Brennand top-scores as Charnock seal win derby

Dave Whitley in action for Mawdesley v Charnock Richard. Pics by Sam Parr
Dave Whitley in action for Mawdesley v Charnock Richard. Pics by Sam Parr
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Charnock Richard pulled off their first win of the season by defeating local rivals Mawdesley by five wickets.

Visitors Mawdesley chose to bat first on a good batting track.

They lost Martin Williams for just two, while Brian Parr and Dave Whiteley started to repair the damage and were on course for a big stand until Parr was run out for 25.

Whiteley and Darren LeMarinel then took Mawdesley up to 90 when Whiteley was also run out by the same fielder, Ross Baron, for 34.

Ben Ward made nine before he became the fourth wicket to fall as he was bowled by Adam Donnellan and captain Paul Steadman fell in the same way for 15.

The tail was unable to add many runs at all as Gary Rutter came on and took the last five wickets to fall for just 10 runs to close the innings on only 144 in the final over.

Martin Williams made an early breakthrough trapping George Brennand in front for a duck but David Fortune and Ross Baron took the score to 48 before Williams bowled Baron for 18.

After a drinks break, Mawdesley took three quick wickets to give them some hope but Harold Brennand (55) and Robert Willis (30) knocked off the remaining runs to win the game with five overs to spare.

Williams ended with 3-27 and as the pick of the bowlers.

n The tables were turned at School Lane as Mawdesley’s 2nd team defeated Charnock by eight wickets in Division Six of the Palace Shield

Roy Thompson caused havoc in the Charnock Richard batting with 7-44 as the visitors were all out for 149.

In reply, Jay Bethnell top-scored for Mawdesley with 92 and James Butler’s 22 helped them to victory.