BURNLEY were victorious in their top-of-the-table clash with Norden to return to the summit of Lancashire League Division One.

Norden started the day in top spot but were blown away by Burnley as they were reduced to 91-9 which the Turf Moor side picked off for the loss of three wickets.

Burnley won the toss and put Norden in and it proved to be the right decision as they claimed the first four wickets for just 13 runs and the visitors never really recovered.

Josh Tolley (6), Harvey Fitton (0), Saif Bhojani (5) and Jake Sandham (1) fell to the combined efforts of Joe McCluskie and James Allenby who both claimed two wickets - Allenby going to finish with figures of 4-18.

Only a knock of 29 from Greg Butterworth - the only player to hit double figures - gave the Norden total a degree of respectability.

In reply, Burnley openers Liam Bedford (28) and Chris Holt (26) took a large chunk out of the Norden score with Allenby capping a satisfactory all-round performance with an unbeaten 26.

The clash between champions Walsden and Darwen ended was abandoned as rain stopped play at the Rochdale club.

Batting first, Walsden, who are third in the table, scored 184-9 with Nick Barker top scoring with 53 while David Bowden returning impressive bowling figures of 6-40 off his 15 overs.

In reply, Darwen were reduced to 63-6 before the weather halted play. The Towers paid man, Marques Ackerman, top scored with 40 - the only Darwen player to hit double figures.

Accrington came out on top in the local derby clash with Church to move up to joint fourth place with Clitheroe on 57 points.

Batting first at West End, home side Church got off to a disastrous start with two of their top three batsman falling for ducks - Stuart Crabtree and Craig Fergusson departing without scoring - while opener Joshua Scully scored just two.

The wickets continued to tumble as Church lurched from 10-3 to 23-6 before the Gaskills, Joel (29) and Jack (26) at least gave the home side something to defend as they were bowled out for 103.

Jacob Clarke took 5-22 with David Ormerod picking up a brace.

Church made an early breakthrough when Tom Pettini was dismissed without a run on the board, caught by Scullly off the bowling of Dayyaan Gallem who went on to take 3-44.

But unbeaten knocks from Karl Brown (49) and Sam Bancroft (24) helped Accrington seal a fourth win of the season and earn the local bragging rights.

The rain-affected clash between Rochdale and Ramsbottom at Redbrook ended in a tie.

Batting first, Ramsbottom were bowled out for 143 with captain, Tom Parton, playing down in eighth, top scoring with 58. Bradley Fielding contributed with 27 as Steve Oddy did most of the damage with the ball, taking 5-42.

Rochdale were set a revised target of 64 from 23 overs to win but they closed on 63-3 - Andrew Dawson top scoring for the home side with 29 while Simon Hanson (2-24) and Jack Wynn (1-2) took the wickets for Ramsbottom.

Todmorden picked up a welcome win to move up to eighth place after beating 2017 champion, Clitheroe by 10 runs.

Chris Schofield (66) and Freddie Priestley (44) were the mainstays of the Todmorden innings as they posted 166-5.

Charlie Dewhurst (3-34) was the pick of the Clitheroe bowlers.

Dewhurst then scored 17 but it was fellow opener Harry Lang who led the run chase, scoring 65. But despite knocks of 21 from captain Peter Dibb and 18 from George Drake, Clitheroe closed on 156-9 - eight runs short of victory.

Fiaz Rasool took 3-24 with Andrew Sutcliffe (2-27) and Chris Schofield (2-35) also in the wickets.

And Lowerhouse enjoyed a nine wicket win over Crompton.

* On Friday night, the third round of T20 matches were a complete washout with the JWL Manchester Craft Group clash between Norden and Haslingden the only game to see any sort of action.

Norden scored 65-2 with professional Jake Sandham scoring 31 off 14 ball - hitting two fours and three sixes - while Greg Butterworth was unbeaten on 16 before rain halted play in the fifth over.