The weekends cricket started on Friday night with the first game for the Lowerhouse Wrenegades (19s) in the Natwest Twenty20 Blast versus Middleton. House, captained by Dom Stuart walked away with a great win after posting 129 off their 20 overs for 8 wickets. Dom top scored with 42. After wickets early on in quick succession, Middleton were restricted to 88 for 8 off their 20. Wickets were shared between the bowlers. Full scorecard here
Saturday saw both the First and Second Eleven fall foul to the elements, after managing to get a start, being rained off. Playing Enfield, in a match reduced to 20 overs the Second Team scored 162 with Owen and Joe Halstead both scoring 50s. In reply Enfield were 49/2 after 7.5 when the rain came – Full scorecard here.
The first team had the same outcome but didn’t manage to get to the second innings in a 22 over game House managed 122/7 with a 50 for Ocki and the teams didn’t return after tea. Full scorecard here
Sunday saw both the Firsts and the Thirds complete matches with two great wins. The first team played league counterparts Great Harwood in the first round of the Lancashire Cup – posting 239/9 off their alloted 45 overs with Ben scoring 53 and Ocki scoring another ton with 103 not out off 102 balls. Great Harwood were bowled out for 86 in reply with 3 wickets for Joe Hawke, Toxy and skipper Ben Heap. Charlie Cottam delighted fans with an over of express pace, much to their dissapointment when Ben took him off and he didn’t get another. House play Bolton Leagues Farnworth Social Circle in the next round away on 11th June Full scorecard here.
Game of the weekend was the 3rd Eleven Derby versus Burnley at home on Sunday. Burnley batted first making 123/9 off their 40 overs. Caleb took 3 wickets with the rest shared. In reply House were 96/9 with plenty of overs to spare. Some cool headed batting from number 10 Jimmy Wearden (28) and a last wicket stand of 32 saw House home, a great result and a great match between two young sides. Full scorecard here
And finally Libby Heap scored 71* on debut for Ribble Valley Vipers.