Clitheroe Cobras receive recognition

Farouk Hussain, pictured with councillor Allan Knox
Farouk Hussain, pictured with councillor Allan Knox
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CLITHEROE Cobras have been recognised for their service to Youth and Community by Clitheroe Town Council.

The presentation which preceded the annual Mayor Making resulted in Cobras chairman Farouk Hussain being awarded a certificate of recognition from the Mayor, councillor Susan Knox, as one of her final duties in office.

Hussain, paid tribute to the contribution made by his team of helpers: “It’s very humbling to be recognised by the Town Council and I would like to thank them and in particular the outgoing Mayor, councillor Susan Knox, for the support that she has given during her year in office.”

Meanwhile, Clitheroe Cobras Under 13s started the season in style, winning the LCB Ribblesdale League Cup.

The match, delayed from last season, finally got under way at Euxton CC.

Put into bat, the Cobras were off to a slow start in the proper format of the game.

Harry Lang went early on for 12 trying to push the pace with the score on 14.

Charlie Dewhurst entered the fray, and a more urgent approach quickened the run rate, before he had to retire on 30.

Tom Stones continued that approach and together with Eli Smith the pair saw out the innings.

Stones finished not out 31 and Smith was run out on the last ball for 29 after some frantic running between the wickets as the Cobras finished on a competitive 107-2 in their allotted 16 overs.

In reply, Euxton made a steady start until the introduction of Dom Stewart and Harry Lang.

Lang’s first over, although not his best, produced two wickets for no runs.

Stewart responded, taking a hat trick in his next over, all three clean bowled with Euxton having no answer to his pace and bounce.

Lang capped a great performance with four wickets in his next over, again without conceding a run. He had figures of two overs, two mdns, six wickets for no runs, and Stewart finished on 3-3. Billy Jacks finished the innings, taking the last wicket as Euxton finished 21 all out in the 10th over.

The Cobras now go on to play in the LCB cup against clubs from other leagues and hopefully can progress well into the competition.