Littleborough suffered the kind of day to quickly forget as they lost heavily at The Coppice.

Home professional Steve O’Shaughnessy did the early damage removing Whiteley 8, his old county colleagues Dexter Fitton 15, Hunter 3 and Schofield 1, controversially adjudged caught behind by Simon Webb. Opener Shimwell dug in and tried to steady the ship and looked on course for a fifty when he became one of John Punchard’s six victims

Mark Hernon ended unbeaten on 22 and Brendan Miskella sent a ball soaring out of the ground but 139 on such a small ground was always going to be tough.

It became even more of a challenge when Werneth openers Paul Entwistle and Punchard steered Werneth to the brink of victory When the score had reached 118Dearden tempted Punchard out of his crease and was smartly stumped by Jones for 56. Schofield removed Hall for 6 at 135 but Entwistle 71*!and O’Shaughnessy 1* saw Werneth to an extremely easy victory