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League just gets better says Lytham skipper: Fylde coast cricket preview

Lytham CC have strengthened this year and have won their last three in the Liverpool Competition but stand only seventh, which captain Danny Edwards says shows the quality of this ECB premier league.

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Blackpool guest pro Ockert Erasmus is dismissed by Leyland

Fylde coast weekend cricket review: Northern League, T20, Lytham, Palace Shield

Blackpool lost top spot in cricket’s Northern Premier League after being sent packing for just 83 en route to an eight-wicket home defeat by Leyland.

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Matt Grindley

St Annes’ three-game thriller: Fylde coast cricket preview

Fylde coast cricket aims to return with a vengeance from last weekend’s washout and it’s a massive couple of days for St Annes CC.

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Danny Edwards took four wickets

Fylde coast cricket round-up: Lytham left to fly flag in LCB Knockout

Lytham Cricket Club have won through to the third round of the Lancashire Cricket Board Knockout with a 52-run home win over Littleborough, but Blackpool bowed out by a six-wicket margin at home to Prestwich.

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Matt Breetzke for St Annes

St Annes pro Matt jumps into the deep end

It’s tough enough for an 18-year-old South African to spend several months away from his family on the Fylde coast, but this week new St Annes Cricket Club professional Matt Breetzke has also had to contend with the worst of British summer weather.

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Longridge bowler Jonathan Millward claimed a wicket on Sunday

Match report: Longridge 125ao, Furness 128-2

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St Annes' Matt Breetzke

Fylde coast cricket review: Northern Premier League, Lytham, Palace Shield

Blackpool climbed to the top of the Northern Premier on a weekend which saw the competition’s three Fylde coast teams all record comfortable wins.

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Atiq Uz-Zaman makes a return to St Annes

Test ace’s sentimental St Annes return

St Annes CC are preparing to welcome back a familiar, formidable cricketer to their ranks in former Pakistan Test batsman Atiq-Uz-Zaman.

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Almost a caught and bowled for Lytham's Jack Saunders

Fylde coast Monday cricket review: Blackpool climb to second

Blackpool climbed to second in the Northern Premier League after an eight-wicket win at bottom club Penrith, overtaking a St Annes side dismissed for just 73 by new leaders Leyland.

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Grant Thomson hits out for Blackpool

Fylde coast cricket review: Blackpool lose pro, Croft’s Lytham debut, Palace Shield

Sub-professional Grant Thomson made a dazzling debut after Blackpool lost the services of new pro Anurag Verma for the season, but derby visitors Fleetwood just held out for a draw at Stanley Park.

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Steven Croft

Lancashire captain Croft’s first games for Lytham

Lancashire captain Steven Croft is expected to make his first appearances for Lytham Cricket Club over this holiday weekend.

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Fleetwoods Jarrod Coombe was unable to help them get the better of Barrow

St Annes debut is a breeze for Breetzke

St Annes were the only Fylde coast club to avoid defeat in the Northern Premier League and they had to settle for a winning draw despite professional Matthew Breetzke’s dazzling debut at Kendal.

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Matt Grindley: Delighted to welcome Breetzke

Fylde coast cricket preview: Debut for St Annes professional

South African Matthew Breetzke will make his debut as St Annes Cricket Club professional at Kendal tomorrow.

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Blackpool's Anurag Varma bowls at Dean Bell

Fylde coast cricket round-up: Northern League Twenty20, Lytham and Palace Shield

Unbeaten Blackpool maintained their fine start to the season with comfortable five-wicket wins over derby rivals Fleetwood and St Annes in the Northern League’s revamped twenty20 competition.

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Steven Croft back at Stanley Park

Lancashire lead the way in crowded cricket weekend for Blackpool

The stakes could hardly be higher as county cricket takes centre stage at Stanley Park on Friday.

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Tom Hessey takes a Rainhill wicket, caught behind by Matthew Stevenson

Fylde coast cricket review: Northern League, Lytham and Palace Shield

Blackpool dropped their first points of the season in the Northern Premier League, while St Annes continued their promising start without their professional with a second win.

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Neels Bergh

Fylde coast cricket review: Northern League, Lytham and Palace Shield

New Fylde coast professionals showed their class as Blackpool maintained their winning start to the Northern Premier League season and Fleetwood won the first derby of 2017.

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Matt Grindley

Blackpool CC welcome new professional but St Annes are kept waiting

Blackpool Cricket Club look forward to the debut of their new professional tomorrow but St Annes are still sweating on the arrival of theirs.

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Michael Erlank bowling for St Annes

Cricket clubs’ first day supersubs

Blackpool Cricket Club and St Annes CC couldn’t complete the paperwork in time for their new professionals to take the field on the opening day of the Northern Premier League season, though their deputies did just fine.

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Lytham St Annes captain Matt Grindley is set for a second season in charge this year

St Annes’ skipper excited for the new season

Lytham St Annes CC go into the new Northern Premier League Division One season with a new professional and hopes of a better season at Vernon Road.

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