Challenge match next weekend

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EASTER Sunday sees the Surridge Challenge Match between Lancashire League champions Lowerhouse and Ribblesdale League title winners Baxenden at Back Lane.

The match - an unofficial champion of champions encounter - is a thank you to the clubs for showing loyalty to Surridge over a number of seasons and to congratulate them on their recent successes.

The match will be played over 40 overs each, starting at 1-30 p.m., with a maximum eight overs per bowler.

Professionals are eligible to play, and teams are to provide an umpire and scorer each.

Guests and spectators will have access to the bar and refreshments, and Surridge will supply a trophy.

l THE winners of the Lowerhouse New Year draw, which raised £2,000 towards club development, are as follows:

£250, S. Logan; £150, T. Coates; £100, D. Greenwood; Bottle of House of Commons Whiskey from Gordon Birtwistle MP, A. Hall; £30 Next voucher, B. Bradshaw; £20 HMV voucher, Lee Chan; Wine, E. Keenan, S. Halstead, Kelly Mannion, Janet Wyld, Preedy, Karin Butschok, Sue Doyle, Dave Finch, J. Craig, E. Hitchen, Justine Jordan, B. Foster; Aftershave, Dave N; Lowerhouse CC Cap, P. Nutter; Lowerhouse CC Beanie, C. Atherton; Lowerhouse CC Cap, P. Atherton; Bottle Cava, J. Entwistle; Bottle Sparkling Perry, Rebekah M.