Brett gets the Pelser’s racing at Leyland CC

Pictures Martin Bostock.'Northern League cricket.'Fleetwood v Leyland.'Leyland's Chris Parkinson batting.
Pictures Martin Bostock.'Northern League cricket.'Fleetwood v Leyland.'Leyland's Chris Parkinson batting.

Leyland had to settle for a winning draw as they failed to finish off the job against their lowly opponents Carnforth.

Earlier, opener David Fisher set the ball rolling for the hosts with an impressive 84 and it was followed up by a return to good form by professional Brett Pelser (85).

The South African hit 10 fours and one six on his way to the total as Leyland finished on 214 in their 50 overs.

Carnforth’s reply was hindered by the combination of Tayab Afsar and Pelser who took the majority of Leyland’s wickets.

Opener Dickon Morris scored 89 which was the main highlight as his partners at the crease came and went.

Afsar grabbed 4-61 while Pelser chipped in with 3-44 as Leyland took four points from the winning draw.

Carnforth 2nd team 215 all out

Leyland 2nd team 290-5

Ian Farrington’s 2nd team clocked up more than 100 points in Division Two after beating Carnforth by 75 runs.

The 2nd team are just two points adrift of Netherfield at the top of the table but have one game in hand.

Leyland batted first and Wes Royle used all of his experience in a knock of 132 not out to put his side on top.

Further down the order Daniel Lamb hit 72 and Stuart Parker added 44 as Leyland closed on 290 in 50 overs.

Lamb played a key role in bowling Carnforth out for 215 with his personal tally of 4-45.

Walton-le-Dale 1st team 204-5

Leyland 3rd team 168 all out

Leyland slumped to only their third defeat of the season losing to their local rivals by 36 runs in Division Three of the Palace Shield Competition.

The home side batted first as Leyland struggled to get quick wickets and they ended on 204 in their 45 overs.

In reply, Thomas Murray started brightly for Leyland with 33 before he was caught by Andrew Shorrock off the bowling of Siraj Jiva.

Jake Peake was 48 not out as the visitors fell short of the target.

Leyland 4th team 119 all out

Longridge 3rd team 201-6

There was also defeat for Leyland 4th team in Division Four of the Palace Shield as they lost by 87 runs.

The visitors batted first setting an impressive target of 201 with Andy Hatton grabbing three wickets.

In reply both Neil Ashcroft and Adam Smith hit 27.