St Helens top after 95-run win

Matty Fisher
Matty Fisher

St Helens Town first XI remain top of the Liverpool Competition Second Division with a 95 run victory over Hightown.

Town won the toss and elected to bat but early setbacks saw them reduced to 12-2 before a partnership of 55 between Roberts and Woods took the score to 67-3, the pair didn’t last much longer as they where both dismissed with only 10 more runs on the board with the score 77-5 and Town struggling.

A partnership between Fisher and McNicholas was needed and that’s what they produced as they piled on the runs to take the score to 130-6, McNicholas out for 22 and Fisher still going well.

St Helens Town continued to churn out the runs and eventually reached 190-8 declared, Matty Fisher finishing 56 not out. In reply with the ball it was slow going early on for Town and luck was hard to come by but tight bowling eventually saw the breakthroughs come as Hightown fell to 45-3,

Matty Fisher then continued his brilliant day this time with the ball as he came into the attack and took 5 quick wickets with his tidy off spin and the away side eventually slumped to 95 all out and Town remain top of the league.

The second team also won with a 50 run victory over local rivals Rainford.