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North Staffordshire and South Cheshire League Premier Division

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 04, 2014

Leek's Nadeem Malik faces the Burslem bowling attack, before being run out for 22.

Leek's Nadeem Malik faces the Burslem bowling attack, before being run out for 22.

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LEEK plunged Burslem deeper into the relegation mire with a comfortable 108-run victory in the Potteries.

Paul Hammersley (3-18) and South African Jean Rossouw (3-35) played a big part in reducing Burslem to 94 all out.

At one stage, the home side were 16-4 against the defending Premier Division champions.

Chris Roberts made 24 in the middle order, but the damage had already been done.

Leek had earlier run up 202-9, thanks to solid contributions from skipper Greg Willott (49) and his Staffordshire county team-mate Alex Thomson (40).

Rutvik Botadra (4-47) and Michael Brown (3-56) toiled in vain to stem the runs tide.

It was a 'must win' match for Leek in their fight to get away from the relegation zone.

Burslem are now 45 points adrift from safety in bottom spot.

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