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Northern League Preview for Weekend 25th April

Division One

The second weekend of The Northern Cricket League gets underway, as defending champions Blackpool look to make it two out of two when they host Penrith at Stanley Park. Penrith also go into the game on the back of an emphatic win over struggling Preston with Kris Mclean's side full of confidence.

In the other games, Barrow look to bounce back from their defeat to Fleetwood when they travel to play Leyland. Barrow are hopeful that Sri Lankan professional Tharanga Paranavitana will make his debut. Leyland were in good form in their win over Chorley, Richardt Frenz is looking to back up his top scoring half century against Daryl Wearing's team.

Morecambe begin their season when they travel to play Netherfield at Parkside Road. Sri Lankan professional Suraj Randiv will be making his debut for Josh Dixon's team. Netherfield are looking to respond after their heavy defeat at Blackpool. Mark Clarkson is keen to build on his opening day 4 wicket haul.

At Shap Road, Kendal are looking for improvement and entertain Fleetwood. The visitors are travelling to Cumbria with a good win over Barrow under their belt and Australian professional David King in good form.

Darwen host Chorley, with Jordan Clarke's team keen to get the win after being frustrated with a winning draw at St Annes. Chorley are looking to get points on the board following their defeat to Leyland last weekend.

Ben Simm's Lancaster have the weekend off


1In Division Two, Leyland travel to Barrow, Morecambe host Netherfield, Kendal travel to Fleetwood, Chorley entertain Darwen,Penrith entertain Blackpool, with Preston travelling to St Annes.


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

Please check for any changes


25th April

Wickets pitched at 1-00 pm

Blackpool v Penrith

Umpires -

Mr Roy Booth
Tel: 01253 391207

Canon Stephen Jones
Tel: 01524 732948
Mob - 07733 159557

Darwen v Chorley

Umpires -

Mr Peter Wright
Tel: 01524 414978
Mob - 07895 004995
Mr Sam Antcliffe
Mob - 07964 577974

Kendal v Fleetwood

Umpires -

Mr Phil Watmough
Tel: 01772 615642
Mob - 07980 934329
Mr Colin Wilson
Tel: 01524 822133
Mob - 07759 080614

Leyland v Barrow

Umpires -

Mr Barry Evans
Tel: 01253 729369
Mob - 07971 641433
Mr Andrew Wilson
Tel: 01524 68793
Mob - 07747 673815

Netherfield v Morecambe

Umpires -

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

Preston v St Annes

Umpires -

Mr Bob Cairns
Tel: 01253 728104
Mob - 07850 684309
Mr Chris Coxhead
Tel: 01704 513873
Mob - 07513 431222

Lancaster CC - No Game


Wickets pitched at 1-00 pm

Barrow v Leyland

Umpires -

Mr David Lightburn
Tel: 01931 716688
Mob - 07899 045405
Mr Brian Nixon
Tel: 01768 863938
Mob - 07860 914699

Chorley v Darwen

Umpires -

Mr Tony Armer
Mob - 07873 625397

Mr Tom Wilson
Tel: 01772 600326
Mob - 07443 915734

Fleetwood v Kendal
at Lancaster CC

Umpires -

Mr Howard Bicknell
Tel: 01524 39464

Mr Stephen Renney
Tel: 01229 828576
Mob - 07902 875266

Morecambe v Netherfield

Umpires -

Mr Peter Harrison
Tel: 01524 380719
Mob - 07947 385534
Mr Joe Waters
Tel: 01539 562917
Mob - 07974 108501

Penrith v Blackpool

Umpires -

Mr Albert D'Leny
Tel: 01768 776615
Mob - 07979 560044
Mr Kevin Howarth
Tel: 01229 716943
Mob - 07799 020151

St Annes v Preston

Umpires -

Mr Kevin Hart
Tel: 01257 793837
Mob 07812 921874
Mr Ken Shenton
Tel: 01253 343988
Mob - 07742 715595

Lancaster CC - No Game

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