CALDY’S good start to their Bridging Finance Solutions LDCC Second Division campaign continued with a tight win against Burscough.
Burscough were dismissed for just 73 from 30 overs with Rich Battersby’s 4-26 and Sunny Ghandi’s 3-20 the highlights in a fine bowling display from Caldy. Four wickets from Phillip Unsworth caused a few flutters for the home side but they reached the total six wickets down.
Neil Rimmer’s fine form with the bat continued as he scored 133 in Fleetwood Hesketh’s total of 221-4 declared at Skelmersdale. The home side never looked like reaching the total with 5-44 from Adnan Malik leaving Skelmersdale clinging on for the draw on 152-9 at the close.
Wavertree recorded a fine win at Birkenhead St Mary’s after 5-50 from Matt Nation reduced St Mary’s to 130 all out. Wavertree reached the total with six wickets down.
Parkfield Liscard and Sutton played out a high scoring draw on the Wirral with 113 from Joseph Noctor helping the visitors to 235-8 declared with Grant Hughes taking 4-39. Parkfield had a good crack at the total with Ishaq Afridi’s 81 not out leading the way but they finished on 189-3 in a drawn game.
Ainsdale dominated their game with Southport Trinity and will be disappointed with only a draw after reaching 176-6 declared. Trinity’s John Morgan took 3-30. Malcolm Swift’s 4-28 put Ainsdale in a great position but Trinity hung on for the draw, finishing on 88-7.
The division’s remaining fixture saw St Helens inflict a heavy defeat on struggling Moorfield. Three wickets apiece for Gary Sheppard and Ben Betros reduced the home side to 141 all out. Half centuries from David Lowe and Adam Irwine helped St Helens win by eight wickets.