District team shine in Skelmersdale

The team are pictured above, from left, with team manager Stan Heaton: Samiya Rahman, Georgia Clough, Emily Herbert, Jessica Nixon, Tanisha Rahman, Becky Gorton, Laura Burrows and  Lauren Blackburn.
The team are pictured above, from left, with team manager Stan Heaton: Samiya Rahman, Georgia Clough, Emily Herbert, Jessica Nixon, Tanisha Rahman, Becky Gorton, Laura Burrows and Lauren Blackburn.

Burnley District Under 14 girls competed in a five-team competition at Skelmersdale and finished joint winners.

The team suffered only one loss against West Lancs, and accounted for Liverpool, St Helens and South Ribble.

This was the first time most of the girls had played an indoor competition, and their performance was, on occasions, exceptional.

Special credit goes to Emily Herbert - aged Under 10 - who was the leading wicket taker.

Congratulations also go to Ainslie Wolstenholme and Hannah Till, who have got into the Lancashire Girls’ Under 15s squad.

Ainslie and Hannah have been in the county teams since the Under 11s and have done well to get into the side as Under 14s.

They join Maddy White and Shannon Jackson who were in team last season, and Jessica Nixon in the Under 13s.

• PADIHAM Cricket Club’s annual knockout competition was played on Sunday afternoon, with six teams taking part - St Augustine’s, Railway Hotel, Hare and Hounds, Flying Dutchman and Padiham Football Club.

The competition began at 10-30 a.m. and the final ball was bowled at 8-30 p.m. in fading light. The competition was won by St Augustine’s, defeating Padiham FC in the final.

Financially the event was a huge success for the club, and they would like to thank the teams and those who attended.