Records tumble at Flixton
SECOND-placed Bolton Association side Flixton lived up to their reputation as the great entertainers in their match against Bury which set new records for big hitting.
A total of 685 runs were scored by both sides, beating the previous highest of 605 set in 2005 in a match between Darcy Lever and Golborne.
Flixton’s 379-2 also broke their own highest-innings score record set last season of 374. That score had broken a near 100-year milestone of 346 set by Westhoughton in a match against Little Hulton in 1917.
Flixton’s spectacular hitting left Bury captain Simon Belston regretting offering to bowl first without the formality of the toss.
Luke Perry scored 103, blazing his first 50 in 16 balls and Alton Beckford hit 141. Deputy pro Clinton Perrin also joined the party with an unbeaten 99.
Bury by no means disgraced themselves in their reply, finishing 73 runs short on 306-9, 180 of those runs scored by the unbeaten Kobus Scholtz.
The next biggest score after his proved to be 35 extras as Beckford took 3-44.