Walshaw ease to opening day win as Bury shock champions Atherton

DOZEN Walshaw’s Danny Hornby scored 12 runs

DOZEN Walshaw’s Danny Hornby scored 12 runs

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JACK McClung’s 87 not out inspired Walshaw to one of the biggest wins of the opening day in the Bolton Association, beating Astley and Tyldesley by 54 runs.

Batting first, McClung and Nick Murphy (41) helped Mikey Watt’s side to 224-8 with Jimmy Cutt 3-79.

Astley and Tyldesley’s only batting highlights were Jarvis Wordsworth (42) and Hamman Patel (34). Liam Riley starred with the ball (3-41).

Defending champions Atherton suffered opening-day heartache in a 37-run defeat against Bury.

Bury opener Mumtaz Mirza hit 51 in their total of 187-8.

Jamar Griffiths harvested the most success with the ball (5-53) and added 39 with the bat but professional Nekoli Parris took 5-50.

Elsewhere, Elton were defeated by six wickets at Edgworth. John Ashworth’s 42 stood out as Elton reached 116-9. However Liam Watkinson’s 36 saw Edgworth win in 24 overs.

In the second week of the Bolton League, Greenmount skipper Andy Kerr hit 71 in their 83-run win at Kearsley. Ata Ur-Rehman, Sabah Ghaus and Joe McCann took three wickets each as Greenmount’s ended on 221-9.

Ur-Rehman took 4-28 and Phil Heaton 3-48 to help Greenmount clear out Kearsley for 138, Peter Malan hitting 28.

Bolton Association results: Bury 187, Atherton 150. Bury won by 37 runs; Flixton 159, Darcy Lever 135-9. Flixton won by 24 runs; Edgworth 117-4, Elton 116-9. Edgworth won by 5 wkts; Golborne 96, Adlington 97-5. Adlington won by 5 wkts; Lostock 200-9, Worsley 165. Lostock won by 35 runs; Swinton Moorside 232, Blackrod 194-9. Swinton Moorside win by 38 runs; Walshaw 224-8, Astley and Tyldesley 169. Walshaw won by 55 runs; Standish 130-8, Winton 131-8. Winton win by 2 wkts.

Bolton League results: Walkden 154-9, Egerton 158-4. Egerton won by 6 wkts; Little Lever 157, Farnworth SC 150-5. Farnworth SC won by 5 wkts (revised target); Horwich 183-8, Heaton 67. Horwich won by 116 runs; Kearsley 138, Greenmount 221-9. Greenmount won by 83 runs; Astley Bridge 56-2, Eagley 55. Astley Bridge won by 8wkts; Bradshaw 170, Westhoughton 88. Bradshaw won by 82 runs; Tonge 72, Farnworth 73-4. Farnworth won by 5 wkts.

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