Review Saturday 28th August 2021
Kirkham & Wesham v Eccleston
Kirkham had been riding a wave of success moving up to second in the League table before today’s game. They won the toss and elected to bat first. They had a poor start when Stephen Wright was dismissed for naught. Young Sam Oldfield joined experienced Michael Brooks and began to repair the innings. Oldfield was dismissed for 11 and the older Hogarth took the score to 73 before being stumped for 19. Sean Bovington could not add the impetus of previous weeks and he went for 8. Brooks followed for 46 leaving half the side out for less than a hundred on the board. Jack Mansfield (28 ) tried to repair the damage but the innings faded away and Kirkham were bowled out for 151. Michael Robinson with 4-28 starred for Eccleston as he did with the bat scoring 49 no aided by Adam Norris with 43 they passed Kirkham’s total with 4 wickets in hand. Antony Wilson took 4 for 44 but a disappointing day for Kirkham.
Penrith v Penwortham
The leaders Penrith had a much better day as Penwortham won the toss and elected to bat the home side are a far superior bowling attack and dismissed the visitors for a mere 123. Only Skipper Ashley Billington with 39 showed any real fight. Young James Ellis with 4 for 37 and Greg Cameron with 3 for 30 shared the honours. Penrith scored 124 for 4 with Nicky Burns scoring a fine 64 not out to put Penrith 20 points clear of Vernon Carus in 2nd spot. Ed Cox took 3 for 35 but went at over 6 an over.
Preston v Croston
Croston were the visitors to West Cliff and elected to field on winning the toss. A good start saw Zubair Patel dismissed for 0 Navazish Ali (41) and Imran Patel (72) repaired the damage support from Zuhel Patel (33) and Zahid Parvaiz (46 no) took the home side to 228 for 8. 3 bowlers took 2 wickets a piece. Croston capitulated to 106 all out with Ian Dickinson (38) and Joe Barker (21) troubling the scorers. Navazish Ali enjoyed splendid figures of 4 for 6 and Rizwan Patel 3 for 25. Preston winning by 122 runs. Not a good day for Croston.
South Shore v Fylde
The bottom two clubs met at the Mad Nook. The home side won the toss and elected to bat. Danny & Will Smith made early inroads but a good 36 by Tyne Davis and a splendid 50 not out by Ryan Adderley supported by Captain Max Cowell – Makin (26) took South Shore to 168 all out. Openers Will Smith and Keith Moore put on 34 for the first wicket but the remaining batters put up a dismal show being bowled out for a measly 77. Tyne Davis with 6 for 38 and Neil Ashford with 4 for 34 gave South Shore only their second win of the season.
Thornton Cleveleys v Barrow
Captain Glen Kermode won the toss and elected to put Cleveleys in to bat. Experienced Daryl Wearing enjoyed early success with the wickets of Rick Jenkinson and Joel Elphick however Jon Eade who has scored over 500 runs this season with 80 and Josh Sackfield with 64 took the score to 219 in Cleveleys 45 overs. Simon Chad picked up 4 for 52. Barrow batted very solidly in their innings, Greg Reynolds (70) Jack Singleton (26) Mathew Adams (25) and Sam Henderson with 23 not out took Barrow to within 4 runs of winning. This will be a hard defeat to take as Barrow and puts a dent in their desire to return to the Norther League at the first attempt. They do however have a game in hand.
Vernon Carus v Great Eccleston
At this time of the year many teams struggle to put their first team out and this was the case for both teams. Phil Booth stood in for Joe McMillan and won the toss for Gt Eccleston and decided to bat. The made a reasonable if unspectacular start with only Richard Booth with 63 making anything special as they were reduced to 184 for 8 in their 45 overs. Ian Dunn who is not renowned for his bowling expertise took a credible 4 for 49 supported by Ben Duerden with 3 for 8 off only 2 overs. Left hander Dunn is a more renown batsman and scored an unbeaten 74 whilst Jamie Rigby added 69 taking Vernon’s home by 8 wickets. They have regained second place in the Premier table with only two games to go.
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Review Saturday 21st August 2021
Rain once again was a major player in our Premier League schedule throughout the North West
Games rained off or rain-affected were
Barrow v Kirkham & Wesham
Eccleston v Thornton Cleveleys
Penwortham v South Shore
Games that were played were:
Croston v Vernon Carus
Ian Dickinson won the toss and elected to field. Ian Dunn and Matt Stevenson scored 20 before wickets started to fall. Dunn got 24, Wes Royle 21, and Bob Bridges 29. Nobody else was able to score above 20 and Vernon’s were bowled out for 118 off 34 overs. Not a performance for the title challengers. Croston’s wicket takers were shared, Jake Parsons was the best with 4 for 26 off 9 overs.
Duckworth Lewis gave Croston a revised target of 136 from 34 overs but they got an excellent start from opener Max Harper who scored 66 ably supported by Jack marsh with 25 and Conrad Kearton who scored 19 not out. Croston winning by 5 wickets
Vernon’s did collect 3 points as against 2 had the game been rained off.
Fylde v Penrith
Fylde Captain Keith Moore won the toss and elected to field. Penrith who have shown their strength throughout the season got off to a flyer with openers Nicky Burns and Asher Hart scoring prodigiously the first wicket fell at 118 with Burns out for 65. Hart was joined by Owen Jones (24) and before Hart was out for 83 Greg Cameron added 35 before Captain Alistair Craig declared with the score on 212 for 4 from 29.4 overs.
Poor Fylde battled in vain Usama Abrar (39) Phil Taylor (19) and Danny Smith 21 no all contributed but Fylde were bowled out for 120 in 35 overs. Dan Morland with 4 for 28 and Greg Cameron with 3 for 36 were the pick of the bowlers. Penrith picked up 12 points to go back to the top of the table.
Great Eccleston v Preston
Preston won the toss and elected to bat, but Phil Booth and Jon Jefferies were in good form limiting Preston to 91 off 27 overs. Booth took a fine 6 for 45 from 14 overs well supported by Jeffries with 2 for 29 from 11 overs
Great Eccleston were set a total of 79 from 27 overs by the Duckworth Lewis calculation. Opener Adam Green with 30 and Joe MacMillan with 32 not out saw them home in 11 overs. Captain Imran Patel with 3 for 21 off 5 overs took all wickets that fell.