RAINHILL ended their four match losing streak in the Love Lane Liverpool Competition Premier Division with a hard fought draw at home to Leigh.

Opener Tyler McGladdery struck 116 off 122 balls with support from Imliwati Lemtur (42) as Rainhill compiled 224 all out. Leigh's Matthew McKiernan then hit a century of his own but his 111 was not enough as the visitors finished on 206 for eight. Lemtur rounded off a fine individual performance with five for 82.

Newton le Willows' inconsistant start to the season continued as they lost by four wickets at Orrell Red Triangle. Only Nathan Hughes (45) offered much resistance as the visitors were bundled out for 116 before the hosts reached the target for the loss of six wickets, three of which fell to Zacari Donohue (3-19).

In Division One, Rainford made it five wins out of five with a commanding victory over Northop Hall. John Dotters (4-45) and Liam Gaskell (3-42) combined to dismiss the Welsh side for 137. An opening stand of 114 between Matthew Bailey (52no) and Paul Farrar (58) sealed a nine wicket win.

Sutton lie third in Division Two after a one-sided win over Southport Trinity. Andy Cowley took four for 19 before Jamie Greener took three for 0 off eight balls as the visitors were skittled for 74. The hosts wrapped up an eight wicket win in their 19th over.

St Helens Town recorded the biggest winning margin of the day with a huge 179 run victory over Parkfield Liscard. Dan Roberts (80) and David Gaskell (55) helped Town amass 223 for seven declared before Sharan Rajendran took astonishing figures of eight for nine to bundle the hosts out for just 44. 

In the Southport and District Cricket League, Prescott and Odyssey made it four wins out of five with victory over Goose Green. Kurt Sabela (3-22), Mathew Dagnall (4-38) and Harry Rigby (3-25) combined to dismiss the hosts for 148. Rigby then top scored with 68 as the visitors claimed a four wicket win.

Burscough posted 167 for seven at Haydock with Babu Nallusamy (3-33) the pick of the bowlers. Harry Cross then smashed an unbeaten 95 off 95 balls to seal a five wicket win for the hosts.