Plucky Huck gives Netherfield edge
Another round of action in The Northern Cricket League, brought up more centuries, with John Huck hitting an unbeaten 120 in Netherfields home win over Carnforth and Leyland's Henry Thompson hitting 101 in the draw with Fleetwood.
The centuries were the start of a lot of fantastic action throughout the whole league, in another fruitful day for Fleetwood, Barrow, Netherfield and Morecambe.
Netherfield are two points behind league leaders Fleetwood after another emphatic performance in their 167 run victory over Carnforth at Parkside Road.
The hosts were put in and started slowly as Ben Haddrick fell for 0 after being bowled by Adam Cowperthwaite, Carnforth then had Netherfield down at 24 for two after Professional Cobus Pienaar was caught by Toby Bulcock off Lewis Bradley's delivery.
However a third wicket partnership of 66 between Marc Brown (61-100 balls), and Chris Williams (32-37 balls), steadied the ship as Netherfield took control of the game.
Once Carnforth professional Toby Bulcock bowled Chris Williams, Netherfield stayed in control with a 4th wicket partnership of 70 between Marc Brown and John Huck.
Despite Marc Brown going for a useful 61, both John Huck and John Mason saw the innings out with Huck reaching his century as Netherfield posted a score of 272 for four off 50.
In reply, Netherfield got off to the perfect start as Ryan Nelson went for 0 following a catch from Huck from the bowling of Cobus Pienaar.
However Carnforth started to frustrate the hosts with both Jordan Relph (39) and Darren Moore (21) offering some resistance.
John Mason swung the game back in the hosts favour as he bowled Darren Moore for 21. From that point on Chris Williams came in to take 6-23 as Carnforth were bowled out for 105 in just 30.5 overs.
Leylands Henry Thompson hit a 2nd innings knock of 101 in the losing draw with league leaders Fleetwood, Thompson's knock came from 151 balls, as Leyland held on reaching 155 for five.
Earlier Fleetwood posted an impressive score of 265 for six, with professional Shaun Liebisch top scoring with 56 off 54 balls . Naveed Yousef (55-69) and Adam Parker (49-62) also contributed.
Leyland's David Makinson was the top bowler with figures of 4-62.
Barrow go second in the league after a 36 run victory over Darwen at Ernest Pass. Barrow went into the game with last seasons professional Pieter Malan who returned for the afternoon.
The hosts were all out for 184 with Liam Livingstone the top scorer on 62-84 balls, A Captains knock of 43 off 80 balls by Chris D'leny came at a useful time, with Darwen professional Shaun De Kock taking 4-50, with Barrow all out in 48.4 overs.
In reply Darwen were all out for 148 off 48 overs with Daryl Wearing taking 5-32, Chorley's top scorer was professional Shaun De Kock putting in an all round performance as he ended unbeaten on 68 off 110 balls.
Morecambe kept up their good start to the season after a five wicket home win over Kendal.
Tommy Clough's 3-35 and 3-46 from Umar Amin bowled Kendal out in the first innings for 151 for seven with Jamie How top scoring on 46 off 67 balls. Chris Miller (24 not out) and Jack White (22 not out) helped the visitors to a competitive total.
In reply Ikram Ullahs top scoring 75 off 113, as well as the unbeaten 34 off 18 by Captain Lewis Edge, helped the hosts to victory reaching 154 for five.
Kendal's main highlight was Chris Miller who grabbed a hat trick, as he ended up with figures of (4-72)
Blackpool won by four wickets at West Cliff, the hosts were bowled out for 61, With Rick Gleeson taking 8-28.
Blackpool reached the target making 62 for six, with Prestons Andrew Starkie taking 3-2, however Dale Deebs 16 and Alex Smiths 14, eased the visitors to victory.
Chorley won by one wicket at Lancaster with Guarav Dhar taking three wickets for the visitors.