DARWEN and Ramsbottom were the big winners at the top of the Lancashire League table as the weather played havoc.

Only half of Saturday’s fixtures were completed with leaders Walsden and second-placed Lowerhouse among the six ‘no results’.

As Walsden’s 14 matches winning run came to an end, Ramsbottom climbed over Lowerhouse in to second place and within 12 points of the leaders thanks to their five-wicket win over Great Harwood.

Batting first, Great Harwood finished on 172-8 from 44 overs with professional Ashen Silva top scoring with 58 while Matthew Oddie (39), Nazakat Hussain (31) and Matthew Bunn (25) were in the runs while Jon Fielding took 3-38 and professional Werner Coetsee 3-43.

In reply, Simon Hanson top scored with 31, while Coetsee (25), Rehan Udwadia and Brad Fielding (both 18) helped Ramsbottom secure a 13th win in 15 outings.

Reece Davies was the star of the show with the ball for Darwen as he took 5-25 while Dave Bowden finished with 3-12 as Rawtenstall were bowled out for 97.

Darwen needed just 10 overs to reach their target with Scott Jackson (34), Jordan Clarke (25 no) and Scott Friend (19 no) helping the fourth place team to victory.

Lewis Wright scored 34 with Peiris Pussegolla added 38 for Enfield while Chris Holt hit 29 but all to no avail as the match between Enfield and Burnley was one of half a dozen games that did not finish.

Champions Clitheroe beat Rochdale by 14 runs at Chatburn Road.

Clitheroe closed on 179-9 with Peter Dibb top scoring with an unbeaten 46 while the Dewhursts, captain Jack (31) and Charlie (20) played their part.

Steve Oddy (4-29) and Nick Kelly (4-42) were the pick of the Rochdale bowlers.

Rochdale were set a revised target of 147 from 35 over but were restricted to 132-9 with professional Fawad Alam taking 4-20.

Graeme Seddon (65), Jon Hayhurst (61), Kieren Grimshaw (50), Jacob Clarke (57no) produced the goods with the bat as Accrington scored 301-4 in their impressive win over Rishton.

In reply, Rishton were dismissed for 111 with professional Mansoor Amjad top scored with 22.

Joe Bolton top scored with 53 as East Lancashire slipped to defeat at Norden.

Batting first East Lancashire were bowled out for 149 with John Turner adding 19.

Norden knocked off their target for the loss of one wicket.

In the only other game to finish, Crompton beat Milnrow by 87 runs.

Among the six ‘no results’, Enfield scored 101-4 against Burnley - with Pussegolla scoring an unbeaten 38 to pass 500 run mark.

There were also three points apiece in the ‘no result’ matches between Walsden and Littleborough, Nelson and Haslingden, Lowerhouse and Todmorden,Church and Middleton and Bacup against Colne.