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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lytham's  Reece Gaffikin

Lytham Under-14s defeat Great Eccleston

Our latest AllStars cricket fixture was the Under-14 Palace Shield encounter between Lytham and Great Eccleston.

Adam Parker

Fleetwood ready to fight to the finish: Weekend cricket preview

It’s another massive weekend in the Northern Premier League, with Blackpool and Fleetwood occupying the top two places.

Adam Parker hits out for Fleetwood against Barrow

Fylde coast cricket round-up: Northern League, Lytham, Readers Cup, Palace Shield

Blackpool went top of the Northern Premier League as Lancashire captain Steven Croft helped them to an 89-run home win over Darwen on a day the Fylde coast bucked cricket’s waterlogged trend.

Richard Gleeson

Gleeson’s life-changing week: Fylde coast cricket preview

Blackpool Cricket Club seamer Richard Gleeson has been reflecting happily on a career-changing week.

Sign of things to come? Leyland v Longridge in cup competition on Sunday

Historic league merger on the agenda

The landscape of club cricket in Lancashire is set to change with a potential merger of the Northern Premier League and the Palace Shield moving a huge step closer.

Ian Walling bowls for Garstang at Vernon Carus

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

The Northern Premier League title race has tightened up considerably after Blackpool hammered Barrow by 107 runs and Fleetwood had a winning draw away to leaders Leyland on a day the top four teams faced each other.

Travis Dean

Fylde coast weekend cricket preview

There are few prizes for guessing the match of the weekend in cricket’s Northern Premier League.

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