Victory at the double for the 1sts and 2nds

There was double delight for the club’s teams on Saturday with both the firsts and seconds enjoying relatively comfortable victories over Bacup.

The first team hoisted themselves into third place in the table with an eight wicket triumph at Lanehead.

Callum Hunter

Winning the toss and electing to bat, the Mount bowled a 10-man Bacup side out for 100 with the bowling plaudits going to Callum Hunter who finished with figures of 5 for 42.

In reply, professional Chesney Hughes led the way with 48 from 55 balls while Andy Kerr’s unbeaten 22 saw the lads home with 101 for 2 from 17.4 overs.

The win saw Greenmount leapfrog Littleborough after they were beaten by Church, the new league leaders in Lancashire League Division Two.

Meanwhile, at the Log Cabin, the second eleven also ran out eight wicket winners against Bacup seconds.

Each of the Mount’s bowlers chipped in with wickets with 3 for 43 from Oliver Dixon and two wickets apiece for Kieran Edwards, Bradley Edge and Ryan Edge and one from Max Birtwistle as Bacup finished all out for 142 in 37.1 overs.

It was a total that proved insufficient and the home side cruised home with 148 for 2 in 19 overs.

Pride of place with the bat was wicketkeeper/opener Jake Chadwick who hit an unbeaten 53 and his innings, aided by 43 not out from Bradley Edge and 39 from Ben Hornsby, proved to be the backbone of Greenmount’s winning reply.

On Sunday it was a different story for the third team when they travelled to take on their Middleton counterparts.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat and it proved to be the correct decision as they put on a score of 228 for 7 from their 40 overs.

Main man in the Moonrakers’ innings was Ryan Baxter who hit one six and eight fours in his unbeaten knock of 87.

That total always looked to be a tall order for Greenmount and despite 34 from skipper Mark Crowther, 21 from Nigel Franklin and 28 from Henry Dickinson, they finished their innings 87 runs short of their target for the loss of seven wickets.

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