Littleborough visited Ladyhouse, still smarting from the defeat at Heywood last weekend. The match however was a walkover for the visitors as Milnrow were clinically and ruthlessly swept aside by a dominant Littleborough outfit.
Once again the Milnrow scorecard looked like a phone number as all were swept aside, the only batsman to show any resistance was Milne with a defiant 15. The home side couldn’t handle Brown and Ernest Bowden as they capitulated for a meagre 51 from 24 torturous overs.
Brown bowled extremely well, troubling all the Milnrow batsmen and finished with 12.0-3-16-4 But he was upstaged by Bowden who had the batsmen hopping round the wicket to end up with 12.0-3-28-6
Milnrow needed to bowl as well as the visitors, if not better to stand any chance of a remarkable victory. Things began very well as Waller trapping Massey in front for just 5 but Leach and Brown saw Littleborough to relative safety. Leach 23 was bowled by Buckley but the game was by that time over as a contest.
Clegg joined Brown to guide the visitors to a seven wicket victory, but as mentioned last week it was timed cricket and Littleborough carried on batting with Clegg giving excellent support to the professional. Clegg departed for 26 with Smith taking his place as they ran the Milnrow side ragged.
The home side used no less than seven bowlers in attempting to stem the avalanche of runs. They had limited success as Smith 36 was caught by R. Howard off Brierley and in the next over Wilkinson was bowled for a duck by Waller.
That was the last success for the Ladyhouse side as Whipp joined Brown and was the perfect foil as Whipp helped Brown to score a magnificent century and his 29 helped Littleborough to close on 220-5 their highest score of the season. Waller with 14.0-2-74-3 was the only Milnrow bowler to have any penetration on a memorable day at Ladyhouse.
Littleborough next travelled to The Pollards, obviously hoping for a similar result.