Kamran Anwar was the star man for Lancashire Cricket League Division One leaders Darwen as his unbeaten 120 secured a 10th win in a row, by eight wickets at Walsden.

He added 162 for the second wicket with John Cordingley (39), while professional Siddhesh Lad took 5-67 to help bowl Walsden out for 176.

Dave Bowden passed 50 wickets for the season in taking 2-32, while Walsden skipper Matt Dawson top scored for them with 53.

A five-wicket defeat at Ramsbottom leaves second-placed Clitheroe 26 points behind Darwen with just five matches left.

Ali Ross top scored with 61 in Clitheroe’s 176 all out, while Josh Dentith took fine figures of 5-4 for Ramsbottom.

Clitheroe professional Azim Kazi also hit 48, adding 75 for the third wicket with Ross, who also put on 61 for the first wicket with Tom Lord (30).

Sub professional Bryce Street and skipper Kieren Grimshaw put on 110 to put Ramsbottom in the driving seat and Brad Fielding hit an unbeaten 24 to see them home.

Ben Heap passed 7,000 Lancashire League runs during Lowerhouse’s six-wicket win against Greenmount.

Dean Barlow scored an unbeaten 45 as Lowerhouse chased down Greenmount’s 153-9, Joe Hawke taking 5-44 in his 250th Lancashire League appearance for Lowerhouse.

The Rochdale derby was won by Norden, who triumphed by 86 runs with half-centuries from Harvey Fitton (65) and Greg Butterworth (68) helping them to 253-8, the pair putting on 80 for the fourth wicket.

Dean Lord took a senior best 3-26 and Zaidi picked up 3-29 to bowl Rochdale out for 167 with Andy Dawson hitting 43 for Rochdale.

Elsewhere, Haslingden beat Todmorden by two wickets with two balls to spare.

Sean Hunsley led Haslingden to victory with an unbeaten 52, while sub professional, Milinda Siriwardene, hit 68 from 78 balls.

Half-centuries from Ben Sutcliffe (79) and Harry Rickard (61) helped Todmorden post 210-5, the pair putting on 114 for the second wicket.

A fine all-round performance by professional Ockert Erasmus helped Burnley to a 14-run win at Middleton.

Erasmus hit an unbeaten 78 to pass 8,000 Lancashire League runs and he then took 4-53 to help bowl Middleton out for 201.

Opener Matt Roberts also made 51 in Burnley’s 215-6.

Rehan Udwadia hit an unbeaten 60, Keelan Shipley made 47, professional James Price 31 and James Tierney 21 for home side Middleton but they ended up on the losing side.

Sub-professional Chirag Khurana took incredible figures of 9-24 to help Bacup to a five-wicket win at Accrington in Lancashire Cricket League Division Two.

The off spinner starred as Accrington were bowled out for 78.

Khurana then hit an unbeaten 34 to see Bacup to a 12-point win.

Professional Danish Aziz took 5-21 and then hit an unbeaten 33 to lead Rawtenstall to a seven-wicket win at Nelson.

Imran Abid also picked up 4-17, including his 300th Lancashire League wicket, to bowl Nelson out for 75.

A hard-fought 16-run win against local rivals Enfield moved Church to within a point of second-placed Crompton in the race for promotion.

Skipper Sam Holt top scored with 57 in Church’s 173 all out, adding 69 for the fifth wicket with Mo Bhada (29) to help his side recover from being 49-4, Faheem Basharat taking 4-47 for Enfield.

Levi Wolfenden took 5-36 and Florentine picked up 3-42 but an unbeaten 96 by professional Promod Maduwantha helped Enfield pick up four batting bonus points to stay on Church’s tails and just three points behind.

Sam Tucker picked up another four victims behind the wicket for Church.

An unbroken century stand took Littleborough to an eight-wicket win at Crompton in the battle of the top two.

Professional Travis Townsend (61 not out) and skipper Clinton Perren (53no) took Littleborough to victory in the 40th over with an unbroken stand of 104.

Professional Mohammad Jamal hit 61 in Crompton’s 168-9, with Chris Schofield taking 5-40 and Ryan Miskella picking up 3-61 for Littleborough.

In a  local derby, Great Harwood beat Rishton by 57 runs.

A sixth-wicket stand of 77 between Reece Willets, who hit 57, and Allan Armer (41) helped Great Harwood post 185 all out, Danny Briggs taking 3-35 against his former club.

Kasim Masood took 4-16 and professional Thikshila De Silva picked up 3-27 to bowl Rishton out for 128.

Thomas Kaber (55no) hit his first half-century for East Lancs to lead the club to six-wicket win against his former club Colne.

Eli Smith also hit an unbeaten 63, as he joined home professional Kaber for a match-winning stand of 95.

Openers Joe Bolton (29) and James Westhead (47) laid the foundations with a stand of 84.

Geeth Kumara top scored with 93 in his side’s 233-9, the Colne professional adding 98 for the third wicket with opener Adam Procter, who made 50, Kaber taking 4-52 for East Lancs.