BARROW v NETHERFIELD
Blackpool spokesperson Andy Griffiths reports:
Our 1st XI travel to Barrow with one enforced change from the side which beat Morecambe last weekend. Fitness and fielding coach Michael Moore is away at a wedding, and is replaced by 17 year old Jarred Bain, a promising young batsman and excellent fielder who has played at 1st XI level before (actually taking the wicket of the Netherfield professional last season, in a cup game I believe......!).
The top order will be looking to fire after a run of single figure scores in the victory against Morecambe last weekend, but with professional Saj Weerakoon and captain in fine form, and with the momentum of 7 league victories in 10 games, some excellent bowling performances and a excellent team spirit, it will surely only be a matter of time before all of our top order are in the runs.
1st XI - Saturday 21st June - Away vs Barrow, Meet BCC 10:00 - Danson (capt), Bain, Darlington, Gleeson, Hogarth (A), Hogarth (J), Outram, Reece, Smith (A), Smith (J) (w/k), Weerakoon (pro)
On Sunday, our 1st XI are involved in the group stages of the Northern League 20-20 competition, and will play St Annes and Preston in a round-robin format, to be staged at St Annes Cricket Club. Only one change is made to the side from Saturday, with Jarred Bain keeping his place and joined in the side by another 17 year old in the shape of all-rounder Matty Brown, who is also an excellent fielder and will add to the enthusiasm and dynamism of the side in the shorter form of the game. Jamie Hogarth makes way.
Pro Saj Weerakoon will be in the Blackpool side at Barrow
The 20-20 competition will see captain Danson tinker with his batting and bowling options, in an effort to find the winning formula for this form of the game, at the same time as giving one or two of our lower order a chance to establish themselves and get some runs under their belt.
1st XI - Sunday 22nd June - Away vs St Annes and Preston in 20-20, Meet BCC 09:30 - Danson (capt), Bain, Brown (M), Darlington, Gleeson, Hogarth (A), Outram, Reece, Smith (A), Smith (J) (w/k), Weerakoon (pro).
Barrow captain Daryl Wearing writes: As you can see, Ian Allington is not available for the 1st team this weekend, as he is away until Saturday morning, so he will meet the 2nd XI at Blackpool. Jon McMenemy has now gone travelling, so will not be available for the remainder of the season. Robin Adams is also unavailable for this weekend, so we welcome back Neil Lauderdale, who impressed in his first game for the 1st XI this season, two weeks ago but was unavailable for last weekend's draw at Chorley. Jordan Nicholson comes up from the 2nd team after some consistent and impressive performances. Coming up with him, is Tod Bamber who has performed over the last couple of weeks and he will don the keeping gloves.
Barrow team: D Wearing (Capt), N Lauderdale, L Livingstone, T Bamber (WK), G Smith, G Dawson, D Clark, J Miles, I Kermode, J Nicholson, P Wanasinghe (pro).
On Sunday Barrow entertain Penrith in the Cumbria Cup. Their team is: D Wearing (Capt), N Lauderdale, L Livingstone, T Bamber (WK), I Kermode, G Smith, P Bayman, G Heffernan, M Studt, D Clark, P Wanasinghe (pro).
CARNFORTH v LEYLAND
Adam Cowperthwaite returns to the Carnforth side after recently making his Cumberland debut. The Carnforth side is: A Hornby (capt), T Barnfield (wkt), R Bailey (pro), R Forsyth, L Bradley, B Hornby, B Harrison, R Parker, A Cowperthwaite, G Denwood,J Denwood.
Steve Pallett is unavailable for Leyland so Stephen Cartwright comes in. Leyland team: D Makinson (Capt), Ameer Khan (pro), K Cross, C Parkinson, P Cummings, A Makinson, I Farrington, T Reece, J Rounding, M Watkinson (WK), S Cartwright
Adam Cowperthwaite returns to the Carnforth side after playing for Cumberland
FLEETWOOD v ST ANNES
St Annes spokeperson Andy Kellett reports: Russ Bradley captains the 1st X1 in the absence of Duncan Whalley who is away for the weekend. Aiden Cotton, who kept wicket very well in last Sunday's Lancashire Cup defeat by Kendal will continue behind the stumps.
Seve Hurst replaces Duncan Whalley. This is a well earned call up to the 1st X1 for Hurst after impressing in the 2nd X1 this season.
St Annes team: Bradley (Capt), Cotton (WK), Evans, Hurst, Musgrave, A Taylor, D Taylor, Twist, Uz-Zaman, Whitehead, Mansoor Ahmed (pro).
Aiden Cotton will keep wicket for St Annes at Fleetwood
KENDAL v CHORLEY
The Kendal side is: I Ullah (Capt); K Howarth; T Hunte; N Lewthwaite; O Killiner; D Du Plessis (WK); G Ashburner; P Dodds; S Parkin; B Simm; R McMillan (Pro).
On Sunday v Netherfield (h) ECB Cockspur Cup: Adrian Potts in for Ross McMillan; Alan Thompson in for Paul Dodds
Chorley spokesperson Linda Norman has confirmed three of Chorley's T20 fixtures:
20/20 v Leyland @ Windsor Park Tues 1st July @ 6.00p.m.
Match at Leyland Tues 24th June
20/20 v Darwen @ Windsor Park Fri 11th July @ 6.00p.m.
On Sunday the Chorley first team are at Fleetwood in the Thwaites Cup (2pm). The second team Thwaites Cup-tie is at home to Fleetwood on Sun 29th June at Windsor Park (2pm).
Chorley pro Friedel de Wet has played for Lancashire Seconds 2nd team at Alderley Edge against Durham and had figures of 4 for 59 in the first innings.
Chorley have chosen the same team for the T20 game at Darwen on Friday, the league game on Saturday and the Thwaites Cup game at Fleetwood on Sunday, except that C Millward comes in for A Peacock for the T20 game and the cup game.:
J Catterall (capt); A Holdsworth; J Tolley; N Eastham; M Critchley; K McCullagh; W Moulton; S Sweeney; W Smith; F de Wet (pro); A Peacock.
MORECAMBE v DARWEN
Morecambe chairman Nick Milner comes into the side after outstanding form in the 2nd XI alongside Ryan Smith. Phil Thornton is unavailable and key bowlers Graham Lee and Jono Gates are also on the sidelines.
The Morecambe team is: Lomas (Capt), Goyal, Martin (Pro), Dennison, Woodhead, Clough, Pedder, Smith, Milner, Cassidy, Gudgeon (WK)
The Darwen team is: 1. A Cook (Capt) 2. C Clarke 3. G Cordingley 4. J Cordingley 5. M Emery 6. J Clarke (WK) 7. S Hampson 8. N Burke 9. K Anwar 10. Y Bhamji 11. A Ashraf (Pro).
PRESTON v NETHERFIELD
Preston make one change, veteran Manoj Parekh coming out of retirement to replace Rhys Williams, who is unavailable.
Team: G Johnstone (Capt), Bilal Asad (pro), S Patel, P Mann, L Vahaluwala, M Bavla, J McDonald, Y Patel, J Davies, C Williams (WK), M Parekh.
On Sunday Preston are in T20 action in the round Robin at St Annes also involving Blackpool. Joe Davies captains the side. The team is: 1) Joe Davies (capt); 2) Johnny Winter (w/k); 3) Javaid Hussain; 4) Omar Malik; 5) Jonty McDonald; 6) Dipesh Patel; 7) Sajid Patel; 8) Yasin Patel; 9) Faruq Saiyed; 10) Lukman Vahaluwala; 11) Bilal Asad (Pro). 12th man Glenn Johnstone
The Netherfield side is: Parry (capt), Walmsley, Ferguson (pro), Huck, Baker, Haddrick, Prime (WK), Clement, Hadwin, Miller, Wilson
On Sunday Netherfield are at Kendal in the ECB Cockspur Cup. Hill, Barton and Little replace Ferguson
SECOND DIVISION (2ND XI)
Second v third in Division Two
BLACKPOOL v BARROW
Blackpool spokesperson Andy Griffiths reports:
Our 2nd XI host Barrow in a top of the table clash on Saturday, and with all-rounder Mike Taylor unavailable from the side which had the better of a draw against Morecambe last weekend, Kev Reid will get another chance to impress. Luke Melville remains on holiday and is unavailable, whilst Will Norris, Prash Aga and John Caunce will come back from bouts of injury and unavailability via the 3rd XI.
2nd XI - Saturday 21st June - Home vs Barrow, Meet BCC 11:45 - Griffiths (capt), Armstrong, Booth, Bracewell, Heath (w/k), Mercer, Newton, Penney, Reid, Taylor (C), Wall
The Barrow 2nd XI team is: R Mowat (Capt), I Allington, G Reynolds, G Heffernan, G Kermode, J Tweddle, P Wilcock, M Studt, P Renney (WK), A Cartmell, R Lightfoot.
On Sunday, our 2nd XI host Fleetwood in a league game re-arranged from August when we are hosting the Lancashire - Surrey County Championship match at Stanley Park. Captain Andy Griffiths is unavailable with family commitments, so Steve Mercer will captain a side which sees Prashant Aga step in and Jamie Hogarth return at the expense of the unavailable Kev Reid. Jamie will be looking to continue the good batting form displayed against Fleetwood earlier in the season when he posted 111 not out in a convincing win.
2nd XI - Sunday 22nd June - Home vs Fleetwood, Meet BCC 11:45 - Mercer (capt), Aga, Armstrong, Booth, Bracewell, Heath (w/k), Hogarth (J), Newton, Penney, Taylor (C), Wall
CHORLEY v KENDAL
DARWEN v MORECAMBE:
The Darwen 2nd XI reads: 1. G Jackson Vice Captain 2. G Ainslie 3. D Bonner 4. C Davies 5. M Clarkson 6. N Jackson 7. A Brown 8. G Lawrenson 9. S Jackson 10. J Anderson 11. S Chat-Jones
LEYLAND v CARNFORTH
Leyland: C Dovery (Capt), S Parker (WK), T Afsar, M Brown, M Cottam, T Coxhead, C Kelley, N McDonell, S Prince, A Richardson, D Vardy
The Carnforth 2nd XI reads: L Potter (capt), A Benson (wkt), M Bradley, W Tomlinson, M Preston, G Russell, G Baxendale, P Jones, L Barnes, R Bragg, L Hodkinson
NETHERFIELD v PRESTON
Netherfield 2nd XI: Hartley, Barton, Stafford, Hyland, Mackenzie, Jones, Hill, Girdhari, Postlethwaite, Davidson, Nixon
Preston 2nd XI captain Johnny Winter reports: Preston will hope to go one better versus Netherfield on Saturday after their narrow defeat to St Annes last week. Leading wicket taker Andrew Starkie is away this weekend, but opening bowler Roger Kaye returns to the bowling attack and will relish the opportunity to close down 'Starks' wicket tally in his absence. The bowling is further strengthened with Javaid Hussain in the side, who has come down from 1st XI. After setting a challenging total against St Annes last week the top six remains unchanged. With regular wicket keeper Mike Beevor in Greece, skipper Johnny Winter once again dons the gloves.
Team: 1. Johnny Winter (c) (wk); 2. Fayaz Ughradar; 3. Danny Hall;4. Mark Jefferies; 5. Dipesh Patel; 6. Faruq Saiyed; 7. Mohsin Patel; 8. Zahoor Ahmed; 9. Javaid Hussain; 10. Roger Kaye; 11. Usman Alam
ST ANNES v FLEETWOOD
St Annes 2nd XI captain Andy Kellett reports: Peter Jackson replaces Seve Hurst in the only change to the 2nd X1 team that beat Preston last weekend.
Team: Kellett (Capt), Bartholomew, Bickerdike, Bradley, Costin, Jackson, O'Dea, Thomas, Watson (WK), Willis, Wilks.