BURSCOUGH’S hopes of promotion to the First Division of the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition rests in their own hands – and they couldn’t have hand-picked two tougher games to complete their league programme.
Both opponents, Skelmersdale and Birkenhead Park, as well as Parkfield Liscard, are all still in the title race and a fascinating finale to the season is about to unfold.
Burscough, who are lying fourth, entertain their second-placed near neighbours on Saturday and don’t need reminding that anything other than a win would seriously dent their promotion bid. Just to add spice to the day, third-placed Parkfield Liscard are at home to leaders and championship favourites Birkenhead Park.
It’s the near-perfect script,” said Burscough’s executive chairman John Yates.
“Park are odds-on to land the title – even though anything can happen in cricket – but it’s anyone’s guess who will join them in Division One as runners-up.”
Leading positions: Birkenhead Park 278 points, Skelmersdale 253, Parkfield Liscard 247, Burscough 239.
Crucially, Skelmersdale have only one match left while the others have two.
HEAVY overnight rain caused the postponement of the club’s annual six-a-side competition on Sunday and plans are afoot to rearrange the event on Sunday, September 16.
SCHOOL LANE will also be the venue for the U13s Total Cricket Trophy Final between the Liverpool Competition and the Palace Shield on Sunday, wickets pitched 1pm.