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Northern League Preview for 16th and 17th May

Its Round 6 of The Northern Premier Cricket League sponsored by Chorley Building Society, and if the first five rounds are anything to go by it promises to be another exciting weekend of action.

Division 1

Blackpool yet again lead the way at the top of the Division, Paul Danson's side are looking the team to beat even at this early stage of the season as they welcome Kendal to Stanley Park.

This game could be interesting with both sides having a very strong bowling attack. Blackpool's well known attack of Christi Viljeon and Richard Gleeson continues to work well, whilst Kendal have put their emphasis on the bowling as they look to emulate what Blackpool have achieved.

Kendal's attack of Eldred Hawken and Saeed Bariwala looks dangerous, whilst Stu Parkin and Chris Miller continue to take wickets.

At Birch Hall, Darwen entertain Fleetwood. These are two teams that have ambitions on League honours, however they will be keen to bounce back from their defeats last weekend. Darwen have had a lot of disruption with their professional situation, but are still a very dangerous side to face.

Fleetwood have a strong squad with the likes of Adam Parker, Ian Holland and Australian Professional David King within their ranks.

Morecambe host Barrow at Woodhill Lane. Morecambe tasted defeat for the first time last weekend losing at Chorley, however despite the setback they have made a good start to the season. Barrow have had a mixed start but still look dangerous.

Parkside Road sees Netherfield entertain Chorley, whilst Penrith host St Annes, with inform Lancaster looking for yet another win travel to play bottom of the table Preston. Lancaster undefeated have completely turned around their fortunes from last season's struggles.


The Twenty-20s are in full swing as Barrow face a double header in The North 1 group as they entertain both Penrith and Netherfield, with the Netherfield game starting at 4pm.

Netherfield are looking to defend their title.


In Division Two, Barrow host Morecambe, Chorley entertain Netherfield, Kendal play host to Blackpool, Lancaster face Preston at Lune Road, whilst St Annes face Penrith at Vernon Road.


The Umpires list below will be updated on Friday by 8-00pm

Please check for any changes

Will any umpires who cannot fulfil their appointment contact Phil Watmough as soon as possible


16th May

Wickets pitched at 1-00 pm

Blackpool v Kendal

Umpires -

Mr Roy Booth
Tel: 01253 391207

Mr Ken Ashworth
Tel: 01772 632633
Mob - 07875 588291

Darwen v Fleetwood

Umpires -

Mr Joe Waters
Tel: 01539 562917
Mob - 07974 108501
Mr Colin Wilson
Tel: 01524 822133
Mob - 07759 080614

Morecambe v Barrow

Umpires -

Mr Chris Coxhead
Tel: 01704 513873
Mob - 07513 431222
Mr Ken Shenton
Tel: 01253 343988
Mob - 07742 715595

Netherfield v Chorley

Umpires -

Mr Kevin Hart
Tel: 01257 793837
Mob 07812 921874
Mr David Lightburn
Tel: 01931 716688
Mob - 07899 045405

Penrith v St Annes

Umpires -

Mr Peter Harrison
Tel: 01524 380719
Mob - 07947 385534
Mr Brian Nixon
Tel: 01768 863938
Mob - 07860 914699

Preston v Lancaster

Umpires -

Mr Phil Watmough
Tel: 01772 615642
Mob - 07980 934329
Mr John Whiteside
Tel: 01253 855518
07511 671398

Leyland CC - No Game


Wickets pitched at 1-00 pm

Barrow v Morecambe

Umpires -

Mr Sam Antcliffe
Mob - 07964 577974

Mr Albert D'Leny
Tel: 01768 776615
Mob - 07979 560044

Chorley v Netherfield

Umpires -

Mr Alf Dunn
Tel: 01772 746281
Mob - 07985 633095
Mr Andrew Wilson
Tel: 01524 68793
Mob - 07747 673815

Kendal v Blackpool

Umpires -

Mr Ron Fullard
Tel: 01229 839927
Mob - 07973 257291
Mr Eddie Payne
Tel: 01229 832038
Mob - 07798 772662

Lancaster v Preston

Umpires -

Mr Kevin Howarth
Tel: 01229 716943
Mob - 07799 020151
Mr Peter Wright
Tel: 01524 414978
Mob - 07895 004995

St Annes v Penrith

Umpires -

Mr Tony Armer
Mob - 07873 625397

Canon Stephen Jones
Tel: 01524 732948
Mob - 07733 159557

Leyland CC - No Game

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