THE final four matches of Round One of the Anthony Axford Indoor Cricket Tournament were completed on Sunday with Kearsley, Horwich RMI and Walkden coming out winners.

First up was the match between Kearsley and Eagley where the former won the toss and asked the latter to bat.

A fine performance by Kearsley’s wicketkeeper, Andrew Gregory, with a stumping and two catches, saw Eagley slump to 17-4 before a last-man stand from Michael Craig, with 21 not out, saw his side reach a total of 48.

In reply, Kearsley reached the target score in seven overs, the mainstay of Kearsley’s innings being Gregory who scoring 26no - capping off a good all-round display.

The second game between holders Horwich RMI and Little Hulton saw the latter bat first and reach 56-5.

Top scorer was Mohammed Atique with 17, who was ably supported by Adil Riaz (16).

Horwich replied with 60-1, Jack Berry run out for 23 and Josh Little scoring 22no.

The final game between Walkden and Tonge was a hard-fought match with Walkden batting first and scoring 96, mainly thanks to 28 from captain Nathan Rushton and some wayward bowling which meant 22 wides were added to the total.

However, Tonge got off to a good start with Connor Thompson retiring on 25 with the score on 52.

He returned at the fall of the fourth wicket, improving his score to 37 before the innings ended with his partner in the last-man stand being run out as Walkden won by 16 runs.

Along with the teams who won their matches in Round One, the two teams with the highest runs scored having lost, also go through, so Westhoughton and Tonge qualify for Round Two.

Round Two matches this Sunday are: Farnworth v Walkden (12.30pm), Kearsley v Westhoughton (1.45pm), Tonge v Astley Bridge (3pm) and Horwich RMI v Farnworth Social Circle (4.15pm).