Sitting pretty at the top

Will Moulton for Chorley
Will Moulton for Chorley

Chorley bounced back from Saturday’s defeat at Morecambe by recording a fine 15-point victory over Lancashire Colts in the Northern Premier League.

And for good measure, Andrew Holdsworth’s men now sit top of the table after convincingly outplaying the young Lancashire side.

After Holdsworth elected to bat, Andrew Winrow provided his side a horror start when running himself out without troubling the scorers.

And Ian Dickinson fell soon after before David Fisher and professional Mohammed Jamal rebuilt the innings.

Fisher (26) fell with the score at 41 and Jack Catterall joined Fisher back in the pavilion soon after.

But Gaurav Dhar and Jamal put on 60 for the fifth wicket before Dhar fell for 43.

Pro Jamal was then controversially given run out for 49 with umpire Tommy Wilson the only man on the pitch thinking he was short of his ground.

But the star of the innings was Will Moulton who smashed 63 off 48 balls including 28 off one over off former Chorley player Matthew Critchley.

The innings of Moulton helped steer Chorley to 210-9 off 50 overs.

Critchley top scored for the Colts hitting 58, but he was never backed up by his team-mates.

Seamer Rick Flood took 2-26 off eight overs but it was player-coach Dhar who was the star of the bowling show.

The leg-spinner bowled superbly taking 5-42 off 14 overs.

And he was well supported by the impressive Moulton who bowled 16 straight overs taking 3-43.