One more chance for Longridge CC?

Dan Wilkinson was one of the Longridge batsmen who found it hard going against Fulwood and Broughton
Dan Wilkinson was one of the Longridge batsmen who found it hard going against Fulwood and Broughton

Longridge and Leyland were left hoping this weekend will be third time lucky following the second postponement of their ECB National Club Championship meeting.

After rain had wrecked their first meeting, last Sunday’s showers accounted for their second attempt.

It means the two sides will try again for a third time this Sunday.

Should the weather intervene again, then the match will be decided by a bowl-out.

The day before saw Longridge claim a dozen points with a narrow two-wicket victory against Fulwood and Broughton.

Having seen their opponents bat first, Fulwood dismissed them for 109.

Jon Fenton (30) was their top scorer in an innings where no other batsman made it above 20.

Alex Mason returned the best bowling figures for Longridge, taking 4-30 from a dozen overs.

Matt Greenall (2-21), Ian Simpson (1-26) and Rory McDowell (1-18) were also among the wickets.

In reply, Longridge struggled against the Fulwood and Broughton attack with none of their batters making more than 17.

Tom Howarth (8), Luke Platt (9), Neil Holden (5), Dan Wilkinson (9), James Fairclough (6) and Mason (0) all failed to make it out of double figures.

Opener James Whitehead and Simpson made it to 11 but it was skipper Kyle Helm (17 not out) and Greenall (0 not out) who were at the crease when victory was reached ahead of Saturday’s trip to Thornton Cleveleys (1.30pm).