Adlington miss out on chance to climb the table

Tom Foster for Adlington
Tom Foster for Adlington

Adlington’s chance to climb the league table took a huge dent went rain intervened against bottom-of-the-table Little Hulton.

Currently Adlington sit fourth from the foot in the table and Chris Mulligan’s side have been largely inconsistent throughout the season.

Both sides did everything they could to complete a game and early morning rain meant play only started at 4.30pm with the match reduced to 25 overs per side.

Adlington surprisingly chose to bat first and in the pursuit of quick runs, lost wickets at regular intervals.

Professional Majid Majeed and Tom Foster with 18 and 29 were the top scorers with Harry McManus taking 5-31 for Little Hulton.

Adlington were bowled out in 24.2 overs posting 103.

With rain looming in, Adlington went in search of quick wickets looking to seal a much needed victory.

Majeed struck in the fourth over, of the innings and Ben King had Shaukat Patel caught by Mark Halliwell shortly after with the former on 24.

One ball later and the heavens opened.

A heavy downpour drove the players off and the ground was soon under water, leaving both clubs with four points each and Adlington lingering in the wrong half of the table.

The second team fixtures also fell foul to the weather.

On Saturday, Adlington travel to Darcy Lever.

In the Southport and District League, Chorley St James’ home tie against Aigburth was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

On Saturday, St James’ make the trip to Westleigh while the second team have a home tie against Hesketh Bank.