Cricketers kick off with derby friendly

Date: Friday 12th April 2019

PENRITH Cricket Club start their season today with a friendly against Carlisle CC at Tynefield Park (noon start). They will be led by Nicky Burns in his second stint as captain.

Since his previous spell as skipper, he has had a stint at Barrow CC and a year away from the game. A keen tactician, he says his enthusiasm is fully returned, and he is looking forward to the challenges of leading the side in the Northern Premier League.

He said: “Jonners (Jonathon Osborne) did a great job keeping us in the Premier League over the last two years. We have a great chance now to build on his efforts and make progress up the table. Asher Hart and Zach Reekie will be great to play with, and the youngsters coming through will be able to make an even bigger contribution this year.”

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