Things looking up for Lancaster after difficult start

Lancaster Cricket Club.
Lancaster Cricket Club.

Lancaster Cricket Club feel they are making strides off the field after a difficult couple of weeks for the club.

The city side saw their game against Chorley earlier this month abandoned due to an ‘unfit’ Lune Road pitch and are yet to win this season.

Captain Ben Simm however believes in the short time since the controversial cancellation the club are moving forward again.

He said: “Admittedly it hasn’t been a great start on or off the field, but this week has seen us put more of the infrastructure in place and it’s heartening to see the good response from friends and family of the club offering help to some of the problems we’ve faced.

“We now have a roof on our shed, which offers a bit of security to our new mower investments, and we’re getting closer to getting a more permanent groundsman, so hopefully the problem of the Chorley game is a thing of the past and we get the ground looking the part in the medium to long-term.”

On the same day as the Chorley fixture was waved off, the Lune Road side were also unable to field a second XI which has also been a cause for concern.

Simm said: “A strong second team means a strong first team and a strong youthful club so this is an area we are trying to work on.

“We’ve talked to Kieran Moffat and it’s great that he has offered to take up the captaincy on an initial short-term basis.

“We need experienced senior players who can perform both on the field and off it and that’s what Kieran can bring to the second team to help our youngsters through and produce some more positive results.”