Super Sam’s wickets earn Brinscall a Great victory

Mark Winrow for Euxton.
Mark Winrow for Euxton.
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Sam MacLachlan was once again the star for Brinscall as they caused the upset of the weekend by defeating second-placed Great Harwood by four wickets.

MacLachlan took his second five-wicket haul of the year before scoring his first half century of the season to guide Liam Winstanley’s side to an excellent victory on Sunday.

Bowling first, Great Harwood were restricted to 141.

MacLachlan took two early wickets before the reliable Lee Burgess removed Charles Fernando for 17.

Opener Jack Edgar hit a patient 47 and he was well supported by Russell

Whalley (47).

MacLachlan and Burgess ran through the tail with the former finishing with figures of 5-71 and Burgess 4-61.

Phil Lowe and Stuart Parker fell early, but a timely 23 from Zandre Cloete helped steady the ship.

Skipper Winstanley fell without troubling the scorers but an unbeaten 53 from MacLachlan and 27 from Paul Chaplin helped seal the win for Brinscall.

On Saturday, Brinscall had been defeated by three wickets against Baxenden.

Lowe top scored with 33 as Brinscall posted 157-8.

Burgess (4-61) and MacLachlan (3-90) took the wickets but Baxenden chased the total for the loss over seven wickets.

n Euxton had a weekend to forget losing against Brooksbottom and Settle.

On Saturday, Euxton were bowled out for 60 against Brooksbottom.

Sam Tolley was the only batsman to make it into double figures scoring 25.

Preston White took 3-24 and Louis Sweeney took 1-31 but the score simply wasn’t enough as Brooksbottom chased down the total for the loss of four wickets.

On Sunday, Euxton put up a more spirited performance against Settle but still fell to defeat.

Mark Winrow hit an impressive unbeaten 77 as Euxton were bowled out for 137.

Ichira Yahathugoda also hit 25 but again too many batsmen fell for single figures.

Overseas amateur White bowled unchanged and without look as his 18.4 overs went for 54 runs .

Louis Sweeney took the only wicket removing Tom Davidson for 20 but unbeaten scores from Laurence Read (40) and professional Imran Khalid (60) saw Settle comfortable chase down the total.

n This Saturday, Euxton travel to Salesbury while Brinscall welcome Earby.