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Match 6 Review


Bacup travelled to Alexandra Meadows, Blackburn in the hope of getting back to winning ways after their first league defeat against Haslingden the previous week. After a late start owing to morning rain Bacup asked East Lancs to bat first in a reduced 42 over game. Bacup dropped a couple of early catches to help East Lancs get off to a good start before tight bowling from Aspinall and Serasinghe looked like it might restrict the total. Paul Turner held the East Lancs innings together with a well composed 68, but it was a quick fire innings of 64 not out in 35 balls which ruined the bowling figures and took the final score to 224 for 6. Serasinghe was in the wickets again with 5 for 63 but it was the first time this season that any of the opposition's batsmen had got hold of him.


Bacup's reply started in disastrous fashion as experienced opening batsman Newbitt departed in the first over after top edging a short ball. A fourth wicket partnership of 65 between professional Serasinghe(41) and Schofield (28) provided some hope but things quickly went downhill after that as Bacup collapsed to 125 all out with five Bacup batsmen failing to score. Paul Aspinall, Shahrukh Khan and professional Jayasinghe all picked up 3 wickets for the home team as Bacup dropped to fourth in the second division league table.

The second eleven fared much better at Lanehead. In a reduced 30 over game East Lancs made 145 for 3 with Sam Lord picking up 2 for 21. Bacup sailed to victory with Scott Thompson hitting 21 in the first over on his way to making 44 with Tom Sumner (38) and Dom Boardman (24) providing good support. Bacup picked up 10 points and are also fourth in the table.


It was another rain delayed start at Scott Street on Bank Holiday Monday in the top of the table clash between Walsden and Bacup third elevens. In a 28 over match Walsden made 144 for 9 thanks mainly to 53 from the experienced John Lord. The Bacup lads bowled exceptionally well against a very strong Walsden outfit with Niall Boardman being the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 16.


In reply Bacup made a good start putting on 35 for the first wicket. Harris (18), D. Boardman (13), Charlie Gansler (14), Jones (15) and Rabbett (12) all made double figures but nobody was able to play the match winning innings as Bacup fell short on 98 for 9 and were replaced by last year's champions Walsden at the top of the table.




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