Another complete wipe out due to the rain. Here’s hoping for better weather this weekend. The 3rd Team play Lowerhouse at Acre Bottom on Saturday , whilst the 1st and 2nd Teams play Crompton away and home on Sunday
Saturday 17/0819 3rd XI v Lowerhouse Home 1pm
Our 3rd team complete their Pool Stage matches on Saturday with a home fixture against Lowerhouse. The 3rds are just one point behind leaders Nelson as we go into the final match. Nelson are at home to Church in their last game. The final positions will determine where we feature in the play-off matches.
In the reverse fixture our 3rds picked up 12 points in May in a live streamed game. After scoring 189 for 7 in our 40 overs, we bowled out Lowerhouse for 124. Ben Wilkinson and Ben Parkinson starred with the bat scoring 40 and 54 respectively. Ben Wilkinson then took 4 for 20 in an excellent all-round performance.
Nelson lost at Church in June after posting 135 from their 40 overs. Church chased down the total in 34 overs for the loss of 7 wickets.
All support will be welcome as we chase top spot.
Sunday 18/0819 1st XI v Crompton Away 1pm
The 1st team travel to Crompton on Sunday in the chase for points to put pressure on the teams above us.
In the reverse fixture in June Crompton picked up 12 points in a 63-run victory at Acre Bottom. Crompton’s stand in pro that day, Will Bosisto starred with 128 not out from 136 balls supported by 69 from opener Mohammed Jamal. We were than bowled out for 208 with Rehan and JJ top scoring with 43 and 30 respectively. Matthew Burdaky also passed his previous top score of 14 with 15 not out. Matthew Hodson took 5 for 49 for Crompton. Crompton are 9th in the table with 6 wins from their 17 matches. Our sub pro again this week is Ashar Zaidi soon after his excellent 75 at Burnley . Crompton’s sub pro will be Pakistan test player Sami Aslam. Sami is a left hand bat who bowls right arm off breaks
Crompton play just off Glebe Street in Oldham. The post code is OL2 7SF and it should take you about 30 minutes to drive there.
Sunday 18/0819 2nd XI v Crompton Home 1pm
The 2nd team face Crompton for the third time this season following their recent win in the Junior Cup final. Our 2nd team are 2nd in the league but are19 points behind Clitheroe. Crompton are 10th with 4 wins in 17 matches. We have come out on top in both the reverse league match and the Cup final.
All support will be welcome as we continue our chase of Clitheroe.