Burnley book their place in history

Dan Pickup didn't realise that Burnley's innings against Nelson was history in the making but the club captain was delighted to see his team-mates enter their names into the record books.

Wednesday, 17th May 2017, 4:25 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:39 pm

Burnley’s 333-3 finish against their mini-derby rivals at Turf Moor was a club best, helping to ease the hurt that was inflicted when their remarkable Worsley Cup run was brought to an end.

Opener Liam Bedford contributed with 74 runs, putting on a 129-run partnership with professional Chris Holt who culminated the innings on 120. Joey Marshall also hit his maiden half-century for the club, finishing unbeaten on 59.

“It was a phenomenal effort,” said Pickup. “It was a great effort from the boys at the top of the order with the bat.

“It’s nice to do something like that. I didn’t even realise it was a record until afterwards so it’s good to have that against your name.

“I didn’t really contribute to the innings though, it was the rest of the boys that did the business. It was more important to put on a performance.”

Burnley host Haslingden in the Lancashire League on Saturday and have home advantage again on Sunday when Settle visit in the LCB Knockout Cup.

Lowerhouse will look to get things back on track in the Lancashire League when they take on Enfield at Dill Hall Lane on Saturday.

Ben Heap’s side will then travel to Great Harwood in the LCB Knockout Cup on Sunday.