Seven on the trot for Old Xavs
THE L&DCC’s most exciting division this summer continued to thrill on Saturday.
Just 13 points separates first from third – with only the top two being promoted – and all three sides ensured no ground was lost last weekend.
Old Xaverians won their seventh consecutive fixture to remain in pole position as they bowled bottom side Alder out for a miserly 28.
Alder have now lost all 16 of their league fixtures this season and will be hoping to return stronger next term.
It took Xaverians just eight overs to record an emphatic nine wicket, 25 point victory, and they will be full of confidence facing third-place Northop Hall this week in a mouthwatering encounter.
Hall also posted an impressive victory as they defeated Southport Trinity at Smithy Lane.
Joshua Andrady was the hero with the bat as he recorded a sumptuous 110 from 131 deliveries before Jamie Hodgson added 45 and Michael Jamie Griffiths scored 50.
Daniel Clubbe had the luxury of declaring on 222-4 inside 44 overs before James Hurlin’s 5-48 from 24 overs ensured a 57 run victory.
Caldy were the other top three side in action on Saturday and they got back to winning ways following their draw with Maghull the previous week.
Will Brewster’s men were skittled for just 122 by Hightown as Matt Laybourne (5-57) tore through the ranks, but an inspired spell of 5-17 from Chris Edwards reduced the home side to 92 all out following a stark middle-order collapse.
Caldy face St Helens Town at Ruskin Drive this weekend hoping to capitalise on the fact that one of Xaverians or Northop must drop points as they face off.