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Match Preview & Team Selection 3rd July 2019

Match Preview & Team Selection 3rd July 2019

Last weekend saw the club win 3 of its 4 matches.

On Friday we beat Walsden in the T20 to secure top spot in the group and a home quarterfinal. Walsden opted to bat first and made 156 for 7. Daniel Pike and old timer Jonathan Fielding both took 3 wickets. We won in the last over with Alexander Olpin 40 not out. Bradley Fielding made 39 and Benjamin Parkinson 36 in an excellent away win.

On Saturday the 2nd team moved into the semi-finals of the Telegraph Cup by beating Littleborough. Batting first we scored 134 all out. Michael Howarth made 35 and fresh from retirement Laurie Marsden ended on 23 not out. Littleborough were then bowled out for 77 to secure the semi-final berth.

On Sunday the 1st team travelled to Lowerhouse in the league. Lowerhouse batted first and posted a challenging 226 for 8. Jonathan Fielding took 5 for 56. After reaching drinks at 75 for 2 (at the same stage Lowerhouse were 75 for 1) we were unable to accelerate and ended up 151 all out, in part due to an aggressive 30 from 24 balls from Jonathan Fielding.

At home the second team beat Colne by 4 wickets. After bowling out Colne for 120, the target was reached for the loss of 6 wickets. Jack Thomond took 5 for 56 and in reply Dale Gabriel scored 54 and Brad Wilson saw us home with 24 not out.

T20 Friday 05/07/2019 1st XI v Todmorden Home 6:15 pm

On Friday we host Todmorden in the quarter final of the T20. The match starts at 6:15 pm and happily coincides with the opening day of the Beer Festival (which starts a little earlier at 5pm). Free entry for all to taste the real ale on offer and watch the cricket.

Team Selection

Parton*+

Olpin

B Fielding

Parkinson

Udwadia

JJ Fielding

J Fielding

Pyke

Wynn

C Round

Linde (Pro)

Saturday 06/07/19 1st XI v Darwen Away 1pm 

The 1st team are away at Darwen on Saturday. Darwen sit 11th in the table having won 3 of their 11 games this season. Earlier this season at home we beat Darwen by 93 runs. Batting first we made 185 for 7 with sub pro Daryn Smit scoring 58, well supported by Simon Hanson with 39. Darwen were dismissed for 92 with all the bowlers taking wickets but veteran Jonathan Fielding stood out with 3 for 25 from 12 overs.  Darwen’s professional is Marques Ackerman. A South African who bats left handed and bowls right arm off break. He has scored 199 runs in his 7 games this season with a highest score of 83.

Darwen’s ground is on Monton Road in Darwen. It’s a 30 minute drive using post code BB3 0AD. Extra parking is available on the Herbert Parkinson staff car park. This is situated 50 yards before entering the ground and there will be an A Board showing the entry gate.

Team Selection

Parton*+

JJ Fielding

Olpin

Udwadia

B Fielding

J Fielding

Cropper

Pyke

Wynn

Burdaky

Linde (Pro)

Saturday 06/07/19  2nd XI v Darwen Home 1pm

The 2nd team host Darwen on Saturday. Darwen are 5th in the table with 6 wins from their 11 matches, just 5 points behind us. In April we picked up 12 points at Darwen, winning by 4 wickets. Darwen made 139 all out with Dale Gabriel taking 4 for 28. We reached the total in the 28th over thanks in the main to Benjamin Parkinson’s 47. The winning runs were hit by Matthew Sutton who also unfortunately suffered a serious knee injury in completing the shot.

Team Selection 

Gabriel*

Parkinson+

Price

Howarth

Collinge

Wilson

Doyle

Walker

Abbas

N Round

C Round

Sunday 07/07/19 1st XI v Todmorden Away 1pm

The 1st team travel to take on Todmorden in the quarter final of the Worsley Cup on Sunday. Memories are still fresh in the mind from the recent 2 wicket win at home in the League game against Todmorden. Todmorden’s pro this season is Sri Lankan Alankara Asanka. He is a right arm off break bowler and right-hand bat. He has just over 3,000 first class runs and 328 wickets.

Centre Vale is just through the centre of Todmorden, the post code is OL14 7BS and its a 30-minute drive from Ramsbottom.

Team Selection

Parton*+

JJ Fielding

Olpin

Udwadia

B Fielding

J Fielding

Cropper

Collinge

Wynn

Burdaky

Linde (Pro)

Sunday 07/07/19  2nd XI v Lowerhouse Away 1pm

The 2nd team are at Lowerhouse on Sunday in the semi final of the Lancashire Telegraph Second XI Cup. Lowerhouse 2nds are second in Division 2 having won 9 of their 11 matches. In May 2018 we beat Lowerhouse 2nds by 9 wickets. Lowerhouse were bowled out for 105 with Christopher Round taking 4 for 19. Brother Nicholas Round then made 55 not out in our 107 for 1 in 24 overs.

Lowerhouse’s ground is on Liverpool Road in Lowerhouse, Burnley. It’s a 20-minute drive using post code BB12 6LP.

Team Selection 

Gabriel*

Parkinson+

Price

Howarth

Thomond

Wilson

Doyle

Walker

Abbas

N Round

C Round

 

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