All the club’s three senior teams were victorious over the weekend with some high scoring for the first and seconds on Saturday.
Ryan Senior’s first eleven took on Rawtenstall at the Log Cabin and, having won the toss, the visitors elected to field. It was a decision they probably regretted when the Mount ran up 326 for 5 from their 50 overs.
In the runs were Evan Williams (89), Tom Heaton (86) while Andy Kerr hit 60 before becoming Keith Roscoe’s 1,811th Lancashire League victim – equalling the league record.
Rawtenstall’s reply was meagre in the extreme and thanks in no small part to Kieran Edwards’ 4 for 7 haul the Valley side were skittled all out for 41 in the 21st over.
With Haslingden defeating last week’s leaders Church, the win keeps the Mount hot on the heels of the leading two and they are now only four points behind Hassy who have now taken over top spot.
Meanwhile at Rawtenstall the second team enjoyed a run fest of their own racking up 352 for 5.
Leading the way with the bat was Jake Chadwick who – for the second time this season – unluckily fell just short of his ton with 97.
Following on from his international appearances with Scotland U-19s, Dan Stevens cracked 85 while there was 60 from Sam Greenhalgh and 44 from Brad Edge.
The home side were then dismissed for 198 with Ryan Edge taking the bowling plaudits with 5 for 48.
The thirds provided the entertainment at the Log Cabin on Sunday and to make it a hat-trick of successes they saw off their counterparts from Rishton.
Batting first, Rishton were dismissed for 148 all out with young Charlie Exton leading the way with the ball with figures of 3 for 24.
That total was never going to be enough once Nigel Franklin and Brad Edge took to the crease and they scored 59 and 57 respectively as the Mount passed their target for the loss of six wickets.
THE COMING WEEKEND
There is no cricket at the Log Cabin on Saturday but the third team will be in action at Todmorden. WP 1pm.
On Sunday the firsts travel to Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle to take on Church in a crucial promotion clash. The seconds, meanwhile, take on Church II at the Log Cabin. WP for both games 1pm.
Friday evening’s scheduled T20 game against the 2011 treble-winning team has had to be postponed because of the inclement weather. The game will hopefully be rescheduled before the end of the season.