Downpour makes Brinscall wait

Brinscall batsman Michael Hooper

Brinscall batsman Michael Hooper

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The weather caused havoc for Brinscall CC as their Cup Final tie against Cherry Tree was abandoned after half the game had been completed.

In unusual circumtances, Brinscall and Cherry Tree must play the second half of their final tonight or Wednesday night providing weather allows it.

If rain intervenes then the game will be played on an available dry night.

But Brinscall can go into the game knowing they have runs on the board.

Batting first, Brinscall were bowled out for 184 off 49.3 overs.

The score was slightly below par after inspections earlier in the day suggest it would be a 200+ wicket.

The Brinscall start didn’t start well as they were reduced to 12-3.

But Mike Hooper along with Ian Billington restored faith in the Brinscall batting.

Hooper hit an excellent 55 hit shots to all areas of the ground.

But Brinscall had another mini collapse which saw them 123-8 with more than 10 overs remaining.

But Ian Chaplin and Lee Burgess batted sensibly and put on 6o in the remaining overs before falling late on.

As the players tucked in to their teas the heavens opened and the umpires had no other option but to abandon play for the day.

Saturday saw another win for Liam Winstanley’s boys after they comfortably saw off Earby 2nd XI.

Batting first Brinscall posted 182 off 50 overs.

Paul Chaplin hitting 50 before being unfortunately run out.

Winstanley and Hooper hit 38 and 42 respectively and opener Paul Lowe chipped in with 26.

The excellent Lee Burgess tore through the Earby batting line up in the reply as he claimed 7-33.

Andrew Whittle and Sam MacLachan also chipped in with a wicket as Brinscall secured a comfortable 72 run victory.

The 2nd XI strolled to a five wicket victory over Great Harwood 2nd XI.

Brinscall bowled first and Great Harwood struggled posting 107.

James Mcvittie and Andrew Scrambler claimed one and two wickets respectively but the pick of the bowlers was Martin Jackson taking 5-26.

Brinscall chased down their target despite the loss of five wickets, David Parker top scoring with 35.