While many local cricketers are preparing for the forthcoming season in indoor net sessions, Clitheroe Cobras head to the warmth of Dubai tomorrow to gain some pre- season match practise.
The Chatburn Road youngsters, aged from 11 -17, will be competing against Academy teams in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah,as well as taking in several social and cultural activities - plus a visit to watch an Under 19 World Cup fixture in Dubai.
The boys have been backed by Houldsworth Solicitors, who kitted them out in bespoke polo shirts .
Tour Manager Farouk Hussain said: “ We ‘re looking forward to five competitive matches as well as an opportunity to be ambassadors for Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley.
“We would like to thank John Houldsworth for helping the boys to look like a professional touring team. It’s wonderful to see local businesses recognising the value of sport and supporting local talent.
“Hopefully the boys will have a more successful tour than England in Australia!”