Majeed is the main man as Adlington power up table

Mark Halliwell recieves from bowler David Flanagan
Mark Halliwell recieves from bowler David Flanagan
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A truly impressive display from Majid Majeed ensured Adlington made it three consecutive victories and continued their surge up the table.

Pakistani Majeed hit an impressive half century before claiming another five-wicket haul to guide Adlington to a 60-run triumph against

Lostock.

It is also the third time in a row that Adlington have topped the 200-run mark.

Adlington batting first and Chris Mulligan and Zak Millington put on an opening stand of 62 before the former fell to the bowling of Dave Flanagan for 24.

Player-coach Tom Foster and Millington then added 38 before Millington (41) became Flanagan’s second victim of the day.

Mark Halliwell and professional Majeed topped last week’s partnership of 130 by this time compiling 148.

Majeed scored an ultra-quick 87 off 82 balls, including 12 fours and two sixes, before perishing to the bowling of Tom Mills.

Halliwell walked off not out with 45 to his name as Adlington closed on 262-4.

After the break, Karl Jones and Jack Shovelton bowled tightly in a fine opening spell, with Jones rewarded by taking 2-24 off seven overs.

Aaron Mullins hit 61 and Connor Hicklin scored 39 and Lostock were sitting comfortable with a steady run rate.

But once Majeed (5-70)took the ball, Lostock had no answer to his accurate off breaks.

He removed both batsmen before running through the middle order with Liam Kane and Jon Howells showing safe pairs of hands taking a catch each.

As Adlington went in search of the final few wickets, youngster Tom Shovelton took 2-26 , his first wickets for the first team, but Lostock refused to be bowled out, closing on 202-9 off 48 overs.

n The second team defeated Lostock by seven wickets.

Eddie Haddon took 3-17 as Lostock were bowled out for 149.

Stewart Plowes top scored with 43 as Adlington successfully chased their target for the loss of three wickets.