Blackpool score victory over St Annes

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Blackpool beat St Annes to stay top of the 3D Sports Northern Premier Cricket League but their lead was cut to 11 points by Kendal.

Paul Danson's men won the local derby at Vernon Road in emphatic style, picking up 12 points after a seven-wicket win.

Richard Gleeson and Saj Weerakoon each took four wickets as St Annes were dismissed for 148, Stephen Twist top-scoring with 41.

Gleeson picked up the prize wicket of Atiq Uz-Zaman for nought.

Teenage pair Luis Reece and Alex Smith then added 83 for the first wicket with Reece making 59 to set Blackpool on the way while Weerakoon was undefeated on 35 at the close.

Title rivals Kendal picked up the maximum 15 points after defeating Barrow at Shap Road.

Fleetwood were beaten after being bowled out for 130 against Carnforth who reached the target with 18 overs to spare, despite pro’ Ryan Bailey suffering a rare failure being out for 20.

Blackpool lost to Barrow by 51 runs in the final of the Twenty/20 Cup competition on Sunday after they were all out for 115 in reply to a score of 156-7.

They had earlier beaten Chorley in the semi-final in what was a very successful finals day held at Stanley Park.

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