Double and strife as busy weekend brings only pain

Euxton's Londis Lewis
Euxton's Londis Lewis
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Euxton and Brinscall suffered back-to-back defeats in a torrid weekend for the Ribblesdale League sides.

Andrew Winrow’s Euxton were left to rue two poor batting displays as they suffered losses against Edenfield and Great Harwood.

And it wasn’t much better for Brinscall as Barnoldswick and Cherry Tree left the village with maximum points.

On Saturday, Euxton were on the front foot after bowling Edenfield out for 96.

The wickets were shared among four bowlers, with youngster Chris Pearson

taking 3-10.

Londis Lewis took 3-24 and there was also two wickets each for overseas amateur Francois Haasbroek and Louis Sweeney.

But Euxton’s innings with the bat never got going.

Only Andrew Winrow (18) and Sam Tolley (10) made it into double figures as the Balshaw Lane outfit were bundled out for a mere 61.

Liam Bones took 7-25 for Edenfield.

Looking to bounce back on Sunday, Euxton once again performed well with the ball as Great Harwood could only post 118-9 off 37 overs in a

rain-affected tie.

Darren Hill was the pick of the Euxton bowlers taking 5-11 off five overs.

There was also three wickets for Lewis and one wicket for Haasbroek.

But Euxton’s woes with the bat again haunted them as they were bowled out for 73 off 25.2 overs.

Extras was the top score with 17, while Nick Dunn hit 15 and Pearson scored 11.

And it wasn’t any better for Brinscall.

On Saturday, they were defeated by 61 runs against Barnoldswick.

Andrew Whittle took 4-27 as the visitors were bowled out for 188.

Kyle Marshall hit 69 and skipper Luke Hodgson hit an unbeaten 56.

Overseas amateur Lehann Van Rensburg took 3-54 with Lee Burgess claiming 2-53 and stand-in skipper Sam

MacLachlan taking 1-53.

In reply, Steven Hawke batted superbly hitting 12 fours in his unbeaten 67 but his team-mates failed to support him as Brinscall were out for 127.

On Sunday, Brinscall struggled with the bat as they were bowled out for 93 against Cherry Tree.

Van Rensburg top scored with 23.

Kelan Florentine took 4-25 for Cherry Tree.

Van Rensburg (1-37) and MacLachlan (2-27) struck early on as Cherry Tree were reduced to 24-3.

But an unbeaten 47 from Ferisco Adams and 27 from Jake Willacy ensured Brinscall would be pointless.

n This Thursday, Euxton travel to Salesbury for the first game of the Twenty20 competition while Brinscall go to Feniscowles on Friday.

On Saturday, Euxton go to Settle and Brinscall are at Edenfield.