Magic Moulton is star of the show

Chorley batsman Will Moulton
Chorley batsman Will Moulton
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Andrew Holdsworth’s Chorley side held on for a losing draw against Barrow.

Chorley elected to bowl and Billy Smith removed Dean Williams for 14 before Chris Harty claimed the wicket of Sam Dutton (4).

Ryan Brown (49) and professional Kaustubh Pawar (52) ticked the score along building a solid partnership.

The half-century is the third of Pawar’s Barrow career in all competitions.

Player-coach Gaurav Dhar then removed Pawar before all-rounder Will Moulton removed the destructive Brown whose 49 came off 56 balls.

Promoted Joseph Tiffin and Edwin Moulton shared three wickets .

Tiffin took the wicket of former Garstang batsman Michael Wellings for 26 before removing Toby Mowat for nine.

Young all-rounder Ryan Gilmour occupied the crease for 45 balls scoring an unbeaten 30.

Will Moulton then took his second wicket before younger brother Edwin claimed his first Northern League

first-team wicket with the scalp of Tom Miligan (2) as Barrow closed on 212-8.

The only bright spark in the Chorley innings was that of Will Moulton.

Four of the top six fell for single figures. before the destructive Moulton scored an excellent 75 off 77 deliveries.

Smith, Harty and Edwin Moulton all batted a considerable amount of time and Holdsworth’s side held on for the draw closing on 132-9.

n The second team claimed a winning draw at Barrow.

Rowan Mitcham (67), Alex Weetman (50), Jack Bentham (30) and Kieran McCullagh (28) all contributed to an impressive 215-5.

Barrow posted 123-9 in response.

Joe Barker took three wickets and all-rounder Ian Oakes taking four.