Colwyn Bay firsts win and seconds bowler James Jones takes NINE wickets

Kieran New claimed six wickets for Northop Hall

LIVERPOOL AND DISTRICT CRICKET COMPETITION

1ST XI FIRST DIVISION

COLWYN BAY (20) 167-7 LYTHAM (6) 163-10

Evergreen spin king Paul Jenkins took four wickets in a vintage spell which helped Colwyn Bay enjoy a home victory over Lytham.

Jenkins collected 4-34 off 16 overs as the visitors were bowled out for 163 after being put into bat, Tom Jefferson the mainstay with 72.

Ryan Holtby bagged 3-34 and Vishal Kushwah 2-30.

In reply, Bay looked in big trouble at 109-7 before Adam Campion (53 no) and Holtby, with a priceless unbeaten 37 which included nine fours, led the hosts to a winning 167-7 off 47.2 overs and a 20-6 points success.

OLD XAVERIANS (24) 212-10 NORTHOP HALL (8) 172-10

Kieran New was a six-wicket star for Northop Hall but his heroics were not enough to stave off defeat at Old Xaverians.

Xavs were put in and chalked up 212 all out, Kieran Hughes the main contributor with 84.

Paceman New snapped up 6-69 off 20 overs, while 14-year-old spinner Joshua Leach notched 2-27 and his dad Darren 2-39.

Hall were dismissed for 172, Jac Kennedy making 37, skipper Will Higginson and Alex Smith both 28, Mark Newman 4-27 for the hosts.

1st XI SECOND DIVISION

NORLEY HALL (2) 112-10 PRESTATYN (25) 114-2

Sri Lankan ace Sampath Perera was in the wickets again as Prestatyn stormed to victory at Norley Hall.

Perera claimed 5-55 as the hosts were dismissed for 112, under-15 paceman Ben Hughes also shining with a magnificent 2-12 off 10 overs.

Prestatyn eased to 114-2, Sheil Sethi 58 not out and Andy Taylor 33. Points: 25-2 to Prestatyn.

2ND XI FIRST DIVISION

WIGAN 2ND XI (6) 84-10 COLWYN BAY 2ND XI (23) 128-10

Bay bowler James Jones claimed a remarkable NINE WICKETS to inspire his team to victory at Wigan.

Opener Chris Barry scored a crucial 67 in Colwyn’s innings of 128 all out, the visitors being inserted by the opposition.

Jones then took 9-34 off 13.2 overs as Wigan collapsed to 84 all out.

Amazingly, it was not Jones’ best bowling performance figures-wise. Back in 2019, he took 9-29, also against Wigan!

NORTHOP HALL 2ND XI (8) 163-10 OLD XAVERIANS (25) 228-9

Alastair Andrady’s dominant ton could not prevent Northop Hall losing by 65 runs to Old Xaverians.

Xavs set 228-9, Nish Adke 4-67, Rutujay Chawda 3-77 and Matteo Evans-Ford 2-51 for the hosts.

Andrady hit 105 off 100 balls, including 22 fours, but he received no significant support and Hall ended up 163 all out.

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