HAYDOCK First XI made the trip to Mawdsley last Saturday and slipped to a heavy defeat in the sun. Batting first Mawdsley had first use of the wicket and made a steady start through the first 20 overs to reach 55.

Their innings continued steadily until Simon Moulton came to the crease and proceeded to score 60 from 50 balls.

There was no let up in the scoring rate after he was dismissed and by tea Mawdsley had amassed 247 for 5. Haydock made a spirited start after tea with Shaun Lathom again showing his potential with a fluent 43.

Once he was gone the run rate slowed and Haydock fell away to end up all out for 148. Paul Tatton again contributed with 23 and Paul Roberts was left stranded on 17.

The second team avenged their first team counterparts with a fine victory over Mawdsley Second XI. Mawdsley batted first and posted a formidable 206 for 8.

Nicky Tinsley was the pick of the bowlers with 2 for 35. In reply Haydock saw themselves home for the loss of 7 wickets. Barry Cross with 34 and Ste Hill 33 contributed early runs but it was left to the calming influence of Ian Brown who finished unbeaten on 55 and Kieran Parkinson 22 no to see Haydock through.

On Sunday the third team entertained Southport Trinity Third XI in an explosive cup semi-final. Trinity had first use of the crease and managed 164, Martin Clarke finished with 2 for 16.

In reply wily veterans Derek Gibson with 87no and Paul Reid with 35 saw Haydock home for the loss of only two wickets.

The Diekter Metals Haydock juniors had a full calendar this week. The under 18's enjoyed a convincing victory over Hindley St Peters whilst the under 15's suffered at the hands of Leigh's S Mullaney.

He hit 102 out of 166 but Haydock were unable to surpass this and finished on 138 for 5. Kieran Parkinson was best with 71. The under 13's suffered at the hands of Newton going down by 37 runs.