Rishton are routed as firsts go second

Greenmount’s first eleven lifted themselves into second place in the Lancashire League Division Two table following a nine-wicket triumph over Rishton at the Log Cabin on Sunday.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat but were soon in trouble at 29 for 3 with Andy McGuinness taking all three scalps.

Andy McGuinness

There proved to be no way back for Rishton who slumped to 124 all out with all six of the Greenmount bowlers among the wickets.

McGuinness took pride of place with his impressive 3 for 27 while there were doubles for Kieran Edwards and Lewis Dove and one apiece for Matthew Senior, Callum Hunter and pro Chesney Hughes.

In reply the villagers were never seriously troubled and following Jack Harrison’s dismissal for 27, Hughes (50 not out) and Andy Kerr (31 not out) saw them home in the 18th over.

The pro’s 50 included four sixes and four fours and came in 48 balls.

The second team, meanwhile, were going down to a 128 run defeat up at Rishton.

The home side were put in to bat by Greenmount and went on to set a challenging total of 254 for 4 from their 45 overs with Matt Leathert hitting an unbeaten 110.

Sam Greenhalgh top scored in the Mount’s reply with 28, however, wickets fell with regularity and they were eventually dismissed for 126 in the 34th over.

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