Match to decide area’s top team!

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who will be the champion of champions?

Lancashire League winners Lowerhouse are to take on Ribblesdale League champions Baxenden at Back Lane in a pre-season encounter to whet the appetite ahead of their title defences.

The date has been pencilled in for April 8th, starting at 1-30 p.m., with Baxenden winning the toss for home advantage.

The clubs will play for the Surridge Challenge Cup, as well as bragging rights between the two locals leagues.

Surridge organised the challenge match as a thank you to both clubs for their loyalty over many years to the brand.

Provisions have already been made, should the weather intervene, for a 20/20 clash in mid-summer.

The Lancashire League season starts on April 22nd, with Lowerhouse at Bacup.

Meanwhile, Lowerhouse indoor nets dates have been announced.

Nets commence tonight at Hameldon College for 10 weeks for the younger juniors, 5-8 p.m. for five weeks, with open coaching, then 5-6-30 p.m. for the last five weeks in the nets.

Alternatively, from Sunday, nets start at Thomas Whittam for 10 weeks for the younger juniors, 9 a.m. to noon for the first five weeks, again open coaching, then 9-10-30 p.m. for the remaining five weeks - though this could change to 10-30 a.m. to noon. Notice will be given.

The older juniors start on Friday, March 2nd at Hameldon College for five weeks from 6-30 to 8 p.m.

Alternatively, from Sunday, March 4th at Thomas Whittam for five weeks from 10-30 a.m. to noon, although this could again change to 9-10-30 a.m.

Senior nets for the three teams and selected juniors will commence on Friday, February 24th at Hameldon College from 8-9 p.m.