Burgess is derby ace for buoyant Brinscall

Brinscall bowler Lee Burgess flying in
Brinscall bowler Lee Burgess flying in
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Brinscall claimed bragging rights and a valuable victory in a comfortable derby victory over Euxton in the Ribblesdale League Senior Division.

Liam Winstanley’s men out bowled, out batted and outfielded Euxton when winning by seven wickets.

The overnight rain meant it was a simple decision for the skipper winning the toss, and it was Winstanley who won it and elected to bowl.

And there was a perfect start for his side as Sam

MacLachlan removed Preston White in the first over, with the dangerous Aussie failing to trouble the scorers.

Lee Burgess then removed Nick Dunn and Oliver Marsden as Euxton had a horror start, finding themselves flailing at 9-3.

And it was made worse soon after as skipper as Sam Tolley was run out, and skipper Mark Winrow fell soon after for 15.

Euxton just couldn’t handle Burgess who bowled with accuracy, while Louis Sweeney again was the victim of a mix up with his partner as he was run out for five, before Burgess cleaned up the tail finishing with 5-9 off 16.4 overs.

Overseas amateur Zandre Cloete and Phil Lowe took Brinscall to 22 before the former fell to the bowling of Oliver Marsden for 14.

Skipper Winstanley joined Cloete back in the pavilion soon after he was caught by James Hill off the bowling of Marsden for zero.

White then joined the party claiming the wicket of Lowe for 11.

But in truth the score was never enough as Brinscall chased down the total in 15 overs.

n Adlington’s game in the Bolton Association’s Cross Cup against Daisy Hill unusually went into a second day yesterday due to bad light and rain.

Starting on Sunday Adlington batted first and posted 120-9 off their allotted overs. Tom Foster top scoring with 57.

Daisy Hill were on 75-5 going into yesterday after rain and bad light halted proceedings.

n Every Palace Shield game on Saturday fell victim to the gad weather with all sides awarded two points.