Find out how the 3rd XI fared in their first 2019 league fixture plus 1st XI and 2nd XI team news. 

The season started officially last Sunday with the first competitive fixture for the 3rd team.

The league kicks off on Sunday (21/4/19) for the 1st and 2nd XIs with the first team taking on Darwen at Acre Bottom in a repeat of last season’s opening fixture whilst the2nd team travel to Birch Hall to take on Darwen’s second team.

The weather forecast is surprisingly good for April with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze. There is a low chance of rain so we should be able to watch some entertaining cricket.

Match Report 3rd XI Ramsbottom v Rawtenstall 14/4/19

We’re pleased to report that the 3rd XI started their season with a convincing win at home against Rawtenstall.  Batting first Rammy made 218 for 6 with Ben Wilkinson top scoring with 70, ably supported by Owen Collinge with a useful 50. Rawtenstall were then bowled out for 107 to secure the 12 points. Brad Wilson took 4 wickets with Chris Round continuing his fine form from last season with 3 wickets.

1st XI 21/4/19 Home v Darwen 1pm

Last season saw the first team beat Darwen by bowling them out for 141 including 6 for 33 from last season’s pro Seny Muthusamy after posting 167 for 9 with Martin Cropper top scoring with 57. The Darwen pro for 2019 is Marques Ackerman, a left handed bat who bowls off spin has been delayed so Darwen will have a sub pro at the weekend. You may already have heard that our pro, George Linde has been delayed after being called up for a 20 20 competition. We welcome back an old friend in Daryn Smit as sub pro for the weekend. Let’s hope we get the chance to meet Sarah and Daryn’s young baby Ryder Judson Smit.


T. Parton*+JJ. FieldingS. HansonR. UdwadiaB. FieldingJ. FieldingJ. WynnO. CollingeD. PykeM. BurdakyD. Smit (Pro) 

2nd XI 21/4/19 Away v Darwen 1pm

Last year’s fixture ended as a no result following a rain break with Ramsbottom on 127 for 4 (with a 50 from Alex Olpin) due to a Duckworth Lewis problem that was left unresolved despite the intervention of Mr B Dack. For those travelling to watch the second team Birch Hall is a 25 minute drive from the club – use BB3 0AE for sat nav.


D. Gabriel*B. Parkinson+B. WilkinsonM. CropperS. PriceJ. DackJ. WalkerG. AbbasJ. ThomondC RoundB. Wilson