Lancashire League Bank Holiday Monday round-up: It's a rank bank holiday in the rain (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Lancashire League Bank Holiday Monday round-up: It's a rank bank holiday in the rain
5:27pm Monday 27th August 2012 in Sport
LOWERHOUSE have the chance to steal a march on Enfield in the race to be crowned as Foster’s Lancashire League champions after more weekend weather woe kept the status quo at the top intact.
Twenty-four hours after the joint leaders were washed out on Sunday, there was more frustration on Monday as the league’s experiment of playing on Bank Holiday’s was greeted by a bitter wind and sweeping rain across the area.
Charlie Cottam’s men now go into the final two weekends of the wettest summer in living memory tied on points with Adam Bracewell’s Enfield – but perhaps crucially they have a game in hand on the Dill Hall Laners.
And that means that while Enfield are kicking their heels this coming Saturday Lowerhouse will be facing Bacup at Liverpool Road knowing they can put themselves into pole position.
For a while yesterday morning it appeared that the forecasted rain would miss the area as Bank Holiday Monday dawned bright.
But by mid-morning steady rain was falling and before noon the derby between Rishton and East Lancashire was called off with Blackburn Road in no fit state for play and little prospect of an improvement.
The Rossendale Valley derby between Haslingden and Ramsbottom and the battle of Hyndburn between Accrington and Church soon followed.
By mid-afternoon the entire programme had gone meaning yet another washed out day.
Meanwhile, Burnley did have something to cheer as hugely successful professional Adnan Rasool put pen-to-paper on terms for a return to Turf Moor next season.
“Adnan has been fantastic for us this season,” said Burnley chairman Michael Brown.
“He has been excellent, especially considering it is his first season and his attitude and approach to matches has been first class – and that was just what was required.”
There could be another boost for Burnley next season with Brown’s brother David likely to feature in a number of games next term.
The ex-Glamorgan and Gloucestershire bowler has taken a year out this year but is keen to step out again for the Turf Moor club where he started his career.
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