All too easy for Leyland as Lancaster’s batting comes up short again

Liam Moffat.
Liam Moffat.

Lancaster’s poor Northern Premier League form continued as they went down to an eight-wicket defeat to title-chasing Leyland on Saturday.

Ben Simm’s visitors were put into bat at the Stanning Memorial Ground but could only muster 101 all out.

Kieran Moffat top scored with 19 as only professional Abhimanyu Khod, 17, Faizan Khan, 16, and Rajat Agarwal, 11, reached double figures.

Will Jacques was the chief destroyer, taking 4-44 as Ross Bretherton returning figures of 3-10 and Karl Cross 2-33.

It was all to easy for the hosts in reply despite Liam Moffat cleaning up Chris Parkinson for 11 before taking a catch to help Charlie Swarbrick remove Cross for 26.

Henry Thompson, 33 not out, and Richardt Frenz, 28 not out, saw their side home as they finished on 104-2 in the 27th over.

The result leaves Leyland joint second in the table with Fleetwood, some 18 points behind Division One leaders Blackpool.

Lancaster on the other hand are third from bottom, 10 points clear of bottom side and near neighbours Morecambe.

Next up for Ben Simm’s men is a game against Barrow at Lune Road on Saturday while Morecambe travel to Netherfield.