Lancashire League: It's the demolition derbies

Lowerhhouse's Ben Heap smashes the ball to the boundary against Burnley Picture: KIPAX

Lowerhhouse's Ben Heap smashes the ball to the boundary against Burnley Picture: KIPAX

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LOWERHOUSE sent out another statement of intent at the top of the Foster’s Lancashire League yesterday as they romped to a big derby win over Burnley.

The House, who went to the top of the table last weekend and are determined to stay there, piled up a testing 216-8 at the Neville Gee Recruitment Ground with Ben Heap making a fine half-century.

Joey Hawke also chipped in again on the big occasion with 35 with Chris Bleazard unbeaten on 29 at the end.

That was a par score and set for a good chase but the House reduced Burnley to 28-5 and a world of trouble as the pre-season title favourites replied.

In the end Burnley slumped to 106 all out with wicketkeeper Joe Martin picking up a collection for five victims.

Nelson were far too strong for Colne as they won the Pendle derby at Seedhill with the game over shortly after 5pm.

Colne were rolled over for just 89 after winning the toss and batting with only professional Ali Azmat threatening any other outcome as he made 35.

Richard Meade, Toxy Hussain and skipper Neil Thompson were the destroyers-in-chief for Nelson with three wickets each and then Tyler McGladdery (35) and Lewis Bradley (41 not out) took them to the brink of victory before they wrapped up a nine-wicket win in just 17.3 overs.

Daryn Smit claimed another four-wicket haul and Jonathan Fielding bagged three as Ramsbottom thumped Bacup at Lanehead.

Bacup recovered from 2-1 to 86-3 as Tim Farragher made 36 and skipper Matt Thompson 33 before they suffered another stunning collapse to 97 all out.

Jamie Pilling (48 not out) and Tom Parton (38 not out) then took Rammy to a 10-wicket win in 15 overs.

Young Alex Coleman made his career best score to steer Haslingden to a win over Rawtenstall.

Coleman, a supremely talented player, made 82 not out as Haslingden posted 203-9 from their 50 overs with Keith Roscoe claiming his 99th five-wicket haul for Rocky.

Rawtenstall never got going in reply and Danny Barlow (29) and Brett Pelser (25) aside they were in a pickle with Brenton Parchment claiming four wickets and Matt Griffin three.

Usman Tariq made a half-century as Church beat Rishton for the second time in three days at Blackburn Road.

Matt Hulett hit 53 for Rishton as they posted 170 all out and Church were wobbling with six wickets down and skipper Craig Fergusson injured.

But after Tariq fell, Sam Tucker (28 not out) and Adam Greenwood (22 not out) saw them home.

Enfield claimed a fine derby win over Accrington at Thorneyholme Road as they showed no tired legs after their marathon relay on Saturday.

In a game watched by Clarets star Danny Ings, Accy were bowled out for 142 before Werner Coetsee’s 50 and an unbeaten 47 from Tiarnan Hamill saw them home by four wickets.

Mini Bhada made 75 as East Lancashire posted 220 at Todmorden but any thoughts of a win were shattered by the record breaking hosts.

Ben Sutcliffe and Kristian Garland were the men of the moment as they shared an unbroken club record stand of 186 to claim an eight-wicket win with Sutcliffe immense on 120 not out and Karland hitting 73.

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