Reece and Richardt in the runs as Barrow rolled over

Leyland's Richardt Frenz and Tom Reece
Leyland's Richardt Frenz and Tom Reece
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Leyland put their injury woes behind them thrashing Barrow by eight-wickets.

The wickets were shared amongst five bowlers as the Cumbrian outfit were bowled out for 134 at the Ernest Pass Memorial Ground.

Tom Reece and Richardt Frenz then starred with the bat as the Fox Lane outfit romped home to victory in just 26.4 overs.

Winning the toss, Chris Parkinson, who is standing in as skipper for the injured Dave Makinson, elected to field.

Barrow were quickly on the back foot as Andrew Jacques (2-37) removed Dean Williams and the dangerous Sri Lankan professional Tharanga Paranavitana.

And from then on they struggled to recover.

The evergreen Steven Pallett (1-38) had Sam Dutton caught by Henry Thompson and then Sam Oldham removed Toby Mowat (22).

Daryl Wearing (27) and Michael Wellings (23) offered resistance for Barrow until they became the scalps of Henry Thompson (1-4) and Oldham (3-25).

Improving all-rounder Nathan McDonnell (3-29) once again showed his value with the ball mopping up the Barrow tail.

Despite losing Parkinson (10) early, Leyland never looked like losing when Reece and Frenz were at the crease.

The pair hit a combined total of 15 boundaries in their 110-run partnership.

Barrow toiled away with the ball and used six bowlers.

Spinners Gary Collins and Paranavitana struggled with the ball as their 11 overs went for 67-runs.

Reece did fall late in the innings but Thompson’s unbeaten 11 saw Leyland seal a 12-point win.

Leyland seconds could only manage a losing draw in the reverse fixture at Fox Lane.

Ryan Gilmour hit 80 as Barrow closed on 177-7.

Will Jacques was the pick of the bowlers taking 2-21 off 12 overs.

Ross Bretherton claimed two scalps whilst Elliot Boardman and Ellis Robinson each took a wicket.

Leyland came agonisingly close in their chase falling just five runs short.

Several batsmen made starts in the innings but nobody was able to pass the half century mark.

Lloyd Tennant chipped in with 29 at the top of the order and the returning Jonny Mote scored 32. Skipper Ian Farrington offered hope with 36 but despite the best efforts of the Leyland tail, they fell short of the total.

On Saturday, Leyland host Kendal in the league and on Sunday, they travel to Chester-le-Street in the National Knockout.