Chorley take the points

Will Moulton
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Chorley earned nine points from a drawn clash at Barrow in one of only three Northern League games played.

Their visit to the Ernest Pass was reduced to 37 overs per side by Saturday’s wet weather.

Batting first, Chorley put a decent 170-8 on the board.

Will Moulton top-scored with 39, his time at the crease including six fours. Further down the order, Joseph Tiffin hit 33 and Edwin Moulton 31.

Tiffin struck a six and four fours, Moulton sending four deliveries to the boundary.

In reply, Chorley’s bowling attack restricted Barrow to 121-7 – the hosts holding out for a draw and three points.

Opener Kaustubh Pawar, a major source of runs for the Cumbrians this summer, was out for a duck.

His wicket was claimed by Moulton, caught behind by Andrew Holdsworth.

Pawar’s fellow opener Toby Mowat fared rather better, the Barrow skipper hitting 31.

He eventually fell to Ian Oakes, trapped leg before.

Sam Dutton added 30 before being caught and bowled by Wihan Lubbe.

That was one of four wickets claimed by pro Lubbe, the South African posting figures of 4-29 from 11 overs.

Oakes finished with 2-28 and Moulton 1-34.

The nine points collected in Cumbria were sufficient to move Chorley up to third place in the table, leapfrogging Barrow and Fleetwood.

Fleetwood’s trip to Netherfield was another of the games to survive the weather, with them suffering a heavy defeat at Parkside Road.

They were beaten by 214 runs in a clash reduced initially to 40 overs per side and then to 39 overs.

Netherfield piled on the runs after winning the toss and electing to bat first.

They were 261-6, Tom Bruce leading the charge with a mighty 112 off just 71 balls.

His knock featured 10 sixes and six fours before he was caught lbw by Adam Parker.

John Huck added 59 and Ben Phillips 40 as the home side kept the runs flowing.

In reply, Fleetwood were skittled out for just 47.

Only openers Travis Dean (14) and Parker (11) were the only two to make it into double figures for the visitors.

St Annes beat neighbours Blackpool by 45 runs at Vernon Road.

Batting first, they put 149-7 on the board in 33 overs, Shadley Van Schalkwyk hitting 57 and Gurman Bains 39.

Van Schalkwyk was to excel with the ball, taking 7-42 as St Annes dismissed Blackpool for 104 in 32.3 overs.

His victims included opener Matthew Houston for 48 and New Zealand pro Daryl Mitchell for seven.

Matthew Grindley claimed 2-35.