Padiham one win away from Ramsbottom Cup final

They don't get much bigger than this for Padiham Cricket Club.

Friday, 13th July 2018, 2:00 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:06 pm
Padiham Cricket Club pavilion which was broken into over the weekend. A140311/1

Kevin Hitchon’s side have the small matter of a Ribblesdale Cricket League derby to deal with this weekend on top of a Ramsbottom Cup semi-final.

They make the short journey to Whalley Road tomorrow to go toe-to-toe with Read, who are looking to plug the gap on league leaders Settle.

While the hosts are 21 points adrift of the table toppers with a game in hand, Padiham are stationed right above the drop zone though have a 31-point safety net.

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Meanwhile, on the same day as the World Cup final, Padiham will be going for glory in the final four of the cup at the Arbories.

This term marks a decade since the club last won the competition, for only the second time in their history, and they’ll have to negotiate a route past Ribblesdale Wanderers - their fellow finalists that day - to stand a chance of adding another.