RAINFORD did what they had to do last Saturday and won their last game of the season to finish second in Med Imaging Liverpool Competition Division 1 and earn promotion to the ECB Premier Division.

They bowled and fielded superbly to dismiss Northop Hall for just 83 with Andy Davies signing off an excellent season with 5 for 14 and Ben Hewitt claiming 3 for 28.

With so much at stake the reply was far from smooth, winning by four wickets, but when fans favourite Ravi Mistry scored the winning run the Rainford lads knew they could start the celebrations.

Meanwhile a three wicket defeat for the 2nd X1 at Leigh sees them finish in 5th place in 2nd X1 Division 1, with the 3rd X1 looking forward to another season in the Sunday 3RD X1 Premier Division after finishing 6th.