Phil Bird’s weekend cricket preview

The 2019 Lancashire League title looks to be a straight race between Burnley and Lowerhouse with two games to go. The Turf Moor club have a three-point lead and travel to Church on Sunday. Australian batsman Mark Cosgrove is their stand-in professional. Lowerhouse entertain 2017 champions Clitheroe.In the Second Division, Colne are already promoted and need 14 points to be sure of the title. They host Bacup on Sunday in their last home game of the season. Rishton and Nelson meet at Blackburn Road. 

It’s a double header in the Ribblesdale League. Read have two away games at Oswaldtwistle Immanuel and Baxenden. Padiham entertain Baxenden on Saturday and go to Euxton on Sunday.

Saturday  31st August

Lowerhouse Vs Clitheroe

Heap, Barlow, Bleazard, Cottam C, Haasbroek, Hawke, Hussain, Martin J, Martin P, Whitehead, Erasmus, 

Church Vs Burnley

D. Pickup, C. Burton, C. Holt, J. Marshall, L. Bedford, M. Roberts, A. Tate, J. McCluskie, B. Tripathi, C. Hayman, M. Cosgrove

Riston Vs Nelson

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

Colne Vs Bacup

M Walker, S Tillotson, A Hakin, C Walton, A Procter, G Braithwaite, D Spokes, K Rhodes, T Bradshaw, A Holt, J Price

Saturday  31st August

Oswaldtwistle Immanuel CC Vs Read

Walker, Eastham,  WWrathall,  DBennett,  Duerden, T Turner,  Lavin, Powell, Rushton, JWoodall JONGWE

Padiham Vs Baxenden

K. Hitchon, T. Burrows, C. Clarke, O. D. Pickard, J. English, J. Gray, A. Imdad, R. Marshall, C. Meehan, T. Ryland, J. Dewhurst (Pro)

Sunday  1stSeptember

Baxenden Vs Read

Euxton Vs Padiham

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