HORWICH triumphed in the Bolton League finals of the ECB T20 competition on Sunday.

Brett Pelser hit 54 from 36 balls in his side’s victory over Lostock after an earlier win over Astley Bridge in the last four.

A clash of dates means RMI will not however take their place in the area final on August 1 against the winners from the Liverpool Competition, Northern League and Lancashire League, Lostock instead moving on.

In the final, Dave Flanagan smashed 39 runs from 25 deliveries in Lostock’s 90-4 after they lost seven overs to the rain.

The revised target for Horwich was 97 from 13 overs, and they reached this with two overs to spare thanks to Pelser.

There had been a scare for Horwich in the semi-finals when Astley Bridge restricted them to 115 -8, Tom Billington the top scorer with 24.

Yasir Rashid, Harsha Rajapaksha and Irfan Puda all took two wickets.

Harsha Rajapaksha held the Bridge innings together with 56 runs, but was ninth man out and in the end Bridge were dismissed for 92. Pelser took 3-15 and Jack Berry and Lewis Haydock finished with two wickets.

The other semi was abandoned after the first over and Lostock went on to defeat Westhoughton 2-1 in a bowl-out.

Most of Saturday’s Bolton League matches were also affected by the weather.

Darcy Lever reached 30 without loss but collapsed to 101 all out as Richard Dempster took 5-35 and Andrew Brooks 4-36 for Farnworth Social Circle.

FSC were 19-2 when rain ended the match, but the two points are enough to keep them top of the table.

Tush De Zoysa hit a half century for Blackrod out of their 144, with Adam Patel taking 3-36 for Westhoughton.

Westhoughton’s revised target was 92 which was reached for the loss of two wickets with Matty Morris scoring the second half century of the game.

Jack Berry scored 75 for Horwich, and Brett Pelser 45, out of their 174 against Little Lever. Josh Hill was the main wicket taker with 4-42.

Lever had to chase 160 for victory after the rain, and while deputy professional Imran Khalid was at the crease they always had a chance, but he was dismissed three short of his century and Lever ended the match 18 runs short, Pelser taking 4-34.

Lostock remain just outside the top four Lancs KO places after a convincing win against Eagley.

Batting first, a 96-run partnership between Simon Hanson (58) and Daniel Vincent (41) rescued them from 41-3, with James Richards taking 3-48.

Eagley were then dismissed for 103 with Hanson taking 3-31 and Robbie Holgate 3-10.

Sam Hardman, Hashan Dumindu and Alex Rodzoch shared 182 runs almost equally in Tonge’s 241 against Farnworth, Dan Higham with bowling figures of 4-32.

With Rodzoch taking 3-16 and Dumindu 6-48, Farnworth were then bowled out for 132.

Walkden were dismissed for 107 by Astley Bridge, and Atherton reached 25-0 against Kearsley but there was no further progress in either match.

In second XI action, just three games went the distance.

Westhoughton took advantage of getting in a full game to draw closer to the leaders in the table with a DLS-calculated win over Blackrod at St George’s Oval.

Batting first they had made their way to a useful platform of 121-2 when the rain intervened, TJ Pindoria leading the way on 39 not out.

Blackrod were set a revised target of 147 in 25 overs but despite Graeme Walsh making an unbeaten 35 they were restricted to 90-4 as Simon Ashcroft took 3-23.

Farnworth also came out on top after a DLS-adjusted target of 110 was set for them after Tonge had been bowled out for 149 batting first.

Danny Holt top scored for Tonge with 42 but 3-32 from Sam Bradley helped restrict the run rate.

Farnworth reached their revised target for the loss of four wickets led by 39 from Saif Stanikzal and 31 from Rizwan Pervez.

There was no need for DLS calculations at Walkden where the hosts were blown away by Astley Bridge in a 10-wicket defeat.

Mehr Khan who took 6-14 and Haaris Akhtar 4-16 as they slumped to a meagre 38 all out. Bridge opening pair of Chris Lane and Ady Cooper made short work of their target.

Despite the fact that all the other games only managed to complete one innings there were nevertheless some notable performances.

Darcy Lever’s powerful batting line up reached 233-8 in the 35 overs that were able to be bowled by Farnworth Social Circle. Imran Ali batting at No9 produced a remarkable unbeaten 127.

Darren Parr took 5-25 for Lostock against Eagley as they were all out for 96 with Little Lever making just 95 at Horwich, Adam Knowles taking 5-26. David Baines took 6-17 for Atherton against Kearsley.