Seven up for super Scott

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In a game reduced to 24 overs, Scott Hope bowled magnificently to rattle through the Rishton batsmen as Lowerhouse thirds earned a seven-wicket win.

Hope claimed 7-38 as Rishton were shot out for 97, Jack Edgar chipping in with 2-48.

With the Lowerhouse reply at 19-2, Rishton must have felt that they were in with a chance, but mature innings from Ben Gorton (15) and Dec Bailey (18) saw the team home with three overs to go

The thirds also beat Ramsbottom by 58 runs.

The West Enders made 163-9, with Joe Bayliff top-scoring with 33.

James Ridehalgh also made 30, while Will Norcross added 20 and Danny Turner 10 not out.

Ramsbottom were dismissed for 105 in reply.

Josh Lavin took 3-30, Joe Gray 2- 12 and Shaun Heaton 2-21.

Last week’s match against Enfield was rained off with Enfield 12-2, Kieran Tighe having taken both wickets.

An opening stand of 77 went a long way to securing victory for the fourths against Radcliffe, although the loss of seven wickets for 30 runs left a tinge of disappointment in a score of 164 all out.

Tom Nicholas made 57, Joe Halstead 44 and Joey Stein 25.

But the ‘House produced a tight bowling performance, with Tom Bridge (8-19) the pick of the bowlers as Radcliffe were all out for 150. Zeeshan Mukhtar also took 2-26.