An extra ordinary weekend of cricket at the Brooks Foundation ground saw The First team walk away with two very different wins. If you’d have asked Honest John what odds he’d have given you at the start of the events of this weekend, they’d be 1000/1 at least.
On Saturday The First team played Haslingden at home in the league. After winning the toss and electing to bat, some tight bowling saw Lowerhouse restricted to 58/9 with not many overs to spare. Steadying the ship Blez scored 20 not out and Toxy 32 batting 10. House made 109 from their 50 overs, 9 wickets down. House continue the great form with the ball, starting great with Haslingden at 25/3, not letting them build partnerships the game went down to the wire. With only four runs left needed to win Lowerhouse bowled Haslingden out for 105. Toxy took 4 key wickets and Paddy picked up 3.
Many a record we’re broken on Sunday as Lowerhouse welcomed Rawtenstall in the first round of the Worsley Cup. Ben won the toss and again batted first. Opening, Ben and Charlie put on a club Worsley Cup record partnership putting on 175 for the first wicket. Ben scored 85 and Charlie 78. Ruhan then came in and smashed 109 (22 ball 50, 46 ball hundred) with ten 4s and nine 6s with Lowerhouse amassing 350/5. This is a club Worsley Cup record score also. Rawtenstall put some partnerships together but we’re always behind the run rate. Ruhan got 3 wickets and Henri got 2. Paddy also got 2 wickets which took him to the highest club cup wicket taker of all time. Through to the next round we go.
Early on, there were 7 in the slip cordon (thanks Stuart Wearden for the view from the scorebox)
The second team were beaten at Haslingden on Saturday. Haslingden won the toss and batted first hitting 231/5 off their 45. Matt and Charlie took 2 wickets a piece and Tom Halstead took 1. In reply House only managed 153/7 off their 45, Declan Metcalfe finishing 60 not out
The second team played at Rawtenstall in the first round of the junior cup on Sunday. Rawtenstall won the toss and batted. We bowled them out for 126 with 3 wickets for Charlie and Keagan and the rest shared. We knocked them off after just 19 overs, 3 wickets down. Phil Haggerty scored 40 and Tom Yorke Robinson was 37 not out