Three matches to forget for Todmorden

It was a weekend to forget for Todmorden Cricket Club.

Not only did they lose to neighbours Walsden in a 20/20 match on Friday, but they were thrashed in both the league and the cup.

Todmorden skipper Andrew Sutcliffe said: “Friday night was a poor game, the weather conditions were not good as we played the majority of the game in the rain and the last half hour was very dark, but Walsden were comfortable winners on the night.”

He said his side “were not at the races” over the weekend and played nowhere near their potential and were totally outplayed.

“On Saturday the pitch was wet but we knew there was no more rain to come so we were looking to grind out a score of 150 plus but unfortunately we didn’t get near that total.”

Church’s professional Saeed Anwar knocked them off comfortably after earlier taking five wickets in Todmorden’s total of 73.

Sutcliffe said on Sunday it was “a horrible display” as they were bowled out cheaply at Centre Vale as Haslingden won by 10 wickets.

Lewis McIntosh took six for 20 to roll Todmorden over for just 55.

Professional Harry Boam ripped out Simon Newbitt and Joe Hanson before a run had been scored.

Ben Sutcliffe (20) and Andrew Sutcliffe took the score to 36 after professional Qaiser Abbas had also fallen to Boam at 14. The last five wickets fell for just one run.

“To play like that in front of the members in the Worsley Cup is not good enough and for the performance I apologise.

“We are now left with the LCB Cup and the T20 cup formats and the league and we will all be at training working hard to put in some good performances over the next few weeks,” said Sutcliffe.