McCrae passes 1,000-run milestone as Trinity see off Caldy at a canter
LIVERPOOL’S cricketers proved they could take the long road to promotion when they defeated Wavertree by 44 runs to open up a 48-point gap between themselves and the third-placed Sandown Lane club.
Matt Jackson’s batsmen took 62.5 overs to compile 162 runs, Henry Charlton making 55.
But their patience was justified as Josh Birch’s team were dismissed for 118 when pushing for the win they needed.
As so often this season, the spinners were instrumental in a Liverpool win, Jared Clein taking 5-62 and Peter Kelly 3-35.
Second-placed Spring View had things much easier in their ninewicket defeat of Prescot & Odyssey, a result which opened up a useful gap between the Wigan side and the chasing pack.
Amar Ullah took 4-14 and Saif ur Rehman 4-17 as the bottom-placed team were dismissed for 67, a target which Spring View’s batsmen overhauled in 13.1 overs.
Maghull remain in the hunt for a promotion spot after they overwhelmed Parkfield Liscard by 151 runs.
William Mashinge made 100 not out off 98 balls while Paul Walters and Joe Campbell contributed 50s to a massive 282-6 dec.
That proved far too many for the Wirral side, who were bowled out for 131, Cam Lawrenson taking 7-28.
Southport Trinity’s Hayden McCrae scored 91 not out in his side’s three-wicket defeat of Caldy to pass 1,000 league runs for the season.
Sean Cragg and Scott Francis had earlier taken three wickets apiece in Caldy’s 182 all out before Chris Edwards took 5-73 to check Trinity’s pursuit.
McCrae steered his team home, hitting nine fours.
Alder enjoyed a tense five-run victory over St Helens Town.
Interdip Singh snared 5-35 as the visitors managed only 161 in reply to 166.