IN their latest fixture, Netherfield claimed their second big victory in the league over the weekend.

Netherfield made it two wins from two in the league after they defeated newly promoted Vernon Carus by four wickets on Saturday.

Matt Jacksons team bowed out of the National Club Championship on Sunday where they lost by 166 runs at Leigh, after Derbyshire County Cricket player Matthew McKiernan posted a stunning first innings knock of 177 off 115 balls.

During the weekend game against Vernon Carus, Netherfield who won the toss and elected to field ripped through the visitor’s top order as they slumped onto 26-3.

John Mason who opened the bowling bowled Matthew Stevenson before he trapped Wes Royle LBW, while Matt Jackson picked up the wicket of Jamie Rigby.

Asutosh Singh brought into the attack claimed the wicket of Christian Ash who was caught by Ben Barrow, with Vernon Carus toiling on 36-4.

Dan Bernet dominated the rest of the innings after the Club Vice Captain returned stunning figures of 6-21 with the New Zealander taking the wickets of Jack Airey, Bob Bridges, David Sullivan, Jacob Holland and Max Livesey while Vernon Carus was bowled out for 93 off 46 overs.

Ben Barrow claimed his second catch seeing off Christian Ash, while John Mason caught Bob Bridges, and Asutosh Singh picked up two quick catches seeing off both David Sullivan and Matthew Timms.

Netherfield made a bad start to the second innings when both Ben Barrow and Josh Dixon were dismissed, where Barrow picked out Jack Airey off the bowling of Jacob Holland, while Dixon was caught behind by Bob Bridges off the delivery of Matthew Timms.

Timms claimed the wicket of Lee Hogg, Netherfield were under some pressure at 39-3 before Asutosh Singh and Finlay Richardson pushed Netherfield to within five runs of victory.

Netherfield suffered a collapse losing three wickets for just 1 run, after Richardson was bowled by Max Livesey for 23, while David Sullivan saw off both Asutosh Singh and John Mason, with Singh scoring 39 off 45 balls.

Brad Earl secured the win as Netherfield closed on 97-6 off 24.3 overs.

On Sunday Netherfield faced a Matthew McKiernan inspired Leigh after his first innings knock of 177 off 110 balls pulled the game away from Matt Jacksons team as the hosts posted an imposing total of 320-5 off 40 overs.

Matthew Hursts 61 off 53 balls also proved crucial, while Matt Jackson returned figures of 2-74.

In reply Netherfield showed huge character to stay in the game where Josh Dixon top scored with 55 off 68 balls.

Dan Bernets contribution of 35, as well as knocks of 33 from Lee Hogg and 32 by Finlay Richardson kept Netherfield in the game.

Nathan Grahams returns of 5-21 proved to be enough as Netherfield were bowled out for 254 in the last over.

Netherfield travel to play St Annes on Saturday before they host Formby on Sunday in the Lancashire Knockout cup.