Liverpool Competition Cricket: Northop Hall sunk by overseas all-rounder
Enamul Haque Jr topped the batting and bowling for Northop Hall but his team suffered a disappointing loss

Northop Hall (4) 113-10 Birkenhead Park (24) 194-6 dec
1st XI First Division
Result: Birkenhead Park won by 81 runs

Pakistani all-rounder Ahmad Safi Abdullah wrecked Northop Hall’s hopes of victory with a decisive half-century and five-wicket haul at Smithy Lane.

Abdullah, who has played first-class cricket for Faisalabad in his homeland, made 52 and Khalid Mahbi struck 56 as Birkenhead Park set 194-6 declared off 47.3 overs after being put into bat.

For the hosts, Enamul Haque Jr claimed 3-81 and James Hurlin 2-56.

Haque Jr top-scored with 29 as Hall were then bowled out for just 113, Abdullah scooping 5-50 from 20 overs as his team celebrated a 24-4 points triumph.

Other scores

Newton-le-Willows (5) 0-0 Prestatyn (5) 17-1
1st XI First Division
Result: Abandoned – rain stopped play

Rainhill (5) 11-0 Colwyn Bay (5) 0-0
1st XI Premier League
Result: Abandoned – rain

2nd XI

Premier Division
Colwyn Bay (5) 0-0 Sefton Park (5) 0-0 – abandoned
Second Division
Caldy (5) 0-0 Northop Hall (5) 0-0 – abandoned
Prestatyn L Hightown St Mary’s L

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