LOWERHOUSE U17s produced a batting masterclass in victory over Haslingden.

Joey Stein and Ben Gorton both hit cracking half centuries while Harry Halstead hit 31 not out in a convincing victory.

Stein carried his bat during his stint at the crease, scoring an unbeaten 53 while Gorton was also untroubled by the Hassy attack, not losing any ‘lives’ for his 51.

Lowerhouse finished on 151-1 then set about the Haslingden batters - with Gorton proving to be just as damaging with the ball as he was with the bat.

His figures of 3-10 saw Haslingden restricted to 95-5 from their alloted overs.

Despite some impressive batting from Ben Uttley and Ethan Laraway, Lowerhouse U15s Sharks were beaten at East Lancs.

The hosts scored 112-3 with Jack Moodie taking 2-33. Uttley (26 not out), and Laraway (25) got Lowerhouse up and running and despite 16 from Ross Birchall and 15 from Joe Halstead, Lowerhouse finished on 105-8.

The U15s ‘B’ had a diffcult day against Church.

Set a target of 113-2, Lowerhouse could only muster 46-8.

And the U15s ‘C’ put up a brave battle against Bacup but lost by run.

Becky Gorton (18), Robson Elliot (17) and Taha Dabir (12) helped Lowerhouse to a 74-8 total.

While Luke Cocker (2-14) and Drew Sandiford (2-14) returned impressive figures, Bacup finished on 75-6.

The Under 13s Panthers lost in the cup to Haslingden Full.

Rowan Greenwood (31) and Ben Woodall (17) helped Lowerhouse to 97-4 but Haslingden hit back with 98-4 to win. However, the Panthers bounced back to beat Rishton U13s Full.

Batting first, Rishton recorded 93-7 with Josh Astley 2-3 and Josh Moodie 2-15, among the wickets.

James Wearden led the reply with a superb unbeaten 31, ably supported by Thomas Halstead’s 30 not out to finish on 96-0 – Jack Simm also unbeaten on 13.