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Monday, 11 June 2012

THERE'S a great home double header this coming weekend with Walsden providing the opposition in the League on Saturday and Unsworth coming to Towncroft in the Wood Cup on Sunday, writes STEVE BOTT

Skipper Steve Davey is hoping his side can bounce back from the derby 20/20 defeat by Heywood and wrack up two important wins.

The loss to Heywood was a big blow as it came in one of the two trophies Middleton are currently defending this season.

But Davey says: "We won the first game against Rochdale so if we can beat Norden we still have a chance of progressing further."

But its the league that really matters and Middleton need a victory against Walsden if they are to keep tabs on the teams at the top of the CLL table.

Then they aim to continue their defence of the Wood Cup, which they won for the first time in ten years last season, against Unsworth after disposing of Werneth in the first round last month.

Davey sees the league game against Walsden as perhaps the more important of two very big fixtures. "It's a must win game for us," he said. "They are a little bit above us in the league but if we beat the weather we are at home so we have got to fancy our chances."

The Wood Cup clash against Unsworth the following day throws up the question of pressure again as Middleton are the current holders. But Davey says: "Just because we won it last season I don't think that puts any extra pressure on us.

"We are a good side and I am sure we will put in a performance against Unsworth."

Davey expects to field the same XI for both games (wickets pitched 1.30pm) and his team is: S Davey, S Stanworth (wkt), G Jones, R Jones, D Highton, D Core, Z Zaman, T Hardman, G Walker, R Fitton, M Smith (professional).

The second team continue their title defence at Walsden on Saturday and take on Crompton in the Burton Cup on Sunday. Both games are of course away.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

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Sunday, 10 June 2012

MIKE Smith is the latest in a long line of top professionals to grace Towncroft, writes STEVE BOTT.

The South African all-rounder has already made his mark after just one season as he led Middleton to their most successful term for decades in 2011.

Jack Gillibrand
Sunday, 10 June 2012


JACK Gillibrand has been synonymous with Middleton Cricket Club since Adam was a lad.

Now I am not trying to say Jack is old because at 57 myself that would be asking for trouble. All I can say is that as a former neighbour of his, friend to his children and regular passer through his back garden on to the cricket club there is only one other person who matches Jack when I think of Middleton Cricket Club and that is Harry Harwood.

Week commencing 18/06/12
Sunday, 10 June 2012

The follwoing matches and festivals will be taking place at Middleton this week

Olivia McCusker
Sunday, 10 June 2012

Middleton's girl wonder Olivia McCusker has been selected to play for Lancashire Under-17s.

It continues a great year of cricketing achievement at Towncroft following on from the senior side's success in the Wood Cup and 20/20 competition.

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