Tod seconds through to final

AN unbeaten 63 by James Crossley saw Todmorden second team through to the final of the Lancashire Telegraph Cup.

His innings was the mainstay of his side’s 163 for seven in reply to home team Rishton’s 162 all out.

Earlier Stuart Priestley had taken four for 19 and Ilias Hussain three for 14 to dismiss Rishton.

Todmorden will now meet Ramsbottom in the final at Centre Vale on July 30.

In the previous day’s game Todmorden did not fare so well against their final opponents.

Despite 51 from Stuart Priestley, 42 from Herr Abbas and 39 from Freddie Priestley they could only make 215 for eight in reply to Ramsbottom’s 273 for five, with Hussain taking three for 43.