Roar us to victory urges Holdsworth

Lancashire's Oliver Newby is expected to play for Bowdon on Sunday
Lancashire's Oliver Newby is expected to play for Bowdon on Sunday

Chorley Cricket Club captain Andrew Holdsworth has issued a rallying call to fans ahead of the National Knockout tie this Sunday.

The Windsor Park outfit take on Bowdon from the Cheshire County League in the last 16 of the competition.

Bowdon boasts players such as Lancashire bowler Oliver Newby and former Glamorgan seamer Chris Ashling – yet sit one place outside the relegation zone.

Ahead of Sunday’s huge tie, skipper Holdsworth wants people to turn out in force and make it a day to remember.

He said: “We want the crowd to play a huge part.

“We want the atmosphere to be intimidating as it’s a huge game for us.

“It will mean a lot to

everybody on the side if we can get people showing their support.”

Chorley were knocked out at the same stage last season against Shrewsbury.

Despite dominating for large periods of the game, a late batting collapse saw them fall to a defeat.

Holdsworth is calling on his side to avenge last year’s defeat.

He added: “I want us to go one better this year, as we know we can match anybody on our day.

“If we perform like I know we can then there is no reason why we can’t win.”

The start time on Sunday will be 1pm and the bar will be open for all to use.

On Saturday, Chorley travel to Blackpool in the league.