With just 3 rounds to go in Phase 1 of this unique Lancashire League season, Ramsbottom entertain Bacup at Acre Bottom on Sunday. Rams currently sit in 7th place, 22 points clear of the cut off line to qualify for the top 9. More optimistically, they are 28 points behind league leaders Darwen and only 21 behind last week’s opponents Burnley.
There will be plenty to play for against a resurgent Bacup team who have won their last three league games. Ramsbottom make one change from last weekend, as Fraser Kay returns toreplace Jonny Dack in the line-up.
Ramsbottom 2nds travel to Lanehead for the reverse fixture on Sunday. Third place Rams sit only 7 points behind leaders Burnley, while Bacup are bottom of the second XI table.
For those looking for a Saturday cricket fix, Ramsbottom’s 3rd XI host Burnley 3rds with plenty of young talent on display.