HEYSHAM continued their excellent start to the season with a crushing victory over local rivals Trimpell at Carr Lane on Saturday.
On winning the toss, stand-in skipper Townsend had no hesitation in electing to bat on a fantastic looking track.
Despite losing Chris Boak early on, Mikey Barker and Richard Townsend mixed controlled aggression with excellent running between the wickets as they slowly built up their momentum.
Ian Semple (3-32) bowled a useful early spell but was unable to dislodge the pair.
Barker was first to his half century, closely followed by Townsend as they took their stand to 139 before Townsend fell to Maguire (2-54) for a well crafted 58.
As Trimpell sought to fight back, Joe McClements, Ian Makinson and Sam McClements all fell cheaply with Semple picking up two further wickets. Stefan Dixon (35) added a rapid 74 with Barker who was now motoring towards a maiden century for his club.
His 131 was a fantastic, chanceless innings of real maturity for a batsman of only 18 years. The Heysham innings closed on a colossal total of 261-6.
See The Visitor (04-05-11) for full story.