Burnley in narrow loss to Todmorden

TWO WICKETS: Imad Wasim in action for Burnley
TWO WICKETS: Imad Wasim in action for Burnley

In a game full of twists and turns Burnley narrowly lost out to Todmorden having been in control with 10 overs to go in the game.

Earlier Burnley had won the toss and with rain threatening chose to bat but were soon in trouble at 11-2 from tight bowling from the Todmorden attack.

A partnership of 45 between Andy Beet (26) and proffessional Imad Wasim who scored 59 off 51 balls took the score to 56 off 20 overs until Beet holed out in the deep off their proffessional.

Chris Burton then upped the run rate with a quick 17 and then brought in chairman Michael Brown to the crease who scored 53 off 42 balls to leave Burnley with a competitive 189 all out off their 44 over allocation.

In reply Todmorden got off to a cautious response with tight spin bowling from both Wasim (2-78 off 22) and Qasim Ali (2-19) which made batting hard work.

Burnley were in control when they had the Todmorden pro caught at mid wicket off Wasim by Brown at 91.

With 100 to win at six an over the visitors were in control but a mixture of a 102 not out by Simon Newbitt and a succession of dropped chances let the home side off the hook and they won with three balls to spare and five wickets down having been outplayed for the majority of the game.

Burnley will look to change their fortunes next week with a visit to leaders Accrington on Saturday and then the visit of Bacup on Sunday.