A magnificent unbeaten partnership of 294 between Chris Dearden 120* and Dexter Fitton 162* saw Littleborough to a massive 310-1 against a beleaguered Norden side. Norden’s only success with the ball came as Darren Gaby bowled Schofield for 14.

Norden replied with 217-5 a total which normally wins more matches than it loses.

Littleborough captured the vital wicket of Gus Logie for 12 as he was bowled by Lee Hartley. Jason Hurst batted throughout the innings for an unbeaten 95 with Devine 33 and Gaby 32 were the other main scorers.