Phil Bird’s Cricket round up

In the Ribblesdale League on Saturday, Read beat Cherry Tree by 169 runs at Whalley Road. Matt Walker scored 120 off just 76 balls. The visitors were dismissed for just 117. Padiham beat bottom club Feniscowles by 45 runs at The Arbories. Callum Clarke top scored with 66 out of Padiham’s total of 176 all out. 

On Sunday, Read won through to the Ramsbottom Cup final after a six-wicket win a Church Meadow. Ribblesdale Wanderers scored 185 for 7.  Read scored 191 for 4 in reply. They now face Brinscall in the final at Baxenden CC on the 18th of August. 

In the Lancashire League, professional Daryn Smit was the star for Burnley in a 159-run win over Rochdale at Turf Moor. Smit scored 112 not out and took six wickets in a fantastic all-round display. Liam Bedford also got a century as Burnley scored 276 for 5 and went back to the top of the table. Lowerhouse were beaten by 41 runs at Norden. The hosts scored 255 for 7 off their 50 overs. Substitute professional Sami Aslam scored 131. Lowerhouse were 214 for 7 in reply with skipper Ben Heap top scoring with 68. 
In the Second Division, Colne’s fantastic season continued with a last-over win at Littleborough. Colne won by four wickets with four balls to spare. Andy Hakin scored the winning runs with a six and a four. Nelson beat Middleton by two wickets in a low scoring game at Seedhill. Professional Sanjika Ridma took four wickets as Middleton were bowled out for just 84. 

Nelson CC Vs Middleton CC_21/7/19_(C) Andy Ford

Saturday 20th July 

Ribblesdale Leaque 

Padiham Vs Fenniscowles

  • K. Hitchon (Cpt)
  • T. Burrows
  • C Clarke
  • B Ditch
  • O Deakin-Pickard
  • A Imdad
  • R Marshall
  • C Meehan
  • B Muldoon
  • L Simm
  • O Erasmus

Whalley Vs Read

  • Walker
  • Powell 
  • W Wrathall
  • T Turner
  • Lavin
  • Rushton 
  • Eastham
  • Duerden
  • J Woodall
  • D Bennett

Sunday 21st July

Lancashire Leaque

Norden Vs Lowerhouse

  • Heap
  • Barlow
  • Bleazard
  • Cottam
  • Halstead
  • Hawke
  • Hussain
  • Martin J
  • Martin P
  • Whitehead
  • Erasmus

Burnley CC Vs Rochdale

  • D. Pickup
  • C. Holt
  • J. Marshall
  • L. Bedford
  • M. Roberts
  • A. Tate
  • J. McCluskie
  • Q. Shah
  • B. Tripathi
  • C Hayman
  • Pro (D. Smit)

Littleborough Vs Colne

  • M Walker (c)
  • S Tillotson
  • A Hakin
  • K Rhodes
  • J Lambert
  • T Bradshaw
  • A Pocter
  • D Spokes
  • D Wallbank
  • G Braithwaite
  • J Price

Nelson Vs Middleton 

  • N Thompson
  • D Crotty
  • L Bradley
  • R Bradley
  • J Bradley
  • K Nazir
  • N Burton
  • C Gildea
  • E Bradley
  • M Bradley
  • S Ridma

|Words: Phil Bird |Photo’s Andy Ford

Photo Caption: NelsonProfessional Sanjika Ridma took four wickets against Middleton

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