Burnley ease to win over East Lancashire

SIX-FER: Adnan Rasool in action against East Lancs
SIX-FER: Adnan Rasool in action against East Lancs

AFTER a week of torrential rain Burnley managed to get a game of cricket in on Sunday at home against East Lancashire - and Bharat Tripathi steered the locals to victory with an undefeated 37.

The home side won the toss and inserted East Lancs on an understandably wet track, and they moved steadily to 24 until professional Adnan Rasool made the breakthrough from a towering catch by Josh Whitehead.

Then captain Steve Brunt came on and took the wicket of Dave Pearson for a duck, to a catch from Chris Burton, in figures of 1-19 in 10 overs.

The home side kept the pressure on with Rasool continuing to take wickets in taking 6-64 off 24 overs and Capstick 1-21 off 10.

Burnley had a very good fielding performances, with catches in the deep from young Matt Lamb and Ammad Akram to keep home side on top.

In reply, the home side started quickly and were soon at 33 off the first seven overs, but then lost Brunt to professional Ockert Erasmus, but Qasim Ali continued his good form with another 50.

It was left to Tripathi to see Burnley home with an unbeaten 37.

On Friday, Burnley were beaten by Todmorden 3-2 in a bowl out in their Twenty20 Cup clash, after all 10 players had bowled. Only Cole Hayman and Rasool hit for Burnley.

Burnley are at home to Colne in the Twenty20 Cup on Friday night and Saturday face East Lancs away.

Sunday sees the second team visit Haslingden in the quarter final of the cup for the third time of asking, weather permitting!