NETHERFIELD’S have secured a place in the semi-finals of the T20 cup after a dominant bank holiday display against St Annes an Vernon Road.

The Field have been on top form since the return of cricket after lockdown, and are now going for silverware on more than one front.

St Annes put on a strong showing but were unable to prevent Netherfield from advancing to the next round.

The score in the first innings saw both teams tied on 126.

However, St Annes had lost eight wickets in the first innings to Netherfields’ five during the second innings as The Field collected the win.

Netherfield, who were asked to field first, put on an impressive bowling and fielding display.

They were able to restrict a strong St Annes team to 126-8 off 20 overs.

Main bowler Joel Derham put in figures of 3-15, while Oli Wileman claimed two with Samuel Medhurst and Theo Gallagher taking one wicket each while there was also one run out.

Ryan Ayres was singled out as the main run scorer for St Annes, after he scored 34, while Mohammed Nadeem made 26.

Despite this early success, Netherfield did not let it go unanswered.

In their reply, they made a confident start with Captain Ben Barrow, Brad Earl, and Theo Gallagher amongst their first run scorers.

They found their way back into the game with Matt Yeadon and Ryan Ayres scoring further runs.

Netherfield, however, continued to battle on after a confident knock of 23 by Finlay Richardson accompanied by Oli Wilemans contribution of 18.

Pressure was applied by St Annes after Tom Bradley picked up two quick wickets.

This was soon followed by Josh Dixons’ knock of 25 which proved crucial.

With the game going down to the last ball of the game, Netherfield needed just one more run to win however Tom Anderton was trapped LBW as the game was tied.

Despite this, Netherfield won the game on fewer wickets lost as they closed on 126-5 compared to St Annes first innings score of 126-8.

This win will see Netherfield move up in the league and enter the semi-finals.

The first match will take place next Sunday.

Elsewhere in the club, Withnell Fold with face the Field's second side on Saturday.

If successful, the Netherfield seconds will qualify for a home semi-final the following week.

The thirds team will face off against Holme on the same day and seek to continue their current form with another win.

The first team will then face Garstang the following day in the semi-final of the Twenty-20 competition.

Over the coming weeks, the club will see its teams face off against Windermere and Kendal.

After signing with a number of new, and noticeably younger players at the start of the season, Netherfield have worked to highlight the advantages of having a more youthful side in the competitions.

Captain Ben Barrows said following their previous win over Morecambe: “As the season’s gone on I’ve seen a lot of development from everyone.

“We’ve been trying to give all the lads the chance to prove themselves, and they’ve all taken it.

“Each team we’ve faced has been a really good side, as we expected they would.

“They’ve got some new players we noticed, and they have made themselves favourites this year.

“The wins we’ve had were very satisfying. We wanted to show everyone that despite having a young team we can still give you a good game.”

After months of lockdown, followed by some intense training and preparations the club has seen some notable wins against Morecambe and Kendal earlier on in the season.