Dec hits first half century

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DEC Bailey’s first second XI 50 helped Lowerhouse to a five-wicket win over Todmorden.

An experienced Todmorden were all out for 158, but the West Enders were in difficulties until Bailey (74) and Phil Haggerty (41 not out) saw them home with three overs to spare.

For the first time this season Lowerhouse thirds disappointed as dropped catches cost them dear against Ramsbottom.

A 75 partnership between leading run scorers Ismael Khalil (46) and Corey Hope (34), and others chipping in - Will Norcross (18), Max Humberstone (16), Jimmy Ridehalgh (14) and Jamie Woodall (13 not out) gave a decent total of 176-7 to defend.

But Ramsbottom knocked off the target for the loss of four wickets.

The Under 17s lost by six wickets to Haslingden despite an unbeaten 45 from Jack Edgar, and knocks from Josh Lavin (31), Ben Gorton (17) and James Ridehalgh (12).

But they got back toi winning ways against Enfield, totalling 92-7 before bowling their opponents out for 67.

Joe Bayliff made 27 not out, Dec Bailey 26, Josh Lavin 13 and Jack Edgar 10, while Jamie Woodall took 3-7, Jack Edgar 3-17 and Ismael Khalil 2-10.

Lowerhouse Under 15s Barracudas took a lashing against Salesbury, losing by 10 wickets, with Danny Simm hitting 34 and Hamzah Zaman 16 not out.

The side were also soundly beaten notably by Accrington despite a fine performance.

The Under 13s Panthers lost out to East Lancashire, with Joseph Halstead (31 not out), Charlie Bithell (22 not out) and Dec Stansfield (15) in the runs.

Ryan Starkie took 2-17.

The Under 13s Lions enjoyed derby victory over Burnley as Ross Birchall took 3-7, backed by knocks from Dec Stansfield (20 not out), Joe Halstead (16 not out), Ethan Laraway (15 not out), Jack Moodie (13 not out) and Harry Wheatcroft (11 not out).

The Under 13s Cougars went down to Accrington , though Oscar Coates hit 15 not out.

The Under 11s Bears beat a touring Liverpool side thanks to 22 from Thomas Halstead, Kheiro Chir (12 not out) George Irvine (26), Josh Moodie (12) and Dylan Du Toit (11 not out).

Sam Harrison took 2-3.

The Bears also beat Clitheroe as Halstead took 3-10 and Moodie hit 26 not out, Halstead 17 not out, and du Toit 15 not out to seal progress to the Lancashire Junior League Cup semi-final.