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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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Andrew Tate on his way to 44 for Vernon Carus against Penwortham at the weekend

Vernons on track after derby victory

Vernon Carus emerged victorious in the ‘railway track’ derby against Penwortham on Saturday in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division.

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Matthew Smith scored a century for Fulwood and Broughton against Vernon Carus

Weekend cricket round-up

Matthew Smith struck a ton in Fulwood and Broughton’s win over Vernon Carus in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division.

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Adam Parker bowling for former club Fleetwood

Adam part of remarkable sporting dynasty

Craig Salmon talks to top local club cricketer and former England sub-fielder Adam Parker about his life in cricket and his sporting family

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All-rounder Adam Parker is back at  Vernon Carus

Weekend cricket preview

Vernon Carus’ marquee signing Adam Parker believes there is much more to come from himself and his team-mates over the course of the summer.

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Morecambe batsman Lewis Smith mis-times a shot and is hit in the ribs at Preston (Photo: Rob Lock)

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Preston put their first win in the Northern League on the board, beating Morecambe by one wicket at West Cliff.

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Lancaster's Charlie Swarbrick  plays a stylish pull shot in their defeat at St Annes

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Leyland began the defence of their Northern Cricket League Division One title with an emphatic 149-run win over Penrith at Fox Lane.

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Chorley captain Andy Holdsworth

Weekend cricket preview

Chorley, Preston and Leyland are all set for the start of what will be an historic season in the Northern Cricket League.

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Retired cricketer Tom Smith was the captain of Lancashire

Big Interview: Tom Smith

Tom Smith knew Lancashire were on their way to title glory the moment he snaffled a catch to dismiss Hampshire’s Neil McKenzie.

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Leyland Cricket Club captain David Makinson

Lancashire cricket leagues in historic link-up

Cricket’s Palace Shield has decided on a momentous change, one of the most significant in its history spanning more than a century - it has given the go-ahead to a tie-up with the Northern Premier League.

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A vandal driver damaged Walton-le-Dale Cricket Club's pitch.

‘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.

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Henry Thompson hit a half-century for Leyland

Weekend cricket round-up

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 BIG INTERVIEW: 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

Weekend cricket preview

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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