Kirk’s ton in Padiham win

Kurt Robinson
Kurt Robinson

Padiham had a mixed weekend as they got their season underway at the second attempt.

Callum Clarke’s men saw their opening game at Rishton against newcomers Brooksbottom rained off last week.

But they completed Saturday’s fixture at Oswaldtwistle Immanuel - though it ended in a 44-run defeat.

However, they made amends on Sunday, as Kurt Robinson hit an unbeaten 109 in a five-wicket success at the Arbories.

On Saturday, Immanuel made 185-6, as Oliver Jones top-scored with 53. In reply, Padiham were dismissed for 141 as Andreas Sudnik took 5-54.

The following day, Earby totalled 228-8 - with professional Fahid Rehman hitting 145 not out, but Padiham were set a rain-reduced target of 190. And Robinson ensured they made light work of it, winning with five wickets down.

Padiham host Baxenden on Saturday.