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Foster's Lancashire League match-by-match guide
10:37am Saturday 12th May 2012 in League news
Bacup v Lowerhouse
David Warren has a full strength Bacup squad to pick from for their home clash with the reigning champions. They lost last Sunday to Church but bounced back to form on Monday in their derby with Rawtenstall.
Lowerhouse name a squad of 12 – but there is no Jonathan Finch, who misses out due to work commitments.
Key Man: Joe McLuskie
Donlan says: Lowerhouse
Church v Rawtenstall
Church are missing Muhammad Jamil for their meeting with Rawtenstall at West End so Joel Gaskell comes in. Lloyd Aspin will look to maintain his impressive start to life in the Lancashire League.
Rawtenstall star Andrew Payne is still an absentee with his back problems and Vinny Hanson’s professional Jandre Coetsee still hasn’t arrived so Wesley Fernando stands in.
Key Man: Levi Wolfenden
Donlan says: Church
Haslingden v Burnley
Haslingden lost both their games last weekend as they finally took to the field after a delayed start to the campaign and Graham Knowles will be keen to see his men get off the mark in the game at Bentgate.
Burnley select from a squad for the clash and their chairman and vastly experienced former Middlesex and Surrey man Michael Brown is included and adds depth to the side.
Key Man: Graham Knowles
Donlan says: Haslingden
Nelson v Rishton
Nelson captain Neil Thompson was delighted with his men as they performed well in their win at Burnley on Bank Holiday. They bounced back from the defeat to Enfield in style in that game. Toqir Hussain comes in for Chris Willan.
Rishton are boosted by the return of their former amateur star Richard Rostron for the trip to Seedhill and pro Dan Salpietro looks the real deal.
Key Man: Richard Meade
Donlan says: Nelson
Ramsbottom v Todmorden
Andy Hakin is fit again after injury forced him out of last Monday’s win over Haslingden. The bowler returns to the Ramsbottom side.
Todmorden are without James Morgan so Lee Pearson comes in for the trip to Acre Bottom.
Todmorden professional Qaiser Abbas took 108 wickets last term with Ramsbottom skipper Jonathan Fielding just behind on 106.
Key Man: Jonathan Fielding
Donlan says: Ramsbottom