Whalley aiming to bounce back

Richard Palmer made 33 of Whalley's all out total of 94
Richard Palmer made 33 of Whalley's all out total of 94
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After losing their 100% league record on Sunday, Whalley skipper Richard Lamb is determined to bounce back this weekend.

Whalley went down to a 91-run defeat at home to Oswaldtwistle, after Saturday’s game at Earby was washed out.

But Lamb’s men have a chance to respond at Settle on Saturday, before hosting Barnoldswick on Sunday.

Oswaldtwistle openers Oliver Jones and Phil Howard put on 106 for the first wicket, before Simon Gorton (5-50) and Sean Duckworth (2-44) helped peg them back to 185-7 after their 37 overs.

Whalley slipped to 9-4 in reply, before being dismissed for 94 - with former skipper Richard Palmer making 33 and Gorton 19 not out.

Lamb said: “We knew Sunday would be tough, but they got off to a good start and batted with positive intent. It was a decent score on a good pitch, but we were happy to peg them back from what was looking a score of 200-plus, with Simon and Sean bowling well.

“We needed a good start in reply, but their bowlers put in a good opening spell, and there was no way back from 9-4.

“We were always going to have a knockback, but we’ll focus and look to bounce back.”