NETHERFIELD defeated Fleetwood by seven wickets at Parkside Road as Marc Hadwin's first innings return of 4-61 saw Fleetwood all out for 187, before the undefeated partnership of 133 between John Huck and Obus Pienaar guided Netherfield to victory as they closed on 191-3 off just 36.4 overs.
Huck posted an undefeated top score of 85 off just 70 balls, while Pienaar closed on 62 off 69 balls as Netherfield ran riot.
Fleetwood won the toss and elected to bat on a flat wicket which on the face of it was more suitable for the batting side.
However Netherfield made a blistering start with Joe Portman claiming the wickets of James Wilson and Dean Bell as the visitors were reduced to 1-2.
Wilson picked out Brad Earl, while Bell fell to a good catch by former Morecambe captain Josh Dixon.
Fleetwood began to stamp their authority on the game thanks to the batting of South African professional Neels Berg and the resistant play of Jarrod Coombe.
However Hadwin's introduction into the attack swung the game back in The Fields favour as he dismissed Coombe and Declin Clerkin who were both caught behind by Lewis Edge as Fleetwood collapsed onto 64-4.
Hadwin went on to claim his third wicket by clean bowling Joe McCluskie, before Berg and Tom Wilson steadied the innings as Fleetwood pushed onto 124.
Liam Dugdale swung the game back in Netherfield's favour when the young leg spinner dismissed Wilson who picked out Huck, before Edge ran out Mat Clark as Fleetwood struggled onto 141-8.
Hadwin fourth wicket was Fleetwood's Mike Clinning who saw his powerful shot well collected by Pienaar before Liam Dugdale caught and bowled Berg as Fleetwood were all out for 187, while Dugdale closed with figures of 3-32.
Netherfield made the worst possible start to their reply when skipper Ben Barrow picked out Berg off the bowling of Bell as the Field were 0-1.
Brad Earl and Dixon chipped in with runs, as the hosts rebuilt the innings, however Earl went for 23 off 25 balls after Bell collected his second wicket before Netherfield were reduced to 58-3 when Dixon picked out Berg off Bell's delivery, who returned figures of 3-30.
However Netherfield recovered thanks the scintillating 135 run partnership between Huck and Pienaar.
Huck led the way with his 85 runs, which included 10 fours and 4 sixes, while Pienaar posted a steady undefeated 62,which included 9 fours and 2 sixes.
Pienaar finished the game off after hitting a powerful drive to the boundary as Netherfield raced home as they closed on 191-3.
Netherfield are in twenty-20 action on Saturday as they travel to play Lancaster at 3.30pm.