GREENMOUNT put on an explosive batting display to dump Westhoughton out of the Hamer Cup.
Openers Ryan Senior (116) and Andy Kerr (97) put on 205 for the first wicket, sticking around for 45 overs before they were eventually separated.
Greenmount’s target of 243-3 was always going to be a tough ask and Westhoughton fell 58 runs short in their first-round clash.
Atiq uz-Zaman scored 50 and Westhoughton pro Qaiser Abbas made 45, but 4-76 from visiting pro Akbar ur-Rehman and a miserly spell of 2-17 from 10 overs from Phil Heaton ensured they were always behind the run rate.
Thwaites Hamer Cup first round results: Eagley 111 Farnworth Social Circle 237-7, Farnworth SC won by 126 runs. Farnworth 248-5 Astley Bridge 88, Farnworth won by 160 runs. Kearsley 233 Walkden 167, Kearsley won by 67 runs. Little Lever 284-7 Egerton 269, Little Lever won by 15 runs. Tonge 113 Heaton 213-9, Heaton won by 100 runs. Westhoughton 185 Greenmount 243-3, Greenmount won by 58 runs.