BURNLEY are up to third place in Lancashire League Division One after a double-winning weekend.

On Saturday, they beat Middleton by six wickets thanks largely to the efforts of Chris Holt, who took 5-39, and professional Ockert Erasmus who finished unbeaten on 47.

Middleton were bowled out for 127 and Burnley reached their target in the 25th over thanks to Erasmus’ contribution while Joey Marshall also scored 31.

In Sunday’s rearranged match with Crompton, Erasmus was again in fine form with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 63 to help seal a four wicket victory.

Battting first, Crompton closed on 136-8 with Erasmus taking 4-47. Burnley then chased down a DLS target of 149 from 32 overs.

Walsden returned to top spot after beating leaders Darwen by eight wickets.

Batting first, Darwen were bowled out for 163 with Mark Friend (37), Rob Cobley (27), Scott Jackson (21) and Kamran Anwar (20) the main contributors.

An unbroken third wicket partnerhips of 101 by Jake Hooson (69no) and Umesh Karunaratne (51no) guided Walsden to victory.

Clitheroe remain in the hunt for the title thanks to a one wicket win over Todmorden.

Todmorden batted first and scored 186-7 - pro Manisankar Murasingh top scoring with 33.

In reply, sub pro Richard Levi top scored with 64 but it was Sam Mulligan -with an unbeaten 49 - who got Clitheroe over the line. Murasingh took 4-41.

Lowerhouse scored 183-9 at Rochdale but rained stop play before the host’s reply and both had to settle for three points each

Josh Tolley scored 120 not out as Norden beat Ramsbottom by 15 runs.

Batting first, Norden posted 229-2 total. Ramsbottom were set a reduced target due to the rain and closed on 88-3 with Daryn Smit (39no) and Kieren Grimshaw (27) in the runs.

And Colne’s search for a first win goes on after losing by 16 runs to Crompton.

Haslingden’s promotion push remains on course after the Division Two leaders beat Enfield by 54 runs.

Sub professional Sehan Weerasinghe produced a fine all-round display, scoring 75 in Haslingden’s 259-8 total then taking 3-17.

Leighton Friend (50), Alex Coleman (25) and Matt Griffin (24) all contributed to Haslingden’s score - Liam Jackson (3-33) the pick of the Enfield bowlers.

Littleborough stay in second place after a narrow two-run win against Rawtenstall. Clinton Perren scored 90 not out in Littleborough’s 217-6 total. Rawtenstall pro Saliya Saman took 5-52.

Church are up to third place after beating East Lancs by seven wickets.

Batting first, East Lancs were bowled out for 101 with John Turner top scoring with 19 as Andrew Bentley took 5-26.

Church pro Sagar Trivedi then hit 56 not out to guide his side to victory.

Brad Boddie hit a brilliant 110 not out as Rishton beat Nelson by 157 runs.

Batting first, Rishton scored 276-5 with Sajid Patel (75) and Chris Sanderson (22) both contributing. Luke Eddleston then took 5-37 as Nelson were bowled out for 119 - captain Lewis Bradley top scoring with 34.

Greenmount beat Great Harwood by three wickets to remain in the hunt for promotion.

Batting first, Great Harwood scored 183-8 with Caleb Greenhalgh top scoring with 76. Chris Oddie (40) and Jake Peake (23) both contributed.

Evan Williams hit 56 in Greenmount’s successful reply where Great Harwood professional Thikshila de Silva took 5-44.

Accrington were bowled out for just 66 as they slipped to an eight wicket defeat to Bacup.

Matt Wilson (20) and Toby Bulcock (19) were the only players to reach double figures as Bacup professional Sachithra Serasinghe took 6-11.