Chorley one step from a big day out

First published in Chorley CC

CHORLEY will book their place in the Northern League’s Twenty20 finals day tonight if they can beat Leyland at Windsor Park and continue their cup form that is poles apart from their league run.

Andrew Holdsworth’s men have slipped down the table with just three wins all term.

But they have reached the quarter-final of the National Knockout and a win tonight will see them into the showpiece event as winners of the South Two group.

They put themselves in that position thanks to a comprehensive win over Darwen at Birch Hall on Tuesday night to knock their rivals out of contention.

Holdsworth’s men then face a test of their belief tomorrow when they travel to the league’s second-placed team Fleetwood.

Fleetwood have shocked onlookers this term with their charge up the table and they are looking like the main challengers to leaders Barrow.

Darwen are pushing for the top five and they can do their ambitions no harm tomorrow when they travel up the M6 to Lancaster for their game at Lune Road.

The Towers are without unavailable skipper John Cordingley with the team led by his brother Neil.

Darwen are also without Alex Davies, who is playing for England U19s in the Second XI T20 finals day at Arundel.

The talented wicketkeeper and batsman takes his place for the Three Lions in the competition.

England will play Worcestershire in the first game of the day at 10.30am with Essex playing Sussex at 1.45pm.

The final will then be held at 5.45pm.

Davies played for both Lancashire Seconds and England U19s in the competition with England having first call on his services.

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