ASTLEY Bridge claimed the first trophy of the Bolton League Second XI season as they stormed to a comprehensive win against Eagley in the Stafford Trophy final on Sunday.

Batting first, they posted an impressive 241-7, thanks in the main to Ady Cooper, who hit 94, with solid support from James Cooper (45).

Nick Ford's 4-41 then helped restrict Eagley to just 139 in reply, despite no fewer than seven batsmen reaching double figures, led by Harry Jackson on 24.

In the league, Darcy Lever moved to the top of the Premiership Division following a massive 208-run win against Bradshaw at The Levers.

Kanwar Singh (68), Toseef Hanif (57) and Adeel Hanif (45) helped them to an imposing 271-7 in their 45 overs as Tim de Gelder took 3-47.

Bradshaw then collapsed to just 63 all out in reply as Sajid Mahmood took 5-19 and Toseef (3-23) weighed in, with Toby Legg top scoring on 19.

Westhoughton moved second courtesy of a fine seven-wicket victory over Farnworth Social Circle at St George's Oval.

Set a target of 203, they eased to a good win thanks to the efforts of Arun Pindoria (52), Jamie McAndrew (50) and Sean Dunning, who hit 41 with time to spare.

Earlier Social had hit 202-7 on the back of 59 from Zac Wilson, while Chris Walsh (52) and Andrew Brookes (40 not out) chipped in, with Niall Dunn and Dunning each taking three wickets.

Horwich RMI are third following a 10-wicket win at Lower Pools.

Heaton batted first but never got going against the bowling of Dean Morris (5-9) and Marcus Haydock and Andy Taylor, who each took two cheap wickets, Neil Williams-Denton top scoring with 19 out of a paltry 69.

Morris (31no) and Jacob Swindells (28no) then made short work of the target.

Astley Bridge warmed up for Sunday's final with a hard-fought win against Adlington at Sharples Park.

The visitors went in first and built up a useful-looking 161-4.

Zac Green top scored on 67 with Andrew Chamberlain (33) and James Wilson (30) backing him up well.

James Cooper then led the chase with a fine 81 as Bridge reached the target for the loss of six wickets – three of which fell to Green to complete a good day for him.

Lostock slipped to a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Kearsley at Chew Moor.

Despite an opening stand of 53 between Dan Cockton and Ste Kaye, they contrived to slump to 89-9 before a 45-run last-wicket stand between Tom Mills and Darren Parr lifted them to 134 all out.

Dave Morris was the chief tormentor as he took 4-12, before rattling up 51 to set up the run-chase.

Grant Cordin's unbeaten 32 and 39 from Shay Parkinson completed the job.

Golborne lead the way in the Association Division after beating Little Hulton by 114 runs at the Old Vicarage.

Jamie Peacock hit 70 and Tom Owen 64 before number 11 Leon Clarke added 29 to help them to 215-9, with Ben Hamilton taking 4-36.

George Corfield, with 4-12, and Brett Houghton (3-22) then destroyed the home side's reply with only Ellis Pearson, who made 26, having much impact.

Farnworth lie a point behind Golborne as a result of a 47-run win against Atherton at Simpsons Fields.

Having been restricted to 133, three wickets each for Tom Speak and Simon Harrison helped bowl the visitors out for just 86 in reply.

Earlier, Kevin Rogerson made 56 to provide the bulk of the Farnworth runs against a super spell of 6-38 from Dan Hudspith.

Little Lever edged to a four-wicket win against Blackrod at Victory Road.

Chasing a modest target of 106, Tony Tipping's spell of 4-18 had them reeling but in the end an unbeaten 48 from Adam Clark and 25 from Gareth Moxon got them over the line.

Don Heyes, with 6-29, and Naz Patel (3-24) had earlier managed to bowl out their visitors for just 105 with a top score of just 19 from Gary Haydock.

Daisy Hill also enjoyed a tense win as they returned from a visit to Castle Hill with a four-wicket victory over Tonge.

The home side batted first and struggled to post a total of just 110 all out, thanks in the main to a battling 49 from Dan Holt as Kieran Farrell took 5-39 and Nathan Blair 4-36.

In reply, Mike Leeming, with 30, and Kishen Pindoria (22) helped guide their side to a welcome win.