Clitheroe Cobras lose out in festival final

CLITHEROE Cobras Girls held their inaugural Cricket Festival courtesy of sponsors Ribble Tandoori Takeaway.

The invitational event involving teams from Burnley, Ramsbottom, Winstanley (Wigan) as well as the hosts produced cricket of a high a standard with the home side progressing though to the final having won all their round robin games.

In the final they came up against a strong Burnley outfit who chased an average Cobras score of nett 38.The game remained in the balance until the final Burnley pair came to the crease but from that point onwards the visitors cruised to victory with some lusty blows.

Cobras chairman Farouk Hussain said: "It was a fantastic day for all the girls and it was played in a terrific spirit. We are very grateful to Mr Islam from the Ribble Tandoori Takeaway for sponsoring the Cobras Girls shirts and also providing the medal and trophies for all team members taking part. It is another example of the Cobras working in partnership with the local community. We are hopeful that this will become an annual event."