Todmorden close in on top position

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TODMORDEN are up to second in the Lancashire League, just one point behind Accrington, after romping to a nine-wicket win at Burnley on Sunday.

Andrew Sutcliffe’s side, who had made very short work of thrashing hapless Rishton by 10 wickets in the Worsley Cup on Saturday, got a helping hand from the weather 24 overs later.

Burnley had reached 126 for five when rain ended their innings after 43 overs with their professional Imad Wasim 48 not out.

Tod, chasing a revised target of 92 from 27 overs, lost Simon Newbitt for 14 with the score on 33 but Ben Sutcliffe (34 no) and professional Qaiser Abbas (38 no) saw them to victory with more than six overs to spare.

Lowerhouse, leaders at the start of the day, lost at Rawtenstall.

WALSDEN made short work of Werneth in Saturday’s Central Lancashire League match at Scott Street in which former Test umpire John Holden was one of the match officials.

Werneth were bowled out for 92 with Jamie Shackleton taking five wickets and overseas ace Duminda Perera four.

Walsden knocked off the runs for the loss of just Matthew Dawson.

SETH Oddy, just 15, fell one short of a century for Barkisland seconds in the Huddersfield League and had to settle for the consolation of helping his side to a seven-wicket win over visitors Scholes.

HIGH-FLYING Copley seconds maintained their good form in the Halifax League’s Premier Division with a nine-wicket home win over Clayton, Mark Thristan (146) and Scott Skinner (88 no) compiled a stand of 236.

Greetland’s Matt Walker scored his maiden 100 to help Greetland beat Luddenden Foot in Division Two.