Longridge CC can’t be complacent this weekend

Longridge travel to bottom side Torrisholme this weekend
Longridge travel to bottom side Torrisholme this weekend

Longridge’s Ian Simpson has warned they cannot take victory for granted when they meet Torrisholme in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division on Saturday.

Top meets bottom at Boundary Meadow with Longridge making the trip on the back of last weekend’s victory against Great Eccleston.

An 11th win in 12 games this season sees Longridge six points clear of Lancaster at the top and a further 20 ahead of third-placed Croston.

At the other end of the table, Torrisholme have only won once in the league all year and have lost their last nine matches.

“It’s one of those games where we have to go and put in a performance,” Simpson said.

“We can’t take them lightly so we have to treat each game on its merits, bowl in the right areas and we’ll hopefully get the rewards from doing that.”

Longridge go into the game buoyed by another fine batting display which set up their win against Great Eccleston.

Batting first, they compiled 291-6 before Simpson claimed four wickets and Rory McDowell three with Great Eccleston 137 all out in reply.

“We’re really pleased it isn’t the same person scoring all the runs week in week out,” Simpson said.

“We’re sharing the runs around and you can’t really moan when you put 291 on the board in 45 overs can you?”