Batting is proving to be a big problem for Euxton...

Euxton v Great Harwood cricket.  Mark Winrow is bowled out.
Euxton v Great Harwood cricket. Mark Winrow is bowled out.

Euxton’s inconsistency with the bat showed once again on Saturday after they lost by four wickets against title chasers Great Harwood.

With the ball, Euxton are one of the better performers in the league but with the bat it all depends which side turns up.

On Saturday, Mark Winrow’s side were bowled out for 122 off 42.3 overs.

Chris Pearson and Sam Tolley put on 28 for the first wicket before the former was run out for 10.

Tolley, who has impressed at the top of order, then exited for 24 before Great Harwood claimed the crucial wicket of Preston White for seven.

All-rounder Oliver Marsden scored 26 and an unbeaten score of 17 from Louis Sweeney helped Euxton post a total of 122.

The visitors got off to a flyer and put on 68 for the first wicket.

White then took his first victim of the match, before Sweeney joined the party soon after.

Overseas amateur White has impresses with the ball each game and he continued to do so, taking further wickets.

But the score just wasn’t enough for Euxton and Great Harwood chased the total down with four wickets remaining.

White finished with excellent figures of 4-27 off 17.5 overs.

Sweeney also took 2-32.

Brinscall continued to be the upsetters of the Ribblesdale League after inflicting a nine wicket defeat on Whalley.

Sam MacLachlan starred with the ball taking 6-23.

MacLachlan ran through the Whalley top order which included the wicket of professional Wilkin Mota (0).

Lee Burgess also took 3-35 and overseas amateur Zandre Cloete took 1-9 as Whalley were bowled out for 70.

Despite losing Cloete for 11, Brinscall eased to their total chasing the target in 20 overs.

Phil Lowe hit an unbeaten 22 and skipper Liam Winstanley scored 14 as Brinscall secured a fine victory.

This weekend, Brinscall make the trip to Cherry Tree and Euxton are without a fixture.