Weather wipes out Nelson and Colne’s fixtures

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The weather wiped out Saturday’s Lancashire League programme.

Nelson hosted Rawtenstall, and play got underway at Seedhill, with the visitors inserting the hosts after winning the toss.

Nelson had reached 48-2 after 10.2 overs when the rain ensured no further play was possible.

Lewis (12) and Russell Bradley (19) had put on 29 for the first wicket, but both were sent back by veteran Keith Roscoe, his 1,701st and 1,702nd Lancashire League wicket tally up to 1702 before victims.

Professional Ryan Bailey had moved onto 11 not out abefore the rain came.

There was not a ball bowled in Colne’s trip to Rishton.

On Friday night, Nelson lost by 32 runs at home to Todmorden in the 20/20 competition.

Visiting professional Ashton Turner hit a superb 123 off only 57 balls, including seven sixes and nine fours, as Todmorden totalled 156-1 in a 15-over match.

In reply, Matt Collins bowled Bailey for 17, and Tod captain Andrew Sutcliffe saw off David Crotty (5) and Harrison Phelan (1) in his first over to leave Nelson up against it.

Nelson skipper Neil Thompson hit 35 not out, as he shared an unbroken 31 partnership for the sixth wicket with Billy Jamil (15 not out).

Khurram Nazir axdded 23 as Nelson closed on 124-5.

Colne were also beaten by five-wickets at Ramsbottom.

Colne professional Yaseen Vallie hit 87, with eight fours and two sixes, as they reached 158-5, with Sam Tillotson (25), Andy Hakin (11 not out), Adam Holt (11) and Matt Walker (16) also among the runs.

Skipper Tom Parton hit 29, Will Turner 22, professional Daryn Smit 58 and Rob Read 17 not out to see Ramsbottom home with three balls to spare.

Paid man Vallie was the pick of the bowlers with 3-34.

Tonight, Colne host Burnley.

In the league on Sunday, Colne are at Haslingden and Nelson host Todmorden.