Barnoldswick dumped out of Ramsbottom Cup

Barnoldswick captain, Luke Hodgson
Barnoldswick captain, Luke Hodgson

Barnoldswick failed to make the semi-finals of the Ramsbottom Cup after Brooksbottom had just too much for them in their quarter-final clash.

Solid half centuries from captain Luke Hodgson (pictured right) and Umar Saddique helped Barnoldswick to a total of 231 all out batting first.

Faisal Hussain took two wickets during Brooksbottom’s reply but Ashley gowers 89 not out and Zohaib Qureshi 47 not out ensured Brooksbottom reached their target at a loss of just four wickets.

In the weekend’s Tibblesdale League match Barnoldswick managed to restrict opponents Baxendento 159-7 with Louis Delport the pick of the bowlers finishing with figures of 3-63 from his 21 overs.

But despite an Abdul Saddique half century, Barnoldswick never really threatened the target with only three other batsmen managingto make it into double figures. during the innings.

Gary Sudworth took five wickets as Barnoldswick were bowled out for a lowly 99.

Barnoldswick are at home to Great Harwood in the league on Sunday.