Rainford celebrate a double

Daron Cruickshank
Daron Cruickshank

Rainford had a league and cup double at the weekend with a win at Wigan on Saturday and a Ray Digman cup win against Formby on Sunday.

Batting first at Wigan, Rainford were made to work hard before being bowled out for 122, Paul Farrar (24) and Ravi Mistry (18). Olly Jump (3 for 26) and Daron Cruickshank (7 for 32) excelled in the second half to bowl bout the hosts for 89.

On Sunday Rainford restricted Formby to 104 with Stephen Birkett (3 for 25) and Daron Cruickshank (for 14) doing the damage.

In pursuit Rainford stumbled early but Joe Noctor’s excellent 56 not out saw them home by four wickets.

The second X1 posted 200 for 9 against Northop hall, Andrew Harrison 48, Joe Bibby 30, Chris Spencer 30 no and Stephen Barrett 27no.

Cameron McCulloch (4 for 19) and Joe Bibby (3 for 23) helped to dismiss the visitors for 104.