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Moorhouse's Twenty20: Nelson shine in the short form
7:44am Monday 9th June 2014 in Sport
NELSON’S glorious run of form continued as they took their league feelgood factor into the opening round of the Moorhouse's Twenty20 as they rocked holders Lowerhouse at Seedhill.
Neil Thompson's men, whose league run has seen them rocket up the table and also move into the last eight of the Worsley Cup, left the holders shocked with professional Ryan Canning again leading from the front.
The South African hit a high class 61 not out as Nelson posted 135-7 with Tyler McGladdery (19) and Russel Bradley (17) also making good contributions, while House professional Coub Pienaar the most successul bowler with figures of 4-18.
Lowerhouse struggled in the face of smart Nelson bowling and when they slipped to 2-2 with both Jonathan Finch and Ben Heap back in the pavilion they were up against it.
Jonny Whitehead made 25 and Pienaar followed up his bowling display with 16 but they lacked a big innings and Richard Meade’s three wickets put the brakes on as Lowerhouse closed on 111-8.
The newly named Myprotein Turf Moor saw joy for Burnley as they eased to victory over Colne.
Chris Holt (3-15) and Tom Lawson (3-21) helped restrict Colne to 97-7 before Daniel Pickup (36 not out) and Bharat Tripathi (14) ensured a straightforward win.
Ramsbottom’s hopes of retaining the trophy suffered a jolt when they went down to Haslingden.
Daryn Smit claimed 5-18 as Haslingden were restricted to 119-8 with Matt Griffin hitting 23 and Alex Coleman 21 and Ramsbottom seemed favourites with Smit then leading the reply with 24 and Jon Fielding 22.
But Lee Ingham turned the game and claimed 4-11 as Ramsbottom were 107 all out.
Bacup romped to a big win over Ribblesdale League raiders Edenfield at Lanehead.
David Warren claimed 1-8 from four overs while pro Haseeb Azam bagged a brace of wickets as Edenfield closed on 82-6.
Tim Farragher made 28 with Azam 32 not out as Bacup coasted to a seven wicket win with more than six overs to spare.
Accrington claimed a four-run victory at Rishton to start their campaign on a high.
Paul Clifford and Irfan Mohammed both claimed two wickets to leave Accrington rocking on 31-4 but they recovered well with Jacob Johnson (15 not out), Graeme Sneddon (15) and Bryn Hargreaves (15) all making vital late runs as they got up to 118-7 despite three wickets for Matt Hulett.
Abdul Biswoodall then made 43 and Hulett hit 33 but Rishton slipped from 90-1 to close on 114-7 as Accrington managed to turn the game around.
The highest individual score came from Enfield pro Werner Coetsee but his 72 not out could only help his side to 109-9 from their 20 overs with Lloyd Aspin picking up three wickets.
Church eased to a five-wicket win based on an impressive top order display with Levi Wolfenden (36), Lloyd Aspin (29) and Harvey Aspin (25).
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