BURNLEY pulled off a successful raid on Blackpool when South Shore CC staged its annual junior tournament.
The Under-11s competition attracted teams from St Annes, Lytham, Fleetwood, Kirkham and the host club.
However, teams from outside the Fylde coast filled three of the four semi-final positions, with the Lowerhouse club from Burnley winning the final.
Fleetwood fared best among the Fylde clubs, losing their semi-final to eventual runners-up Euxton.
Indeed, Fleetwood beat Lowerhouse in their opening group game thanks to excellent wicketkeeping from Will Gair and James Amor’s top score of 21.
Fine bowling by Adam Howard and Sam Scott then secured a second win over Longridge to clinch top spot in group D and a quarter-fifnal against C runners-up Penwortham.
Fleetwood won by nine wickets, with outstanding performances by opener Declan Clerkin and bowler Jordan Pinder.
In the semis, Fleetwood did very well to restrict Chorley side Euxton to 40 but the reply fell three short.
It had started so promisingly for the local sides, with the Seahawks teams from St Annes and South Shore also finishing top of their group. St Annes Saints also qualified for the quarter-finals.
St Annes and the hosts both fielded two teams, the Seahawks and Saints, in the 12-team competition.
The teams were split into the three groups, with the four group winners playing the four runners-up in the last eight.
The weather has not always been kind to the tournament, but organiser Paul Swallow of South Shore could look back on a highly successful event.
RESULTS IN FULL:
Group games: St Annes Saints 25-2 Kirkham 20-2, St Annes Seahawks 35-5 Penwortham 27-1, South Shore Seahawks 26-4 St Annes Saints 25-1, South Shore Saints 20-3 Penwortham 35-0, South Shore Seahawks 47-2 Kirkham 43-2, Leyland 24-5 Euxton 26-1, Lowerhouse 39-0 Fleetwood 42-1, Lytham 44-2 Leyland 45-2, Longridtge 10-5 Fleetwood 12-0, Lytham 31-1 Euxton 74-0, Longridge 37-2, Lowerhouse 44-3
Group placings: A, South Shore Seahawks 4, St Annes Saints 2, Kirkham 0; Group B, Euxton 4, Leyland 2’ Lytham 0; Group C, St Annes Seahawks 4, Penwortham 2, South Shore Saints 0; Group D, Fleetwood 4, Lowerhouse 2, Longridge 0
Quarter-finals: South Shore Seahawks 18-5 Leyland 37-2, Euxton 38-0 St Annes Saints 37-4, St Annes Seahawks 48-0 Lowerhouse 52-0, Fleetwood 45-1 Penwortham 44-3.
Semi-finals: Leyland 35 Lowerhouse 36-1; Euxton 40-2 Fleetwood 37-4
Final: Lowerhouse 60-1 Euxton 59-1