BARNOLDSWICK’S season is building to a thrilling climax, with the league and cup double still on the cards.
The Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale Cricket League leaders have just three games remaining - including two this weekend - to confirm their first title since 1992, boasting a 26-point advantage at the top.
And while Monday’s Ramsbottom Cup Final date with Baxenden at Oswaldtwistle Immanuel’s New Lane ground was rained off for a second time, it is hoped it will be third time lucky on Sunday, September 9th - the day after the final league fixtures of the season.
Oswaldtwistle were unable to play their league game on Saturday against Salesbury, and further rain made the final unplayable - judge for yourselves from our picture!
Admission for the final is £4 adults, £2 juniors and concessions.
Only two games survived the weather over the weekend in the Ribblesdale League double-header.
On Saturday, all games were abandoned - Barnoldswick v Cherry Tree, Baxenden v Padiham, Clitheroe v Whalley, Earby v Read, Great Harwood v Edenfield, Oswaldtwistle Immanuel v Salesbury and Ribblesdale Wanderers v Settle.
And on Sunday, all games bar two fell victim to the rain - the derby between Earby v Barnoldswick, Great Harwood v Baxenden, Oswaldtwistle Immanuel v Edenfield, Read v Padiham and Ribblesdale Wanderers v Clitheroe.
Whalley enjoyed a five-wicket success at Cherry Tree, while Salesbury slumped to an eight-wicket defeat at a sodden Settle.
Elsewhere, in Division One, the games between Brinscall v Clitheroe, Burnley Belvedere v Earby, Cherry Tree v Barnoldswick, Edenfield v Stacksteads, Read v Ribblesdale Wanderers, and Salesbury v Great Harwood were all washed out, along with the Division Two games between Feniscowles II v Baxenden, Padiham v Brinscall, Settle v Burnley Belvedere, Stacksteads Feniscowles, and Whalley v Oswaldtwistle Immanuel.
Tomorrow, Barnoldswick host Salesbury and Earby entertain Clitheroe.
On Sunday, June 3rd’s games are replayed - meaning there will hopefully be a West Craven derby at Victory Park between Barnoldswick and Earby.
Note games start at 1 p.m. this weekend.
In the Fosters Lancashire League, the matches between title hopefuls Enfield and Nelson, and Colne and Haslingden were all abandoned without play on Sunday.
And on Bank Holiday Monday, all the matches were called off without any play.
Nelson were due to host Burnley, with Colne at defending champions Lowerhouse.
This weekend, Nelson are at Rishton tomorrow - the fourth fixed replay date - while Sunday sees the derby between Colne and Nelson at the Horsfield.