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LL L&DCC 2ND XI ROUND UP - Week 11 (3/4 July)

Date: 9th July 2021

2nd XI Round up – Week 11 – 3rd/4th July

As we reach the halfway stage in the current campaign, the Premier Division now appears to be a two horse race with several clubs trying to muscle their way into contention. Leaders Wallasey had an emphatic win at Newton le Willows with Matthew Keogh their main destroyer with a six wicket haul for 31 (taking him past 600 play cricket wickets) as the home side struggled to put any partnerships together. Mykal Graham had earlier scored 63 together with 39 from Huston as Wallasey collected maximum points. Four wickets each for Aggrey and Grant as New Brighton with 43 from Owen Griffiths and 38 from Shiff being two of only three reaching double figures in defeat to Ormskirk. All six Ormskirk batsmen reached double digits, with Politis 34 and Hepke’s 30 the best.

Forties from Craig and Mahoney enabled Orrell RT set a 200 target for Firwood Bootle to chase but despite 37 from both Hart and Meskell, they finished well short mainly due to Gareth Houghton’s 6 wicket return (for 44). Sefton Park’s David Kelly continued his recent good form with 5 wickets for 42 against Formby with only Oliver Gallagher who scored 71 and Kenyon 26 passing 20. A solid opening partnership between Saeed and Supria who both scored 40s aided by 30 from Heard helped the home side home by six wickets.

An unbeaten 82 from Adam Tweedle aided by new recruit Biley Banerjee’s 59 laid the foundation for Northern score. Sainsbury with 37 was one of five players to reach 20 as Lytham held out for the draw. Three wickets for Wood.  

Standings 1 – Wallasey 233, 2 – Ormskirk 196, 3 – Orrell RT 164

 

In Division One, leaders Leigh avoided the worst of the weather that caused other games in the Wigan area to be abandoned and made short work in winning against a weakened rivals Highfield by eight wickets. Three wickets for Whitehead as Wallace top scored with 23. Old Xaverians were the divisions other winners, in the top three clash, getting the better of visitors Colwyn Bay by nine wickets thanks to Robson and Stamper ending unbeaten in the high forties. Spillane and Coleman the best for the Bay with wickets shared around with Harrison, Doyle and Grierson each claiming three.

Colwyn Bay were also in action on Sunday, with Luke Russell’s 62 and matt Russell’s 6 for 30 helping them getting the better of Birkenhead Park. Dixon, with his first fifty for 3 years, and thirties from Langford and Nevin had set the target. Rainhill and Rainford played out a tame draw. Jack Ellis and Mark Brook both dismissed on 68 for their respective sides but no other player passed 20 as Andrew Harrison collected his second successive six wicket return (for 37).

Standings – 1 – Leigh 174, 2 – Old Xaverians 166, 3 – Colwyn Bay 165

 

Top performance in Division Two was from Prestatyn’s 13 year old bowler Navneet Kaimal with magnificent figures of 8/17 securing a win in a low scoring affair at St Helens Town.

The top two in the division, both won with Fleetwood Hesketh maintaining a 17 point advantage over Fleetwood Hesketh. Trinity’s Michael Roberti collected five clean bowled victims amongst his seven wicket spell (for 51) with only Ben Scott with 50 for Sutton together with 30 from Nolan offering resistance. Thirties by Francis, Thorpe and Jones enough to overhaul the total. Similar batting performances by FH’s Byrne, Regan, Bate and Mullen all reaching 33 or more, allowed a declaration on 188. Leyland with 44 and 30 from Devey for Hightown St Mary but they fell 66 runs shy.

A strong start from Maghull with 50 from another youngster 14 y.o. Frank Byron and 46 from Breakwell the backbone for their total of 175. Only one Caldy player reached double figures in a disappointing display with three wickets each for Walker, Connolly and Gibbons. Parkfield Liscard unable to raise a team

Standing 1 – Southport Trinity 184, 2 – Fleetwood Hesketh 167, 3 – Maghull 140

 

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