BURNLEY are not going to hand the title over to Ramsbottom without a fight - and batsman Dave Brown was not going to finish the season without crash, bang, wallop.

The No 3 batsman hit an amazing six sixes off one Matt Thompson over, which also included a wide, as he made 75 from just 35 balls in a total of 298-2 against Bacup.


While he ended up disappointed after his side failed to pick up bowling points to close the gap on Rammy at the top, he could still look back on a remarkable personal achievement.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “I’ve not done it before and it was great fun. I’ve made 20 to 30 in an over, but never 36... or 37 with the wide.

“I’ve been trying to do it for years and usually I get caught at long-on, so it’s a nice thing to tick off the bucket list.”

Burnley already had a massive opening partnership of 191 on the board after some excellent batting from Vishal Tripathi (95) and professional Chris Holt (93). But Brown felt it was time to light the fuse.

He added: “It was towards the end of the innings and it got to a point where I thought I’d have a bit of fun and try to connect with a few.

“I got the first one straight out of the middle and it felt good, so I set myself to hit certain areas. Unfortunately for Tommo, he bowled in the slot, I connected with them and just kept going.

“After the first two or three I thought, ‘This is on!’.

“Once you get your eye in it becomes a bit easier and your confidence is high.”

Burnley couldn’t skittle the visitors out as Bacup finished on 146-7.

And Brown said: “The match was reduced to 38 overs and if we’d had 50 overs we might have been able to bowl them out. It was a bit disappointing. Bacup dug in after they lost a couple of wickets and decided to block out, which is their prerogative - we don’t expect teams to roll over.

“Perhaps we didn’t bowl as we could have done, but it was hard to remove them.”