Barrow bowed out of the Lancashire Knockout Cup last Sunday, as they were defeated by 85 runs at St Annes in the third round.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat at Vernon Road, St Annes made Barrow’s bowlers toil with their captain Tom Higson leading the way with 55 from opener.

He was backed up by 42 from Mohamed Nadeem and 46 from Amar Ullah before Ben Reader’s 57 added some crucial runs down the order as the hosts posted 252-7 from their 45 overs.

Overseas player Dineth Thimodya was the pick of the Barrow attack, as the Sri Lankan took 3-57, with Toby Mowat and Gary Collins both claiming two wickets.

In reply, wickets fell at regular intervals for the visitors, which scuppered their chase and despite a defiant 47 from captain Glenn Kermode, Barrow were bowled out for 167.

Lucas Miller was their chief tormentor with 4-32, while Nadeem chipped in with 3-23.