Snyman and Kerr tons keep Mount on top

An excellent weekend for Greenmount saw the first team stay top of the league, smashing East Lancashire by 136 runs thanks to hundreds from Jacques Snyman and Andy Kerr writes SAM CHADWICK. 

Jacques Snyman

Perhaps their most comfortable result of the season, they were put into bat in a rain affected fixture at The Log Cabin, but soon made their visitors pay.  

Snyman made it 512 league runs this season with a brutal innings of 168 from just 97 balls. His knock included 18 fours and 7 sixes and saw him go from 100 to 150 in just 21 balls.  

Kerr made sure he didn’t steal the show at the other end, making 122 from 129 balls in a welcome return to form. Their efforts saw them build a second-wicket partnership of some 268 runs, taking the score from 16 for 1 to 284 for 2 either side of a rain delay.  

The result was an insurmountable total of 353 for 4, as East Lancs made their way to 127 for 7 in 31 overs before rain put stop to any more play. Snyman still managed to find time to add to his already extraordinary performance, though, taking 4 for 34 in 10 overs.  

Andy Kerr

Elsewhere, Toby Leach scored his second hundred of the season, helping the third team to a 33-run victory at home to Rishton on Saturday. He hit 108 off 104 balls, including 14 fours and 3 sixes, after Mark Crowther won the toss and chose to bat. Crowther also contributed, scoring 52 off 45 balls in a third-wicket partnership of 109 with Leach.  

In addition, opener Nigel Franklin notably battled to 38 off 71 balls too, expertly seeing off the away side’s opening bowlers.

This strong batting display meant The Mount ended their 40 overs on 216 for 3, with their youthful bowling attack then restricting Rishton to 183 for 8. George Kenyon impressed, with figures of 3 for 27 in his 6 overs as well as Luke Hall taking 2 for 22 in just his second senior match.  

It means that they are now second in the league, just three points behind Nelson with a game in hand.  

Unfortunately, the second eleven fixture was called off on Sunday due to a waterlogged ground at East Lancashire.

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