WITH some of the matches affected by the weather last Friday, especially to the west of the town, there were some interesting results in the Dixon Air Conditioning T20.
At Tonge, Chris Fenn was the mainstay of the Darcy Lever innings with 61 runs from 47 balls out of 134-6.
Connor Lord was the pick of the bowlers with 3-14 from his four overs.
At 102-3, Tonge's Tilaksha Malshan and Naseer Ahmed appeared to have the match well under control, but the innings disintegrated and Tonge were unable to hit the six off the last ball required for a tie.
Little Lever finished 25 runs adrift despite a half century for Simon Anderton, who was involved in a last-wicket partnership of 38.
Across the town, Westhoughton's innings was halted by the rain in the 18th over with the score 151-5, thanks to an unbeaten 71 from Qaiser Abbas – who helped his team recover from 55-4 – and 30 from Danny Naylor.
Due to the interruption, Golborne had to score 71 in eight overs, and chased down the score with eight balls remaining, thanks largely to 44 from Ciaran Vesey.
Horwich, led by half centuries from Phil Ingram and Brett Pelser, plus 26 from Tom Billington totalled 155-4 with Iain Critchley taking 2-23.
But 82-4 from 11 overs was sufficient for Adlington to win another rain-affected match, Jack Shovelton leading the way with 24.
Lostock were another team who must have considered themselves to be favourites at the interval on 167-5.
Danny Cockton was he day's top scorer with 82 not out from 59 deliveries, however,Tush de Zoyza and Chris Ready hit the revised total of 39 in just over five overs.
At the moment, there appears to be a clear advantage to the side batting second when the rain falls before the commencement of the second innings.
Possibly in future seasons Duckworth/Lewis can be introduced or at least the fielding restrictions can be reviewed.
There was more success to the south, where Adeel Baig recorded a half century in Atherton's 137-8 against Daisy Hill after they were 78-1 and possibly hoping to set a higher target.
Baig's professional counterpart Adnan Raees made 61 not out, and supported by 30 from Michael Chilton led Daisy to victory with more than three overs remaining.
But their score was overtaken in less than 10 overs thanks to 59 not out from Zain Abbas and 36 from Adam Newton.
The Farnworth derby was reduced even further, and Farnworth made a quickfire 109-4 in their 12 overs, Ross Sutton scoring 44 and Matthew Hicks 47.
Social Circle struggled with the bowling of Kamran Younis who took 3-7 and restricted FSC to 90-7. Ryan Ayres was top scorer with 24 and also took two wickets in the first innings.
Tomorrow's fixtures (6.15pm): Adlington v Blackrod, Lostock v Horwich, Heaton v Eagley, Darcy Lever v Little Lever, Kearsley v Tonge, Westhoughton v Daisy Hill, Atherton v Golborne, Little Hulton v Farnworth.