Frustration after washout

Some games in the Towergate Halifax Cricket League managed to take place this weekend, but the weather washed out things for Todmorden’s two major clubs.

Walsden managed to play a game on the opening day of the Centtral Lancashire League season on April 15, but Todmorden in the Lancashire League have been beaten by the weather over the last two weekends.

Both teams have two fixtures this weekend. Walsden are away on Saturday to Ashton, but home on Sunday to Littleborough.

Todmorden are at home on Sunday to Burnley and away on Bank Holiday Monday to Enfield.

Todmorden skipper Andrew Sutcliffe said: “It certainly is getting frustrating, especially when you cannot practice either as the weather has been so poor.

“As we have had the first two league games washed out there is more pressure to get off to a good start this weekend as there are 24 points available if the rain stays away,” he said.

“Burnley have recruited well again this winter and they will be a good side this season and it will be a tough game to start with.

“We’re hoping for two solid practice sessions this week so that we can hit the ground running at the weekend. On Monday we are playing Enfield away where we tasted defeat last year by a very close margin so we will be looking to make amends for that.”

l BEFORE the weekend games, Todmorden Cricket Club is holding a race night at the club on Friday night. Admission is £2 and there will be cheap ales on offer for one night only.

l ON Saturday there will be a Lancashire Ladies Development match at Centre Vale.

It will be a 50-overs match between players who all have county potential. Admission is free. The match starts at 11am.