Earby in mix for promotion

Lee Parkinson hit 32 and took 6-44 for Earby
Lee Parkinson hit 32 and took 6-44 for Earby

Matt Nutter hit 64 and Lee Parkinson took 6-44 as Earby beat winless league newcomers Feniscowles by 25 runs at the Applegarth on Saturday.

Matt Garner’s side batted first on their home track and were all out for 150 in 38.2 overs.

Parkinson lost opening partner Nigel Hodge for five at 12, but put on 46 with Sam Parry for the second wicket.

Parry (15), Parkinson (32) and Luke Hipgrave (0) all fell at 58, but Nutter anchored the remainder of the innings, before being ninth man out for 64 at 148, coming off 72 balls, with six fours and two sixes.

Former Lowerhouse man Matt Hope took 7-37 for Feniscowles from 14.s overs.

Parkinson added to his 32 with a six-wicket haul in reply as Feniscowles fell short of their target, all out for 125 in 33.5 overs.

The visitors were 75-3, before Parkinson claimed five of the remaining seven wickets to fall, to see Earby to victory.

Earby now sit 13 points behind a promotion play-off place and 16 from top spot in Section B, ahead of tomorrow’s game at Baxenden.