Local schools benefit from Clitheroe CC fund raiser

Pupils show off their new cricket equipment, donated by Clitheroe Cricket Club
Pupils show off their new cricket equipment, donated by Clitheroe Cricket Club

Clitheroe Cricket Club have donated sets of cricket equipment to all primary schools in Clitheroe, with funds raised through a sponsored walk in the off-season.

The cricket club continue to establish strong links with schools in the area as a result of their thriving Clitheroe Cobras junior cricket section, which has expanded to over 150 girls and boys playing cricket from the age of five upwards.

The community club welcomes new members, who will benefit from top-quality junior coaching from volunteers, ECB level 3 performance coaches, as well as both former and current first-class cricketers.

The club also has a number of junior sides playing cricket in local leagues from under 9 upwards.

The club’s renowned junior cricket training takes place every Thursday evening at their Chatburn Road Ground from 6-7 p.m. for primary school children, and 7-8 p.m. for 12 and 13-year-olds.

There is also a newly-refurbished bar area and BBQ ready to cater for children and adults alike.

• All games in the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League Senior Division were washed out on Saturday.

Results

Senior Division

Barnoldswick v Ribblesdale Wanderers abandoned; Baxenden dnb, Cherry Tree 4-0 - abandoned; Brinscall dnb, Read 8-0 - abandoned; Brooksbottom v Edenfield abandoned; Earby v Settle abandoned; Oswaldtwistle Immanuel 31-1, Whalley dnb - abandoned; Padiham v Great Harwood abandoned; Salesbury v Euxton abandoned.

First Division

Burnley Belvedere I v Earby abandoned; Euxton 153-9, Burnley Belvedere II 127-7; Read 132-3 (Will Russell 60*), Barnoldswick 129 ; Ribblesdale Wanderers v Clitheroe, abandoned; Settle v Salesbury abandoned; Stacksteads v Padiham abandoned.

Second Division

Edenfield v Brooksbottom abandoned; Cherry Tree v Baxenden, Baxenden forfeited game; Feniscowles v Brinscall abandoned; Great Harwood v Stacksteads abandoned; Whalley v Oswaldtwistle Immanuel abandoned.

Third Division

Baxenden v Clitheroe IV abandoned; Brinscall v Earby, Earby forfeited; Burnley Belvedere 120, Cherry Tree 184-9; Euxton 156-6, Brooksbottom 30; Feniscowles v Salesbury abandoned; Great Harwood v Clitheroe III abandoned; Oswaldtwistle Immanuel v Ribblesdale Wanderers, abandoned; Read 142-7, Padiham 144-0; Whalley 119 Edenfield 162-7.

This weekend sees a double header, with league games on Saturday, and Ramsbottom Cup second round fixtures on Sunday.

On Saturday, Read entertain Earby, while Ribblesdale Wanderers host Salesbury and Whalley are at home to Clitheroe in Ribble Valley derbies, with wickets pitched at 1-30 p.m.

Then on Sunday, Whalley are at Salesbury in the cup, Read are at home to Settle, and holders Ribblesdale Wanderers host Cherry Tree, wickets pitched at 1 p.m.