ETHAN Pemberton hauled in a match winning three wickets for four runs as Nelson’s Under-9 squad edged past Burnley by twenty-one runs.

Batting first, Nelson made 230-3 with Zakariya Naeem scoring thirteen not out.

An excellent display in the field saw Burnley restricted to 209-7 however, with Zak Smith (2-3) and Pemberton (3-4) seeing Nelson home.

Nelson's Under-13A squad were also in the winning groove, posting a twenty-two run victory.

Haslingden were restricted to 202-3, with Jamie Randall and Spencer Phelan the pick of the bowlers.

Nelson made a poor start, but Keiron Cunningham (15 not out), Jamie Randall (11 not out) Sam Johnson and Ben Dinning saw Nelson home to a comfortable win.

Nelson's Under 15s (87 all out) opened up their campaign with a visit to Burnley (108-5) but tasted defeat.

Meanwhile, Nelson Cricket Club's Family Fun Run and 5k Run/Walk raised £400 to buy new cricket equipment for the juniors.

The club would like to thank the forty junior cricketers who took part in the successful event.

Club chairman David Heap, who also acted as the starter on the day, said: "It was a marvellous effort by everybody involved.

"It was fantastic to see so many people taking part and they all enjoyed a nice lunch in the club pavilion afterwards."

The club would like to say a special thank-you to marshals Alison Phelan, Karen Hillman, Julie Stanley, Helen Laycock and Granville Thompson while the organisers were Val Lawson, Harry Manning and Jack Bottomley.

The event was run in conjunction with ECB Waitrose Cricket Open Day.