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Cup exit will spur ’Ridge on for rest of the season

Longridge captain Kyle Helm is convinced his men will not be affected too much by their disappointing Meyler Cup exit on Sunday.

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Michael Walling for Garstang

Riversiders bounce back in cup after league agony

All-rounder Michael Walling believes Garstang’s character was on full show at the weekend in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield.

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Sajid Patel plays the hook shot for Preston against Blackpool

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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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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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.

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.

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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Tony Moore at the crease

If the cap fits: Sometimes it’s not all about results

Picture the scene. Last Saturday White Coppice’s inspirational captain Tony Moore came over to me in the changing room.

Croston batsman Sam Marsh hits som e runs against Hoghton

Croston’s Marsh stars in narrow victory

In the Palace Shield Premier Division Croston narrowly beat Torrisholme by nine runs.

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Brinscall's Liam Winstanley

Ton for Brodie as Brinscall progress

Brinscall stunned Read to top Group One of the CBS Office Supplies Ribblesdale League’s new Ramsbottom Cup format, and earn a home quarter-final tie.

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Eddie Moulton for Chorley in their Northern League game against St Annes

A week is a long time in cricket!

A week might be a long time in politics according to the old quote, but it seems it’s also a long time in cricket.

Mark Walling will be hoping to lead Garstang back to the top of the table this weekend

Rivals braced for crunch derby clash

The top two in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premeir Division meet this weekend as derby rivals Garstang host leaders Longridge at the 

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Fulwood and Broughton bowler Matthew Smith

Smith’s all-round display helps F&B to victory

Matthew Smith played a key role in Fulwood and Broughton’s seven-wicket win over Garstang in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division.

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Edwin Moulton's 7-47 proved to be in vain for Chorley in the derby clash against Leyland

Leyland close gap at top with derby win

A dramatic low-scoring encounter at Fox Lane saw Leyland claim the bragging rights over derby rivals Chorley on Saturday.

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Longridge captain Kyle Helm has been pleased with his sides start to the season

Longridge set for a test of credentials

Kyle Helm reckons the next few weeks will offer a clearer indication as to whether his Longridge Cricket Club team are the real deal or not.

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Lukman Vahaluwala

Chorley looking to get back to winning ways

Leaders Chorley Cricket Club will be aiming to get back on the winning trail this weekend when they travel to face Preston in the Northern League.

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Lancaster professional Kasun Madushanka on his way to 25 against Morecambe (photo: Tony North)

Waduge is Leyland centurion in Twenty20 win

Pabasara Waduge clubbed a rapid-fire ton in Leyland’s win over Chorley in the Northern League’s Twenty20 Cup.

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