CLIFTON came out on top in the rehearsal for their Cross Cup final against Darcy Lever.

And Tony Potter is in line for a starring role if he can repeat the bowling wonders of the weekend.

He produced spectacular figures of eight for 61 including a hat-trick when he took the wickets of Noel Nicklin, Wayne Hopkinson and Darcy skipper Richard Sutcliffe.

That left the Bolton side licking their wounds at 132 all out while Clifton went on to clinch an eight wicket win against a Darcy bowling attack that was without Brett Collins and Steve Price. Leading the Clifton run chase was Phil Royle, unbeaten on 60 and Mark Price 37 not out.

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