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LL L&DCC 2ND XI ROUND UP - Week 12 (10 July)

Date: 16th July 2021

2nd XI ROUND UP Week 12 – 10 July

The bowling performance of the day came from Matthew Wood, the fourteen year old Northern youngster who was quickly brought on as first change and demolished the Formby side with an excellent spell of 8 for 33 off ten overs, his third five wicket return of the campaign. Earlier Adam Tweedle had scored 52 and Biddlestone 26 as Northern eased to a 40 run win.

Wallasey continued their seemingly unstoppable charge at the top of the Premier Division as they defeated bottom placed Firwood Bootle by seven wickets. Towle and Siddall each scored 29 for the visitors as Nathan Beaver and Huston claimed seven wickets between them. Four of the Wallasey top order reached 21 or more in an efficient victory. Ormskirk have work to do after they could not prevent Sefton Park from winning their third successive game to continue their recent revival. Ryan Mcnally with 53, and twenties from Alex Mcnally and Cheung enabled the visitors to reach 159. David Kelly with another four wickets. Sefton lost regular wickets and were 116 for 5 before Kelly joined Foden (41 no) to secure victory. Daniels 32, Hale 26 and Kelly 24*.

Liverpool’s trip to Orrell RT ended in stalemate. The home team’s score of 178 was built around a fine unbeaten 73 from Ben Mahoney and twenties from the lower order pair of Cheetham and Mushahwar. Three wickets for Stringer. Liverpool’s reply started off with a solid opening stand with Tod and Harper being dismissed for or just after passing 30. Despite three wickets for Clarke, Liverpool held out eight down. Other games were postponed due to Covid issues.

Standings – 1 – Wallasey 258 pts, 2 – Ormskirk 202, 3 – Orrell RT 173.

Leading Run

 Simpson (Formby) 403 (1*100 / 2*50s)

 Martin Williams (Wallasey) 358 (0/1)

 Biddlestone (Northern) 336 (2/1)

Leading wickets

 Wood (Northern) 32 wickets (3 * 5 wkts)

 Huston (Wallasey) 24 (0)

 Kelly (Sefton Park) 22 (2)

 

In Division One, overnight leaders Leigh suffered defeat for only the second time, when they came off second best against local rivals Spring View. Nathan Barnes top scored for the victors with 45 before coming one of Khalil Ahmed’s six victims (for 56, which is his best return) and he was aided by thirties from Jukes and Storey. Leigh looked to be well set before their top scorer Hibbert (42) was dismissed with the score on 99 for 3 before John Green cleaned up the lower order with a five wicket haul (for 24), his first since 2017. Humphreys hit 36. New leaders are Colwyn Bay who returned back to back victories with a 99 run over lowly Highfield. Matt Russell took the batting honours with 68, enjoying a 113 run second wicket stand with Roberts (42) before Pitman added a quick fire 30. Highfield started badly, losing their first three wickets for just 6 runs. Just two players reached double figures and the wickets were shared around with Jones and Clarke taking six of them.

Birkenhead Park top order raced to 183 for 2 with Matty Langford 65, Ian Cooper 68 and Vipul Bhaskar 50 all in the runs. The experienced Malcolm Swift with 62 and Darren Tyms 40, needed their Ainsdale colleagues to contribute more than Causey’s 34 if they were to chase down the target but four wickets each from the two Evans proved decisive. Wavertree’s Adam Carus McDonald collected his first ever “five – for” (for just 14 runs) as Northop Hall fell from 76/3 to 93 all out. Evans Ford with 33. All five home batsmen used reached double figures in a comfortable win.

The late afternoon weather brought an early end to Rainhill’s chase with them in a promising position after Philip Morgan’s seven wickets (for 41) had helped dismissed Old Xaverians for 108. Weeks with 38 was the last out. Rainford had scored 144 with 50 from Andrew Harrison continuing his recent fine form and 45 from Mistry with Adam Samouelle 5/37 and Wigan’s innings had just started when the rain came.

Standings – 1 Colwyn Bay 190 pts, 2 - Leigh 182, 3 – Old Xaverians 171

Leading Run

 Cooper (Birkenhead Park) 325 (0*100 / 3*50s)

 Rose (Old Xaverians) 323 (0/3)

 Barlow (Ainsdale) 305 (0/2)

Leading wickets

 Jack Leach (Northop Hall) 22 wickets (1 * 5 wkts)

 Jones (Colwyn Bay) 22 (1)

 Louie Evans (Birkenhead Park) 22 (0)

Southport Trinity maintained their lead in Division Two with a rapid demolition of St Helens Town. Jonny Firth returning his first seven wicket prize (for 24) as only Gregson with 21 offering any sort of resistance in a nine wicket defeat. Fleetwood Hesketh opening pair of batsmen rattled up a 157 runs first wicket stand before Christy Byrne was out for 71, a career best and Mohsin Modhi was unbeaten on 104 when the declaration came. Prestatyn lost wickets at regular intervals with Desai 4/29 and three from Halsall in a 128 runs defeat.

Caldy also had a comfortable victory with James Ashcroft taking five Alder wickets for 29 as the home side fell away after Fearnyough’s 39. Alan Mellor had time to score 58 in an eight wicket win. Parkfield Liscard were another side dismissed cheaply with Joshua Brown taking his best figures of 4/17. Sutton losing three wickets in hunting down the modest target. The rain in the Wigan area, cost Norley Hall who appeared to be well placed at 91/1 in the chase of Maghull’s 197. Jonathan Hennessy with a best ever 89 on his recent return to playing after six years away. Brown, Walters and Pierce all making contributions. Four wickets for Simpson who was then unbeaten on 38 at the premature close.

 

Standings 1 – Southport Trinity 209 pts, 2 – Fleetwood Hesketh 192, 3 – Sutton St Helens 149

Leading Run 

 Francis (Southport Trinity) 350 (0*100 / 4*50s)

 Nolan (Sutton St H) 324 (0/3)

 Critchley (Norley) 307 (2/1)

Leading wickets

 Mullen (Fleetwood H) 27 wickets (4 * 5 wkts)

 Connolly (Maghull) 19 (3)

 Firth (Southport Trinity) 19 (2)

 

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