Burnley and Lowerhouse to resume in cricket’s Worsley Cup semi-final

Burnley CC v Lowerhouse CC in the Worsley Cup semi-final. Kasim Ali (pro) bats for Burnley CC. Photo: Georgie Brewster
Burnley CC v Lowerhouse CC in the Worsley Cup semi-final. Kasim Ali (pro) bats for Burnley CC. Photo: Georgie Brewster

Burnley and Lowerhouse will take to the field once more tomorrow as they look to complete last weekend’s washed out Worsley Cup semi-final.

Burnley managed to score 208-8 in their innings before rain prevented Lowerhouse from even getting out to the crease.

Qasim Ali and Chris Burton (12) put on 54 before the gloveman was run out. Skipper Bharat Tripathi then added 79 with Ali before Paddy Martin had Ali caught by Fergus Bailey for 76.

Three runs later the Burnley captain departed caught by Matt Walker off Bailey for 33. Walker (4-36) removed Adnan Rasool (12), Michael Kelly (13), Graham Lalor (8) and Steve Brunt (4) who returned with a runner after retiring hurt. Steve Whittaker remained unbeaten on 25 at the close.

The teams meet tonight as well in a Twenty20 match, also to be played at Turf Moor.

Lowerhouse pro Francois Haasbroek will go into the games supremely confident after hitting a career best unbeaten 131 in Lowerhouse’s 107 run win at Todmorden in the league at the weekend.

On Sunday, Lowerhouse, who are now 29 points behind league leaders Accrington, take on Chruch at home while Burnley are away to Rawtenstall.

In the Ribblesdale Cricket League, Read are at home to Ribblesdale on Saturday with Padiham taking on Edenfield away.