MOORFIELD made up for lost time in the Bromborough Paints Merseyside & Southport Alliance's Division Two.
Victory over newcomers Burscough at Moorfield Road on Saturday lifted the team to second in the table as compensation for the previous Saturday's game being rained off.
On a fine if blustery day, home skipper Danny Naughton elected to bat.
With the wicket being damp, shot execution was made very difficult.
Openers Neil Maher and Gaz Jones fell for 13 and 10 respectively, but Burscough failed to capitalise on the good start.
Naughton came in at number three to score a very useful 48 before being bowled. He was supported by Craig Baxter (19), although a three-wicket collapse followed.
The tail wagged well, however, as Graeme Abbott (24), Dan Magee (23), Tom Lunt (14) and Mark Greason (10) guided the hosts to 188-9 dec. Most Burscough batsmen got going but never really kicked on.
After the fall of the sixth wicket, the visiting skipper gave instructions for his batsmen to shut up shop.
But Neil Maher (5-20 off 12 overs) and Danny Naughton (3-40 off 12) had other ideas and bowled out Burscough for 131. Moorfield, sponsored by Motor Nation, took 24pts and Burscough six.
Moorfield 2nd, sponsored by Halton Scaffolding, enjoyed an away fixture against SMCOB's in Division One of the Merseyside Competition.
The home side, batting first, scored 174-5 dec in 50 overs. Moorfield youngster Neil Baxter was the pick of the visiting bowlers with 2-38 off nine overs and produced a fine run-out.
In reply, Moorfield managed 151-8 with Gaz Hatton scoring 73 without the consistent support he deserved. Match drawn: SMCOB's 6pts, Moorfield 5.
This Saturday, Moorfield 1st are at Croston in the league, while on Sunday they host Castletown from Isle of Man in the Lancashire Cup first round.
Start time at Moorfield Road has to be confirmed but is likely to 11am or noon. nMoorfield U15s v Alvanley (away): Tight bowling from Alex Jeffrey (0-5), Danny McGuire (1-8) and Mark Tansey (2-14) restricted the hosts to 107-4 off 25 overs. However, this proved beyond Moorfield's batsmen as they crumbled to 52 all out with only Mark Tansey (19) making double figures.
nMoorfield U14s v Barrow (a): Despite Liam Drane's hat-trick, Barrow amassed 116ao. In reply, Moorfield were never in the hunt and finished on 72-6 (Ben Hurley 22). nMoorfield U13 v Barrow (h): Good bowling by Vicky Heaton (2-21) and brother Jeff (3-8) had Barrow's final score within reach at 87ao.
However, a disastrous start reduced the Widnesians to 23-7.
A stand of 36 between skipper Jordan Sumner (18no) and Danny Clegg (17) gave Moorfield hope but they finished 18 short.