Fulwood win top of the table tussle

Fulwood and Broughton are the new leaders of the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division after leapfrogging Vernon Carus.
F&B celebrate a wicketF&B celebrate a wicket
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They beat Vernons by six wickets in their visit to Factory Lane, the teams swapping places in the table.

Electing to bat first on their home track after winning the toss, Vernons were bowled out for 111 in 36.4 overs.

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They lost their first four batsmen cheaply before Christian Ash (22) and an unbeaten 38 from Ben Duerden steadied the ship.

Richard Turner took 4-48 for the visitors, with Matthew Smith claiming 3-16.

F&B chased down their target inside 29 overs, opener Amin Patel top-scoring with 32, while Ben Parkinson hit an unbeaten 30.

Smith added to his three wickets with a knock of 22, before Turner joined Parkinson in the middle to wrap up the victory.

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Third-placed Garstang lost at home to Freckleton, beaten by five wickets.

Gareth Jennings scored 31 as Garstang were 122 all out in the first innings.

Freckleton knocked off the runs to claim victory, finishing on 123-5.

Longridge recorded an emphatic victory over Croston at Chipping Road, winning by 116 runs.

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They were helped by a superb bowling performance from Alex Mason who posted figures of 6-8.

Asked to bat first, Longridge were 189-9 in their 45 overs.

James Fairclough, batting at three, scored 63 off 100 balls, hitting two sixes and six fours.

There was a knock of 31 from Neil Holden, with John Simpson hitting 23.

Jonathan Driver performed well with the ball for Croston, taking 4-35, Matthew Morris posting 3-57.

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In reply, Croston were bowled out for 73, with Mason doing much of the damage.

Opening pair Adam Sexton (33) and Morris (1) were both removed by Ian Simpson.

Mason’s six-wicket haul came in just 8.5 overs, three of his victims out for ducks.

Rory McDowell weighed in with two wickets.

There was a surprise win for Whittingham and Goosnargh against defending champions Great Eccleston at Guild Park.

W&G triumphed by 41 runs in a high-scoring clash.

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Batting first, the hosts were 201-8, Zuber Desai scoring 65 before being run out, while Harun Patel struck 58.

Great Ecc were bowled out for 160 in reply, Sheeraz Patel and Mohamed Gajariya taking three wickets each.

Ashfaque Patel was their top scorer with an unbeaten 51, Alex Swale hitting 20.

Penwortham won by eight wickets away to Fylde.

They put their hosts in to bat at Moorland Road and bowled them out for 118.

Opener Edward Bailey carried his bat, scoring 59 not out.

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For Penwortham, Thomas Wilson took 6-27 in 11 overs and Nathan Walmsley 2-9.

The visitors replied with 121-2 to claim victory, Paul Goodwin and Martin Hewitt unbeaten on 35 and 32 respectively.

Torrisholme boosted their survival hopes with a 60-run win at Thornton Cleveleys.

The visitors were thankful for a rapid- fire knock of 45 in as many balls from James Cookson, batting at nine, as they posted 142 all out.

They then bowled Thornton out for 82 in 29.4 overs, Graham Lee taking 5-25 and Daniel Woods 3-23.

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