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Poulton's Toby Lester playing vital role for Lancashire in Vitality Blast

Poulton’s Toby Lester was delighted at his career-best 4- 25 from four overs in Lancashire’s 12-run victory over Derbyshire at Emirates Old Trafford.

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Matthew Houston made his best score of the season for Blackpool

Fylde coast cricket round-up: Blackpool keep the pressure on the leaders

While football continued coming home, the Fylde coast’s Northern Premier League cricket clubs were travelling away to Cumbria, from where only Blackpool returned victorious.

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St Annes wicketkeeper Richard Staines

Fylde coast cricket preview: St Annes chase the leaders as Blackpool seek to bounce back

Captain Nathan Armstrong praised fast-developing wicketkeeper Richard Staines for his key role in a vital win which keeps St Annes CC breathing down the necks of the Northern Premier League leaders.

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Steven Croft Lancashire XI v Lytham CC Invitational XI T20 Cricket match

Sun shines on Steven Croft’s Lytham testimonial

Cricket enthusiasts enjoyed a sizzling evening and a game to match at Church Road as Lytham CC staged a star-studded testimonial match for Steven Croft.

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Blackpool batsman Joshua Boyne

Fylde coast cricket review: Blackpool lose top spot in the table

Blackpool’s first defeat of the season cost them top spot in cricket’s Northern Premier League, enabling both St Annes and Fleetwood to close the gap on their Fylde coast neighbours with three-wicket home wins in thrillers which went to the wire.

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Matt Grindley

Fylde coast cricket preview: Blackpool ready for toughest test yet

Blackpool Cricket Club skipper Paul Danson says that to win the Northern Premier League title his team will have to finish above defending champions Netherfield, who they face in a mouthwatering top-of-the-table clash at Stanley Park on Saturday

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Under-10 cricket action between St Annes and Fleetwood

St Annes Under-10s win Palace Shield clash with Fleetwood

St Annes Cricket Club Under-10 A defeated Fleetwood by 20 runs when they met in an exciting Palace Shield encounter.

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Liam Castellas at Fulwood and Broughton

Fylde coast cricket review: Blackpool stretch lead at top, Lytham's winning hat-trick, Freckleton flying in Palace Shield

Blackpool maintained the Northern Premier League’s last unbeaten record with a six-wicket victory at Penrith which extends their lead at the top by a further point to 13.

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Neels Bergh

Fylde coast cricket preview: Bergh feasts on second helpings at Fleetwood

He’s the top run-scorer in the division, and for Fleetwood Cricket Club hotshot Neels Bergh the secret is a second term in the Northern Premier League and the recruitment of coach Liam Castellas.

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A St Annes wicket

Fylde Under-11s maintain fine form against St Annes

Fylde Cricket Club made it five wins out of five in the Under-11 Palace Shield following their  33-run home win over St Annes.
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Chalana-de-Silva

Defeat for Earby and Barnoldswick

Barnoldswick and Earby both slipped to defeat in a rain-affected Ribblesdale League programme on Saturday.

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Steven Croft had his best day yet for Lytham CC

Fylde coast cricket review: Fleetwood win T20 group, Lytham topple leaders, Palace Shield update

Fleetwood won through to the semi-finals of the Readers T20, pipping Blackpool on net run rate after both clubs won at St Annes on the deciding day of the Fylde coast group.

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Ben Saunders

Captain Saunders set for Lytham charge: Fylde coast cricket preview

Lytham CC captain Ben Saunders hopes Saturday’s home game against league leaders Northern can be the start of a push to the top four.

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Steven Croft

Fylde coast cricket: Lancashire's Croft helps Lytham to vital victory; Palace Shield round-up

Lytham eased to a much-needed nine-wicket win at bottom club New Brighton which lifted them four places up the Liverpool Competition table.

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The air ambulance landed on the Old Trafford pitch

Air ambulance halts Lancashire's game at Old Trafford

Lancashire's game against Essex was halted for over half an hour after an air ambulance landed on the Old Trafford pitch to attend to an ill spectator.

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Josh Boyne was on top form for league leaders Blackpool

Cricket round-up: Blackpool capitalise on St Annes’ slip

Josh Boyne was Blackpool’s all-round hero in the seven-wicket win at Preston which left them 12 points clear at the top of the Northern Premier League after St Annes suffered their first defeat of the campaign at Morecambe.

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Will Thistlethwaite scored a century for Great Eccleston

Palace Shield cricket: Kirkham and Wesham wicketkeeper smashes batting record with 218

It’s not often that the headlines in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield are grabbed by a game in division six but that was the case on Saturday, when Derek Tucker of Kirkham and Wesham Seconds smashed the competition’s batting record with his 218 away to Tarleton Thirds.

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Wicketkeeper Richard Staines takes the ball for St Annes against Chorley

Cricket review: Big league wins for Fylde coast clubs but Croft can't save Lytham and Blackpool bow out of National Championship

A special guest helped Blackpool to power on at the top of cricket’s Northern Premier League on a day all three Fylde coast clubs won convincingly.

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Matt Grindley has had an excellent start to his Blackpool career

Blackpool CC showing signs of promise

New Blackpool arrival Matt Grindley believes there is more to come from him and the team as they prepare to host Leyland on Saturday.

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