Friendly News – Finchy Moves On!

A big thank you to all those who attended LHCC Cricket Force day at the club and assisted with the tidying and painting ahead of the Friendly at Palace Shield team Grimsargh


LOWERHOUSE XI – 182-4                                        GRIMSARGH XI – 99 all out


Jack McGregor 33                                                          Declan Bailey 3-31

Joe Martin 31*                                                               Max Howells 2-15

Patrick Martin 28*                                                        Matt Marquis 1-6

Fergus Bailey 26*                                                           Fergus Bailey 1-8

Max Howells 26                                                              Matt Walker 1-15

Matt Walker 11                                                              Oliver Bayliff 0-25

Oliver Bayliff 9*

Lewis Marsden 1


Skipper Paul Stansfield was very please with the efforts of the youngsters


LYTHAM 1st X1 158 – 9                                        LOWERHOUSE 1st XI – 160-7


Scott Hope 2-11                                                       Jonathan Finch 40

Fergus Bailey 2-15                                                   Patrick Martin 37*

Joe Hawke 2-29                                                      Charlie Cottam 20                                                 

Johnny Russell 2- 30                                               Jack McGregor 19

                                                                                  Stuart Grant 14


A nail biting finish to the game saw Patrick Martin strike a 4 off the last ball to win the match.



In other news, Lowerhouse have lost the services of Jonathan Finch for the season.


A recent change of role with the ECB and circumstances beyond his control will mean that Finch is unable to play cricket on Sundays.  


He has therefore transferred to Rainhill in the Liverpool Competition.


Cricket manager Stan Heaton said “This is a serious loss for the club as Finchy is an outstanding league cricketer. But we respect his decision and accept his need to play 25 games a season rather than 10. We wish Finchy well. At this stage this is for one season only and we plan to see him back at LHCC in 2010”

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