“Bumble” is the star attraction as weather halts big derby

BUMBLE MEETS BROWNEY: David Lloyd and Michael Brown chat
BUMBLE MEETS BROWNEY: David Lloyd and Michael Brown chat
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THE wet weather was somewhat poorly timed as Sunday’s Lancashire League derby between Lowerhouse and Burnley at Liverpool Road was washed out - with the Sky Sports cameras left disappointed!

Sky were down at the West End following Burnley - the first amateur side to feature in their series ‘Club Life’.

Steve Brunt’s men will be the first team aired in the six-episode series, which will be aired during England’s Test Match series against Sri Lanka.

David Lloyd was in attendance with Sky, but “Bumble” had little action to savour as the game was abandoned after only five overs with Lowerhouse 11-1 when the forecasted rain brought an end to play.

Sky still had chance to speak to members at Burnley about their success in producing county and international cricketers in the last 15 years, while the cameras were also attracted to the Lowerhouse players, who were sporting their new sponsored pink gear, advertising their links with Pendleside Hospice and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The proceeds from the raffle on the day would have been donated to the Hospice, as did the gate receipts and raffles from the Nelson match earlier in the season.

But despite the rain, “Bumble” proved a popular attraction as he remained in the clubhouse long after the match had been abandoned.

The rearranged date is now scheduled for Saturday, June 18th - the first of three derbies in less than an a week!

That match will see the Hospice again financially benefit from the gate receipts and raffles.