DAISY Hill picked up a routine win in their first competitive match in the Greater Manchester Cricket League.

The St James Street club were five-wicket winners at Hindley St Peters in Division 2A having sat out the opening weekend of the new season.

The hosts posted 187-9 batting first, Neil Tong leading the way with the ball as he took 3-28.

Mark Wood and Hassan Fazal then both scored 54 in reply, the latter finishing unbeaten as Daisy reached their target with more than 14 overs to spare.

Elsewhere in Division 2A, Deane & Derby went down to a 95-run defeat at Roe Green 2s.

Salim Patel took 3-59 in the home side’s 263-4 with the visitors then dismissed for 168 with Faruk Ughradar top scoring with 35 down the order.

In the GMCL Premier League, Egerton went down to a three-wicket defeat at home to Woodbank.

The visitors had Declan Dudley to thank at the top of the order with his 50 helping them to a total of 176-7, Stephen Holt taking 3-54.

The Bury club however got over the line in the final over despite professional Janith Liyange’s 3-35. Gavin Nicholl top scored with 38.

Paid man Umega Chathuranga had a great day for Edgworth in their 98-run win against Royton in Premier 2.

After Nigel Hallows made 50, Chathuranga hit 47 from 33 deliveries to help the home side post 279-6 from their 50 overs, Harry Leghorn taking 3-59.

The Sri Lankan then took 7-33 to dismiss Royton for 181 who had Liam Brown playing a lone hand as he finished unbeaten on 90.

Edgworth and Bradshaw have both won two out of two in the GMCL’s second tier so far, the latter picking up a 100-run win at home to Stand.

Brett Ernst scored 69 before Jordan Mason scored a quick-fire 43 not out in a score of 219-9, Steven McGuinness the pick of the bowlers with 4-46.

Mason completed a fine day with 4-12 as Stand were then dismissed for 119. Zaid Patel also took 4-38 with wicketkeeper David Farmer top scoring with 26 opening the batting.

Heaton piled on the runs in the Championship as they were 139-run winners against Edenfield. Tilaksha Malshan smashed 177 from just 127 balls, hitting 15 fours and 10 sixes, as the hosts posted 341-7.

Joe Ball also made a run-a-ball 68 with the pair sharing a 132-run stand for the second wicket. Dan Jenkins took 3-79.

Amal Dalugoda took 6-54 to help dismiss Edenfield for 202, Paul Gallagher making 58 and Jack Fallon 47.

In Division One, Adlington won by eight wickets at home to Denton.

The visitors were all out for 132, Sajawal Khan taking 4-36 and Kamran Hussain 3-20, the latter then completing a good all-round day by making 49 in the successful chase.

Liam Kane also finished unbeaten on 49 as Adlington wrapped up victory inside 20 overs.

Bolton Indians went down to a two-wicket defeat at Astley and Tyldesley 2s in Division 3W.

Nisarg Vaidya made 51 in the visitors’ 116 all out and while Anish Patel took 3-8, the hosts got over the line.