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Northern Premier League Preview for the 8th and 9th August

The Northern Cricket League enters into another critical weekend of action, as the top teams in Division One and Two continue to battle for league supremacy.


At Stanley Park Blackpool host Lancaster, with the hosts buoyed by their comeback win at Kendal. Lancaster on the other hand have had a mixed season but will be looking to test themselves against the current League Title holders.

Current League Leaders Morecambe entertain Kendal at Woodhill Lane. Morecambe on the crest of a wave at the moment, hitting some fine form as they remain out in front at the top. Kendal on the other hand have struggled although they did show what they are capable of against Blackpool before running out of steam.

Darwen will be keen to get back on a winning note after being bowled out cheaply at Fleetwood , however they face a Leyland side that have been in a good run of form of late.

The other games see Bottom side Preston face the unenviable task of playing inform Fleetwood at West Cliff. David King looking to rack up more runs.

Netherfield face Barrow with both sides desperate to get some form as they aim to climb up the league ladder.

Chorley have forfeited their game at Penrith, Penrith are awarded 15 points.


League leaders Netherfield will be looking to capitalise on St Annes free weekend when they travel to struggling Barrow. Barrow are looking to shock the leaders.

In the other games, Kendal host Morecambe, Leyland entertain Darwen, Fleetwood host Preston, whilst Lancaster have inform Blackpool as their visitors



On Sunday it is the Readers Cup Semi Final as Leyland entertain Lancaster, the winners go onto face Darwen in the final


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 Roy Booth as soon as possible


8th August

Wickets pitched at 1-00 pm

Blackpool v Lancaster

Umpires -

Steve Godfrey
Tel: 01253 724893
Mob: 07901 860493
John Whiteside
Tel: 01253 855518
07511 671398

Darwen v Leyland

Umpires -

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

Morecambe v Kendal

Umpires -

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

Netherfield v Barrow

Umpires -

Phil Watmough
Tel: 01772 615642
Mob - 07980 934329
Peter Wright
Tel: 01524 414978
Mob - 07895 004995

Penrith v Chorley

Umpires -

Match conceded Penrith win

Preston v Fleetwood

Umpires -

Roy Booth
Tel: 01253 391207

Canon Stephen Jones
Tel: 01524 732948
Mob: 07733 159557

St Annes CC - No Game


Wickets pitched at 1-00 pm

Barrow v Netherfield

Umpires -

Kevin Howarth
Tel: 01229 716943
Mob - 07799 020151
Joe Waters
Tel: 01539 562917
Mob:07974 108501

Chorley v Penrith

Umpires -

Barry Evans
Tel: 01253 729369
Mob - 07971 641433
Chris Coxhead
Tel: 01704 513873
Mob - 07513 431222

Fleetwood v Preston

Umpires -

Tony Armer
Mob - 07873 625397

Ian Falkingham
Tel: 01253 301683
Mob - 07905 392543

Kendal v Morecambe

Umpires -

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

Lancaster v Blackpool

Umpires -

Sam Antcliffe
Mob - 07964 577974

Peter Harrison
Tel: 01524 380719
Mob - 07947 385534

Leyland v Darwen

Umpires -

Ken Ashworth
Tel: 01772 632633
Mob - 07875 588291
Bob Cairns
Tel: 01253 728104
Mob - 07850 684309

St Annes CC - No Game



Wickets pitched at 1-30 pm

Leyland v Lancaster

Umpires -

Barry Evans
Tel: 01253 729369
Mob - 07971 641433
Phil Watmough
Tel: 01772 615642
Mob - 07980 934329

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