GREENMOUNT reclaimed the lead in the Greater Manchester Cricket League Division One with a comprehensive win at home to Worsley.

The visitors, second-bottom in the table, batted first but could only muster a total of 76, with Greenmount’s Cameron Smith taking 5-13 from his seven overs.

In reply, the hosts’ only wicket to fall was Saad Khan (22), but his opening partner Kaustub Pawar and Tom Heaton saw them to a nine-wicket victory, with unbeaten knocks of 43 and four, respectively.

There was no play possible in Unsworth’s hosting of Dukinfield, the abandoned fixture leaving Unsworth third from bottom in the standings, ahead of their vital match at fifth-bottom Denton this weekend.

In Division Two, Elton climbed to third with an eight-wicket victory over Whalley Range.

Gareth Edwards, Anwar Ul Haq and Steve Filkins each took three wickets as Range were bowled out for 134, and though they lost Mike Hall with the reply on six, Elton eased to victory with 79 from Adam Stansfield and 47 not out from Tom Booth.

Brooksbottom and Edenfield remain rooted in mid-table, though the latter climbed above Brooksbottom after beating Hindley St Peter’s by two wickets.

Hindley managed 141 in their innings, with Andrew Rushton, Fred Nixon and Paul Gallagher all collecting three wickets. Wade Van Zyl’s 68no was instrumental in Edenfield getting home with two wickets to spare.

Brooksbottom fell short of the target their hosts South West Manchester had set. David Schierhout’s 5-29 limited them to 147 but despite 44 from William Sutton and Zohair Qureshi’s lower-order 34 they were dismissed for 135.

Radcliffe experienced few problems on their way to a nine-wicket win at Denton West seconds.

Radcliffe’s Jimmy Dixon took 4-34 as the Denton side reached just 69 all out and captain Michael Farley dominated the reply, his unbeaten 43 seeing them past the target.

Table-toppers Elton Vale’s modest 101-9 proved more than enough to beat Littleborough Lakeside.

Mohammed Sajid hit 51 at the top of the order but Zulfiqar Ali (18) was the only other batsman reaching double figures.

Ali Shah took six wickets for just 11 runs in nine overs in Littleborough’s reply, which saw them bowled out for 52.

East Lancs Paper Mill won the derby at home to Tottington St John’s by 45 runs in Division Four West.

ELPM reached 128-9, led by 37 for Matt Partington and although Tottington’s Simon Marsh resisted with 26no Paul Hewart (5-33) and Louis Birmingham (4-18) limited their reply to just 83.