Netherfield climbed to the top of Northern Premier Cricket League Division One after an emphatic 7 wicket win over St Anne’s at Parkside Road.

Marc Hadwin's first innings return of 5-28 saw St Anne’s all out for 125 off 44.1 overs before John Huck's undefeated knock of 77 off 46 balls eased Netherfield to victory, closing on 128-3 off 31.3 overs.

St Anne’s, who won the toss and elected to bat, made a steady start after Gurman Bains and Mustafa Durrani put on a first wicket stand of 23.

Netherfield broke the partnership after Bains was caught behind by Lewis Edge off the bowling of Mark Clarkson.

Durrani and Matthew Breetske guided the visitors onto 40 before Breetske was caught and bowled by Lewis Richardson.

Marc Hadwin brought into the attack dismissed Andy Drake who picked out Obus Pienaar before the leg spinner trapped Henry Higson LBW as St Anne’s slumped onto 70-4.

Durrani and Tom Higson offered some resistance after the visitors pushed onto 103 however Netherfield broke the partnership when Higson was stumped by Lewis Edge off the bowling of Marc Hadwin.

Hadwin picked up the wicket of Richard Staines, before St Anne’s slumped onto 115-8, when Nathan Chambers dismissed Matthew Derham before Hadwin finished with a return of 5-25 as Mustafa Durrani picked out Brad Earl for a top score of 48.

Nathan Chambers claimed his second wicket after Mitchell Bolus was dismissed, before Tom Williamson ran out Matthew Grindley as St Anne’s were all out for 125 off 44 overs.

In reply Netherfield were reduced to 55-3 after Ben Barrow was clean bowled by Matthew Grindley before Mitchell Bolus picked up the wickets of Brad Earl and Obus Pienaar.

However Netherfield soon recovered after Josh Dixon and John Huck restored parity, as the Field edged closer to victory.

Dixon who scored an undefeated knock of 29 batted sensibly throughout, however John Huck who batted for the first time in a number of weeks was in relentless form while St Anne’s toiled.

Huck brought up his half century and scored the winning runs at the same time with a big six as Netherfield closed on 128-3 after 31.3 overs.

Netherfield host Morecambe on Saturday.