Cricket return’s with some old friends and old trophies !
The Rossendale Valley clubs have agreed to play a mini tournament, The Surridge Sport Valley Challenge Trophy, over the next three weeks.
The fixtures are:
Sunday 12th July: Haslingden v Bacup
Ramsbottom v Rawtenstall
Sunday 19th July: Bacup v Ramsbottom
Rawtenstall v Haslingden
Sunday 26th July: Bacup v Rawtenstall
Haslingden v Ramsbottom
The second elevens will be playing the reverse fixtures.
A third eleven competition will also take place on the next three Saturdays.
Ramsbottom is unable to participate but Stacksteads is expected to take their place.
Meanwhile the four Rossendale clubs have resurrected the Rossendale Free Press Cup which will be played at Ramsbottom on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August.
We are awaiting further clarification from the ECB regarding spectators, bars etc and this will be communicated in due course.