Rochdale celebrated their first season at Redbrook as they were crowned champions with an astonishing 105 points, Thirteen ahead of Middleton with Littleborough joint second also on 92 points. Littleborough won 18 games with 6 draws and 6 losses.

Dexter Fitton in his last season certainly went out with a bang as he scored a magnificent 1,514 runs ( 64.820 ) including eight fifties and five centuries with a high of 162* at Norden. Several batsmen gave Dexter excellent support with Chris Dearden 964 ( 34.420 ), Mark Whiteley 596 ( 23.840 ) and Gar Hunter 587 ( 32.610 )

Dexter was part of two outstanding partnerships of 294 with Chris Dearden against Norden and 158 with Gar Hunter against Crompton

With the ball Dearden was the leading wicket taker with 41, closely followed by Miskella 38 and Fitton 37

Littleborough reached the second round of the Wood Cup with a victory over Oldham, unfortunately they succumbed to Milnrow who won by four wickets. The final was contested between Walsden who beat Ashton by 7 wickets at Ladyhouse.

1996 would see Antiguan Hamish Anthony join as professional at Littleborough as Dexter Fitton departed to Milnrow. Another player to depart was Australian overseas amateur Darren Stephens.

From next week I will be uploading season averages beginning with the 1892 averages, our only season in the South East Lancashire League. The season Littleborough would be crowned champions.

Hopefully you found my posts both interesting and thought provoking. Hope you all stay safe, winter well and god willing we will start the 2021 season on time in April. Let’s keep everything crossed.