Bolton News 21st December

In the Premier Division Ramsbottom Cricket Club at the top of the division continued their rampage with a 27-1 demolition of Wharton and all players on obvious maximum 9 points. Second place Flixton Cricket Club A also hammered bottom team Coburg A 27-0. David Scowcroft who had yet to play for Ladybridge A had ‘defected’ on amicable terms to Little Lever A who were short of players. Ironically, Little Lever’s next match was against Ladybridge, one which Little Lever took 23-12 with their newly acquired player accounting for eight of them. Third placed Ramsbottom Town A played fourth placed Hilton A and had a fairly balanced win 21-15. Another close encounter saw second from the bottom Heaton Cricket Club A beat mid-table Nomads A 18-15.

In Division One top team Burning Desire motor on with a 26-6 win over mid-table Ramsbottom Town B with nines from Brett Haslam and Ben Armstrong. Second placed Acre Bottom beat mid-table BRASS A 25-9 with nines from John Hope and Brian Clements. In a mid-table clash Coburg B beat Wingates 25-8. Fourth placed Hilton B lost out to third placed Nomads B 21-13 who were helped by a nine from Naz Ahmed but second from the bottom Hilton C had success with a 25-13 win against bottom team Meadow Ben A with a nine from Andrew Morey. Farnworth SC A just beat a two man Little Lever B 18-14.

In Division Two Mid-table Meadow Ben B had the expected win against a two man bottom team Top Spinners 26-7. There were three close fought matches. Second from the bottom Boyzone had a good win 17-14 against mid-table Hilton E despite a resisting nine points from Gary Hilton. Side by side in the table BRASS B were able to beat Heaton Cricket Club C 18-14 despite a resisting nine from David Jones. Mid-table Hilton F had a 18-16 win over Bolton TTC A who are one place above them helped by a nine from Matthew Kennedy.

After the break play begins again in January with the second round of the Warburton Cup, week commencing 2nd January.

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