History for Hindley

Manchester Association Twenty20 final Brooksbottom 103-7 Hindley SP 104-1 HINDLEY St Peter's won the inaugural Manchester Association Twenty20 competition with two impressive victories on the re-arranged finals day at Bolton.

Their semi-final win over Winton took HSP into the final where they faced Brooksbottom.

Brooksbottom's opener ran himself out off the second ball and from then on St Peter's had the upper hand.

Steve Hart unleashed two classic unplayable deliveries to take two wickets in two balls and finished with 3-12 from 4 overs as four of the top five Brooksbottom batsman failed to score.

Put in to bat, Phil Moorfield and Chris Highton put on 41 in 7 overs for the first wicket.

Kevin Anderson came in to join Highton and he finished with 28 not out off 39 balls while Anderson picked up where he left off in the semi and cracked an unbeaten 36 from 16 balls with six fours and a six, to finish with a combined tally for the day of 120 unbeaten runs in 67 balls.

Chris Highton was named man of the match for the final as Marc Birch became the first man to lift the M&DCA Twenty20 trophy. That victory helped to erase the memory of Saturday's defeat at Winton. The home side made 162-8 in their 48 overs, HSP were all out for 102 in the Premier fixture.

lHINDLEY'S second XI beat their Winton counterparts 101-93 in a Division 2A fixture.

Skipper Paul Delargy made 28 of his side's runs. St. Peter's were dismissed in only the 31st over, but Winton found themselves on 46 for 7 in the 26th over.

Damian Grundy and Daniel Seenan dug in for a stand of 46 which lasted an astonishing 167 balls. Hindley pushed on to take the final wicket with Winton on 93. Ian Chesworth finished with 4-14 from 15.4 overs and Steve Hart 3-38.

l HINDLEY'S third XI were all out for 40 against Winstanley Park's 1st XI, who finished on 44-0 in Southport League Division Two.

Opener Charlie Delargy made 18 and there were 12 extras, but the other ten hapless Hindley batsmen could muster just ten runs between them.

HSP opening bowlers Paul Snape and Michael Jones bowled tightly, both of them going for just one run an over, but forty runs could never be defended and Winstanley Park reached the mark without losing a wicket, Ian Hetherington making 24 and Keith Roscoe 10.

Merseyside and Southport alliance

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Norley Hall 2nd XI 156-3

NORLEY Hall's 2nd XI became champions of the reserve division with a seven-wicket win at Alder.

Alder batted first and totalled 152 all out thanks to Chris Payne, who recorded a hat-trick is his figures of 5-38 off 16.4 overs.

In reply, the opening partnership of McLoughlin and skipper, Chris Melling put on 94. Hatch with 25 not out (four fours and a six), Norley were champions with 16 overs to spare. Norley reached 156-3, taking 25 points and Alder seven.

The 1st XI won by seven wickets after an unbeaten stand of 126 by Andy Hargreaves, 75 not out, and Faisal Butt, 71 not out. Hall, chasing 178 to win, won by wickets at 178-3.

Earlier Alder won the toss and were all out for 177 thanks to 5-47 from 14.1 overs by Mo Bilall.

In reply Craig Spencer hit two glorious fours as Norley Hall were 52-3. Hargreaves hit a 71 ball 75 which included 12 fours and a six.

This coming Saturday the 1st XI visit Parkfield in the last match of the season. Norley Hall are in third place, 14 points behind second placed Skelmersdale who play away to Parkfield. Promotion is still up for grabs as there are 25 points still up.

In the Sandhurst Shield Norley Hall's 1st XI lost by 83 runs against Burscough.

Liverpool and District Division One

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Highfield 152 ao

HIGHFIELD won the toss but not the match as Hall ran out winners by 68 runs. Astle top scored for the visitors with the bat, hitting 34 with Farrell 32. Highfield collected two batting points and five bowling points.

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Wigan 217 ao

ORRELL Red Triangle won their derby encounter by three runs.

Turner was in fine form with the bat, striking 63 with Bradshaw 45. In reply Samouelle hit 79 and Ford 63 for Wigan but they could not overcome Orrell, who collected 20 points plus five batting points. Wigan got four batting points and three bowling points.

Bolton Association

Spring View 2nd XI 68

Golborne 2nd XI 193-9

VIEW opened the bowling with brother and sister Adam and Emma Stott, who shared 10 overs without managing to break up the openers.

Golborne closed on 193 for 9 but View's reply got off to a disastrous start with Michael Kyte going without troubling the scorers, followed rapidly by the other batters.

This defeat leaves View at the bottom of the table with no hope of climbing off the foot with just one game left at Daisy Hill.

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GOOSE Green extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches with a 120-run win against Charnock Richard.

Green batted first and were in trouble on 16-3 but C Morgan 65 not out who was aided by D Johnson 27 and S Kirby 20 allowed Green to declare on 175-5 after 49 overs. In reply Charnock could not live with greens attack and were dismissed for 56 in 21 overs.

Green 20 points, Charnock 2 points. Green stay 5th and host Tarlton next Saturday.