Weekend Preview & Teams 31st May & 1st June 08

It’s another double header weekend with derby cup action on Saturday and a trip to Lanhead to face Bacup on Sunday.

On Saturday House will be hoping to repeat last weeks success against arch rivals Burnley in the Quarter Finals of the Worsley Cup.  The sides last met in in the cup back in 2004 with House running out victorious on their way to a first ever Worsley Cup triumph. It’s the same squad as last with Jonny Russell added after returning from injury.

On Sunday it’s a trip to Bacup as we look to move away from the foot of the table.  Lowerhouse name the same 12 as Saturday.

Bacup’s pro for 2008 needs to introduction to league and international cricket followers.  New Zealand Legend Chris Harris is a veteran of 250 one day internationals for his country amassing 4,379 runs and taking 203 wickets in the process.  In the league he first represented Ramsbottom and in 1995 became just the fourth man to achieve the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets.  Last season, which was his first with Bacup saw him score 801 runs at 61.6 and take 82 wickets.  He has 22 wickets to his name already this season.

Amateur wise Bacup’s leading batsmen is Paul Gallagher who last season scored 329 runs with a best of 79* and this season has 130 runs to date with a best of 52.  Leading bowler is David Warren who has 10 wickets to date at 18.2.

1st XI – Burnley (Away)  – 31st May 08 – Meet 11:45


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

Same Squad Sunday versus Bacup Away – Meet 11:45 prompt.

2nd XI – Haslingden (Home) – 31st May 08  – Meet 11.45

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

Reserve – Chris Swift

Same side Sunday versus Bacup @ Home – Meet 11:45 prompt.

 3rd XI – Rawtenstall (Away) – 31st May 08  – Meet 12:00


  1. Michael Lee (Capt)
  2.  Chris Swift
  3. Sahun Heaton
  4. Fergus Bailey
  5. Lewis Marsden
  6. Joe Martin
  7. Michael Donovan
  8. Tauqeer Razzaq
  9. Colin Quinn
  10. Matt Walker
  11. Ben Webster

Reserves – Jonny Whitehead & Josh Whitehead

Meet 11:45 prompt

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