Race on for the top spot

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Rainford missed out on an opportunity to secure promotion last Saturday when losing to nearest rivals Formby who now, in turn, go top of Med Imaging Liverpool Competition Division One.

All is not lost however as Rainford sit in third place, one point behind Highfield who are just seven points behind Formby.

Remarkably five sides have a chance of reaching the Premier Division on next Saturday’s last day as Wigan are only six points behind Rainford (who travel to Sefton Park) with Colwyn Bay, if all the other results fall their way, still with an outside chance.

On Saturday Formby posted 193 with four wickets for Daron Cruickshank and three each for Andy Davies and John Dotters. Rainford were then bowled out for 108. The second XI after an excellent season find themselves in a similar position with five teams vying for the second promotion slot to the seconds XI Premier Division.

After a loss to Leigh where Jack Hemingway scored 66 not out in their total of 164 and Ian Fenney took 2 for 7 as Leigh won by five wickets, they play Lytham this Saturday at the Jubilee Recreation Ground where a win could give them every chance of promotion.