Lowerhouse reclaim second spot after thumping Colne at home!

Jonny Whitehead
Jonny Whitehead

Lowerhouse had the prolific pairing of Jonny Whitehead, pictured left, and Fergus Bailey to thank for their 103-run demolition of Colne.

The duo combined with a 147-run stand for the second wicket as the hosts culminated the innings on 237-5.

Joe Martin was bowled by David Wallbank after posting a solitary run, but that paved the way for Bailey to step in.

Whitehead fired 95, the best knock of his Lancashire League tenure, to put the defending champions in the ascendancy while his partner added 55 runs to the equation.

However, the pairing of Sam Tillotson and Colne Paid man Thomas Kaber brought an end to their respective contributions. Matt Walker was run out for six before Declan Bailey and Dominic Stuart saw out the innings with respective knocks of five and six.

In reply, Patrick Martin claimed figures of 6-30 from 12.5 overs, also a personal best, as the visitors struggled for momentum at Liverpool Road.

John Lambert top scored with 33 for Matt Walker’s side as he put on 43 for the opening wicket with Tillotson (16).

Tom Bradshaw (10), Walker (17) and Andy Hakin (19) were the only others to post double figures as the away side fell well below their target.

The result left Colne 15 points adrift at the bottom while ‘House usurped Ramsbottom in to second. spot.