Todmorden go second after nine-wicket win

Steve Barker in action against Rishton in last weekend's Worsley Cup match
Steve Barker in action against Rishton in last weekend's Worsley Cup match

IT’S eight wins in a row in all competitions for Todmorden after a nine-wicket victory at Burnley.

The win saw the Centre Vale men cruise into second place in the Lancashire league.

Tod skipper Andrew Sutcliffe was surprised when the home side chose to bat on a rainy day.

“That played into our hands when the rain came and brought their innings to an early close and we were left with a reduced target,” he said.

The home side had made 126-5 when rain ended their innings after 43 overs.

Burnley professional Imad Wasim was unbeaten on 48 with skipper Steve Brunt having made 44.

Professional Qaiser Abbass took two for 42 off 22 overs.

Wasim sent back Simon Newbitt for 14 at 33, but Ben Sutcliffe (34 not out) and Abbas (38 not out) made light of a reduced target of 92 from 27 overs to register a win with more than six overs to spare.

Todmorden seconds had an equally convincing win over Burnley at Centre Vale.

Todmorden set a target of 219 for six with Ross Coates hitting 65 and Oliver Wood 41, scored with good support from Stuart Priestley (32).

Burnley were all out for 105 runs, Wood taking four for 45, Gareth Rudderforth two for 56 and Priestley three for two