Padiham CC dinner proves a big success

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Padiham Cricket Club recently held a successful sportsmans’ dinner at Moorhouse’s Brewery.

Comedian and impressionist, “The man of 1,000 voices” Les Gibson provided the entertainment at the sell out event, which saw a two-course meal, raffle and auction, while guest speaker was former England and Leicestershire wicketkeeper Paul Nixon.

Master of ceremonies was Tony Woodworth.

There were over 100 in attendance, and thanks go to sponsors Thorn Access and Security, as well as those attending, helping raise vital funds for Padiham Cricket Club ahead of the forthcoming Ribblesdale League season.

Senior indoor training continues on Thursdays at 8 p.m. at Shuttleworth College, with all new and old players invited to attend.

Padiham have a friendly at home to Lancashire League side Enfield on Sunday, April 9th, before entertaining Church the following Saturday, April 15th.

The season starts on Saturday, April 22nd with a trip to Station Road to face Whalley, before the first home game the following Saturday – the derby with Read.

Phil Haggerty will be the first team captain, and the club will welcome back South African Brady Barends as professional, with Australian Harry Lawson their overseas amateur. Lawson has played for Williamstown CYMS all his junior career and has progressed to open the batting in the first team.