IT has reached the halfway point of the 2018 season and seems like only two minutes since winter nets and aching muscles for most.

This week I thought I would look at all the clubs I work for and how their seasons have gone so far.

In Division One A I am surprised Walshaw's Wasim Jaffer has not received more plaudits for his efforts so far with nearly 900 runs in all competitions. Remarkable.

Unfortunately they sit in the lower half of in the division.

Bury are just off top spot, and their results have been strange.

Two weeks ago they conceded more than 300 runs against Royton, then last week they put Stretford to the sword, posting more than 300 themselves, thanks to Ahmed Banday hitting 170.

Brooksbottom occupy the second relegation place but they have enough talented players in their squad to get them out of trouble, and in professional Ash Gowers they have a more than capable player for the lads to bat around.

Woodbank and Prestwich are vying to dethrone Flixton from the top of the Premier Division in the second half of the season.

Both are above my pre-season pick Clifton and have had some great results recently.

Credit to Woodbank captain Anthony Harris on his recent upturn in form with the bat and also behind the stumps filling in for the injured Dom Gowers.

Prestwich look like they have a fantastic team spirit with players chipping in at the right time when needed so it makes for a fantastic tussle for top spot.

Stand and Unsworth are having differing seasons in Division One B and both need to make sure the second half is filled with more W’s than L’s.

One is pushing for promotion and the other trying to avoid relegation.

In Division Two A, ELPM and Elton Vale have had tough first halfs of the season and sit just above the relegation places.

I hope they manage to produce a run of wins to get them out of trouble, although hopefully not against my Elton team who are outside the promotion places.

It has been a strange season for us so far as from the outside it appears we have not defended high scores well on a few occasions that we have posted them but I’m sure the lads will be focused on improving that as well as trying to bring silverware to Leigh Lane after making the cup semi-finals.

In Division Two B, two of our clubs are not performing as well as I had predicted before the season began.

I had Edenfield down to make a push for promotion but they currently reside in mid-table 14 points off the promotion places.

A big second half is needed to achieve it but stranger things have happened.

I am also hoping there is a miracle at The Platinum Care Racecourse for Radcliffe to avoid relegation this year.

They have been unlucky in recent weeks, posting decent totals, but I’m sure the captain, Michael Farley, will continue to remind his players they will pick up points before they know it.

It all makes for an exciting and competitive July to September and there is plenty to play for in Bury to entertain even those who do not avidly follow cricket in the area.