Phil Bird’s weekend cricket preview

In the Ribblesdale League on Saturday, Padiham travel to Brinscall. Read entertain Settle. 
The T20 finals day will be staged at Whalley Road on Bank Holiday Monday. Earby face Brinscall at 10.30am with hosts Read up against Salesbury in the second semi-final. 
There is a double header in the Lancashire League this weekend. Leaders Burnley travel to Norden on Saturday and host Accrington on Sunday. South African Izak Bergh steps in as sub professional for Burnley on Sunday. 
For Lowerhouse they face Crompton at home and Rochdale away. Former Lancashire batsman Paul Horton is Crompton’s sub professional on Saturday. 
In the Second Division, Colne are closing in on promotion. They face East Lancs at home on Saturday and go to Middleton on Sunday. Nelson travel to Hare Hill to take on Littleborough on Saturday and entertain Great Harwood on Sunday. All games Lancashire League games start at 12.30. 
The Lancashire League try again to stage the T20 finals on Bank Holiday Monday. The action starts at 10am with Church facing Ramsbottom. Hosts Bacup face Rishton at 1pm in the other semi-final.  

Nelson and Padiham teams not announced prior to publishing

Saturday 24th August

Lowerhouse Vs Crompton

Lowerhouse team: Heap, Barlow, Bleazard, Cottam C Haasbroek, Hussain, Martin J,Martin P, Stuart, Whitehead, Erasmus

Norden vs Burnley

Burnley : D. Pickup,C. Burton,C. Holt,J. Marshall,Q. Shah,L. Bedford,M. Roberts,A. Tate,J. McCluskie,B.Tripathi,A. Raes

Colne vs East Lancashire

Colne team: M Walker (c),S Tillotson (wkt),A Hakin,J Lambert,A Procter,G Braithwaite,T Bradshaw,K Rhodes,C Walton,A Holt,J Price (PRO)

LittleBorough Vs Nelson

Brinscall Vs Padiham

Read Vs Settle

Read team :Walker, Duerden, WWrathall ,TTurner,,Lavin, DBennett, Rushton ,Eastham ,Powell, Woodall JONGWE

Sunday 25th August

Burnley Vs Accrington

Burnley team: D. Pickup,C. Burton,C. Holt,J. Marshall,Q. Shah,L. Bedford,M. Roberts,A. Tate,J. McCluskie,B. Tripathi,C. Hayman,N. Bergh

Rochdale Vs Lowerhouse

Powerhouse team: Heap,Barlow, Bleazard, Cottam C,Haasbroek, Hussain,,Martin J,Martin PHawke,Whitehead, Erasmus

Middleton Vs Colne

Colne team: M Walker (c), S Tillotson (wkt),A Hakin, JProcter,G Braithwaite, D Spokes,K Rhodes,D Wallbank,A Holt,S Rashid,J Price

Nelson Vs Great Harwood

Monday 26th August

Burnley On This Daychronicles, in diary form, all the major events of Burnley FC’s illustrious history. There is an entry for every day looking at all the big matches, promotions, cup runs, relegations, hat-tricks and transfers. Read how this club from a northern mill town fought back from near oblivion to sit amongst the elite once more.

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