EAST Lancs moved off the bottom of the Lancashire League thanks to their 28-run win over Rochdale.

Paul Turner top scored with 53 after a difficult start for the home side having been put in to bat.

The move backfired on Rochdale who, chasing 132 all out, were bowled out themselves for 104.

Joe Bolton took five wickets for 47 from his 15 over spell, with Edward Read chipping in with 3-41.

Leaders Walsden maintained their charge with a home win over Todmorden, who were bowled out for 176 chasing 178-8.

Darwen continue to keep tabs on them thanks to their 67-run win over Church.

Calvin Savage was once again in fine form, hitting 103 before being caught off the bowling of John King Riekert.

Levi Wolfenden tried to chip away at the target of 229 with 62 but Reece Davies took 3-38 as the pick of the Darwen bowlers.

Darwen’s win came on the back of Saturday’s seven-wicket success over Enfield at Birch Hall, in the only game of the day, being a replayed fixture from Darwen’s LKO commitments. It was a result that moved them up to third.

Davies struck the first blow by claiming Wes Ingham for a duck and with just one run on the board.

Enfield rallied to an extent but Darwen were too good in the end,m even though Savage failed to trouble the scorers on this occasion.

Fresh from their Worsley Cup win, Lowerhouse also remain in pursuit of Walsden thanks to their nine-wicket win over Haslingden.

Putting the visitors in to bat paid off as Lowerhouse ripped through the order to leave them 89 all out. Ben Heap claimed the most wickets with 3-17 from seven overs before opening the batting with Charlie Cottam.

Cottam’s unbeaten 57 eased them to 92-1 and a comfortable win.

Rawtenstall gave Rishton too big a mountain to climb by posting 215.

Rishton won the toss and elected to field, but it was a decision they were made to regret when openers Tabassum Aziz (45) and Pawar (100) made a blistering start.

Pawar’s century came off just 113 deliveries and included 12 fours and two sixes.

There were half centuries for Mansoor Amjad and Mark Leathert in reply, but the rest of the order struggled and failed to hit double figures.

Clitheroe enjoyed an emphatic 197 run win over Colne.

Opener Sam Mulligan set the tone with his 83 before being caught off the bowling of James Price, while Jack Dewhurst contributed 130 off 121 balls, with 15 fours and three sixes to help set a total of 301-7.

Colne faltered to say the least, with 17 the highest score, for Adam Procter as Eli Smith ran riot with 4-32.

In the other games, Accrington beat Milnrow by three wickets, Nelson won at home to Middleton, Great Harwood lost away to Norden while Ramsbottom won at home to Littleborough.