Lancashire League Sunday round-up

CUP OF CHEERS Lowerhouse players celebrate getting their hands on the Lancashire League title yesterday  Pictures: KIPAX

CUP OF CHEERS Lowerhouse players celebrate getting their hands on the Lancashire League title yesterday Pictures: KIPAX

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CHAMPIONS Lowerhouse capped off their dream campaign with their own piece of history as they became the first team in the Lancashire League to win all their home games in a season.

Charlie Cottam’s men knew ahead of their Liverpool Road clash with runners-up Accrington that a win would see them set the record of 13 wins from 13 home league matches.

And on a day of celebration, they went where no team has gone before to wrap-up their perfect campaign.

Batting first the House posted 164-9 with good contributions from Jonathan Finch (38) and substitute professional Anwar Ali (25.

That was too many for Accrington, who were 63-6 at the halfway stage, and they slumped to 103 all out with Ali claiming 4-24 and Finch 3-24.

As well as completing the perfect home record, no team made 200 against the champions all season and they also racked up their record points tally of 248.

It was also a landmark day for Ramsbottom skipper Jonathan Fielding, who became the first man to claim 100 wickets in back-to-back seasons since Alf Pollard 92 years ago.

He claimed eight more victims with his brilliant left-arm spin as Ramsbottom bowled Enfield out for 96 - and he finished the campaign with 106 wickets, Ramsbottom won the game by four wickets.

Fielding claimed the remarkable figures of 8-14 from 16 overs to pass his personal ton.

Simon Newbutt finished as the top amateur batsman as he made 32 in Todmorden's three wicket win at Haslingden, pro Qaiser Abbas rounding off a great season with seven wickets and 77 to lead his side home.

Saeed Anwar hit 64 and skipper Craig Fergusson 66 as Church piled up 240 all out against Burnley in wicketkeeper Sam Tucker's final game for the club.

Tucker is moving to work in Dubai and could bow out on a high as Anwar claimed 7-77 to bowl Burnley out for 170.

Bacup finished on a high as they beat East Lancashire by one wicket at Lanehead, Bottom club Colne ended their season with a one-wicket loss at the hands of Rawtenstall at The Horsfield, the visitors just squeezing past Colne’s 136 all out.

Andrew Payne made 50 not out and Keith Roscoe dug in for one not out as the pair shared an unbroken 30-run stand for the last wicket.

And Rishton made it two wins from the weekend as they beat Nelson by 12 runs at Blackburn Road.

Bacup v East Lancashire

East Lancashire innings
DJ Pearson b Naeem 13
Mini Bhada c Warren b Naeem 19
JPA Turner b Naeem 0
OJ Erasmus c Farragher b Naeem 54
MC Lomas st Collinge b Naeem 70
Mohammad Bhada not out 5
PB Kelly not out 2
Extras 15
Total (5 wickets) 178.

Naeem 24 3 75 5, Spencer 11 4 22 0, Warren 6 0 36 0, Lord 6 0 43 0.

Bacup innings
Naeem c Kelly b Bolton 7
AI Taylor c NJ Turner b Erasmus 37
M Collinge st Egan b Kelly 34
B Lord run out 1
TM Farragher lbw b Kelly 0
H Butcher st Egan b Erasmus 8
J Cunliffe c and b Erasmus 2 3
S Thompson b Kelly 9
A Spencer not out 30
A Highley c Lomas b Bolton 7
D Warren not out 1
Extras 22
Total (9 wickets) 179.

Bolton 6.5 0 34 2, NJ Turner 7 0 32 0, Erasmus 16 4 43 3, Kelly 15 0 68 3.

Bacup won by 1 wicket. Bacup 10 pts, East Lancashire 5 pts.

Church v Burnley

Church innings
L Wolfenden c Wasim b J Whitehead 24
CM Fergusson c Tate b Capstick 66
Anwar c Wasim b Kelly 64
N Hussain st Burton b Kelly 0
M Mehmood c J W’head b Capstick 21
M Jamil c J Whitehead b Kelly 10
PD Gilrane c Tate b Capstick 5
AJ Bentley c Burton b Kelly 0
MJ Gilrane lbw b Kelly 9
SJ Tucker st Burton b Capstick 4
JW Gaskill not out 3
Extras 34
Total (10 wickets) 240.

Hayman 6 0 32 0, J Whitehead 7 0 22 1, Wasim 9 0 54 0, Ali 3 0 27 0, Capstick 14.5 1 64 4, Kelly 10 1 37 5.

Burnley innings
J Whitehead c Anwar b Bentley 19
MQ Ali c JW Gaskill b Anwar 5
MR Kelly c PD Gilrane b Anwar 12
Wasim c Hussain b Anwar 42
CT Burton c Hussain b Anwar 0
SR Brunt lbw b Bentley 47
A Tate c Wolfenden b Anwar 7
G Whitehead c Fergusson b Anwar 7
P Mortimer not out 14
C Hayman c JW Gaskill b Bentley 0
J Capstick lbw b Anwar 0
Extras 17
Total 170.

Bentley 11 0 48 3, Anwar 20.4 1 77 7, PD Gilrane 10 1 39 0.

Church won by 70 runs. Church 12 pts, Burnley 2 pts.

Colne v Rawtenstall

Colne innings
L Rimmer c Hanson b Shafiq 0
GB Hunt c Hornsby b Ali 6
J Lambert b Ali 23
Amjad c Shafiq b Roscoe 63
N Whitehead c and b Cooray 14
EM Walker c Hanson b Roscoe 0
S Tillotson c Excell b Roscoe 2
B Patel c Shafiq b Roscoe 0
A Holt not out 5
D Wallbank b Cooray 3
NA Rimmer c Excell b Roscoe 14
Extras 6
Total (10 wickets) 136.

Shafiq 10 2 22 1, Ali 14 1 53 2, Roscoe 11.1 4 31 5, Cooray 7 1 28 2.

Rawtenstall innings
J Kerrigan b Wallbank 12
SD Excell c Hunt b Wallbank 11
Cooray c Holt b Whitehead 0
AJ Clough b Lambert 12
A Payne not out 50
M Kershaw c N Rimmer b Amjad 0
RM Shafiq c Tillotson b Amjad 1
J Hornsby b Amjad 0
A Ali c and b Amjad 4
PV Hanson c and b Amjad 4
K Roscoe not out 1
Extras 32
Total (9 wickets) 137.

Whitehead 7 0 28 1, Wallbank 6.1 1 35 2, Lambert 12 0 33 1, Amjad 12 1 36 5.

Rawtenstall won by 1 wicket. Colne 5 pts, Rawtenstall 12 pts.

Enfield v Ramsbottom

Enfield innings
A Fazal st Parton b Fielding 13
A Gowers lbw b Fielding 1
Cook-Martin c Parton b Haslam 16
AP Bracewell c and b Fielding 16
LL Jackson c Walmsley b Fielding 22
S Hussain b Fielding 0
J Wrigley c Parton b Fielding 0
JE Cook b Stewart 8
CD Maudsley lbw b Fielding 0
Z Afzal lbw b Fielding 1
DJ Bracewell not out 2
Extras 19
Total (10 wickets) 98.

Haslam 12 4 36 1, Fielding 16 10 14 8, Walmsley 5 0 23 0, Gabriel 4 0 17 0, Stewart 3 1 4 1.

Ramsbottom innings
KT Webb c Maudsley b Jackson 11
T Parton c AP Bracewell b DJ Bracewell 2
Stewart run out 17
DM Bell b Jackson 3
AW Bell not out 36
RE Read lbw b Jackson 2
R Rothwell lbw b Jackson 0
JM Fielding not out 14
Extras 16
Total (6 wickets) 101.

Jackson 12.3 2 48 4, DJ Bracewell 4 0 16 1, Afzal 7 0 33 0, Wrigley 1 0 2 0.

Ramsbottom won by 4 wickets. Enfield 2 pts, Ramsbottom 12 pts.

Haslingden v Todmorden

Haslingden innings
GA Knowles c Crossley b Abbas 34
Hayes b SR Barker 0
SJ Kershaw lbw b Abbas 0
LG Ingham c Brierley b Abbas 13
J Taylor c Brierley b Abbas 49
JE Neary c Senior b Abbas 2
A Marcroft b A Sutcliffe 22
M Ahmed c A Sutcliffe b Abbas 4
JJ Marcroft c Newbitt b Senior 20
J Sudworth st Brierley b Abbas 16
G Sudworth not out 0
Extras 6
Total (10 wickets) 166.

Abbas 23.2 6 69 7, SR Barker 10 1 28 1, Morgan 6 0 33 0, A Sutcliffe 6 0 29 1, Senior 2 0 6 1.

Todmorden innings
SD Newbitt c J Sudworth b Neary 32
BD Sutcliffe lbw b G Sudworth 5
N Barker c Neary b G Sudworth 3
Abbas st JJ Marcroft b G Sudworth 77
A Sutcliffe c J Sudworth b Neary 6
SR Barker c J Sudworth b Neary 4
MJ Brierley not out 13
PD Senior c Knowles b G Sudworth 5
JS Crossley not out 0
Extras 23
Total (7 wickets) 168.

J Sudworth 8 0 50 0, Neary 14.1 4 29 3, G Sudworth 20 4 56 4, Ingham 5 0 28 0.

Todmorden won by 3 wickets. Haslingden 3 pts, Todmorden 12 pts.

Lowerhouse v Accrington

Lowerhouse innings
BR Heap c Hanson b Ormerod 20
MJ Walker c Wilson b Ormerod 6
J Martin lbw b Ormerod 12
Ali lbw b Zaidi 25
JA Finch c Wilson b Zaidi 38
CR Cottam run out 0
PTBM Martin c Hanson b Ormerod 14
CJ Bleazard not out 16
J Beneduce c Lloyd b Ormerod 5
FB Bailey c Sneddon b Zaidi 1
JJ Russell not out 5
Extras 22
Total (9 wickets) 164.

Hargreaves 7 1 20 0, Ormerod 25 2 92 5, Zaidi 18 5 48 3.

Accrington innings
AM Greenwood c Beneduce b Ali 5
SJ Hanson st J Martin b Finch 11
SPS Crabtree lbw b Ali 0
Zaidi c Anwar b Finch 18
MB Taylor lbw b Finch 1
GD Lloyd c Walker b Russell 20
GL Sneddon c and b Bailey 3
M Wilson lbw b Ali 1
B Hargreaves c and b Ali 0
JE Hayhurst b Beneduce 9
DN Ormerod not out 8
Extras 27
Total (10 wickets) 103.

Ali 12 4 24 4, Finch 11 3 24 3, Bailey 6 2 23 1, Russell 3 0 16 1, Beneduce 0.3 0 6 1.

Lowerhouse won by 61 runs. Lowerhouse 12 pts, Accrington 0 pts.

Rishton v Nelson

Rishton innings
A Bisoodwall c Nazir b Meade 22
S Wyse b Madanayake 12
Holt c SR Lemon b Nazir 21
MT Leathert c SR Lemon b Nazir 7
M Patel b Madanayake 0
L McVarish b Madanayake 18
JT Bibby b Thompson 23
SP Greaves not out 27
S Hutchinson run out 7
G Wyse b Madanayake 1
AA Sartaj c Lord b Thompson 4
Extras 1
Total (10 wickets) 143.

Halstead 1 0 14 0, Meade 6 2 33 1, Madanayake 21 7 57 4, Nazir 9 6 14 2, Thompson 7 2 25 2.

Nelson innings
SR Lemon c Leathert b Greaves 41
NS Thompson c Bibby b Holt 11
Madanayake run out 5
DA Crotty b Sartaj 23
P Dibb c and b Sartaj 0
SM Lemon b Sartaj 1
CJ Heap lbw b Holt 15
K Nazir lbw b Holt 1
TA Lord c and b Holt 0
RA Meade b Holt 21
S Halstead not out 4
Extras 9
Total (10 wickets) 131.

Holt 19.3 3 63 5, Sartaj 16 1 46 3, Greaves 4 1 16 1.

Rishton won by 12 runs. Rishton 12 pts, Nelson 6 pts.

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