Pro Vallie stars as Colne beat Nelson on derby day

Yaseen Vallie starred with bat and ball as Colne picked up a big derby win.
Yaseen Vallie starred with bat and ball as Colne picked up a big derby win.
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Colne took local bragging rights with a derby win over rivals Nelson at Seedhill on Sunday.

The visitors were seven-wicket winners in the Lancashire League clash as Nelson suffered their first league defeat since the opening day of the season.

Playing on one of the new wickets on the square, the hosts were bowled out for 103 with Colne professional Yaseen Vallie taking 4-43 and former Nelson all rounder Danny Kegg 3-14.

David Crotty made 26, skipper Neil Thompson 17, professional Ryan Bailey 11 and Richard Meade 10.

In reply, Nelson were well in the game as Meade removed Adam Holt (1) and Tom Bradshaw (1) before Sam Halstead sent back Chis Walton (14) with just 38 runs on the board.

That was as good as it got for the home side though as Vallie and Matt Nutter saw Colne home with an unbroken stand of 70.

The paid man made an unbeaten 24 and Nutter an unbeaten 44, including three sixes and three fours.

The result means Colne sit fifth in the table, just one place and two points behind Nelson.

On Friday night both sides had been heavily beaten in Twenty20 competition.

Man of the match Ben Heap hit an unbeaten 54, including eight fours, in Lowerhouse’s nine-wicket win at Nelson.

Joe Hawke also hit an unbeaten 25 against Nelson’s eight-pronged bowling attack.

Paddy Martin had earlier taken 3-15 to restrict Nelson to 103-6.

Lewis Bradley made 25, Toxy Hussain an unbeaten 16, skipper Neil Thompson 14 and Sam Halstead an unbeaten 11.

Skipper Joe McCluskie was named man of the match in Rawtenstall’s seven-wicket win over Colne at Bacup Road.

The all rounder took 2-12 and then hit an unbeaten 17 to guide his side home with almost five overs to spare.

Colne professional Yaseen Vallie top scored with 29 in Colne’s 112-8.

Tom Bradshaw (13) and Hamza Danyal (13 not out) also chipped in. Imran Abid took 2-15 for the home side.

Sub professional Will Bosisto (49) and Cameron Holder (25) got Rawtenstall off to a fine start with an opening stand of 76 and then Dan Southworth hit 22.

Joel Duerden took 2-25 for Colne.

The sides are back in Twenty20 action tonight, Friday, with Nelson visiting Church while Colne are at home to Haslingden.

In league action this Sunday Nelson travel to champions Burnley and Colne host Lowerhouse.