Dave Makinson admits he was delighted to make his return at the weekend.
The Leyland skipper had missed several games due to a leg injury.
Makinson had been unsure when he would return to playing but surprisingly he took to the field in the winning draw against Fleetwood on Saturday and took three key wickets.
“It was great to be back,” he said.
“I trained on Tuesday and it didn’t feel that bad.
“I picked myself but I didn’t think I’d be ready for Saturday.
“I trained again on the Thursday and it felt fine.
“I made sure I was careful in the field and I got through the game fine.”
The game at Broadwater was an entertaining one for all the spectators.
More than 500 runs were scored and three players scored centuries.
Two were scored by Leyland’s batsman, Lancashire’s Luis Reece was out for 113 whilst overseas amateur Richardt Frenz finished unbeaten on 119.
Leyland and Fleetwood will lock horns again this Sunday as they battle it out for a place in the Readers Cup semi-final.
“Saturday was an excellent game of cricket to be involved in,” Makinson added.
“Luis Reece and Richardt Frenz were superb.
“It was good to see Luis return to form and Richardt was out of this world.
“Our bye week has come at the wrong time again, but I’m glad we have a game on Sunday.”
Sunday’s cup tie with Fleetwood at Fox Lane starts at 2pm.