lytham and Hightown, Northern and Ainsdale drew.

Highlights; Simon Trapnell 7/46 for Southport Trinity v Hightown and George Evans (Formby) scored 101 v Fleetwood Hesketh

In Division. 1 South,

Oxton 125 pts from 7 matches lead the division with Sefton Park (PS) 100 and Merseyside Commonwealth  96 closely behind

Wins for Oxton, Bootle and New Brighton

Composed by Eddie Shiff (Chair 3rd XI Sub Committee)  -  30th June 21

2nd XI Round Up Week 10 (26 June)

In the Premier Division, leaders Wallasey maintained their lead over second place Ormskirk as both teams collected maximum points. Nathan Beaver with 6 for 37 which is his best return, helped limit Northern to 117. Only Jack Snaylam with 46 offering much resistance. Although they lost three cheap wickets, Williams with an unbeaten 41 and Ward’s 39 not out saw them home. Eighty from opener Alex McNally and 48 from Gill helped Ormskirk declare on 190. Norris with 4 for 59 for Lytham. After Hackett and Jason McGreehin had been dismissed in their 40s, Lytham needed more from their middle order as Cartmell with 29 not out took them within ten of victory before Grant wrapped the innings up as part of his 4/68.

Third placed Liverpool lost ground as they were held by New Brighton as their last pair held out in response to the visitors score of 169. Bassi with 36, the best of the seven players reaching double figures. Gamage with 4 wickets. New Brighton’s reply was built around Murphy 42 and London 32 with Stringer helping himself to three wickets. Sefton Park got the better of the bottom of the table clash with Firwood Bootle. David Kelly with his best club return of 6/32 as   his early burst left the home side at 33/6. Thirty from Stirling saw the visitors home two down.

Newton le Willows successfully chased down Formby’s challenging 187 based around Nick Sutton’s 67 aided by 40 from Kenyon but again lack of runs elsewhere was not helpful. Newton had five players reach or pass 25 led by Jenkins 41 in the response.

Standings 1 – Wallasey 208 pts, 2 – Ormskirk 171, 3 – Liverpool 152

Not a good day for the home sides in Division One as three were beaten and the rest were held by their opposition in their quest for victory. Both Ainsdale and Birkenhead Park were thwarted by the last pair.  Matthew Coughlin with 68 and Mal Swift’s 52 were the main contributors to Ainsdale’s 200. Just prior to Leigh’s Harry Church dismissal for 88, the league leaders were well placed at 151 for 1, but the experience of Swift with 4/30 and Gadzina 3/30 nearly proved too much leaving the Donohue pair to hang on. A similar story at Birkenhead Park where Ian Cooper with 93, together with Robert Stirrup’s 56, had enabled the home side to declare on 189. Highfield, led by Tom Ashton 55, with Brewer 39 taking time out of the game as they finished 18 runs behind.

Second placed Old Xaverians returned from Rainford with a victory after being dismissed for under 150. Harrison with 40 was one of his namesakes Andrew’s six victims (for 45) with another Harrison (Steven) claiming three wickets, Formby and Staunton took three wickets each as the home side struggled with only Andrew passing 18 with his 32. Rainhill had Luis Duffy 53 and Robert McKeown 54 helped by Viggars with 33 as they passed Spring Views challenging 200 score. Nathan Barnes with 56 not out coming in at number 9 and Speakman with 46 setting that demanding target. Four wickets each for Pennington and Ellis.

The other winners were Wigan who also successfully chased, this time getting the better of Northop Hall. 67 from opener Daniel Yates as each of the other five batsmen made double figure contributions in the chase. Thirties from Edwards and Littler proving insufficient as they were well set at 146 for 4 but could not press on. Four wickets from Jackman. Wavertree returned from Colwyn Bay rueing a poor start as they struggled to 24 for 5 in response to the Welshmen’s 162.  Jonathan Griffiths with a match saving 67 not out with next best 21 as they ended up 13 runs from victory. Thirties for Barry, Roberts and Pitman as Webster took 4/62

Standings 1 – Leigh 149 pts, 2 – Old Xaverians 146, 3 – Colwyn Bay 143 (with just 20 points separating the top 6)

In Division Two, there were contrasting experiences in game time for the top two. Leaders Southport Trinity were forced to field for 66 overs by Hightown St Marys with Chris Blackburn occupying a major chunk of those with his unbeaten 92 (his first 50 since 2011 and his highest ever score) as he marshalled his side to 173. Four wickets for Jones. Trinity raced to their target in under half of that number of overs with Scott Francis with his fourth half century of a productive season reaching 54. Thirties for Butler and Jones. Fleetwood needed just seven overs to secure the win after dismissing Parkfield Liscard for under 50. Moore with 23 the only batsman to pass eight runs. Five wickets each for Paul Mullen and Ishad Desai (for 23 and 10 runs respectively)

A closer game at Prestatyn saw the home side record a narrow six run victory over Alder in a low scoring affair. Just two players (Sherdan and Fearnyough) reaching 20 in a game for the bowlers. Kirkpatrick 4/18 matched by the home sides Kaimal 4/32. St Helens triumphed by exactly 100 runs against Maghull. Their top six all passed 20 (including Ellis 39, Moscrop 38) despite the best efforts of Tom Connolly who took 5/74. Harry Rigby then claimed his first five-fer (for 27) after 14 years of trying as Maghull lost early wickets and never recovered.

Caldy’s Patrick Sweeney with 72 helped by Grealis 38 laid the foundations for their two wicket victory over Norley Hall for whom Andrew McGrath had scored 54 with Atkinson hitting 32. Four wickets each for Ravichandran and Redfern.

Standing 1 – Southport Trinity 159 pts, 2 – Fleetwood Hesketh 142, 3 – Sutton (St Helens) 119

 

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