Bolton League name in-form pros for Axford Trophy duel
THE Bolton League have included professionals from Eagley, Egerton and Farnworth in their team to face the Bolton Association at Flixton on Sunday in the annual Axford Trophy.
Adil Nisar (Farnworth), Amal Athulathmudali (Egerton) and Usman Arshad (Eagley) have been added to the team that recently beat North Lancashire and Cumbria to claim the Reader’s Interleague title.
Nisar will be a major threat with bat and ball after scoring more than 1,000 runs and claiming 38 wickets in all competitions.
Athulathmudali has also been in fine form for title-challengers Egerton of late, with a highest score of 191 to his name so far this season, while Arshad has performed well in a struggling Eagley side.
Hosts Bolton Association, who are yet to announce their side, will pose a tough test though having made it to the semi-finals of the inter-league competition.
The match, which pitches the best amateur players and three top professionals from each league, starts at 1pm.
Full Bolton League line-up: Phil Dickinson (capt), Anthony Harris (both Bradshaw), Will Halton, Danny Partington, Amal Athulathmudali (all Egerton), Phil Ingram (Greenmount), Jon Kerrigan (Little Lever), Joe McCann (Kearsley), Immy Mirza (Heaton), Usman Arshad (Eagley), Adil Nisar (Farnworth).