CHURCH booked their place in the Lancashire League T20 final after a comfortable 47-run win over Rishton in their rearranged last four tie on Friday night.

The win means Church will travel to Todmorden in the showpiece on Friday, August 5.


Professional Zain Abbas was the star of the show with the bat for Church as he made an unbeaten 84, helping his side to a strong total of 162-2.

Skipper Levi Wolfenden made 26 and Sam Holt 17 not out.

In reply Rishton were dealt a blow when professional Shaun von Berg fell for 13 in the second over and the home side slipped to 29-3.

Ben Bridson battled through the innings to make 37 from 41 balls but it wasn’t enough as the hosts closed their innings on 115-6.

Zain Abbas took 3-15 while man of the match Jack Gaskill bowled two maidens in his 1-14 as Church secured their spot in the final.