Shireshead go top of the table

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Shireshead and Forton 169 for 7, Arnside 112 for 9

Winning draw to Shireshead

Second-placed Shireshead were put in to bat by table-toppers Arnside at Clifton Park.

After a slow start, Paul Yates (38) and Peter Wilson (31) added 66 for the second wicket, before Phil Oliver (42) and in-form Steven Yates (29 not out) left Shireshead 169 for 7

In reply, Wilson and Gareth Jennings removed both openers before Arnside rebuilt. But a superb stumping from David Murphy; a stunning caught and bowled from Jacques; and Oliver’s excellent spell of bowling (4 for 14) set up a shot at victory for Shireshead.

They were left with 22 balls to claim the final wicket. However C Howsley and D Burch held firm, but the 10 points claimed were enough for Shireshead to leapfrog Arnside at the top.