Farnworth Social Circle replaced Little Lever at the top of the Bolton Cricket League table following a 112-run win against Atherton.

A 71-run partnership between Richard Dempster (63) and Ryan Ayres (42) laid the foundation for their eventual 177-7.

Ayres (4-28) and Dempster (3-30) then turned in all-round performances and Chris Barrow chipped in with 3-17 as their opponents were reduced to 87 all out.

Horwich moved into joint-second place with Westhoughton after Little Hulton were dismissed for 110.

Tajamul Khan hit 40 of these and Arslan Javid 30, while Jack Berry took 4-15. Horwich overtook this for the loss of three wickets, with a 67-run partnership between Tom Billington (48) and Brett Pelser (38).

Will Owen (33) and Jack Wainman (31) were the leading scorers in Eagley’s 115, with Adam Patel taking 4-7 and Matty Morris 4-46 for Westhoughton.

Westhoughton’s pro Kimani Melius then laid into the Eagley bowling, striking 85 runs off 45 deliveries in their-nine wicket win.

Akbar Ur Rehman was a centurion in Walkden’s 202-8, hitting two more runs than Little Lever who mustered just 100.

Curtis Anderton took 3-49 for Little Lever and Naeem Patel 3-37. For Walkden, Mustafir Bashir came away with 4-17 and Billy Coleman 3-2.

There was a 66-run opening partnership for Darcy Lever with Chris Fenn making 42 and Ian Jones 34, however with Akash Senarathna taking 7-32 for Blackrod only another 42 runs were added to the score.

Tush De Zoysa with 44 and Senarathna with 31 steered Blackrod to an eight-wicket victory, their first of the campaign.

Tonge’s Hashan Dumindu took 4-37 and Samir Ugharatdar 3-28 to dismiss Kearsley for 154 for whom Joe Capstick made 51.

Naseer Ahmad then lead Tonge to an eight-wicket victory with 103.

Tervyn Walcott (101) and Chris Baxendale (69) shared a 144 run partnership for Farnworth, with James Evans taking 5-37 for Lostock. Harry Stockton then hit a half century and Danny Vincent and Nick Jeffs 47 each as Lostock recorded a five-wicket victory, despite Ross Sutton’s 3-58.

Sunday saw the last four of the Hamer Cup with Westhoughton now facing Horwich in the final.

Westhoughton posted 214-6 against Blackrod, with Matty Morris (65) and Kimani Melius (61) starring.

Blackrod were all out for 110 in reply.

James Price, 68, led the way in Kearsley’s 172 against Horwich, but the last six wickets fell for just 15 runs, with Jordan Higham taking 4-11 and Lewis Haydock 4-16.

Tom Billington (52) and Brett Pelser (54) again produced a match winning-partnership, on this occasion 81 runs, as Horwich won by six wickets.

The last eight in the Dixon Air Condition T20 competition has also been finalised.

This Friday, June 25, Tonge host Westhoughton, Horwich welcome Little Lever, Astley Bridge are on the road at Little Hulton and Lostock are at home to Kearsley.