Former Lancashire skipper Steven Croft has signed on to feature as substitute professional for Burnley in Bank Holiday Monday’s Twenty20 Finals Day at Ramsbottom.
The Blackpool all-rounder, in his benefit year at Old Trafford, was in action last night in the Vitality Blast quarter-finals at Kent Spitfires, and is hoping for success on both fronts.
He said: “I’ve signed up to act as Burnley’s sub professional for their T20 finals day on Bank Holiday Monday. It will be a good little run-out for me in what hopefully won’t be my last finals day of the season.
“The standard is good. The Lancashire League is a strong competition and crowds tend to be pretty big.
“If we win our quarter-final it will be good practice for me. That’s how I’m seeing it.
“Quite a lot of the usual professionals have gone home, so everyone is drafting people in.
“It will be a good test for me and will hopefully come at just the right time.”
Burnley take on hosts Ramsbottom in their Twenty20 semi-final on Bank Holiday Monday, with the winners of the earlier semi, between Darwen and reigning champions Clitheroe, lying in wait.
Captain Dan Pickup said: “It’s a nice ground and it should be a good spectacle.
“We fancy our chances as well, we’ve been going well in the Twenty20.”
Burnley face a league double header before that, at Colne tomorrow, before they entertain Great Harwood on Sunday, looking to seal a place in the top half.