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LL L&DCC 2ND XI ROUND UP - Week 13 (17/8 July)

Date: 22nd July 2021

Nine Wickets for Holliday and York century

2nd XI ROUND UP – Week 13 (17/18 JULY)

Southport & Birkdale’s Sam Holliday produced the L&DCCs season’s fourth best bowling return when he single handed demolished Sefton Park with his nine for 36. He had them reeling at 11 for six before some lower order rear-guard added some dignity to the total. Charlie Byrne then added an unbeaten 50 (his best since 2017) as S&B recorded a seven wicket win. Wallasey appear to have taken a giant stride towards the Premier Division title when they returned from their visit to second placed Ormskirk with an emphatic nine wicket victory. Josh Rylance (77) and Martin Williams (66) had enjoyed a 141 run unbroken second wicket partnership as they easily overtook the hosts total of 144. Inkson the best with 42 for Ormskirk with two others passing 25 as Colin Rivett claimed six for 46 bowling unchanged.

Another dominant partnership saw Liam Biddlestone (112) and Jonny Browne (100) both reach three figures as Northern’s unbroken second wicket stand reached 186 before the captain’s declaration. Bhalla top scored with 43 for Newton but only two other players reached double figures in a comprehensive defeat. Alfie Clarke ended up with seven for 36 (his best at this level) as his side Orrell RT dismissed New Brighton to win by 21 runs. John While with 63 had kept his side involved but after his dismissal, the day belonged to Clarke. Matthew Wareing’s 51, assisted by four players passing 20 in setting a target despite Elliot Griffiths four wicket performance. Firwood Bootle’s woes continued as they struggled against Tom Simpson with 5 for 44 with the last four wickets adding half of their side total. Four players including the last pair reaching 20. Simpson also chipped in with the bat with 56 assisted by Oliver Gallagher’s 55 not out for Formby.

Standings 1 – Wallasey 283 pts, 2 – Ormskirk 205, 3 – Orrell RT 198


Division One– Old Xaverians took advantage of Colwyn Bay’s postponement to overtake the Welshmen at the top of the table. Dominic Bramwell top scored with 77 to lead his side to a declaration of 192. Bowers with 33 not out. Apart from Bamber’s 35, no other Spring View batsman passed 18 as Lewis Barnes claimed 4/34 in a 55 run win. Birkenhead Park and Leigh swapped positions in the top four, as Park’s Dan Jordan hit 92 and Dale Taylor 67 as they shared a 159 run third wicket stand. Joseph Marsh capturing both of them as he wrapped up the tail in his 5/25. Hatton with 37 helped by Donohue 28 before his transfer away from Leigh, were unable to prevent a 99 run defeat as David Evans took four late wickets.


Rainford’s top three were in the runs led by the two Marks (Brook’s 64 and Williams 56 not out) as they passed Wavertree’s challenging score of 192 which had as a foundation the 53 from Jonathan Griffiths with 35 each from Jacob and Powell. Four wickets each from the Wigan pair of Samouelle and Jackman restricted Rainhill to 79 in their response to the home sides 135. Thirties for Samouelle and Rehman. Four hundred run were scored at Smithy Lane as the home side’s Liam Evans Ford 75 and Nish Adke 68 enjoyed a big stand as Northop Hall successfully chased Highfield’s 203. Brewer had scored 60 aided by four of his Highfield team passed 20.

Standings 1 – Old Xaverians 196 pts, 2 – Birkenhead Park 195, 3 – Colwyn Bay 190.

Fleetwood Hesketh enjoyed a successful double over the weekend in Division Two when the won both games. After losing both openers early against Caldy, Regan 46 and Sykes 42 helped by 32 from Desai and 24 Fisher helped Fleetwood reach 171. Caldy lost wickets at regular intervals as Irshad Desai took his second five wicket return of the season (for 38) to wrap up a 93 run victory. On Sunday, they had the re-arranged opening day fixture and returned with maximum points with a 60 run win. Oliver Fisher with 81 (his first half century for the club) with Benish Shukla and Campbell both dismissed on 33. Prestatyn’s response was led by 54 from Ashley Jones but only two batsmen reached double figures with the wickets shared around. Fleetwood Hesketh ended the weekend top of the table as Southport Trinity were on their scheduled free week.

Maghull were the only home side to win as they successfully chased down Alder’s total. Macauley Lawrenson with an unbeaten 83 and Richard Brown’s 54 together with 34 from Byron. Thomas James with 64 and 39 from Harrison for the West Derby side. Hightown St Mary also successfully chased. Fifty not out for Tatenda Taibu Jnr and 34 for Ramaiah in a seven wicket win. Four wickets for Thorpe as five Parkfield Liscard batsmen scored between 15 and 25 without progressing.

Top scorer of the day was Sutton St Helen’s James York with an unbeaten 122 as he guided his side to an eight wicket win over Prestatyn. Ben Wistow-Hughes with 75 and 42 from Ablett were the main contributors for their total of 181. Four wickets for Bolton. Norley Hall runs were shared as four passed 23 led by Hatch’s 35, after Michael Simpson 5 for 43 and four for Hollinrake, despite Jamie Ellis 74 for St Helens Town, had restricted the home side to 129.

Standings – 1 Fleetwood Hesketh 241 pts, 2 – Southport Trinity 209, 3 – Sutton (St H) 174

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