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‘No Christmas spirit’ as vandal driver ruins cricket pitch

A Lancashire cricket club has been asking “where is the Christmas spirit?” after a vandal driver ruined its playing surface.

Henry Thompson hit a half-century for Leyland

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Leyland face a dramatic final day shootout against Blackpool to decide the destiny of the Northern League Division One title race.

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Leyland Cricket Club captain David Makinson


The unmistakable sound of willow on leather began to echo around Fox Lane on Thursday evening as I sat in front of the pavilion talking cricket with Leyland CC captain David Makinson.

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F&B skipper Mark Smith knows his men will be crowned champions with victory in their final two games

Tough at the top for title hopefuls

The stage is set for a dramatic and nailbiting finale to the cricketing summer.

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David Makinson is hoping to skipper Leyland to the title once more

Leyland lining up a title showdown

Leyland captain David Makinson believes the advantage in the Northern League Division One title race is with his team – but only just.

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Alex Mason of Longridge

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Longridge will be looking to maintain their Moore and Smalley Palace Shield title push when they host Whittingham and Goosnargh tomorrow.

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Chris Brookes hit 41 and took four wickets for Fulwood and Broughton

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Charlie Rossiter struck an unbeaten 73 to help Moore and Smalley Palace Shield leaders Fulwood and Broughton to a big victory at Penwortham.

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India star Sarfaraz Khan on his way to 97 not out for Preston against Morecambe. Picture: Tony North

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A brilliant performance from 18-year-old Indian prodigy Sarfaraz Khan helped Preston complete the double over reigning Northern League Division One champions Morecambe.

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WINNERS: (Back row, from the left): Evan Powell, Adam Waring, Will Joy, Arron Boyden, Ben Liddle, Thomas Higginson. Front row (from the left): Josh Boyden, Ben Houghton, Dan Barber, Alex Woodall, Isaac Ashcroft, James Bone (captain).

Euxton crowned county champs

Euxton Cricket Club Under-15s have been crowned Lancashire champions for 2016.

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F&B celebrate a wicket

Fulwood win top of the table tussle

Fulwood and Broughton are the new leaders of the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division after leapfrogging Vernon Carus.

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Chorley's Joseph Tiffin and Edwin Moulton in action against Blackpool

Leyland are undone by Shadley

Leyland’s Northern League title hopes took a knock as they were beaten by St Annes.

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England bowler James Anderson was in action at Trafalgar Road

Red Rose fixture’s a record-breaker

Southport and Birkdale chairman Tony Elwood has hailed ‘a fantastic four days of cricket’ after Lancashire hosted Durham at Trafalgar Road.

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Ross is the boss in Leyland’s victory

Leyland gave their Northern League title push a kick-start with victory over Netherfield at Fox Lane.

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Lee Childs was in fine form for Croston

Lee-thal spell upsets leaders

A superlative spell of bowling from Croston captain Lee Childs turned the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division title race on its head at the weekend.

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Andrew Starkie has represented Preston Cricket Club for many years

Big Interview: Andrew Starkie

There was a time in his long Preston Cricket Club career when bowler Andrew Starkie felt like he was playing in two games at once.

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Warren Hegg during his playing days for Lancashire

Longridge’s cup run is ended

Longridge’s great run in the ECB National Knockout is over after they were beaten by Bamford Fieldhouse.

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Alex Mason in action for Longridge in their victory at Leyland last week

Longridge stay on the knockout trail

Longridge continue on their National Knockout adventure this weekend when they host Bamford Fieldhouse at Chipping Road in the last 16 of the competition.

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Lancaster skipper Ben Simm in action

Simm stars in Lancaster win

Preston were beaten by 39 runs in their Northern League clash with Lancaster.

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Longridge's Tom Howarth bowls in his side's victory over Leyland at Fox Lane

Knockout success for Kyle’s battlers

Longridge caused an upset in the ECB National Knockout by beating Northern League leaders Leyland in the competition’s regional final.

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Garstang's Michael Walling was among the runs against Vernon Carus

Top two ready for crucial title clash

Top faces second this weekend as the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division season reaches its halfway stage.

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