Home tie for holders

TROPHY holders Norden will be at home to Farnworth in the first round of the 2020 Lancashire Cricket Foundation knockout. The full draw is:
Padiham v Salesbury; Burnley v Walsden; Roe Green v Ramsbottom; Bawali v Darwen; Lowerhouse v Denton St Lawrence; Horwich RMI v Halsall West End; Bootle v Prestwich; Kearsley v Walkden; Northern v Carnforth; Formby v Garstang; Blackpool v Fleetwood; Norden v Farnworth; Leyland v Ormskirk; Settle v Croston; Read v Flixton; Preston v Birkenhead St Mary’s.
Games are due to be played on Sunday 24 May.

T20 group fixtures

STAGS will have two home games and three away in the opening group stage of the Lancashire League T20.
Fixtures are:
29 May – Crompton away
5 June – Haslingden away
12 June – Todmorden at home
19 June – Littleborough away
26 June – Bacup at home
Some dates may change by agreement of the clubs.

Four awards for Sami

SAMI Waheed picked up four trophies when Norden held their presentation night on Friday.
Sami played in all three senior teams during the season while still being classed as a junior player.
The players’ player of the year trophy went to wicket-keeper Lee Crabtree, while the ladies’ players’ player of the year award went to Amanda Ratcliffe.
The Coupe Cup for club person of the year was awarded to Steve Clegg.
The trophies were handed out by former Glamorganshire and England player Robert Croft who was also the guest speaker.
1st X1 Batting – Harvey Fitton
1st X1 Bowling – Chris Humphreys
2nd X1 Batting – Mark Goddard
2nd X1 Bowling – Sami Waheed
3rd X1 Batting – Spencer Allen
3rd X1 Bowling – Callum Hill
Hanmer Cup (Best performance against Rochdale – Dominic Humphreys
Bonser Trophy, most representative honours by a junior: – Sami Waheed
Bob Tattersall Trophy, best junior fielder in senior cricket: Jozef Gordon
Harold Sibbert Trophy, best junior in senior cricket: Sami Waheed
Derek Parker Trophy, most improved player: Jordan Drury
Majorca Batting, best individual performance: Joe Humphreys 42 runs in Lancashire final against Darwen.
Majorca Bowling, best individual performance: Sami Waheed 5-11 v Rochdale 2nd
Mujtaba Shield, performance points awarded throughout the season: Greg Butterworth
Butterworth Trophy , most improved lady player: Georgina Sutton
Ladies batting: Emma Bennett
Ladies bowling: Nicola Nellist
Hargreaves Trophy, players’ player of the year: Lee Crabtree
Ladies’ players’ player of the year: Amanda Ratcliffe
Coupe Cup, clubperson of year: Steve Clegg
Special awards: Bob and Les Fee.

Stags away in cup

STAGS have been drawn away to Ramsbottom in round one of the 2020 Worsley Cup, date to be arranged.
The seconds will be at home to Ramsbottom.
Full draw and T20 groupings on Lancashire League section of menu.

Jake signs up for a third season

NORDEN Cricket Club has announced that Jake Sandham will again be the club’s professional in 2020.
It will be Jake’s third season in the position.
This year he scored more than 500 runs and took more than 50 wickets in all forms of cricket, and helped the club to win the Lancashire Cricket Foundation knockout.
Cricket chairman Dexter Fitton said: “We are delighted to re-engage Jake for the 2020 season following his progressive season in which he made some major contributions on the way to winning the Lancashire trophy – which was his first trophy as a professional.
“We hope he can continue to lead a group of similar aged cricketers to evolve and become competitive on all fronts.”

PRESENTATION DINNER

STAGS annual senior presentations dinner will be held on 22 November, 6.30 for 7pm.
Tickets will be priced £25 per person.
The guest speaker will be former England and Glamorganshire player Robert Croft.