Glorious failure for Rainford

24 july 2013.'Generic cricket wicket file picture.
24 july 2013.'Generic cricket wicket file picture.
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Rainford’s season ended in glorious failure last Saturday with both the first and second XI’s just missing out on promotion, both finishing third in their respective divisions.

The first XI lost by 67 runs at Sefton Park after being bowled out for 107 when chasing 174.

This left them an agonising two points behind second placed Highfield who ended the day with a draw at Colwyn Bay.

The second XI had an excellent 70 run win over Lytham but it was not enough to catch the two promoted clubs leaving them nine points adrift.

Despite the narrow failure to achieve promotion back to the Liverpool Competition top level everyone at the club is proud of their efforts.

“In the end it was disappointing to lose out by such a small margin but we’ve been up with the pace all season,” said chairman John Williams.

“The lads have played some great cricket and provided great entertainment. This is a very young side which can only get better and we have a lot to look forward to next year”.