DESPITE a five-wicket haul for Will Halton, Egerton fell to a 29-run defeat at home to Greenfield in the Premier Division.

Halton finished with 5-44 as the visitors completed their 50 overs to make 208-9, Cian Dickinson providing support with 3-37. Opening batsman Chris Gill top-scored for Greenfield, who had reached 152-2 when he went for 67.

But Egerton were then bowled out for 164, 29 short of their revised target, with pro Janith Liyanage top-scoring with 47.

Brad Woolley did most of the damage with the ball, finishing with 4-44.

In Division 1B, unbeaten Astley and Tyldesley were seven-wicket winners against Stayley at Gin Pit to stay top of the table with five victories and one abandoned match so far.

Visitors Stayley batted first and were dismissed for 179 in the 49th over, with deputy pro Ryan Burl taking 5-48 and Chris Ware 3-62.

Batting at four in Astley’s reply, Burl then made an unbeaten 66 to see them to victory inside 26 overs.

Openers Alex Heaton and James Loveridge scored 30 and 46 respectively and Matt Woodford added 18 before Burl and James Cutt (6 not out) knocked off the remainder.

Edgworth sit fifth after they were winners by 95 runs at Walshaw.

Overseas amateur Christian Smith scored 174 at the top of the order and Liam Watkinson made 138 as they set 367-9, aided by 34 extras.

Emmanuel Koll then scored 101 in Walshaw’s reply before he became one of Chris King’s four victims as Walshaw were bowled out for 272.