BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Flixton, Swinton Moorside and Bury lead the way in the division
BURY, Flixton and Swinton Moorside continue to set the pace at the top of the league after all three claimed victories on Saturday.
Simon Belston’s Bury side chalked up an impressive win at Adlington.
The home side batted first and were all out for 112 with Tom Foster top-scorer on 25 as Bury’s deputy pro Usmeh Karumaratne took 5-24.
Bury reached their target in 20 overs as openers Mumtaz Mirna (32) and Tash Khan (24) layed the foundations before Belston chipped in with 31.
Stephen Lang was the hero for Flixton as his 69 played a key role in helping them to a four-wicket win at Walshaw.
The home side batted first, reaching 248-9 with Nick Murphy hitting 73 and Gavin Nicholl out one run short of his half century.
Adrian Holmes took 4-38 for Flixton and he was also 29 not out in their reply.
Luke Perry scored 57 and Shay Parkinson added 38.
Darren Foy was the leading bowler Walshaw bowler with 3-39.
Swinton Moorside continue to slug it out with Bury and Flixton at the top as they maintained their unbeaten with a 110-run win against Astley and Tyldesley by 110 runs.
Swinton batted first with John Herreran top-scoring with 95 and James Wade chipping in with 32 in their total of 236.
Danny Salprieto did most of the damage for Astley and Tyldesley with 4-38, while Paul Bennett 3-40. Astley and Tyldesley’s Haman Patel and Travis Wordsworth both scored 31 in their reply, but they were undone by John Brown’s 4-50 and Jake Wood, who took 3-14 as they slumped to 126.
Golborne sprung one of the upsets of the afternoon, beating in-form Daisy Hill by seven wickets. Daisy Hill batted first and recovered from 68-6 to reach 154. Amjid Khan notched up an unbeaten 38 with Josh Hallion the pick of the bowlers with 5-54.
In reply, Golborne, were never troubled as they picked up their first win of the season following good innings from Kieran McPhan (68) and Rizwan Hussain (57).
Edgworth got back to winning ways beating Worsley by seven wickets.
Worsley were all out for 180 with Chris Taylor (53) and Simon Hall (34). Gary Williams had the most success with the ball (4-46).
Simon Lord laid the foundations for the victory with 79 while Liam Watkinson added 31 to take them past their target.
Thushendra de Zoysa spearheaded Blackrod’s challenge in their 67-run victory over Standish. He scored 81 while Zack Burton was 36 not out as Graeme Walsh’s side posted 195-8. Niall Burke took 3-29.
De Zoyza helped skittle Standish out for 128 with 5-13 as Nick Smith top-scored with 62.
Elsewhere, champions Atherton opened their account this season defeating Lostock with seven balls to spare.
Newboys Lostock scored 158-8 with Aaron Mullins (46) and Pete Flanaghan (36) while Rashan Primus enjoyed most success with the ball, taking 5-39.
Jamar Griffith’s 69 and Dale Tyrer’s 35 were the main highlights of the Atherton batting. Derek Flanaghan and Connor Hicklin both returned figures of 3-40.
Elton picked up their second win of the season beating Winton by 37 runs.
Batting first, Elton’s highlights included Mark Goddard’s 75 and Alastair Lowe’s 58 as they set a target of 225-7.
Dave Marchment took 5-76.
Australian batsman Justin Kramersh hit a half century in reply while B Cox chipped in with 35, but they could not stop Winton being skittled out for 193.
Elton’s Chris Read took 5-67.
Darcy Lever beat strugglers Little Hulton by 25 runs.
Darcy were all out for 172, with Dominic Gavin hitting 20.
Ansar Javed took 5-49, but the Little Hulton attack were wasteful as a whole, giving away 32 extras.
In reply, Javed scored 25 and Darren Mullineux made 26, but they fell short of their target as Nick Fawcett took 3-27.