Horwich and Westhoughton have pulled away from their rivals in group one of the Dixon Air Conditioning T20 competition.

The latter’s latest outing saw Uzzair Shah with a half century lead the home side to 148-4 against Blackrod.

The visitors were handily placed at 99-1 with over five overs remaining but ran out of steam, finishing 18 runs adrift.

Tush De Zoysa made 58 and Rob Brown took three wickets for Westhoughton.

In the second match of the day Dan Naylor smashed 119 in Horwich’s 213-5 against the day’s hosts, with a half century for opening partner Brett Pelser.

There were three wickets for Adam Patel and Oliver Dixon.

Shah made 53 out of Westhoughton’s 126-7, and Jack Berry recorded the best bowling figures of the day, taking 3-6.

Horwich are top on 45 points with Westhoughton a further 11 back.

In group two Kearsley with 36 are one point ahead of Heaton who have played one match less.

In the latest round of fixtures, Kearsley’s 164-6, Cameron Murray making 59 and Umer Ishaq taking 3-31, was 28 too many for Farnworth for whom Neil Hyde scored 55.

In the following game there were three wickets for Andrew Lord and Calum Barlow as Tonge made 135.

Kearsley then raced to a nine-wicket victory with a 119-run opening partnership between Murray and Tayler-Jay Hayes.

Little Lever head group three with 35 points followed by Golborne on 23.

There was just one match in this group last Sunday where Adam Clarke took 3-36 in Farnworth Social Circle’s 136-6 against Lever.

Curtis Anderton then hammered 86 from 33 deliveries to hand his side victory by eight wickets.

In the final group Darcy Lever and Eagley are tied at the top on 23 points, but Astley Bridge have played two games fewer.

At Eagley last weekend Will Owen took three wickets for the hosts in Adlington’s 110 all out.

Eagley then won off the last ball of the match with the last pair at the crease, Matthew Myers taking 3-26 for Adlington.

Man of the match in the second game was Eagley’s Adeel Baig who took 3-6 in Walkden’s 91 and then hit a half century in his side’s eight-wicket victory.

Weekend fixtures

Tomorrow: Premiership - Farnworth SC v Westhoughton, Heaton v Kearsley, Horwich v Lostock, Little Lever v Farnworth. Association - Darcy Lever v Blackrod, Golborne v Astley Bridge, Little Hulton v Adlington, Tonge v Eagley

Sunday: T20 - Walkden v Adlington (11am), Lostock v Westhoughton (1pm), Lostock v Blackrod (4pm), Heaton v Kearsley (1pm), Heaton v Farnworth (4pm), Astley Bridge v Eagley (1pm), Astley Bridge v Darcy Lever (4pm).