Chabdu stars in mixed weekend for Whittle

Elliot Barker in action for Whittle-le-Woods against South Shore
Elliot Barker in action for Whittle-le-Woods against South Shore
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Whittle-le-Woods were no match for Division Two table-toppers South Shore as they slumped to a defeat on Saturday.

Batting first, Whittle posted 151-7 off their 45 overs.

Faruk Chabdu top scored with 31 and he was supported by Alex Proctor and Elliot Barker who both hit unbeaten knocks of 28 and 24.

Whittle failed to make the crucial early breakthrough and although they grabbed three wickets South Shore cruised to their total in 31 overs.

Sunday saw Whittle advance in the Loxham Cup as they thrashed Grimsargh.

Batting first, Chabdu led the Whittle batting hitting 70 with Stuart Barnish scoring an unbeaten 60.

James McIver hit 31 as Whittle closed on 205-4.

Grimsargh fell 31-runs short in their reply, Barnish the pick of the bowlers taking 3-14.

Charnock Richard recorded their first victory of the season when defeating Rufford by two wickets.

Mick Brown took 5-24 as Rufford were out for 96.

In reply Dave Fortune’s 34 helped Charnock reach the total in 46.4 overs.

Sunday saw Charnock lose by two wickets in the Loxham Cup against Garstang 2nd XI.

Croston continued their fine run of form in Division One, thrashing Eccleston by seven wickets.

Declan Tracey top scored with 26 as Eccleston were bowled out for 81.

Lee Childs the pick of the bowlers taking 5-19.

Chris Rand’s 43 saw Croston chase the total in 37 overs.

Sunday saw Croston lose by seven wickets in the Meyler Cup against Norcross.

Hoghton fell 11 runs short in an entertaining game against Longridge 2nd XI.

Longridge set an impressive 176 with Vinny Wilkinson’s 70 the highlight.

Mohmed Banka took 4-52 and Will Monks showed his ability with the ball taking 3-24.

Darren Eccles got the Hoghton innings off to a flyer scoring 44 with Calum Roberts-Aldridge hitting 29.

All-rounder Monks showed his quality hitting an unbeaten 48 and Banka hit 16 but Hoghton fell 11 runs short in their chase.