The latest round of the Anthony Axford North West Cricket League Conference Premiership saw only two completed matches as three were abandoned - with play.

The first completed game of the day was at the Noyna Rock Ground as Foulridge firsts hosted Cherry Tree. Batting first, Foulridge were dismissed for 181, with Muhammad Sajjad Rauf top-scoring with 37 not out after Daniel Lord took 3-42. After a revised target of 124 from 24 overs, Cherry Tree won the game, six down after 21.3 overs with Craig Kennedy scoring an unbeaten 47.

The second completed game of the day was at Church Meadow as Barrowford firsts visited Ribblesdale Wanderers. Batting first, Barrowford scored 166-7 off their 45 overs, with Ather Waheed top-scoring with 36. After a revised target of 141 from 35 overs, Ribblesdale lost the game by seven runs after getting 133-9 off 35, with John Rain scoring 59 after Shuja Rashid shined with the ball, taking 5-44.

The highest score of the day came from Salesbury as they hosted Farnworth Social Circle. Salesbury scored 214-2 off 40 overs with Thomas Wilson scoring a fantastic 106no, complemented by 51no from Callum Grantham. The game was then abandoned meaning five points each.

In another abandoned game, Astley Bridge hosted Little Lever at Sharples Park. Astley Bridge scored 153-7 off their 45 overs, with Zain Ahmed (44) top-scoring after Callum Hill took 4-40. After the first innings, the game was abandoned with each team taking five points.

The final game of the division was at the Nori Arena as Farnworth visited Read. Batting first, Read were dismissed for 91 after Simon Harrison took 5-21. Trying to beat the rain, Farnworth were 41-1 after 3.3 overs but the game succumbed to the weather, each team taking five points.

There was more success with the weather in the second division, and Barnoldswick are top of the league with 91 points having defeated Foulridge by more than 200 runs.

Chris Leman and Waqas Ahmad added 141 after Barnoldswick found them selves 1-2 with the innings ending on 267. David Greenwood took 3-27, then after the interval there were three impressive bowling performances, Wasique Ali (4-16), Haseeb Hanif (3-15) and Muhammad Azmat (3-16).

Oswaldtwistle Immanuel are second, two points behind, after beating close rivals Walkden by five wickets. Mohammad Khan hit 46 for Walkden but they collapsed from 78-1 to 130 all out as Waseem Hussain took 8-16. In a rain-affected second innings, Bradley Sawyer was the only player to reach double figures, scoring 36.

Earby are third on 85 points, their match against Whalley being abandoned after Ehtesham Ali and Edward Burrow had recorded half-centuries.

Walkden and Burnley Beldevere are on 85 and 84 points, respectively, having played one match fewer than the teams above them. Beldevere dismissed Brinscall for 73 (Abdul Leech 4-10) then went on to win by six wickets.

Eagley’s match against Tonge was also abandoned after Jacob Lerigo had figures of 3-29 for Eagley.

Henry Hindle took 3-20 as Lostock were bowled out for 124, then Baxenden reached the reduced score of 109 for the loss of just one wicket, Zac Bannon and Jacob Johnson with a 91-run opening partnership.

Tony Topping had 4-14 and Jacob Ashworth 3-20 in Kearsley’s 110. Blackrod overtook the reduced score for the loss of two wickets.

Mike Tomlinson was Atherton’s top scorer with 45 in their 171. Andrew Booth took 3-29 for Chatburn who were then dismissed for 123.

Jimmy Gray (4-21) recorded the top bowling performance in Feniscowles’ 124, then James English steered Padiham to victory with and unbeaten 68.