Trengrove a star but Mawdesley fall short

Josh Cunliffe batting for Withnell Fold
Josh Cunliffe batting for Withnell Fold
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Mawdesley were one of only a few teams to beat the weather on Saturday but slumped to a 43-run defeat against Torrisholme.

The game was one of only two fixtures to go ahead in Division One.

Having been put into bat, Torrisholme must have thought that their journey south was in vain when they found themselves seven wickets down for only 31 runs after 13 overs.

Young seamer Nathan Trengrove was the man who did the damage, eventually finishing with figures of 6-31 of nine overs.

But Dan Woods hit an excellent 42 for Torrisholme, and he was well supported by skipper Matt Jackson (23) as the pair adding respectability to the their score of 102 all out.

Spinner Neil O’Malley (2-14)and Darren LeMarinel also claimed a brace to finish with 2-23, before Trengrove wrapped up the innings.

In reply, Mawdesley got off to a horror start as they quickly found themselves at 21-5.

Youngster Trengrove showed he had the makings of an all-rounder with an unbeaten 19, but he eventually ran out of partners as Mawdesley were bowled out for 59.

Eccleston were edged out by three runs against New Longton on Saturday.

Eccleston restricted New Longton to 122-5 off 39.5 overs.

The experienced Peter Cummings took 1-43 off 20 overs with Iain Bradley and Stuart White sharing four wickets.

Skipper Lee Heyes hit a defiant 31 in the Eccleston reply, but he struggled for partners as Eccleston lost wickets at regular times.

Bradley followed up his wickets with 23 and White hit an unbeaten 15, but youngster Joe Morrall was the last wicket to fall as Eccleston were bowled out for 119.

Withnell Fold’s away tie against Premier Division champions Vernon Carus was defeated by the rain.

The sides managed to start and Fold were 51-3 off 23 overs before the heavens opened.

Michael Atkinson Senior (6) and Alan Grogan (2) both fell cheaply with skipper Michael Atkinson Junior falling for a well-made 22.

All-rounder Josh Cunliffe (16*) and the experienced Tony Beesley (2*) were at the crease when the rain came so the sides shared the points.