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Match 14 Review

Bacup travelled to Blackburn Road to take on Rishton in the hope of getting back to winning ways after two consecutive defeats. It is fair to say that things didn't quite go to plan.

Rishton won the toss and elected to bat first racking up a total of 250 for 8 from their allotted 50 overs. It was a classy knock from Pakistani professional Mansoor Amjad of 114 not out which dominated the innings with help from Roberts with 32 and A. Patel with 35. However, it was generally a poor bowling and fielding display from Bacup including dropping Amjad early in his innings.

Ben Lord picked up 3 for 44, but nobody, including the usually miserly Serasinghe, exerted any kind of real control as Rishton piled on the runs.

In response Collinge departed early and a promising partnership developed between Newbitt and Serasinghe. The Bacup professional looked in superb touch until he received a ball from Kelly Mall which took off before taking the outside edge to be caught at slip for 37. Newbitt went on to make 47 but Bacup collapsed yet again from 106 for 3 to 148 all out. Bradford made 21 and Charlie Gansler 13 as Bacup suffered defeat by 102 runs.

The second eleven fared considerably better at home to Church. Church were bowled out for only 49 in 16.2 overs with Sam Lord picking up the remarkable figures of 7 for 9 and Dom Boardman 3 for 9.

Bacup romped home by ten wickets on 50 for 0 after only 7.2 overs. Luke Donovan made 28 not out and Boardman completed a good all round performance with 22 not out.

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