BOLTON lost their first inter-league outing of the rounders season when the intermediates side went down 273-204 to their Bury counterparts.

The latest clash took place at Bolton Cricket Club on Friday with Bolton looking to go 3-0 up in the series with victory for the team made up of 18-25-year-olds.

Bolton were first to bat and the innings started well for Bury with six players out by round two of the batting. However, thanks to Melissa Dargan (22), Georgia Lever (23), Chelsea Taylor (21), and Andrea Mai (10), Bolton ended the innings with a total score of 126.

Bury commenced their batting with a big score to reach.

Only one batter failed to score for Bury, though, and with scores from Chloe Evans (29), Lois Watson (25), Melissa Faye (17) and Megan Olphert (30) they ended their innings with a lead of 27 on a total of 153 points.

The second innings saw Bury put on a much stronger display of fielding, keeping all but two Bolton batters to single-figure scores.

Despite Mollie Kenyon-Kellett scoring an admirable 25, Bolton only managed an innings score of 78, bringing their match total to 204.

This meant Bury only needed 52 points to win the match.

Once again, they had a strong start with six batters remaining after three bats each, and each of them scoring double figures, including Ferne Edmunds (16), Beth Rector (20), Lois Watson (21) and Katie Hodson (18) to bring the innings score to 120 and a winning match score of 273.

Last week also saw the second round of the cup matches taking place.

The quarter-finals will take place during the week commencing June 17.

The draw will take place as soon as all the results are in, so clubs should keep a lookout on the website for these and to see if their team is down to referee.