Weekend Preview & Teams 17th & 18th May 08

It’s another double header weekend and Lowerhouse will be looking to pick up a couple of victories in their quest to move off the bottom of the league and progress in the Worsley Cup.

On Saturday we entertain inform Haslingden at Liverpool Road as we look to get the league season back on track.  4 defeats in the opening five games leave House bottom of the league as what appeared to be a promising season has got off to a difficult start.  Chris Benbow is unavailable so Hassan Khan returns. 

Haslingden achieved victories in games against league leaders Accrington and reigning Champions Rishton last weekend thanks in no small part to pro David Bandy and returning amateur Steve Dearden.

Bandy who represents Western Australia is a right handed batsmen and bowls right arm medium pace.  He started the season in breath taking form with 9-15 against Todmorden. In first class cricket he has 675 runs at 27 and 25 wickets at 27.84. 

On Sunday we travel to Colne for the first round of the Worsley Cup.  Colne who have also had a difficult start to the season are a much different side to this time last year.  Skipper is top order batsmen Matt Wilson but they have lost Sean and Stuart Lemon, Jeff Ellis and former Lowerhouse all-rounder Qasim Ali.

Colne’s pro is South African Blake Snijman. Snijman is an opening batsmen for Lions back in South Africa and in first class cricket he has 2147 runs at 30.67 and 15 wickets at 24.93. 

 1st XI – Haslingden (Home)  – 17th May 08 – Meet Noon

  1. Jon Finch (Capt)
  2. Chris Bleazard
  3. Charlie Cottam
  4. Will Driver
  5. Stuart Grant
  6. Joe Hawke
  7. Matt. Hope
  8. Hassan Khan
  9. Jack McGregor (Wkt)
  10. Jonny Russell
  11. Bredan Drew (Pro)

Same team Sunday versus Colne Away meet 11:45 prompt.

 2nd XI – Haslingden (Away) – 17th May 08  – Meet 11.45

  1. Paul Stansfield (Capt)
  2. Phil Haggerty
  3. Joe Beneduce
  4. Matt Doughty
  5. Ben Heap
  6. Scott. Hope
  7. Max Howells
  8. Paddy Howley (Wkt)
  9. Matt Marquis
  10. Paddy. Martin
  11. Kieron Tighe

 Reserves – Matt Stansfield, Chris Swift, Adam Hope

Same team Sunday versus Colne @ Home, meet 11:45 prompt.