Maghull in ma­jes­tic form as Caldy’s un­beaten record cracks

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MAGHULL put an abrupt stop to the league’s only 100% record, win­ning by 56 runs at home to Caldy.

A stand of 77 be­tween Josh Ma­honey and An­thony Mol­loy lifted the hosts to 190/8, be­fore Ma­honey took cen­tre stage with the ball, snaf­fling 6/31 to leave the Di­vi­sion Two lead­ers well short.

Sut­ton are hav­ing no trou­ble adapt­ing to life back in the Comp af­ter pro­mo­tion last sea­son. They beat Old Xavs by four wick­ets thanks to an im­pres­sive run chase, an­chored by Adam Onion with 55. Ear­lier, skip­per Ian Car­roll top-scored with 49 in Xavs’ to­tal of 193/9.

Spring View bat­ted out the draw in a rain-de­layed game at Hightown St Mary’s. Half-cen­turies from Zay­den Schade­norf and Muham­mad Adil Zeb set up a to­tal of 195/8 – Jim Kelly had time to take 5/37 in View’s re­ply, but the vis­i­tors closed on 155/7, leav­ing St Mary’s still wait­ing on their first win of 2018. Northop Hall’s Daniel Clubbe took 7/21 in the Welshmen’s dom­i­nant win over Park­field Lis­card. Their pur­suit of 72 was far from straight­for­ward on a low-scor­ing day, but they made it home with four wick­ets to spare.

Alder are still bot­tom, with six de­feats from six, af­ter St He­lens Town suc­cess­fully chased 125 with three wick­ets to spare.

North­ern’s James Cole

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