Match Preview & Team Selection 19th July 2019
A good weekend as the 1st and 2nd teams both win in the league.
In George’s last game for the club before he returns home to prepare for a South Africa A team tour, the 1st team picked up 12 points against Norden. Batting first, Norden made 149 all out, with Jonathan Fielding taking 5 for 29. In reply we reached the target for the loss of 4 wickets. This included an excellent partnership of 98 between George (74) and Alexander Olpin (26). Thomas Parton and Rehan Udwadia saw us to victory with an unbeaten 36 run partnership.
Up at Norden, the 2nd team batted first and made 196 all out built around 70 from captain Dale Gabriel and supported by 28 from Samuel Price. With Dale keeping for the day the bowling honours were shared by Matthew Burdaky (3 for 24) and Christopher Round (3 for 27) as Norden were bowled out for 159. That win and the 12 points takes us 3rd on 112 points, just one point behind 2nd placed Walsden and 12 points shy of Clitheroe at the top.
Saturday 20/07/19 3rd XI v Great Harwood Home 1pm
At last the 3rd team have a match! We host Great Harwood on Saturday. Great Harwood are top of Pool B with 6 wins from 9 matches. We are still 3rd despite only playing 6 games, with 5 wins to date. We met Great Harwood in 2017 when we recorded a 59-run win. We made 161 for 6 with a 50 from Jack Thomond. Great Harwood were bowled out for 102 with Judson Smythe taking 5 for 19.
3rd XI Team Selection
Ben Parky +
Sunday 21/07/19 Accrington v 1st XI 1pm
The 1st team travel to Accrington on Sunday. Norden are above us in the table sitting 4th on 94 points. In May, we beat Accrington at home, taking 12 points. Accrington were 135 all out, with 3 wickets each for Jonathan Fielding and Daryn Smit. Rehan made 57 not out as we reached the target for the loss of just 2 wickets, with Daryn 50 not out. Accrington’s pro is former Lancashire payer Karl Brown. Karl has 381 runs at 31.75 this season. Our pro for this weekend is Ashar Zaidi who is an allrounder who bats left handed and bowls slow left arm spin. He has represented Sussex and Essex and was Accrington’s pro in 2011-13. In his 89 matches in the league he has scored over 3,000 runs with an average of 49.07 and taken 259 wickets at 12.72.
Accrington’s ground is on Thorneyholme Road in Accrington – a 20-minute drive (post code is BB5 5HD)
1st XI Team Selection
Sunday 21/07/19 2nd XI v Accrington 1pm
The 2nd team host Accrington in the reverse fixture on Sunday. In the match earlier in the season we won by 84 runs. Batting first we scored 219 for 9 on a windy day with Dale (49), Andrew Whittle (22) and Ben Wilkinson (33) all contributing. We restricted Accrington to 135 for 9 with Dale (3 for 23) and Chris (3 for 32) in the wickets.
2nd XI Team Selection