Weekend cricket round-up
Chorley climbed to second place in the Northern League thanks to a 32-run victory over Penrith at Windsor Park.
An unbeaten knock of 73 from Edwin Moulton played a big part in the win which saw them tuck in behind leaders Netherfield.
Invited to bat first by their visitors, Chorley put a very healthy 208-7 on the board.
Moulton led from the front, the opener’s 73 coming off 148 balls.
He struck seven fours and a six.
Further down the order, skipper Andrew Holdsworth hit six fours and a six on his way to 49, that coming off just 41 deliveries.
In reply, Penrith were bowled out for 176 in 41.3 overs.
Ian Oakes took 3-35, with Moulton posting 2-45 and his brother Will 2-6.
Leyland suffered a 64-run defeat to Kendal at Fox Lane to slip further off the title pace.
Electing to bat first, Kendal were 148 all out.
Karl Cross took 3-42, while David Makinson and Henry Thompson got a pair each.
In reply, Leyland were bowled out for 84 .
Cross struck 23 and James Rounding 29 but wickets were to tumble around them.
Preston claimed a healthy 10 points from their drawn game at Morecambe.
Electing for first use of the Woodhill Lane track, Preston were 175 all out.
Sajid Patel top scored with 35, Lukman Vahaulwala and Yamin Patel both hiting 34.
Adam Derham took 4-26 for the hosts, Saeed Anwar Jnr returning 3-51.
Morecambe were 167-7 in reply, Anwar Jnr hitting a fine unbeaten 80 from 129 balls.
Three home batsmen were run out in their pursuit of runs, Sabbir Patel taking 2-55.
Lancaster were beaten heavily by Netherfield in their trip to Parkside Road.
They lost by 187 runs in a one-sided contested.
Netherfield were 235 all out after Lancaster put them in to bat first.
Kasun Madusanka was the pick of the visitiors bowlers, taking 5-54.
Lancaster’s showed little resistance in reply, as they were dismissed for just 48.
Only Kieran Moffat made it into double figures with 20.
Blackpool won at Barrow by eight wickets.
Sub-pro Chris Williams played a big part, taking 7-34 to help dismiss Barrow for 83.
Blackpool were 84-2 as they claimed victory.
St Annes beat Fleetwood by three wickets, helped by a knock of 75 from Atiq Uz-Zaman batting at 10.
Fulwood and Broughton stayed top of the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield thanks to an 85-run win over Great Eccleston.
The defending champions put in a strong display at Hall Road with both bat and ball.
Invited to bat first after Great Ecc won the toss, F&B put 235-8 on the board.
Richard Turner was 66 not out, with Amir Patel hitting 46 at the top of the order.
Patel’s opening partner Rob Dingle struck 38.
The visitors then bowled out Great Ecc for 153 in 36.2 overs.
Turner followed up his good knock at the crease with tidy bowling figures of 5-42 from a 15-over spell.
Chris Brookes took 4-42, with Jon Fenton collecting the other wicket.
Top scorer for the hosts was Alex Swale with 31.
Longridge, in second place, won by six wickets at Rufford.
Batting first after winning the toss, Rufford were 140 all out in 41 overs.
Tom Taylor, batting at nine, struck an unbeaten 48, with Richard Lyon adding 24.
Matt Greenall was the headline act of the Longridge bowling attack, returning fine figures of 7-45 from a 15-over spell.
Longridge chased down their target inside 25 overs, scoring 143-4.
Tom Howarth struck an unbeaten 54, with Joshua McDowell 34 not out.
Garstang were six-wicket winners over Freckleton at Bush Lane.
In the first innings, Freck were 152-9, a tally Garstang chased successfully.
There were plenty of run scored in Croston’s clash with Vernon Carus at Westhead Road, with Vernons coming out on top.
Croston put 212-5 on the board, Stephen Langton top-scoring with 66 – his knock featuring nine fours.
Sam Marsh scored 43, with Ian Dickinson and Lee Childs both hitting 31.
Vernons lost their first three wickets for 28 in reply but stabilised to successfully chase their tally in 44.5 overs.
Christian Ash struck 78, his knock including seven fours and a six.
Wes Royle struck 32 and Ben Duerden 30 as Vernons reached 213-9 to win.
Penwortham enjoyed their visit to Illawalla,
beating Thornton Cleveleys by eight runs.
Batting first after winning the toss, Penwortham were 220-8, Martin Hewitt scoring 59 and Andrew Tobutt an
Thornton ran the visitors close in reply, losing their last wicket with two balls to go.
They were 212 all out, with Richard Jenkinson hitting 84 and Daniel Howard 58.
Ashley Billton took 4-37 and Thomas Wilson 3-35 for Penwortham.
Torrisholme were 70-run winners over Eccleston.
Chris Parry scored 58 in their first innings tally of 166 all out, with Eccleston bowled out for 96 in reply.