Netherfield Cricket claims some much needed points in their latest victory.

The team claimed a much needed fifteen points in The Northern Premier Cricket League after they defeated St Annes by four wickets at Parkside Road.

Josh Dixons undefeated second innings knock of 100 off 158 balls saw Netherfield chase down an imposing first innings total of 196 where Dan Bernet returned figures of 4-23.

Harry Birkmans lower order undefeated knock of 35 off 35 balls, left Netherfield frustrated going into the second innings.

That frustration continued at the start of their reply after Netherfield toiled on 37-3, before Josh Dixon and South African Sub Professional Thomas Kaber recovered the innings before sealing the win on the second to last ball of the over.

Netherfield who lost the toss and were put into field made the best possible start when Matt Jackson dismissed Tom Higson who was caught by Ben Barrow.

Yohan Da Silva and Lukman Vahaluwala frustrated Netherfield’s bowling attack when they pushed their team ahead onto 84.

Netherfield fought back following a change of bowling which saw both Thomas Kaber and John Masons brought into the attack.

Those changes paid off when John Mason claimed the key wicket of Vahaluwala who was caught by Matt Jackson before Kaber bowled Yohan Da Silva. St Annes started to toil, after Kaber ran out Nathan Armstrong and when Ben Barrow stumped Alex Bradley off the bowling of Kaber, Netherfield were in control while the visitors slumped onto 108-5.

However, Nathan Bend and Nathan Bolus pushed the visitors ahead after they moved onto 147 before Bend was stumped by Ben Barrow off the bowling of Dan Bernet.

Netherfield began to regain control after Bernet saw off Nathan Bolus, Thomas Bradley, and Mitch Bolus before Harry Birkmans undefeated 35 off 35 balls saw St Annes add further runs, before Bernet ran out James Bradley with the visitors bowled out for 196.

In reply Netherfield toiled on 37-3 after Ben Barrow picked out James Bradley off the bowling of Harry Birkman before Lukman Vahaluwala bowled Finlay Richardson while Harry Birkman caught and bowled Brad Earl.

Josh Dixon and Thomas Kaber surged Netherfield ahead as they edged onto 174, St Annes pulled the game back after Kaber who scored 63 picked out James Bradley off the bowling of Vahaluwala.

When Dan Bernet and Oli Wileman were dismissed, Netherfield were under some pressure, before Josh Dixons century and John Masons knock saw Netherfield close on 197-6 as they won the game on the second to last ball of the game.

Netherfield travel to Fulwood and Broughton on Saturday.