Cricket round-up: Leyland victorious in derby clash with Chorley

  • Tuesday, 28 July 2020 10:19
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Leyland came out on top of their clash with local rivals Chorley, winning by 54 runs.

In the competition which replaces the Northern League and Moore and Smalley Palace Shield this summer, Leyland put in a strong performance in the Windsor Park clash.


Leyland were asked to bat first by their hosts who had won the toss.

They put 159-7 on the board in their 40 overs, with there being some solid scoring at the top of the order.

Opening pair Karl Cross and Nathan McDonnell hit 23 and 24 respectively.

Kurtis Watson, batting at three, top scored with a knock of 48, Ross Bretherton adding 21 to the scoreboard.

For Chorley, Joe Barker’s eight overs yielded figures of 3-42, with Louis Johnson taking 2-25.

In reply, Chorley were bowled out for 105.

Alexander Howarth was their top scorer with 16, Will Moulton hitting 15.

Leyland’s chief wicket taker was David Makinson, the skipper taking 4-20.

Three of his wickets mopped up Chorley’s tail. McDonnell and Iain Critchley both claimed two wickets.

In the same group, there was a 20-run victory for Eccleston over Exuton.

Bowlers were on top, with Eccleston 86 all out before dismissing Euxton for 66.

The derby between Vernon Carus and Penwortham went the way of Vernons – they won by five wickets in the clash at Factory Lane.

Penwortham were put in by their hosts and were 73 all out. Ian Walmsley and Jack Armer both scored 17.

Daniel Gray took 4-28 and Matthew Timms 3-14.

Vernons replied with 78-5 to claim victory, Ben Duerden hitting 19 and Ian Dunn 15.

Elsewhere, Fulwood and Broughton beat Garstang by 103 runs at Highfield.

Matthew Smith and Simon Kerrigan were in fine form with the bat, hitting 69 and 67 respectively.

Kerrigan struck three sixes and six fours, facing 61 balls.

F&B closed on 195-6 and then bowled out Garstang for 92 – Jon Fenton, Swapnil Singh Bist, Matthew Hurst and Zach Procter all taking two wickets.

Longridge won on their visit to Kirkham and Wesham by 114 runs. Batting first, they put 216-8 on the scoreboard with Zac Christie hitting 54.

In reply, K&W were bowled out for 102, with Ian Simpson taking 4-26.

Great Eccleston won by four wickets at Preston, Joe Davies hitting 40.

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Alex Diver

Palace Shield Executive

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