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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.

Local Cricket
Preston City Team Under-11s girls

Preston's girls shine in national football tournament

Preston City Under-11s Girls battled their way through to the final of a national football tournament.

Amateur Football
Isaac Lowe goes on the attack against Dennis Ceylan in their clash for the European featherweight title.

Lowe takes aim at ‘novice’ Bellotti

Isaac Lowe believes he is levels above “novice” Reece Bellotti as talk of a British title clash between the pair intensifies.

Boxing
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.

News
Dave Seddon and Adam Lord's live PNE chat.

VIDEO: All your questions answered in our PNE Q&A

Dave Seddon and Adam Lord answered all your questions as the build-up to the new season continues.

Football
Scott Fitzgerald in action during his last bout against Andrej Cepur

Fitzgerald withdraws from Snaith bout

Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald has had to pull out of his scheduled fight against Billy Snaith on Friday evening due to injury.

Boxing
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte could still end up with Diego Costa next season

Gossip: Stamford Bridge stand-off?

Thursday’s football gossip claims the rfit could continue between Chelsea’s manager and striker....

Football
Billy Akrigg has joined the majority of Lancaster Citys title-winning side in signing up for next season.

Akrigg insists Lancaster City will make their mark in Premier Division

Billy Akrigg insists Lancaster City won’t just make up the numbers in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Non-League
Chris Maxwell will compete with Declan Rudd to be first-choice Preston goalkeeper

The gloves come off at PNE

Declan Rudd thinks the battle with Chris Maxwell to be the first-choice keeper at Preston is one which can bring the best out of both of them.

Preston North End
Adam Campbell in action during his time at Hartlepool.

Campbell Morecambe’s first summer signing as seven others sign new deals

Morecambe have announced former Notts County forward Adam Campbell as their first summer signing.

Football
Brodie Whitbourne

Brinscall suffer agonising cup defeat

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

Chorley
Leyland Warriors Under 14s take instructions at half-time

Warriors in Shield final and first for Panthers

Leyland Warriors’ ARLFC Under-14s side earned a place in the NWC Shield final after a thrilling 22-0 home victory over South Trafford Raiders.

Sport
Aiden McGeady taking on Ross Wallace when PNE met Wednesday last season

Taxing opening to season for PNE

Simon Grayson spoke this week of the importance of Preston North End making a better start to the season than they had done in the last two campaigns.

Preston North End
Chorley's Jake Cottrell

New deal for Chorley star Jake

Chorley midfielder Jake Cottrell has penned a new deal that will keep him in the heart of the Magpies midfield for a fifth term.

Chorley FC
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.

Local Cricket
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
Peter Ward (front) out cycling on the Guild Wheel

Guild Wheel’s Peter in call for ‘respect’

The co-creator of the Guild Wheel has called on cyclists and motorists to show more respect for each other after he was injured in a “road rage” confrontation.

Crime
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.

Cricket
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.

Cricket

Boxer Jeffers remains unbeaten

Chorley boxer Mark Jeffers’ unbeaten record is still intact as he steamed to his fourth professional win after a points victory over Deividas Sajauka.

Chorley
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