Phil Bird’s weekend cricket review

Lowerhouse’s Ockert Erasmus passes 500 runs in Lancashire League matches for the season

Both Burnley and Lowerhouse claimed two wins over the weekend. On Saturday Lowerhouse bowled out Crompton for just 82 to win by 72 runs. Burnley beat Lancashire Cup finalists Norden after dismissing them for 113 all out. 
On Sunday, Burnley beat bottom club Accrington by seven wickets. Lowerhouse beat Rochdale by 117 runs at Redbrook. Ockert Erasmus scored 44 and took six for 23. He has passed 500 runs for the season. Burnley top the table three points ahead of their neighbours. 

Colne players who have won promotion to Division 1

In the Second Division, Colne have been promoted. On Saturday they picked up a 99-run win over East Lancs. Professional James Price top scored with 81. They lost to Middleton on Sunday but the bonus point they got secured promotion. On Saturday, Nelson lost by nine wickets away to Littleborough. Nelson were bowled out for just 91. Littleborough professional Travis Townsend took five for 31.  A day later they lost by 26 runs to Great Harwood at Seedhill. Chasing 138 to win, Nelson were bowled out (appropriately) for 111. Paul Newton took five for 34. 
The Lancashire League staged their T20 Finals Day at the second time of asking on Bank Holiday Monday. Bacup hosted the day in glorious weather and beat Rishton by six wickets in their semi-final with Ramsbottom beating Church by 81 runs in their tie. In the final Ramsbottom beat Bacup by 46 runs. Ramsbottom scored 159-6. Bacup finished well short on 113-7.  

The Ribblesdale League staged their T20 Finals Day at Read CC on Bank Holiday Monday. On a fabulous day there was disappointment in the semi-final when Read were eliminated by Salesbury. The hosts scored 138-8 with professional Luke Jongwe top scoring with 49. Salesbury got home scoring 140-4 with Hashen Ramanayake hitting 64. In the other semi-final, Earby beat Brinscall. I In the final, Salesbury defeated Earby to lift the trophy.

Winners of Ribblesdale T20 finals day Salesbury

In Saturday’s Ribblesdale League, Read were beaten by league leaders Settle by 48 runs at Whalley Road. Settle scored 191 for six with Danyl Husbands top scoring with 76. Read were dismissed for 143 in reply. Padiham bowled out Ramsbottom Cup runners-up Brinscall for just 78 and won by eight wickets. 

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