CLITHEROE picked up their first win of the season and condemned Lancashire League champions Burnley to a first defeat thanks largely to the combined bowling efforts of Mansoor Amjad, Jack Dewhurst and Sam Halstead.

All three picked up three wickets each as Burnley – who had enjoyed an opening day win over Rochdale – were bowled out for 117.

Chris Holt (34) and professional Ockert Erasmus (27) were the pick of the Burnley batsmen but the home team were kept in check thanks to the efforts of Clitheroe paid man Amjad (3-8), Dewhurst (3-28) and Halstead (3-44).

In reply, Dewhurst (23) did his bit the bat, supporting Ali Ross who top scored with a half century as Clitheroe won by six wickets.

Ramsbottom made it two wins out of two with professional Daryn Smit once again in fine form with the bat.

After his century at Colne last week, the South African scored an unbeaten 83 as Ramsbottom beat Crompton by 91 runs.

Simon Hanson (41), Harry Caton (38), Kieren Grimshaw (32), Jacob Clarke (26no) and Brad Fielding (25) all did their bit as Rammy posted 262-4.

Crompton were bowled out for 171 with Josh Dentith (3-41) and Smit (3-49) doing the damage.

Darwen also remain unbeaten thanks to a victory over Todmorden.

Batting first, Darwen were dismissed for 137 thanks to sub pro Harpreet Singh taking 5-31. Neil Hornbuckle top scored with 32 with captain Scott Friend scoring 27.

Sub pro Hornbuckle then took 4-32 as Todmorden were bowled out for 117 with Kamran Anwar (3-34) also impressing with the ball.

Lowerhouse are still looking for a first win after losing a high-scoring thriller at Middleton who sealed victory with four balls to spare.

Batting first, Lowerhouse scored 250-9 with captain Ben Heap top scoring with 95 with Jonny Whitehead (35) and Charlie Cottam (26) both contributing.

However Heap was outshone by Middleton professional James Price who scored a superb 113 having earlier taken 4-67. But it was Rhys Tierney, with an unbeaten 34, who got Middleton over the line to seal a last-over victory.

Colne are also looking for their first win after falling to a 199-run defeat at Walsden.

Josh Gale (83) and Jake Hooson (55) put on a first wicket partnership of 142 to lay the foundations of a big Walsden innings with professional Umesh Karunaratne also hitting 76.

Chris Walton (3-90) was the pick of the Colne bowlers who, in reply, were bowled out for 110 where Walton top scored with 21.

Norden made it two wins out of two after beating Rochdale by seven wickets.

In Division Two, East Lancs got their season up and running thanks to a four-wicket victory over Nelson.

Batting first, Nelson were bowled out for just 91 with wickets shared out between Joe Bolton (3-16), Ben Finch (2-19), Josh Bristol (2-13) and Phill Aspinall (2-40).

Bolton then did his bit the bat, top scoring with 30 while Aspinall finished unbeaten on 29.

Great Harwood came out on top in their Hyndburn derby against Rishton.

Batting first, Harwood were bowled out for 187 with Reece Willetts top scoring with 58 while professional Thikshila de Silva scored 44 – Rishton sub pro Umega Chaturanga taking 4-30.

Rishton were then bowled out for 107 – Josh Whitehead top scoring with 30 – thanks largely to the efforts of Kasir Masood (5-36) and de Silva (3-35).

New boys Greenmount kept up their winning start thanks a three-wicket victory at home to Bacup.

The visitors were bowled out for 163 with captain Simon Newbitt and Scott Thompson both scoring 29.

In reply, an unbeaten 84 from Tom Heaton guided Greenmount to victory, Fin Testa (4-54) the pick of the Bacup bowlers.

Craig Fergusson top scored with 39 for Church (151-9) who lost by seven wickets at home to Littleborough with Clinton Perren, 3-20 and 49, producing a fine all-round display.

Enfield sealed back-to-back wins thanks to a 93-run victory over Rawtenstall.

Tiarnan Hamill hit 59 as Enfield posted 223-7 with Scott Wilkinson (35no). Yasir Ali (35), Lewis Wright (27) and professional Stuart Els (25) all contributing.

Simon O’Loughlin then took 6-21 as Rawtenstall were dismissed for 130 – professional Saliya Saman hitting 63.

Toby Bulcock finished with superb figures of 7-35 but it wasn’t enough to stop Accrington slipping to defeat at Haslingden

Batting first, Haslingden scored 216-8 with pro Samit Patel (52) and Lewis McIntosh 56 the top scorers – both of them falling to Bulcock.

In reply, Stuart Crabtree (58) and pro Jack Edgar (30) were in the runs but Accrington were bowled out for 164 with Patel taking 6-33.