WESTHOUGHTON continued their winning ways In the Bolton Cricket League with a six-wicket triumph against Kearsley.

Cameron Murray made 25 in Kearsley’s 97 all out, with Kamran Younis taking 5-18. Younis then rescued Westhoughton from 16-3 with 40 not out.

Farnworth Social Circle are keeping up the pressure, dismissing Atherton for 74, Ryan Ayers taking 5-42 and Jamel Stuart 3-15. Leading the scoring for Atherton was Rhys Webb with 28.

Opening batsman Max Perry was unbeaten on 55 as Circle won by eight wickets.

Walken made a recovery of sorts from 23-8 to 65 all out thanks to 28 from Junaid Farouk, Sam Bell taking 4-11 for Horwich and Brett Pelser 4-18.

A half-century first-wicket partnership between Joe Baldwin and Tom Billington took Horwich to victory.

Farnworth recovered from 57-4 to post 252-8 courtesy of 95 from Simon Booth with support from Naqash Qumar (51) and James Fox, who hit 36 in a century partnership with Booth. Connor Lord took 6-36 for Tonge.

Despite an unbeaten half-century from opening batsman Jack Hancock, Tonge finished over 100 runs short with Milinda Siriwardana taking 5-40.

Robbie Holgate held the Lostock innings together with 44 not out, out of 147-8 as Eagley’s Luke Boysen took 3-35.

Eagley were handily placed at 47-2 but ended 86 all out mainly due to Tom Sheen’s 5-20.

Asad Afridi hit the only century of the day in Little Hilton’s 215-4, but Tush De Zoysa made 81 for Blackrod only for them to slip to 179-7.

However, they seem to be able to marshal late recoveries and 33 for Charlie Fletcher steered them to victory.

Another team capable of successful run chases late in the innings are Little Lever, who chased down Ashley Bridge’s 193 after being 136-8.

Their heroes were Curtis Anderson and Andy Fleur, who had both taken three wickets in the first innings.

Earlier, Shivan Perera had made 85 for Bridge and Nidun Gaikwad 65 for Lever.

On Sunday in the Hamer Cup, Horwich bowled Little Lever out for 88, Adam Knowles taking 3-19, then won by eight wickets with Tom Billington 46no.

Sam Hardman took five wickets for Tonge as Astley Bridge made 231 with Rick Northrop hitting a half century. Hardman also hit 50 as Tonge reached 103-2, but then slumped to 132 all out.

Little Hulton were 140-2 and ended 210 all out. Jameel Stuart scored an unbeaten century for Farnworth Social Circle, who won by seven wickets.

There were half-centuries for Aman Arora and Mo Jameel in Kearsley’s 273, but Jack Wainman’s 74 was in vain for Eagley who ended 84 runs short, as Jameel took 4-20.

After a disappointing start to the season, Walkden beat Atherton by more than 200 having run up 305-7 (Asim Bhatti 98 and Mustafa Bashir 58 from 52). Bashir then took 5-21.

A good all-round performance from Matty Morris, including a century partnership with Jamie Bates, assisted Westhoughton to a nine-wicket victory as Blackrod’s deputy pro recorded 102 out of 144.