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St Annes ready to face former captain in table-topping cricket derby

There’s a feast of cricket on the Fylde coast this weekend after Lancashire leave town on Friday evening

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Blackpool Cricket Club chairman David Cresswell

Blackpool Cricket Club hopeful sun shines as Lancashire clash returns

“Hopefully the weather gods will shine on us”.

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Fleetwood captain Dean Bell

Fylde coast cricket review: Blackpool go top, big wins for Lytham and St Annes, Lancashire Cup and Palace Shield

Blackpool moved to the top of the Northern Premier League for the first time this season with a three-wicket derby win over Fleetwood, while St Annes climbed to second after inflicting Garstang’s first defeat in the competition.
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Paul Willis hits out for Fleetwood against Chorley

Gazette cricket round-up: Fylde trio still unbeaten in NPL, Blackpool add to Lytham's woes, Palace Shield league and cup action

Fylde clubs occupy three of the top four places in cricket’s Northern Premier League, though Garstang clung on for a draw at Stanley Park to deny Blackpool first place as Fleetwood and St Annes recorded emphatic wins.

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Amar Ullah

Fylde coast cricket preview: Big step up suits St Annes pro Ullah

He’s already contributing with bat and ball in St Annes CC’s unbeaten start to the  Northern Premier League season and professional Amar Ullah says there is more to come from this talented crop.
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Liam Castellas in action for Fleetwood against St Annes

Cricket round-up: Derby day on the Fylde coast

The Northern Premier League’s first Fylde coast derby of the season ended with Fleetwood having the better of the draw at St Annes, while Blackpool also had to settle for shared spoils at Chorley, dropping their first points of the season as both teams totalled 116-8.

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Fleetwood's Neels Bergh

Fleetwood CC duo lead from the front

Skipper Dean Bell praised Fleetwood CC’s dangerous duo of overseas professional Neels Bergh and player-coach Liam Castellas for leading by example in the club’s fine start to the Northern League season.

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Lancashire's Toby Lester bowls for Lytham against Rainhill   Picture: PAUL HEYES

Fylde coast cricket round-up: A full house of victories for senior sides, Palace Shield results

The unbeaten start for the Fylde coast’s Northern Premier League cricket clubs continued as all three won their first away match having chosen to bat second.

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Matt Grindley

Fylde coast cricket preview: Grindley leaves St Annes home of 20 years for Blackpool challenge

One of the major close-season coups of the Fylde coast cricket scene flew under the radar but Matt Grindley ensured his switch from St Annes to Blackpool made a splash were it matters – on the pitch.

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Blackpool's Jamie Thomson

Fylde coast cricket review: Double win for Blackpool, Fleetwood hold champs, Lytham and Palace Shield

Blackpool Cricket Club made a winning start to the Northern Premier League season, while there were draws for Fleetwood and St Annes on the opening day.

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Lytham captain Ben Saunders

Lytham and St Annes cricket captains can't wait to get the ball rolling

Ben Saunders and Nathan Armstrong are looking forward to their first full season as captains of Lytham and St Annes respectively as the cricket campaign gets under way this Saturday for the Fylde clubs.

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Alex Davies

Davies extends Lancashire contract after record-breaking season

Alex Davies has signed an extended contract with Lancashire CCC until the end of the 2020 season.

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Charlotte Short hitting out for Carr Hill

Cricket season starts early for Blackpool and Fylde girls

Thoughts of summer brighten up these chilly days and an indoor cricket event at Blackpool Sports Centre in Stanley Park  gave girls from Carr Hill, St Mary’s and South Shore Academy a warm glow.

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Mennie in action for the Sheffield Shield

Lancashire announce Australian Joe Mennie as 2018 overseas player

Lancashire have signed Australian bowler Joe Mennie as their overseas player for 2018.

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Steven Croft

Lancashire ace Croft returns to his roots for cricket chats

Fylde coast cricket fans will have the chance to pitch questions to Lancashire star Steven Croft as he tours the county’s grassroots clubs as part of his 2018 testimonial year.

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Garstang with the Palace Shield  Picture: Garstang CC

Fylde coast cricket: Final weekend review

Palace Shield champions Garstang ended their season in winning style with an eight-wicket victory at Croston.

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Matt Grindley

Fylde coast cricket review: St Annes are NPL runners-up and Garstang look sure to lift Palace Shield

St Annes are runners-up in the Northern Premier League despite losing their final match by six wickets at Lancaster.

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Nathan Armstrong

St Annes skipper so pleased with first campaign: final weekend for Northern League cricket

St Annes Cricket Club are already sure to finish highest among the Fylde coast’s three Northern League clubs and can secure runners-up spot with victory at bottom club Lancaster in tomorrow’s final round of fixtures.

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A let-off for Blackpool's Luis Reece against St Annes

St Annes finish first among Fylde’s NPL clubs: cricket round-up

St Annes Cricket Club secured double bragging rights with Saturday’s win over Blackpool on the penultimate weekend of the Northern Premier League season.

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