IT’S a double header in the Lancashire League this weekend and three of the Hyndburn sides are also in action in the 20/20 competition tonight.
Third-placed CHURCH are eight points behind leaders Lowerhouse so could move back into first position. First they host strugglers Colne on Saturday before travelling to local rivals ENFIELD.
The Dill Hall Lane outfit are just four points behind Church in fourth so it’s sure to be a hard-fought contest.
That is one of two derby matches on Sunday as RISHTON play host to ACCRINGTON.
Both will be hoping to bounce back from derby despair as Accy lost to Enfield last week while Rishton were beaten by Church.
Eighth-placed Accy are also at home to Todmorden this weekend. Last year’s champions lie one place above Todmorden in the table, while Rishton sit 11th.
Rishton’s match on Saturday sees them travel to fellow strugglers Bacup, who currently sit 13th.
Enfield’s other league game sees them visit Nelson on Saturday.Nelson are seventh in the table, nine points behind Enfield, so victory for the hosts could see them leapfrog Enfield in the table.
Enfield are also in 20/20 action tonight as they host local rivals Rishton, who have lost all three of their group games so far.
In-form Church host East Lancashire looking to maintain their 100 per cent record having won both their games so far. Another victory should be enough to book their place in the semi-finals.
20/20 FIXTURES (FRI): Church v East Lancs, Enfield v Rishton.
LEAGUE FIXTURES (SAT): Accrington v Todmorden, Church v Colne, Nelson v Enfield, Bacup v Rishton.
LEAGUE FIXTURES (SUN): Enfield v Church, Rishton V Accrington.
1st XI v EAST LANCS, 20/20 (H, FRI): C Fergusson, L Wolfenden, L Aspin, H Aspin, A Bentley, JW Gaskill, S Tucker, P Gilrane, S Griffin, A Greenwood, U Tariq. 12th man: B Abbas.
V COLNE (H, SAT) & v ENFIELD (A, SUN): Same team except K Basharat and B Abbas for S Griffin and P Gilrane.
2nd XI v COLNE (A, SAT): S Stokes, JP Gaskill, A Kelly, S Griffin, J Scully, C Dawson, S Berko, J Mahmood, N Wright, R Wood, L Jackson. 12th man: T Boden. Meet Church 11.30.
V ENFIELD (H, SUN): Same except S Holt, T Hussain, M Cook, P McDonough for N Wright, R Wood, S Berko, L Jackson. 12th man: S Berko. Meet 12.
1ST XI V ENFIELD, 20/20 (A, FRI): S Hutchinson, G Wyse, P Clifford, A Sartaj, A Bisoodwall, M Patel, I Muhammed, D Curran, S Wyse, C Lambert, M Hulett. Meet 17.30.
V BACUP (A, SAT): Same team except M Nuttall, M Lambert for D Curran, S Wyse. Meet 11.30.
V ACCRINGTON (H, SUN): Same except D Curran, S Wyse back in for M Nuttall, M Lambert. Meet 11.30.