Dale proves an all-round star

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AN OUTSTANDING individual display by professional Dale Deeb saw Blackpool home against reigning champions St Annes in cricket’s Northern Premier League.

The South African was in superb form with bat and ball at Stanley Park.

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat, skipper Andy Kellett top-scoring with 42 in the St Annes total of 150.

But it was Deeb who caught the eye, claiming fine figures of 6-63 in 18.3 overs.

And it was that man Deeb, who figured prominently in Blackpool’s winning reply, ably assisted by opener John Mounsey, who joined the home professional in scoring a half-century.

There was a slight wobble as Andy Furniss and James Smith both went for ducks.

But Blackpool reached their target with five wickets to spare.

n LYTHAM’S fine season in the Liverpool and District Competition continued as they recorded a handsome victory away to Maghull.

Maghull won the toss and made a useful start – at one point they were 107-2 before suffering something of a collapse, succumbing to 120-6 as the Lytham bowlers seized control.

Joe Davies and Ben Saunders did most of the damage, sharing six wickets as Maghull slumped to 162 all out after their promising start.

The Merseysiders lost eight wickets for 55 runs.

Lytham got the runs without undue trouble and at a far faster rate than Maghull.

Guy Roberts hit a fine 56 as Lytham steadied the ship after being 41-2. Lytham’s winning total was 163-4.