ST HELENS Town took on a strong Wigan side away at the Bull Ring and in a rain delayed start.

Skipper Craig Woods won the toss and bowled first. Wigan were pegged back early on by fine bowling from Jimmy Davies and Payne.

At tea Wigan had scored slowly, after tea it was mayhem when ex-New Zealand test player Redmond came to the crease, hitting 68 off just 28 balls.

Wigan rushed to 204 for 2 off 36 overs enabling them to declare early and hoping to bowl Town out.

Davies only bowler with respectable figures of 10 overs 1 for 26.

Needing 204 off 43 overs Town attacked from the start.

Skipper Woods was soon out caught on the boundary, and only when Reggie Gray joined Donnelly in at four, the game came alive, with young Gray smashing 67 off 73 balls.

When he was out, wickets fell quickly and Town, found themselves 7 down needing 67 off 10 overs to win.

With eight wickets down both sides were in with a chance of winning, so when Jimmy Davies came in at 9, and under orders from his captain, he went for it from his first ball, smashing Wigan's bowlers all over the Bull Ring, assisted by fellow opening bowler Payne, the pair took the game to Wigan, Davies scoring freely smashing 55 off just 27 balls ( 9 fours ) Town needed eight runs to win off the last over to win.

Davies hit two fours to see his side to victory.

Credit to Wigan though for maintaining an attacking field throughout in an attempt to win the game.