Seconds start to find their feet!

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Lowerhouse seconds have begun to find their feet with some remarkable performances.

Shorn of 12 players who have moved on, plus injuries and other depletions, the team has often fielded players who, in an ideal world, would have had a season in the thirds.

But the team has started to gel.

Recently they beat Bacup by 176 runs, bowling their opponents out for 45, county Under 16 Dominic Stuart (50 not out) showing his pedigree and Alex Claridge- Ingham (2-17 )showing well.

A cup defeat came at the hands of veteran Craig Smith, whose 130 not out saw Rishton home in the dying overs.

But there was a maiden club 50 for Bradley Wright.

Dec Bailey added 72 and Scott Hope made 48 not out and took 2-65.

The House lost to Todmorden by 124 runs, but Under 16 Tom Bridge claimed 5-35.

In the derby, Lowerhouse were 107 all out, with Burnley 107-3.

Harry Halstead (23), Josh Lavin (20), Will Norcross (17) and Dec Stansfield (10) were among the runs, and Jamie Woodall took 2-19.

The West Enders beat Colne by 10 wickets, bowling their rivals out for 50 as Jack Moodie (5- 17) and Claridge-Ingham (4-29) wreaked havoc.

Wright (28 not out) and Joey Stein (23 not out) saw them home convincingly.

Lowerhouse also beat Enfield by 87 runs, as Wright hit 125, and Halstead 36. Woodall took 3-41 and Stansfield 3-44.