Morecambe look to seal early double over Lancaster

Eddy Read in action for Morecambe against Lancaster on Monday. Picture: Tony North
Eddy Read in action for Morecambe against Lancaster on Monday. Picture: Tony North

Morecambe Cricket Club will be looking to make it two wins in a week against rivals Lancaster on Friday night.

Josh Dixon’s side were seven-run winners on bank holiday Monday to move to the top of the Northern Premier League Division One.

The sides now meet in Twenty20 action with the skipper knowing it will be another tight game.

Dixon said: “You shorten the format and they say it brings sides closer together.

“But to be honest I think the sides are pretty even and it should be a really good game on Friday night.

“Both sides look strong, I think their pro (Rameez Raja) looks really strong, especially in the Twenty20.

“So it should be good and ultimately the winner of the group hosts finals day and it’s all about getting a start.

“It’s nice to get one over on them early on and we go into Friday trying to pick up another good result.”

The game on Monday was another thriller between the sides which twisted and turned before Eddy Read’s 67 gave Morecambe a defendable total of 160 with Lancaster falling just seven runs short.

Dixon said: “These games never fail to produce. 
“They are always tight affairs and I think we were probably a little fortunate to get the 15 points but 15 points it is.

“It was Lancaster’s day, they were all over us and somehow we got ourselves out of a deep hole.

“I think that’s down to a lot of team spirit and a lot of momentum we’ve picked up over the last few weeks.

“Eddy Read’s played the innings of the summer so far, a fantastic knock.

“He’s then again produced with the ball, as has the pro (Suraj Randiv), and we’ve got over the line.

“I’m not sure how we’ve done it but we’ve showed a bit of team spirit and we’ve got there.”

The game at Woodhill Lane on Friday night is a 6pm start.

Morecambe then look to maintain top spot in the Northern League when they travel to Fleetwood on Saturday.