EGERTON slipped to defeat at Flixton in the Premier Division after home batsman Marlon Welcome-Goodman hit 124.

Batting first, the hosts totalled 286-6 with Luke Perry (52) also scoring a half-century, the pick of the Egerton bowlers Will Halton with 2-56.

In reply, the visitors were all out for 157 despite Daniel Partington’s 54 and Anthony Clegg chipping in with 35. Alton Beckford took 4-40 for Flixton to help seal the points.

There was better news for the two local sides in Division 1B with wins for both Edgworth and Astley and Tyldesley.

Edgworth won by five wickets at Westleigh after skittling the hosts out for just 68.

Joshua Fallows took 5-30, while Liam Watkinson (3-22) and overseas pro Umega Chathuranga (2-16) also got in on the act as the bowling attack restricted the hosts, with just three batsmen reaching double figures.

Christian Smith scored 24 in the reply of 70-5 with home bowler Adam Barclay doing his best to halt them with 4-34.

At Thornham, Astley and Tyldesley scored 267-9 with overseas amateur, James Loveridge, hitting 93, Alex Heaton scoring 59 and James Price weighing in with 42 – the pick of the home bowlers being overseas star Tiaan Van Heerden with 4-58.

A&T’s Price then took 3-36 and Chris Ware weighed in with 3-46 as the hosts were bowled out for 158 in reply, Christopher Heywood top scoring with 34.

Saturday’s results

Bolton League

Premiership Division

Adlington 162 Farnworth Social Circle 257-5, Farnworth SC won by 95 runs.

Bradshaw 121 Walkden 217-7, Walkden won by 116 runs (DL method).

Farnworth 151-9 Kearsley 145, Farnworth won by 1 wkt.

Little Lever 90-9 Horwich RMI 324-8, Horwich won by 234 runs.

Westhoughton 123 Lostock 126-7, Lostock won by 3 wkts.

Association Division

Astley Bridge 175 Golborne 180-6, Golborne won by 4 wkts.

Atherton 236-8 Daisy Hill 142, Atherton won by 94 runs.

Blackrod 44 Heaton 47-1, Heaton won by 9 wkts.

Darcy Lever 146-8 Eagley 145, Darcy Lever won by 2 wkts.

Tonge 166 Little Hulton 202, Little Hulton won by 36 runs.


Premier Division

Flixton 286-6 Egerton 157, Flixton won by 129 runs.

Division 1B

Westleigh 68 Edgworth 70-5, Edgworth won by 5 wkts.

Thornham 158 Astley and Tyldesley 267-9, A&T won by 109 runs.