Double defeat for Colne – while Nelson also beaten

Ali Azmat for Colne in their game against Burnley
Ali Azmat for Colne in their game against Burnley
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Colne suffered two defeats over the weekend, while Nelson – without a professional – were comprehensively beaten in the mini-derby.

On Saturday, Colne were beaten by 25 runs on their first league visit to Great Harwood’s Cliffe ground.

Harwood madse 150-9, in the only game of the day to start on time,

Professional Ashen Silva made 33, Yousuf Ali 20, Hamim Miah 17 and Patrick Swanney 14, as Kenton Rhodes took 3-38 for Colne.

Stuart Maher then took a league best 5-20 from 14.2 overs as Colne were dismissed for 125, with Rhodes top scoring with 34.

Sub professional Sardar added 19, George Braithwaite and Martin Kegg 16 apiece and Andy Hakin 14.

The following day, Colne were beaten by 67 runs at home to Accrington.

Accrington sub professional Sachithra Serasinghe hit 171 not out in his side’s 278-3.

Serasinghe shared a new club record second wicket stand of 225 with captain Simon Hanson after Graeme Sneddon (7) fell to Hakin at 15.

The Sri Lankan hit a dozen fours and 10 sixes in his 144-ball knock.

Hanson held down the other end as he made 60 from 121 balls, before being bowled by Matt Walker at 240.

Keiren Grimshaw added 14 before he was caught by John Lambert off Hakin (2-64) at 273.

Jimmy Hayhurst took 3-47 and Hanson 3-29, with Serasingclaiming 2-51, to dismiss Colne for 211.

Hayhurst sent back opener Adam Holt for a duck at 10, but sub professional Ali Azmat and Rhodes put on 89 for the second wicket.

Azmat hit 61, with three fours and three sixes, with Rhodes contributing 42.

Tom Bradshaw added 22, Hakin 19, Walker 16 and Sam Tillotson 14 , but Serasinghe clinched victory by removing Bradshaw with the third ball of the 46th over.

On Saturday, Lowerhouse professional Ockert Erasmus made an unbeaten 104 to help guide the West Enders to a comprehensive victory over Nelson at Seedhill.

The South African paid man hit five fours in a 132-ball knock which spanned the entire innings, as the visitors cruised to a 208-run triumph.

Erasmus put on a ton for the opening wicket alongside captain Ben Heap, with the skipper hitting five boundaries in reaching a half-century.

Dean Barlow (18), Paddy Martin (14) and Joe Halstead (17) also made double figures as the LCB Knockout Finalists culminated their 46 overs on 249-5.

Erasmus then took 3-12, Joe Hawke 3-8, Toxy Hussain 2-9 and Dominic Stuart 2-11 to roll Nelson over for just 41. Khurram Nazir making 26, hitting four fours.

l On Friday night, Colne host the Peter Little Memorial Trophy 20/20 match between Colne Cricket and Golf Clubs, from 6 p.m.

Raising funds in connection with Pendleside Hospice, entry is £2 adults and £1 concessions, with barbeque, DJ, raffle and post-match entertainment.

l In the CBS Office Supplies Ribblesdale League, Barnoldswick’s game at Balshaw Park against Euxton was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

But in Section B, Earby won by eight runs at Church Meadow against Ribblesdale Wanderers.

Earby batted first and were all out for 132 in 38.2 overs.

Openers Richard Craddock (23) and Lee Parkinson (28) put on 36 for the first wicket, before Jake Hargreaves (22) joined Parkinson to take the score to 66.

Wickets followed at regular intervals after that, though Matt Nutter hit 36.

Bernard Vorster took 4-54, and Jordan Britcliffe 5-23.

Earby bowled Wanderers out for 124 in reply, as Craddock took 6-26 off 14.5 overs.