Holdsworth’s men looking to bounce back with win

Gaurav Dhar for Chorley in their game against Morecambe
Gaurav Dhar for Chorley in their game against Morecambe

Andrew Holdsworth’s Chorley side are looking to bounce back from yesterday’s defeat against Morecambe with victory over the Lancashire Colts.

The Windsor Park outfit lost by five wickets in a close encounter at Woodhill Lane.

Will Moulton top scored with 47 and player-coach Gaurav Dhar chipped in with 42 as Chorley posted 182-9 off 50 overs.

Chris Harty led from the front bowling superbly taking 3-29 off 17 overs but a fine knock from Lewis Edge (60*) and 47 from Ikram Ullah ensured Morecambe chased down the total with more than five overs remaining.

Today, the Lancashire Colts are welcomed to Windsor Park and they are yet to win a game in this yearsNorthern Premier League.

Barrow and Fleetwood both registered comfortable victories over LCB while their tie against Netherfield was abandoned due to rain.

The Colts line up boasts plenty of talent with Lytham’s Will Hale a player that certainly catches the eye.

Hale offers a consistent and powerful opening option to the Colts and he is very strong in all areas with the bat.

He is one of the Liverpool Competitions 2014 top form batsmen scoring a total of 230 runs in his last four innings with a best of 87 vs New Brighton.

St Annes youngster Matt Taafe is also lining up for the Colts - he is one of the Northern League’s rising stars and is more than capable with the bat and also offers a handy leg-spin option if required.

Another Lytham and Lancashire prospect is spinner Ben Saunders, an excellent all-rounder, Saunders offers a great work rate and brings bags of energy to the side.

Chorley have been dealt a blow with seamers Kieran McCullagh and Billy Smith both unavailable, but they have strength in depth as proven by the impressive Harty yesterday.

Player-coach Dhar and Moulton are the form players with the bat with new signing Andrew Winrow coming into form hitting 20, 6* and 25 in his last three innings.

Holdsworth has plenty of options going into this game with the ball having at least five options.

A competitive game is what can be expected at Windsor Park with Chorley more than capable of claiming an excellent victory.