Preston’s Patel puts Fleetwood in a spin

A magnificent bowling performance by Sabbir Patel got Preston out of jail in their home match against Fleetwood on Saturday at West Cliff.

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Vernon Carus celebrate a wicket against Torrisholme at Boundary Meadow. Picture: Tony North

Victory sends Longridge top of the Palace Shield

Longridge returned to the summit of the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield after beating Thornton Cleveleys.
Leyland's Karl Cross

Skipper convinced of Finals Day presence

Leyland captain David Makinson is 99.9% sure that his men will have a Twenty20 Finals Day to look forward to later this summer.

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The winning PNE team

All whites on the night as PNE win at cricket

Preston North End’s cricket team showed their football counterparts the way to success by winning the Boddingtons Village Cricket League Knockout Cup on Monday evening.

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Lancaster Cricket and Sports Club, Lune Road.

Lancaster Cricket club fights back against vandals

Attacks by vandals will not spoil efforts of hard-working volunteers at a Lancaster cricket ground, says a club official.

Brodie Whitbourne

Brinscall suffer agonising cup defeat

Brinscall lost a thrilling Ramsbottom Cup quarter-final at home to Feniscowles on Sunday.

Leyland Cricket Club professional Dulan Pabasara Waduge

Perfect weekend for Leyland’s first team

Leyland are in pole position to clinch a place in the Northern Premier Cricket League T20 finals day after a double victory over group rivals Chorley and Preston.

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Khalid Valimulla for Withnell Fold in their Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier division game against Penwortham

Eccleston ease to six-wicket victory at Doctors Lane

In the Palace Shield Premier Division, Eccleston beat Great Eccleston by six wickets at Doctors Lane.

Jack Shovelton for Adlington Cricket Club in their game against Elton

Topsy turvy weekend for Adlington

Adlington’s weekend lurched from the sublime to the ridiculous. From the high of an exhilarating win in the T20 competition at Blackrod on Friday evening, to the low of being bowled out for only 47 in just 24 overs on Saturday.

Christopher Eccleston plays William Shakespeare's Hamlet at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

COLUMN: IF THE CAP FITS: To play or not to play, that is the question

To misquote William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this was the question vexing me ahead of White Coppice’s game against Longridge 2nds on Saturday.

Chorley Cricket Club team professional Gayan Maneeshan

Season not fizzling out as Chorley fire past Barrow

If the long trip to Barrow was a big test of Chorley’s character, they passed it with something pretty close to flying colours.

Michael Walling claimed a hat-trick for Garstang

Weekend cricket round-up

Michael Walling accomplished a career first on Saturday as he took a brilliant hat-trick in Garstang’s comprehensive 83-run Palace Shield win over Rufford.

Red Rose youngster Haseeb Hameed

Lancashire ace in Lions party

Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed has been handed the opportunity to bolster his claim for a Test place this summer after being named in the England Lions’ squad for next week’s four-day fixture against South Africa A.

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Glen Chapple

Five-for Parry lights up Trafalgar Road triumph

A first Championship five-wicket haul for Stephen Parry and a timely knock from England opener Haseeb Hameed ensured there were no major scares for Lancashire at Southport.

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Livingstone - Twenty20 call-up

England call-up for Lancashire ace Livingstone

Hard-hitting Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone has been called up by England for their three-match Twenty20 series against South Africa

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Lancashire in victory charge

Lancashire set victory target of 108 at Southport

Lancashire went into lunch on the final day of this Specsavers County Championship clash against Middlesex with just 95 runs required for victory.

Ian Simpson

Ian bowls Longridge to Lancashire Cup win

A five-star performance with the ball from Ian Simpson helped Longridge move through to the third round of the Lancashire Cup on Sunday.

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Ex-Lancashire, Leyland, Vernon Carus and Blackpool man Luis Reece

Reece is on the mend

Former Lancashire cricketer Luis Reece has thanked well-wishers and told them he is on the mend following a spell in hospital after being taken ill during a match.

Rain hold-up at Southport

Lancashire in rain washout at Southport

There was no play on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship between Lancashire and Middlesex at Southport.
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Bailey - double strike

Lancashire bowlers strike against champions

Lancashire’s seamers enjoyed a successful morning session under sunny skies at Southport, claiming four Middlesex wickets before the interval despite losing the toss.
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