Lancaster hope to build on cup win against Darwen

Alex Metcalfe in action against Leyland. Picture: Tony North
Alex Metcalfe in action against Leyland. Picture: Tony North

Lancaster Cricket Club are looking to do the double over Darwen on Saturday.

The Lune Road men travel to Birch Hall for the Northern Premier League clash hoping to build on a big Readers Cup quarter-final win over Chorley on Sunday.

Opening batsman Alex Metcalfe is set to lead the side again in what looks like being all-rounder Iain Perrieman’s final game of the summer.

Metcalfe is hoping a second win over the East Lancashire side this summer can help put an end to Lancaster’s patchy league form.

He said: “Our league form hasn’t been great and we do need a bit of a turnaround.

“There’s been a few changes in terms of personnel and behind the scenes and hopefully we can build on Sunday.

“We’re all pushing in the same direction and if we show the control with the ball we did against Chorley then we can restrict Darwen.

“They haven’t had a great few weeks and we’re looking to do the double.”

Morecambe, who moved back to the top of the table with a five-wicket win over St Annes last time out, host Chorley at Woodhill Lane on Saturday as the title race hots up.