Disappointment for Walsden as Elland date cancelled

Natwest Crciket Force volunteers and Walsden CC volunteers at last week's Ground Force Day
Natwest Crciket Force volunteers and Walsden CC volunteers at last week's Ground Force Day

The first of two warm-up games for Central Lancashire League champions Walsden is off.

The Scott Street side were due to travel to Elland on Sunday. However, last year’s Huddersfield League third-placed finishers pulled the plug on the contest earlier this week because the ground was wet.

It means Walsden will be keen that next Saturday’s match at Todmorden, which comes 24 hours before the opener at Rochdale, goes ahead.

Walsden held a successful NatWest CricketForce day. They were among more than 2,000 clubs who signed up to the event which aims to spruce up grounds, clubhouses and facilities.

Walsden also received £250 from the Hebden Bridge branch of the bank via Karen Hayes, who joined the workers with colleagues Lynne Riley, Jenna Powell and her three-year-old son Oliver.

Walsden’s junior signing on is on Sunday at 2pm.

Training will take place on Mondays with five to seven-year-olds from 4.30pm to 5.30pm; eight to 11s from 5.30pm to 6.30pm; and under 11s, 13s and 15s from 6.15pm to 8pm.

Walsden have had a donation which they have decided to spend on primary school coaching at Castle Hill, Shade, Cornholme, St Joseph and Walsden, leading to a competition day at Walsden CC in June.