LOSTOCK professional Bradley Williams returned stunning figures of 5-8 to help his side skittle over Adlington for just 48 last Friday in the PA Sports BCL T20 sponsored by Dixon Air Conditioning.

In the first innings, Lostock's 129-8 saw Rob Holgate top scoring with 34 not out and Danny Brimson taking 3-23.

Holgate completed a good all-round performance with three wickets for four runs, helping Williams do the damage with the ball.

The match between Horwich and Blackrod was similarly one-sided with the former reaching 229-4 in their 20 overs. A century opening partnership between Brett Pelser (124) and Tayler Hayes (35) was followed by 49 for Danny Naylor.

There were three wickets for Joey Pryle, while Jack Southworth and Thushendra De Zoysa both recorded scores in the 30s as Blackrod replied with 136-9.

By contrast in the North Group, for the second successive match Bradshaw's victory was only secured off the final delivery of the game.

Brett Ernst, with 37, and Nick Lester, with 35, provided the backbone of Bradshaw's 138-7, with Louis Greenhalgh taking 3-26.

Raliq Rasheep set Heaton on their way with a quickfire 42, but from a useful position of 108-3 the Heaton innings subsided and they were unable to hit a winning boundary off the last ball. Ross Dickinson did most of the damage, taking 3-12.

There was similar drama at Kearsley in the South Group where Little Lever, chasing 150, hit the winning runs off the last ball.

Ryan Chaisty and Cameron Murray both hit half-centuries in a century partnership for the home side then Murray took 3-40, but scores of more than 30 from Dane Hargreaves and Ruan Van De Merwe helped Little Lever to their victory.

Half-centuries for Jesse Dinnie and Rizwan Hussain assisted Atherton on their way to 197-5 against Walkden who fell 48 runs short despite 43 for Nick Stobart and 35 for Syed Shah.

In the East Group, Jimmy Walsh-Hill made 38 in Darcy Lever's 108-5 but this was overtaken in a little over 10 overs by Farnworth Social Circle, Ryan Ayres making 50 and Imran Butt 45.

On Tuesday in the North Group, Astley Bridge's newly-arrived professional Denuwan Dadallage hit a ton and was involved in a century partnership with Krish Patel, who hit 46 out of 198-7.

Raliq Rasheep gave Heaton a flying start in response but his departure for 34 out of 53 in the fifth over marked the beginning of the end and the innings finished on 122. Earlier, Lee Halliwell had taken 4-33.

Bradshaw's Rob Hardman hit 114 after being involved in a century opening partnership with Muhammad Saad (35) against Eagley.

Martin Eccles (62) and James Richards (32) kept the game alive for Eagley who ended on 162-7 with Jack Shovelton taking 3-25.

In the South Group, Farnworth Social Circle reached 143-2 – Nathan Rushton (73) and Will Shuttleworth (37) – against neighbours Farnworth, and it proved to be 36 runs too many, with Azan Riaz taking 3-33.