Top v Bottom at Windsor Park
Carnforth's Ryan Nelson in action
Furness Building Society Northern Premier Cricket League (incorporating 3D Sports)
There is a meeting of the top against bottom clubs in the Furness Building Society Northern Premier Cricket League (incorporating 3D Sports) this Saturday when Chorley entertain Carnforth at Windsor Park.
Chorley lead the league by eight points from St Annes but are looking to get back on track after losing a high-scoring game at Netherfield last Saturday.
But they will remember that Carnforth won at Chorley last season and the visitors currently have the league's highest runs-scorer in their ranks.
Ryan Nelson hit his maiden league century against Morecambe, his unbeaten 126 being the highest score so far this season. Nelson has hit 313 runs at an average of 62.
Chorley's Jim Lee 19 wickets in 2009
Atiq Uz-Zaman, the league's highest amateur runs scorer in 2008, has hit 306 runs in 2009 while Preston professional Bilal Asad has made 303.
Atiq will be in action for St Annes at Leyland but Bilal Asad's third-placed Preston have a weekend off. Atiq's St Annes colleague Stephen Twist has had a fine season so far with 283 runs and 16 wickets. Sri Lankan professional Dinuka Hettiarachchi is the league's second highest wickets-taker with 25, behind Bilal Asad who has taken 32.
Hettiarachchi also showed his batting prowess last weekend with an innings of 80 in St Annes Lancashire Cup win over Cheetham Hill.
Blackpool's Richard Gleeson is the leading amateur wicket-taker with 20 and will be looking to add to his tally when Lancaster visit Stanley Park.
Defending champions Netherfield, currently lying fourth 35 points behind Chorley are at Fleetwood while Morecambe entertain Barrow.
Morecambe could have a debutant in the former Kendal wicket-keeper/ batsman Ikram Ullah.
It's been an eventful week for Ullah who hit 97 on his Minor Counties debut for Cumberland against Hertfordshire at Sedbergh School on Sunday. Netherfield's Chris Miller also featured in the Cumberland team that went down to a nine wickets defeat in the three-day game.
Ikram Ullah on his Cumberland debut at Sedbergh
DIVISION ONE FIXTURES
SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2009 (1-00pm)
Blackpool v Lancaster
Chorley v Carnforth
Fleetwood v Netherfield
Kendal v Darwen
Leyland v St Annes
Morecambe v Barrow
Preston no game
Division Two (2nd XI) - Fixtures reversed
Carnforth in cup action on Friday and Sunday
On Friday the league's popular Twenty20 competition continues when defending champions Barrow play Kendal at Ernest Pass while Carnforth are at home to Morecambe.
It's a busy weekend for Carnforth who are in ECB National Knock-Out action against Leyland on Sunday. Darren Moore's side, currently unbeaten in cup cricket in 2009, have had to switch the game to Fox Lane as their home ground is unavailable due to a prior booking.
Chorley are also in action on Sunday when they play Liverpool Competition side Lytham at Windsor Park in the same round of the competition.
Team news to follow as available.
Blackpool's Richard Gleeson- 20 wickets so far
Friday 12th June (6pm)
Barrow v Kendal
Carnforth v Morecambe
ECB National Knock-Out
Sunday 14 June (1pm)
Chorley v Lytham
Leyland v Carnforth (fixture switched from Carnforth)