Tod look to put defeats behind them when they face strugglers

Todmorden travel to the Lancashire League’s bottom club Colne on Sunday looking to get back to winning ways after a 126-run loss at Ramsbottom.

It looks good opportunity, although Colne did beat Rishton last weekend thanks to pro Thomas Kaber’s five for 39.

Callum Kay batted through Ramsbottom’s innings for an unbeaten 98 in a total of 241 for four.

Tod mustered only 115 in reply with 20 from pro Bilal Bhatti, 19 from Ben Pearson and 17 apiece from Ben Sutcliffe and Elliott Gilford.

Tod skipper Andrew Sutcliffe said Bhatti had continually beaten the bat and his side had missed chances to restrict Ramsbottom to 200.

Todmorden had also lost to Ramsbottom in their Twenty/20 group on Friday, suffering a third straight defeat.

They lost by 21 runs at home after South African pro Daryn Smit had made a superb unbeaten 110 in a score of 169 for four for Ramsbottom.

Todmorden made 148 for eight in reply, Elliott Gilford top scoring with 30 having earlier taken three for 29.

Sutcliffe said: “We did not bowl poorly - it was just a day when the opponents’ professional took the game away from us.”