Castleton Moor professional Goolam Abed was the star of the show as he hit the ball all around the Partington Street ground making the Littleborough bowling attack look ordinary at best.

He went to work on the principle that the batsmen must get on top of the bowling, or the bowlers will get on top of the batsmen. He twice had let offs as he was dropped in the slips. He received valuable help from messrs Hill, Schofield and Tucker accelerated the score at an alarming rate. In his magnificent innings of 95 Abed hit 64 in boundaries.

Carter was the only bowler to make an impact, he took every wicket but he was expensive with figures of 17.0-1-105-5 which showed the brutality of the Castleton Moor batsmen.

Setting the visitors a huge target of 237 which was more than enough as they demolished the Littleborough batting with ease. The second innings got off the worst possible start as Littleborough lost the top three thanks to some terrible shots, scoring only eight runs between them. The collapse from the visitors was catastrophic as only two batsmen Duncan Carter and Barry Rae who made 20 When Rae departed the floodgates opened.

Abed’s bowling was as brilliant as his batting earlier in the day as he showed how good the track was. Yet he managed to turn and float the ball at will, and along with Peter Syddall they had the Littleborough batsmen in constant trouble. He sent back Duncan Carter 37 which broke Littleborough’s back with a fantastic spell of bowling.

With Carter back in the pavilion it was a case of when not if Castleton Moor would secure the victory with Abed and Syddall quickly mopping up the tail.