Season preview: First team debuts abound

As the 2023 season approaches with eager anticipation there’s also trepidation about the weather and prospects of play for the first weekend!

First team captain Travis Townsend has been speaking with Nigel Stockley from the Lancashire league website .

Travis Townsend

“We will be aiming for promotion and would like a better run at the cups. It’s a long old season so we will just be taking it one game at a time.

“Crompton and Middleton are the ones I expect to see challenging for promotion with ourselves but many of the teams have recruited and strengthened so it should make for a competitive season.

“For T20 I think Clitheroe, Lowerhouse and Crompton have very dangerous T20 teams but we want to put our best foot forward in the competition too this year.”

Meanwhile for the first weekend of the season we are seeing a number of club first team debuts.

We welcome professional Jacques Snyman to the club and into competitive action for the first time and we also have three young players from our emerging player programme taking their first bow – Max Birtwistle, who is a member of the county age group under 15s; George Mills who is new to the club and Adam Clarke who is the eldest of three brothers to play senior matches this weekend. Good luck to all three.

We also welcome home all-rounder Evan Williams after six months in Tasmania, although he will probably be feeling the cold this week!

Please come along and get behind this young group as they set out on the new season!

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