Walsden and Tod’s contrasting fortunes

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Walsden completed a weekend hat-trick yesterday when the Central Lancashire League champions had a second win of the season against Werneth.

James Rawlinson’s side cruised to an eight-wicket success but their failure to pick up the final home wicket meant they had to settle for four points instead of five.

Overseas amateur Levi Thompson made 35 at the top of the home order before becoming one of four victims for Sri Lankan Umesh Karunaratne.

That left Werneth 94 for six, Josh Gale having already trapped overseas man Zimmy Khan for nine, but a couple of dropped catches meant the home side saw out their 50 overs on 148 for nine.

Jake Hooson anchored the reply with 54 not out and Karunaratne brought the contest to a hasty conclusion with 46 not out.

Walsden had beaten Lancashire League leaders Church by 24 runs away on Saturday in the second round of the Lancashire Cup.

They will now meet Glossop at home in a game to be played by July 6.

Karanuratne made 70 and Rawlinson 39 as Walsden overcame the handicap of having their overs reduced to 35 by rain in mid-innings.

A total of 165 for eight proved enough with Jamie Shackleton knocking over Church’s top three and Josh Gale also picking up three wickets.

Time was running out for Walsden to bowl their remaining overs without penalty and they just managed to pick up the final Church wicket, with the total on 141, before 8pm.

Walsden had started their busy spell with a five-wicket Twenty/20 win at Littleborough on Friday.

However, the result was academic with the hosts already through from the group and Walsden belatedly getting off the mark in the short format of the game this season.

A miserable three days for Todmorden was completed yesterday when Burnley, bottom of the Lancashire League, completed a quick double over the Centre Vale side.

Burnley beat Tod in the Worsley Cup on Saturday and followed up with their first league win of the season at the 10th attempt.

Tod were bowled out for only 68 at Turf Moor, with Ben Sutcliffe (15) and Zeshan Shoukhat (11) the only men in double figures.

Shoukhat and professional Michael Neser took an early wicket each but Burnley completed a seven-wicket victory in 20 overs.

Todmorden had also lost to Nelson in the Twenty/20 at Centre Vale on Friday.

CENTRAL LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Twenty/20

Littleborough v Walsden

Walsden won by five wkts

LITTLEBOROUGH 97 for five

C Perren st Jack Hanson b Pathan 25

J Barnes c Karunaratne b Joe Gale 7

T Pye b Kurunaratne 19

G Nash c Shackleton b Pathan 0

J Roache not out 20

A Rodgerson b Karunaratne 4

M Hodson not out 8

Extras 14

Bowling: J Shackleton 2 0 6 0, S Barker 3 0 17 0, Joe Gale 3 0 9 1, Josh Gale 2 0 11 0, U Karunaratne 4 0 13 2, R Pathan 4 0 15 2, N Barker 2 0 15 0.

WALSDEN 99 for five

J Rawlinson b Jones 14

Josh Gale c Wilman b Hodson 3

U Karunaratne lbw b Hodson 6

Joe Gale st Roache b Wilman 27

N Barker lbw b Hodson 21

J Shackleton not out 5

R Pathan not out 9

Extras 14

Bowling: L Wilman 4 0 22 0, P Deakin 4 0 24 0, C Perren 3.1 0 9 0, M Hodson 4 0 20 3, P Jones 4 0 20 1.

Premiership

Werneth v Walsden

WERNETH 148 for nine

L Thompson b Karunaratne 35

M Taylor st Brown b Shackleton 12

Z Khan lbw b Josh Gale 9

A Muzzafur b Pathan 24

Z Tahir run out 3

M Ashworth c Brown b Karunaratne 0

R Khan run out 15

A Walker lbw b Karunaratne 14

R Quyyum c Brown b Karunaratne 8

J Taylor not out 15

M Abbas not out 0

Extras 13

Bowling: J Shackleton 9 2 29 1, J Hooson 7 2 9 0, Josh Gale 5 2 12 1, U Karunaratne 16 1 51 4, R Pathan 10 0 28 1, S Barker 3 0 13 0.

WALSDEN 149 for two

J Hooson not out 54

J Rawlinson c Taylor b Quyyum 14

N Barker c Thompson b Khan 17

U Karunaratne not out 46

Extras 18

Bowling: M Taylor 6.4 0 35 0, M Abbas 5 1 17 0, R Quyyum 4 3 1 1, R Khan 11 0 49 1, Z Khan 6 1 24 0, A Muzzafur 1 0 5 0, A Walker 1 0 14 0.

LANCASHIRE CUP

Second round

Church v Walsden

Walsden won by 24 runs

WALSDEN 165 for eight (35 overs)

J Hooson c Tucker b Aspin 0

J Rawlinson c Tariq b Jack Gaskill 39

N Barker b Aspin 2

U Karunaratne b Aspin 70

R Pathan c Wolfenden b Holt 6

M Dawson c H Aspin b L Aspin 19

Josh Gale c Holt b Aspin 5

Joe Gale not out 2

S Barker run out 3

Extras 19

Bowling: L Aspin 8 1 44 5, A Bentley 7 1 25 0, U Tariq 7 2 17 0, S Holt 7 0 42 1, Jack Gaskill 6 0 33 1.

CHURCH 141

L Wolfenden b Shackleton 33

U Tariq c S Barker b Shackleton 6

L Aspin c Hooson b Shackleton 16

H Aspin c Dawson b Josh Gale 20

B Abbas b Josh Gale 0

S Holt b Kurunaratne 3

S Griffin lbw b Karunaratne 0

A Bentley lbw b Josh Gale 0

S Tucker c N Barker b Pathan 27

Jack Gaskill b Joe Gale 16

Joel Gaskill not out 2

Extras 18

Bowling: J Shackleton 7 1 34 3, J Hooson 3 0 7 0, S Barker 2 0 17 0, Josh Gale 7 1 23 3, U Karunaratne 7 0 27 2, R Pathan 2.3 1 3 1, Joe Gale 4 0 18 1.

LANCASHIRE LEAGUE

Burnley v Todmorden

Burnley won by 7 wickets. Burnley 12 pts, Todmorden 0 pts.

TODMORDEN 68

BD Sutcliffe lbw b Pickup 15

BA Pearson c Pickup b Lalor 7

EC Gilford c Burton b Lalor 0

KM Garland lbw b Pickup 5

MG Neser b Lalor 1

A Sutcliffe b Lalor 0

F Priestley c Burton b Liaqat 4

Z Shoukhat c Holt b Pickup 11

SA Priestley lbw b Holt 4

PD Senior c and b Holt 8

G Foster not out 3

Extras 10

Bowling: Liaqat 9 1 23 1, Lalor 12 4 23 4, Pickup 5 0 13 3, Holt 4.1 1 6 2

BURNLEY 69 for three

DD Pickup c Neser b Foster 20

CT Burton c Garland b Shoukhat 0

JN Whitehead b Neser 6

B Tripathi not out 12

CJR Holt not out 14

Extras 17

Bowling: Neser 10 3 34 1, Shoukhat 4 1 16 1, Foster 6 0 17 1.