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It was a bridge too far for Lowerhouse seconds, who lost both games last weekend with a depleted squad.

The West Enders made 222-9 against Nelson, with 87 from Ben Gorton, 50 from Rhys Woodworth and 30 from Ollie Bayliff, but lost by six wickets, despite 2-55 from Tom Bridge .

Then against Rishton, the Blackburn side totalled 277-4, with Jamie Woodall taking 2-96. Lowerhouse were 143 all out in reply, with Woodworth hitting 34, Steve Whittaker 20 and Ben Uttley 17.

The thirds eased past Rawtenstall, bowling them out for 89. Matt Locke took 4-8, Joe Gray 2-8, Joseph Halstead 2-11 and James Ridehalgh 2-24. Halstead hit 53 not out in a 10-wicket win.

The Under 17s beat Longridge, with wickets for Jimmy Ridehalgh (2-19) and James Wheatcroft (38),Matt Locke (28) and Ben Gorton (13) among the runs.

The Under 15 Dolphins beat Accrington thanks to Harry Wheatcroft (46 not out), Sam Molloy (22), Alex Astley (17), Josh Waddington (12 not out, 2-6) and Yanis Chir (2-9), while the Under 15 Barracudas lost to Darwen, with wickets for Laura Burrows (2-13) and runs from Luke Cocker (14 not out), Harry Wheatcroft (12) and Sam Molloy (11). The Barracudas beat Enfield, thanks to wickets from Alex Astley (2-5) and runs from Wheatcroft (22), Astley (18 not out) and Drew Sandiford (11).

The Under 13s Panthers beat East Lancs and Burnley.