Richardt will make lots of Frenz batting like this

Photo Neil Cross'Chorley CC v Leyland CC'Andy Holdsworth can't hold Chris Parkinson's shot

Photo Neil Cross'Chorley CC v Leyland CC'Andy Holdsworth can't hold Chris Parkinson's shot

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There was derby-day delight for Leyland as they made light work of Chorley on the opening day of the new Division One season.

David Makinson’s side ran out convincing 73-run winners at Windsor Park.

Leyland elected to bat first and posted 192-6.

Their total owed much to a fine half-century from South African overseas amateur Richardt Frenz on his debut.

Andrew Makinson also blasted 50 later in the innings, taking advantage of a number of uncharacteristic loose deliveries by Gaurav Dhar.

It could have been different had skipper Andrew Holdsworth clung on to a regulation catch behind the stumps.

The usually reliable keeper dropped opening batsmen Chris Parkinson (21) early in his innings, after he edged behind a Kieran McCullagh

delivery.

New Chorley overseas amateur, Australian Brenton McDonald, took 2-39 while the returning James Lee took 2-16 off 10 overs.

All-rounder Will Moulton claimed the scalps of Karl Cross and Frenz (56), while McCullagh (1-49) took the wicket of Andrew Makinson.

Chorley’s reply never got going, as they lost wickets at regular intervals.

Cross and skipper David Makinson were the main bowlers to do the damage, taking three and four wickets respectively.

Opener David Fisher scored 17, before falling to the bowling of Will Jacques, while Holdsworth was the first of Cross’ victims.

Dale Jones removed Ian Dickinson for 15 and Cross claimed McDonald’s wicket for six.

David Makinson quickly removed Moulton (11) and Jack Bentham (2).

Jones claimed his second wicket removing Dhar (1), and Makinson had McCullagh (7) caught by Henry Thompson.

Tail-enders Chris Harty (16) and Michael Mead (24) batted for some time as the hosts looked to hold on for an unlikely losing draw.

However, Harty was given out LBW off Makinson and Mead was the final man to go, being caught at gully by Parkinson off the bowling of Cross, with Chorley being bowled out for 119.

n The team’s second XIs were involved in a thriller at Fox Lane.

In a low-scoring encounter, Chorley were bowled out for 139 in 45 overs.

Skipper Alex Howarth top scored with 27 while opener Ian Oakes chipped in with 24.

Roland Horridge rolled back the years with a classy 23, while Billy Smith finished unbeaten on 21.

Chorley needed early wickets and they got them as 14-year-old Joe Barker ripped through the top order.

The young all-rounder showed real quality and finished with figures of 6-33 off his 12 overs.

Chorley were still in the game, but several dropped catches allowed the hosts back into it, with James Rounding taking advantage scoring 64.

The game ended in cruel fashion as four byes took Leyland over the finishing line.