House miss out in close match at Todmorden
The first eleven lost in a very close game away at Todmorden.
Todmorden won the toss and batted first on a lovely sunny day at Centre Vale. Joe Hawke struck with 3 crucial wickets including the scalp of yet to be dismissed, in form professional Kelly Smuts.
Toxy and Ocky chipped in with a wicket a piece and with a run out, Todmorden finished on 179/6 after their 50 overs.
Lowerhouse had a rocky start losing Ben, Charlie and Ocki in quick succession but Dean Barlow held strong accompanied by Paddy Martin from what was 25/3
Dean got his maiden House half century putting on 110 with Paddy to steady the innings. Paddy passed his maiden Lancashire League 50 and broke his record. He is now no longer the highest Lowerhouse run scorer without a 50!
House needed 38 off the last 5 with 6 wickets remaining. Paddy and Dean were both out in quick succession, as was new to the crease Joe Hawke.
Blez and Adam Hugill were at the crease each without facing a ball. 29 were required off the last 3 overs. A quick cameo from Blez with Adam until he was caught in the 47th over.
House needed 22 off the last 2 overs. Lewis was run out in the second to last over and Toxy was caught two balls later.
House needed 15 off the last over with 1 wicket remaining, but unfortunately only hit 4, losing by 11 runs.
Full scorecard here
The second team were bowled out for 78 chasing Todmorden 169 all out