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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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Alex Higham hits out for AKS

AKS crowned school cricket champions a term late

The belated year 9 cricket final for Wyre and Fylde schools was well worth the wait.

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Blackpool's Josh Boyne is dismissed by Leyland

Full Fylde coast cricket round-up

The eagerly-anticipated Northern Premier League decider turned into a disappointing anticlimax for Blackpool as Leyland dismissed them for 63 to seal the match and the title.

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James Amor bowls for Fleetwood

Cricket round-up: Stage set for title decider in Blackpool

The Northern Premier League title race has long seemed destined to go down to a final-day decider between Blackpool and Leyland ... and that is exactly what has happened.

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Paul Danson

Weekend cricket preview: Eyes on the skies for Blackpool captain

It could hardly be tighter with three weekends of Northern Premier League matches to play.

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Daryl Mitchell took four wickets on Saturday

Weekend cricket round-up: Ups and downs for Blackpool at Netherfield

It’s probably win or bust for Fleetwood in this afternoon’s derby clash with Blackpool after the Broadwater club lost further ground to their Fylde coast rivals in the Northern Premier League title race.

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Dom O'Brien

Fylde coast cricket preview: Lots still to play for at Lytham

Lytham CC captain Dom O’Brien hasn’t ruled out a top-four finish but admits his side are still in a Liverpool Competition relegation battle.

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Paul Danson

Four teams can still win title, says Blackpool captain: weekend cricket preview

Blackpool CC captain Paul Danson believes four teams can still win the Northern Premier League, even though his leaders have at least one game in hand on all their title rivals.

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St Annes celebrate a wicket at Morecambe on Saturday

Cricket review: Northern League, Lytham, Palace Shield

Fleetwood failed to take advantage of leaders Blackpool’s weekend off in the Northern Premier League title race, managing just a single point from their two matches.

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Blackpool's Daryl Mitchell

Cricket round-up: Northern Premier League, Lytham and Palace Shield

Leaders Blackpool hit the 200-point mark on a day the Fylde coast’s three Northern Premier League clubs all won at home.

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Lytham celebrate a New Brighton wicket

Cricket review: Northern League, Readers Cup, Lytham, Palace Shield

Blackpool stayed top of the Northern Premier League with a six-wicket win at Morecambe but Fleetwood’s title hopes were hit by a stunning defeat at Darwen.

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