Morecambe aim to avoid slip up at Barrow

Morecambe captain Josh Dixon in action against Chorley. Picture: Tony North
Morecambe captain Josh Dixon in action against Chorley. Picture: Tony North
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Top of the table Morecambe are poised for a tricky test at Barrow on Saturday.

The Cumbrians sit in mid-table but Josh Dixon is keen for his side not to slip up as their bid for the Northern Premier League title intensifies.

The opening batsman said: “It’s always a tricky one against Barrow.

“They’re struggling a bit but it’s one where we can certainly slip up, especially away from home.

“It looks like we’ll be able to field our strongest side and it’s important we get a result with a tricky run of games coming up.”

Morecambe head north on the back of a thumping win over Chorley at Woodhill Lane last time out.

The visitors were without departing professional Brenton McDonald and were bowled out for just 99 with Dixon’s men romping to a seven-wicket win.

He said: “It was a really good win.

“They’ve had some problems off the field and didn’t have a pro on Saturday which massively helped us but it was convincing.

“We did what we’ve done year really, rolled them over and were very professional.

“It’s always nice to win like that.”

Sri Lankan professional Suraj Randiv again starred taking 5-25 with the ball before a quick-fire 43 with the bat.

Dixon said: “He’s just a quality all-round professional.

“With the ball he just doesn’t give away runs and the pressure builds and builds and builds until something has to give. With the bat on Saturday he scored 40 really quickly which took out a large chunk of the total.”