County call-up

RED ROSES: Jessica Nixon and Samiya Rahman
RED ROSES: Jessica Nixon and Samiya Rahman

Burnley cricketers Samiya Rahman and Jessica Nixon have been selected for the County Under 13s girls squad for the 2011 season.

Samiya, from Burnley Cricket Club, and Jessica, from Lowerhouse, are the latest from the town to represent Lancashire, and will make their Red Rose debut against Durham on May 20th at Read.

Officials from the Cricket Development Group and both clubs paid tribute to the efforts that the girls have put in, especially in the last two years, having previously missed out on County Under 11 selection.

Meanwhile, Burnley’s junior section is holding an open day for anyone interested in playing cricket on Saturday, March 26th at Spirit of Sport, Burnley, from 9-15-10-30 a.m.

The club welcomes Under 9s, Under 11s and Girls, and from 10-15-11-30 a.m., the Under 13s.

The club looks forward to welcoming any youngsters to this free taster session.

If you are interested in attending, please contact info@burnleycricketclub.com or phone Fiona (07814770176).

Burnley’s junior section also hold their annual membership and welcome evening on Friday, April 15th from 6-30 p.m.

This social evening will be a chance for the juniors to meet the coaches and complete their membership and registration forms.

Junior outdoor practice nights will begin on Thursday, April 21st, weather permitting.

l LOWERHOUSE’S pre-season friendly with neighbours Padiham on Saturday, April 9th will take place at the Arbories.

The reverse fixture between the second teams will take place on the same day at Liverpool Road.

Other friendlies see Lowerhouse entertain Golborne on Sunday, April 10th - the same day Burnley seconds are at home to Read seconds, while Burnley travel to Fleetwood.

On Saturday, April 16th, Lowerhouse host Heaton, and the following day Burnley are at home to the Lancashire Federation.

Lowerhouse’s game at Farnworth SC has been cancelled, with the thirds’ game with Belvedere thirds moved from Sunday, April 3rd at Lowerhouse to Belvedere on April 16th.

The winners of the Lowerhouse New Year draw, drawn at the club’s annual general meeting, were: £250, 2680, N. Morris; £150, 3046, A. Hamer; £100, 876, P. Atherton; Meal Vouchers at Sycamore Farm, 2851, Pat Heaton; £30 next Voucher, 6201, Jules; Bottle Cava, 5468, Mark Price; Bottle Port, 238, P. Astin; Bottle Red Wine, 239, P. Astin, Bottle Red Wine, 5706, T. Butler; Bottle Red Wine, 900, G. Shields; Tin of Chocolates, 5790, P. Haggerty; England Towel, 543, Graham JKB; Tin of Chocolates, 1778, J. Waite; England Towel, 223, M. Finn; Ashes DVDs, 4972, Tel. 411937; Bottle White Wine, 555, Wayne JKB; Bottle White Wine, 5445, Deborah; Bottle White Wine, 5997, Mick Bentley; Bottle White Wine, 5696, P. Mawdsley; Bottle White Wine, 1154, Sue; Bottle White Wine, 5720, Donald; Bottle White Wine, 222, Kevin Ingham.