MANSOOR Amjad starred as Rishton took victory in their opening day derby with East Lancashire in Division Two of the Lancashire League.

The professional made 134 of his side’s 247-7 at Alexandra Meadows before taking 4-33 as the hosts were bowled out for 163 in reply.

With the bat, the Pakistan player hit 16 fours and two sixes with the next highest Rishton scorer being Mark Leathert who made 22.

Harry Caton top scored for East Lancs with 67 but he made the only contribution of note before being trapped in front by Amjad, the home side losing by 84 runs.

Colne were six-wicket winners over Rawtenstall at The Horsfield.

Professional James Price was the star man on the day, taking 4-27 as the visitors were bowled out for 143 before helping his side to victory with an unbeaten 62.

Tabassum Aziz top scored for Rawtenstall with 41.

Nelson picked up a narrow 10-run victory at Haslingden in a game that went down to the wire.

The visitors were dismissed for 141 batting first, thanks in the main to a 91-run stand between David Crotty, 52, and Matthew Pettinger, 38.

Garry Sudworth was the pick of the Haslingden bowlers with 4-60.

In reply the hosts went close almost entirely down to a fine rearguard innings from Alex Coleman who was last man out for 73, sub professional Sehan Weersingha and Khurram Nazir both taking four wickets.

Bacup were five-wicket winners on the opening day against Littleborough.

Professional Travis Townsend hit 57 not out from 62 balls as the hosts posted 176-8 batting first, fellow paid man Sachithra Serasinghe taking 3-32.

In reply, Matt Thompson led the way with 58 as Bacup chased down the runs with five overs to spare.

Great Harwood went down to a 76-run defeat at Middleton.

Leighton Le Carpentier led the way with 53 as the hosts posted 235-9 batting first, Thikshila De Silva and Stuart Maher taking three wickets apiece.

In reply, Matt Oddie, 64, and Nazakat Hussain, 51, were the only significant contributors as Great Harwood were bowled out for 159.

Enfield were eight-wicket winners over Milnrow, chasing down 183 to win.