Lancaster bid to keep up fine start to season against Darwen

Lancaster's Liam Moffat.
Lancaster's Liam Moffat.

Lancaster will look to continue their fine start to the new Northern Premier League season when Darwen visit Lune Road this weekend.

Ben Simm’s side saw their first planned home game of the season against Fleetwood on Saturday washed out but were then convincing six-wicket winners at Leyland on bank holiday Monday.

With an opening day victory at Kendal already under their belts Simm’s men will hope to keep building momentum on Saturday.

The skipper said: “It was good to get the result at Leyland with some of the batsman getting some time at the crease.

“The bowlers are bowling well and the fielding has been spot on too.

“We’re going into it full of confidence and looking for another win.”

The win against last year’s runners-up Leyland was one that caught the eye with the hosts being dismissed for just 95 before Lancaster knocked off the runs with ease.

Simm said: “It was really convincing win against a good side.

“It was so pleasing first just to get the game on because Saturday was really frustrating, especially after the first week and then the week off.

“But the result on Monday was excellent.

“We haven’t won there in a while either.”

One of the stars against Leyland was young seamer Callum East who picked up 5-31 and the captain thinks the former Lancaster Royal Grammar School pupil is one for the future.

Simm said: “Callum has come through our youth system.

“He spent half a season with Morecambe last year but has come back.

“He’s at the grammar school and has been training with Lancashire Under 19s.

“He’s got good all round ability and is a really promising kid.”