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Viljoen the destroyer for Blackpool

League leaders Blackpool continued to dominate at the top of the Northern Premier League after a comfortable nine wicket victory at Kendal with Christi Viljoen ripping through Stu Parkin's team with figures of 7-19.

It was a stunning performance by the Namibian Professional as Kendal were left stunned, being bowled out for 46 in just 28.1 overs. Richard Gleeson also bowledg well with figures of 3-25.

Centuries from Indian Professional Kaustabh Pawar and Ryan Brown helped Barrow to an emphatic 128 run home win over Fleetwood.

Pawar who hit a top scoring 124 off 145 balls and Ryan Brown hit 103 off 102 balls saw Barrow declare in the 48th over on a dominant score of 261 for three.

Fleetwood struggled in their reply as Indian Professional Kaustabh Pawar ripped through the visitors with impressive figures of 5-5. Ryan Brown also bowling well returning with figures of 3-48 as Fleetwood were all out for 133 in 36.1 overs.

Adam Sharrocks top scored with 42 off 84 balls in an otherwise miserable afternoon for the visitors.

Fresh from their National Knockout victory over York, Chorley defeated Penrith by five wickets at Windsor Park.

The visitors, who put themselves in from the toss, were all out for 178 in 49.5 overs. David Fisher the top wicket taker returning figures of 3-15.

Penrith's Jack White was their top scorer with an unbeaten 53 off 69 balls, whilst Professional Paul Hindmarch batted well for 46 off 53 balls.

In reply Chorley knocked the runs off in 33 overs, Mohammed Jamal top scoring with 58 off 60, and Ian Dickinson with 53 off 68 as Chorley closed on 180 for five.

Blackpool cruised home in their reply knocking the runs off in just 12.2 overs closing on 47 for one, Richard Gleeson unbeaten on 31 off 37 balls.
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Leyland were left frustrated with a winning draw at Morecambe. The defending league champions batted well in the first innings closing on 231 for six, Nathan McDonnell making 82 from 98 balls and Andrew Makinson with an unbeaten 65. Kelly Smuts and Yakub Bhamji both taking 3 wickets each.

In reply Morecambe held on at 159 for nine. Yakub Bhamji batting at number 9 with an unbeaten 31. Karl Cross and Tayyab Afsar with 3 wickets each as Leyland lose some ground on Blackpool at the top.

South African Professional George Linde was the star of the show as he hit a century before taking 9 wickets as Darwen ease to a 75 run win at Preston.

Darwen batted first and were all out for 172, George Linde with 109 and Preston captain Saeed Bariwala taking 7-43, Preston were skittled out for 98 in 45 overs with George Linde taking 9-32 on 20 overs.

St Annes continue their good run of form after defeating Lancaster by 5 wickets at Vernon Road.

Lancaster batting first were all out in 49.5 overs for a useful score of 232, opener Kieran Moffat making an excellent 69 from 108 balls and the middle order batting of Charlie Swarbrick giving the innings great impetus as he scored a half century from just 39 deliveries. Lukman Vahluwala returned figures of 4-56.

St Annes chased the score down in 49.5 overs as they closed on 236 for five. The backbone of the run chase came from opener Adam Holt who hit a top scoring 84 off 116 balls, which included sixteen 4's and one six.

Nathan Bolus's made an unbeaten 32 and Matthew Taaffe an unbeaten 14 - hitting a six to seal the game for Andy Kellett's team.