IT was by and large a weekend washout in the Anthony Axford Bolton Cricket League.

There were no first-team league matches played in either division on Saturday due to the wet weather.

Premier Division sides pick up two points each while the matches in the Association Division – Adlington v Tonge, Astley Bridge v Darcy Lever, Blackrod v Little Hulton and Eagley v Golborne – will be played on Saturday, September 12.

The one game scheduled in the Dixon Air Conditioning T20 competition was also called off on Sunday with Little Lever and Little Hulton the sides frustrated in Group Three.

There were however two 2nd XI games that beat the weather in the Bolton League, both coming in the Association Division.

Little Hulton closed the gap at the top to just two points following a 40-run victory over Blackrod at The Old Vicarage.

The home side batted first and despite Nathan Mayor taking 4-40 and Tom Mather 3-27 battled their way to a total of 147.

Lister Wilson, with 39, and Harrison Calvert, 22, were the main contributors. Adam Newton then took 4-27 to undermine the Blackrod reply, and although Paul Gregory made 38 they were restricted to 107-9 batting second.

The other game to survive was at Simpsons Field where Golborne secured a 96-run win over Eagley.

Batting first the home side rattled up an impressive 210-6. Daniel Bruce and Bailey Turnbull each made 42 and then Jamie Foster a rapid unbeaten 60 as Luca Doyle took 4-49.

Eagley’s reply looked well set at 69-1 before Jack Kidman came into the attack and took 4-33.

Tom Mitchell battled on to make 45 but the rest of the batting didn’t give him much support as they subsided to 114-8 in reply.