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McGladdery reaches 1000 league runs

Tyler McGladdery first player to reach 1000 league runs in 2022.

Leigh 280-3 (Tom Grundy 104, Karl Brown 66; Liam O'Toole 1-43) Rainhill 204-8 (Tyler McGladdery 57, Ben Edmundson 36; Adam Shallcross 3-35)

Leigh (9 pts) drew with Rainhill (5 pts) Scorecard Rainhill’s Tyler Mc Gladdery today became the first batsman in the LDCC Premier to reach 1000 league runs this season - and only the second to achieve this feat since 2010.

Going into today's match at Leigh, McGladdery needed 55 runs to reach this miletone. He made history as he hit 57 - his seventh half-century of the season - in a draw as Rainhill extended their unbeaten league run to six matches.

McGladdery's achievement is testament to the way he has approached his batting this season. His previous best performance was 945 league runs in the 2018 season - and on current form, with four matches to go, it is possible that he could break further records.

In a match that looked destined to be a draw, Leigh batted first and ammassed 280 for 3, thanks to significant contributions from Tom Grundy (104 not out), Karl Brown (66) and Sam, Dorsey (55). There were wickets for Liam O'Toole, Imliwati lemtur and Richie Forsyth but overall it was Leigh who were the happier side at the interval. A target of 281 looked difficult to break down and, despite the best efforts of McGladdery and Rainhill, the visitors had to settle for a draw. Adam Shallcross (3-35) was the pick of the Leigh bowlers

Rainhill's next match is at home to Ormskirk on 20th August.

Umpires: Peter Crook, Phil Luxon

Scorers: Derrick Ainscough, Andrew Finney

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