Shah and Patel to fore in seconds’ derby win

Lewis Smith in action.
Lewis Smith in action.

Morecambe were six-wicket winners over Lancaster in the battle of the second XIs at Lune Road on bank holiday Monday.

Home skipper Faizan Khan top scored with an unbeaten 60 as Lancaster were bowled out for 121.

Uzair Shah and Muhammed Patel were the chief destroyers, the former taking a miserly 4-8 from his six overs while the latter returned figures of 4-28.

Izhar Ullah also took 1-26 from 11 tight overs.

Haris Pervaiz (16), Paul Dawson (12) and Imran Ashraf (11) were the only other batsmen to reach double figures as Khan played almost a lone hand coming in at number four.

In reply Morecambe reached their target in the 32nd over, finishing on 122-4.

Gulam Maje top scored, the opener retiring hurt on 43 with his partnership with Andy Bird (36) proving key to the derby victory.

Lancaster rotated their bowlers, using seven in total, but only Geoff Orr (2-3) and Ethan Markland (1-24) had any real success.

Steven Fisher also chipped in with 13 for Morecambe.

On Saturday Morecambe’s seconds had picked up a winning draw against Leyland in a game that went right down to the wire.

Batting first, 37 from Lewis Smith and 28 from Steven Fisher helped the hosts post 154 for 7.

In reply the visitors came within a whisker of victory, finishing on 153 for 8 as they failed to get the three needed for victory off the final ball.

Smith completed a good day all round by taking 3 for 20 with the ball.

Lancaster’s 2nd XI went down to a 144-run defeat at Chorley.

The Lune Road men were bowled out for just 75 after Chorley had made 219 for 5 batting first.