Colne win in style at Milnrow

Chris Walton finished 39 not out for Colne
Chris Walton finished 39 not out for Colne
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Colne claimed a fourth league win of the season, as they triumphed at Milnrow by six wickets on Sunday.

Milnrow won the toss and elected to bat, but Colne had the hosts at 45-3 as professional James Price sent back opener Mark Goddard (11) and Harry Royds (0), before Danny Kegg had Keelan Shipley (27) caught behind by Sam Tillotson.

But Milnrow professional Neil Hornbuckle hit an unbeaten 138, as he put on 187 for the fourth wicket with Steve Dryden, who made 51.

Hornbuckle hit 19 fours and four sixes from 97 ball, as Milnrow closed on 240-4.

Jhangir Liaqat took 1-45, Price 2-55 and Kegg 1-57.

In reply, Colne lost Kenton Rhodes for 10 at 12, but Adam Procter and Price shared 88 for the second wicket to put the visitors in charge.

Procter was dismissed at 100 for 38, but Liaqat added 65 with the pro, who top-scored with 89 from 75 balls.

Liaqat (34) and Chris Walton (pictured) shared 59 for the fourth wicket, with Walton finishing 39 not out as Colne got home with more than five overs and six wickets in hand.

Colne are at home to Walsden on Saturday.