SKIPPER Ben Barrow has praised his Netherfield side after they produced a polished display to take the honours in last Sunday’s derby showdown at Parkside Road.

Barrow’s men eased to an eight wicket win against rivals Kendal to set up a trip to Leigh in the last 16 of the Lancashire Cup on June 23, a tie he said the team were already looking ahead to.

“I was very pleased on Sunday because I thought we bowled, batted and fielded very well and took our chances in difficult conditions,” said the Netherfield captain.

“Leigh will be a tough game but we’re looking forward to it.”

However, Netherfield have Northern League business to take care of prior to that game, starting with Saturday’s trip to in form Fulwood & Broughton, who are just a point behind the Parkside Road pacesetters and who boast former Lancashire and England man Simon Kerrigan as their professional.

“You don’t get to play for England without having quality player and Simon is a great player,” said Barrow.

“And Fulwood & Broughton, like the other Palace Shield sides who have come up, can bat and bowl and all the players know their roles, so it should be a great game.”