Complete washout in Lancashire League

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SUNDAY’S Lancashire League fixtures were a complete washout, with not one game starting due to rain.

Lowerhouse were due to host Enfield, with Burnley at leaders Accrington.

The games will now be played on the third fixed date on Saturday, July 16th.

However, on Friday night, both sides were in Twenty20 action.

Lowerhouse, having suffered three defeats the previous weekend, in the Twenty20, Worsley Cup and league - knocking them off top spot - bounced back with a whopping 105-run victory over mini-derby rivals Colne at the West End.

Lowerhouse batted first and made 156-6, with Matt Walker top-scoring with 48.

Former skipper Joe Beneduce made 20, while Jon Finch, Chris Bleazard and Fergus Bailey all scored 17 to take the total out beyond Colne’s reach.

The visitors were all out for a paltry 51 in reply, as Paddy Martin took 4-5 from 19 balls, and Walker chipped in with 3-23.

Colne professional Mansoor Amjad - skipper for the night after Matt Wilson and Gary Hunt recently stepped down - top-scored with 25, but found no support.

Burnley were not as successful as they went down by seven wickets at home to Todmorden.

Steve Brunt’s side batted first, and made 131-5, with professional Imad Wasim top-scoring with a fine 78, including five fours and a six.

He had opened with Qasim Ali (15), putting on 44 for the first wicket.

However, it wasn’t enough, as visiting professional Qaiser Abbas cracked an unbeaten 66, with eight fours.

The key partnership was for the third wicket, sharing 80 with Nick Barker (35) to clinch victory.

Lowerhouse are at Todmorden in the Twenty20 competition on Friday night before a derby double-header.

The West Enders entertain Burnley on Saturday in the league, before making the short trip across town to Turf Moor on Sunday.