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Photographs for 2006

22nd April 2006

Captains Paul Danson and Kabir Khan in deep discussion

Paul Danson leads out the Blackpool side

Professional Aslam Qureshi and Ahmed Elech open the batting for Kendal

Blackpool's Sub Professional Ruvin Peiris who made a fine 82 no

29th April 2006

Carnforth's Lyndell Richardson acknowledges his 50

Omari Banks Carnforth's Professional

Blackpool's Justin Kreusch on the denfence

St Annes Sub Professional Zeeshan Pervez

1st May 2006

St Annes crowd the Leyland batsman for the last ball of the game

St Annes Sub Professional Asif Mujtaba leaves the field after his 7-20

6th May 2006

The Battle of the Professionals
Dirk Nannes bowls to Paul Harris

Paul Harris plays the square cut

Drinks all round

Paul Harris acknowledges the crowd on reaching his half century.

Wayne Clarke as an orange drink

Netherfield Professional Dirk Nannes

Fleetwood Professional Paul Harris walks off in reflective mood

Paul Harris of Fleetwood relax's after his allround performance

13th May 2006

St Annes batsman Adrian Darlington plays Luis Reece to leg

Ian Austin St Annes Captain hits a staight six

Blackpool Professional wrapped up well against the cold

Lancashire and Blackpool Steven Croft restricted to patrolling the boundary

27th May 2006

Phil Thornton of Morecambe returns to the pavillion

St Annes Captain Ian Austin applauded from the field after taking 7-23

Morecambe's Professional Garnet Kruger in reflective mood

Adrian Darlington survives a LBW appeal by Garnet Kruger

Adrian Darlington on the front foot against Gareth Pedder

Gareth Evans (Hidden by Morecambe's Professional Garnet Kruger) caught behind

Stephen Twist plays inside a ball from Garnet Kruger

29th May 2006

John Whalley of Fleetwood in action

Fleetwood Pro Paul Harris defends against Paul Danson

Wayne Clarke plays Balckpool captain Paul Danson to leg

A panoramic view of the game at Stanley Park

3rd June 2006

Terry Hunte of Kendal plays Fleetwood's Tom Blundell to the offside.

Fleetwood Pro Paul Harris has Terry Hunte on the defensive

Terry Hunte followed by Ben Simm acknowledges the applause for his fine 118 no

Kendal on the attack early in the Fleetwood innings

Kendal's Ikram Ullah appeals for a stumpimg in the last over with Steve Hill batting

A jubilant Kendal side leave the field after a last over win

24th June 2006

James Ellis of Fleetwood lets the ball go from Joe Davies.

Arshad Khan walks back to his mark

Arshad Khan with his attacking field for Tom Wilson

1st July 2006

Leyland Pro Adam Parker plays Blackpool captain Paul Danson to mid-on

The Leyland batsman lets the ball from Luis Reece go

Sean Dunk awaits the next ball from Richard Gleeson

Blackpool surround Sean Dunk in the last over


Its a Draw

A happy Adam Parker and Sean Dunk return to the pavillion after gaining a draw

2nd July 2006

St Annes captain Ian Auatin bowls to Kevin Howarth

Adam Cotton bowling to Ikram Ullah

8th July 2006

Luis Reece bowls to Ikram Ullah

Kevin Howarth square drives the ball for four

Blackpool's Justin Kreusch bowls to Ikram Ullah

Ikram Ullah acknowledges his fine century

Ikram leaves the field after making 129

David Newton of Blackpool lets the ball go

Its over, the Kendal players and manager put the covers on as the rain falls heavily.

15th July 2006

Steve Hill of Fleetwood bowls to Chorley's John Ratledge

The Choley batsman plays the ball down

John Wright defends against Chorley Professional Stephen John

Mohammed Faroukh Fleetwood's Substitute Professional

16th July 2006

The Darwen batsman lets the ball go from Luis Reece

The screbaord tells a sorry tale for Darwen

Justin Kreusch batting for Blackpool

22nd July 2006

Kevin Howarth bowls to St Annes captain Ian Austin

Dilawar Khan has Gareth Evans on the defensive

Gareth Evans on the run after pulling Dilawar Khan

Ian Austin acknowledges the applause after making 66

Kevin Howarth of Kendal on the attack

Kevin Howarth makes his way to the pavillion after making 71

29th July 2006

Gareth Evans of St Annes plays Mike Taylor through mid-wicket

Adrian Darlington plays Justin Kreusch to the onside and takes a quick run

Luis Reece of Blackpool

Justin Kreusch drives Joe Davies through the offside

Blackpool take a single

Justin Kreusch on the defensive against Ashard Khan

30th July 2006

Stuart Parkin driven by Blackpool's Charles Boucher

Blackpool take a run in the last over

Steven Croft after his 109 no

League Record holder Terry Hunte goes studiously forward

Terry Hunte on the attack

3rd August 2006

Ikam Ullah bowled off a free hit
following a no ball

David Fallows survives a LBW appeal

5th August 2006

St Annes captain Ian Austin cuts Atif Ashraf

Duncan Whalley on the defensive

Ian Austin leaves the field after making 103
and breaking his own batting record for the club

Darwen's Jeffrey Hacking strikes out

St Annes celebrate next ball at the fall of Jeffery Hacket's wicket

Darwen Professional Atif Ashraf who unfortunately broke his finger
trying to stop a fierce drive from Russ Bradley

12th August 2006

Jannisar Khan bowls to Blackpool's David Newton

Michael Moore stirkes out on his way to 82 no

Iain Burstow bowls to Michael Moore

Runs for Paul Danson off Iain Bustow

Lancaster opener Jamie Heywood on the attack

Tim Barry hits out in the run chase

Lancaster Professional Jannisar Khan

Proof that our intrepid reporter was in the scorebox doing the tins

13th August 2006

Concerned St Annes Players gather round the injured Duncan Whalley

Another injury, this time Dave Taylor received a nasty blow
on the hip bone while fielding, fortunately he quickley recovered

Netherfield's Pierre De Bruyn plays foward to Ashard Khan

Gareth Evans watching a ball from Peter Lawson

Ian Austin on the backfoot

19th August 2006

The only action of the day

Captain Paul Danson (Blackpool), Umpire Steve Godfrey,
Umpire Roy Booth and Captain Michael Critchley (Chorley) inspect the wicket

26th August 2006

Fleetwood's Pro from last season Doug Watson
returns to Sub Pro for the rest of the season.

Doug Watson bowls to Ian Austin

St Annes's Gareth Evans plays David Fish to leg

Doug Watson receives his first ball from Joe Davies

David Taylor bowls to Doug Watson

Watson on the attack against Arshad Khan

St Annes crowd Fleetwood's Bruce Budden

28th August 2006

Fleetwood's Doug Watson plays down the ground

Michael Clinning takes the aerial route


Blackpool's Michael Moore on the attack

Fleetwood captain John Wright looks on as
Richard Gleeson tries to save Blackpool

9th September 2006

Skipper John Wright awaits the ball
from Darwen skipper Andrew Mercer

James Ellis plays the ball to leg

Gareth Cordingley has just pulled David Fish to leg

James Ellis dives to take the ball down the legside from Tom Blundell

Gary Jackson plays forward to Adam Shorrocks

Gary Jackson drives the ball through the offside
to score the winning runs

The Fleetwood players set off on their crossfield race after the match.

Its over, the last act of the season, the crossfield race ends.
The winner (and the non starter) shall remain nameless

16th September 2006

Chris Lowe drives the ball from Blackpool's Luis Reece

Chris Clarke on the defensive

Chris Lowe plays the ball through the offside from Richard Gleeson

Michael Taylor driven through the covers by Keith Semple

A big shout against Darwen's Chris Clarke

Steven Croft bowls to Gareth Cordingley

Steven Croft on the defensive against Andrew Cook.

Michael Moore turns Jeff Hacking to leg

Its over, Nathan Carr bowls Chris Taylor

Handshakes all round on a victory for Darwen

League President Brian Standing
presents Darwen's Gareth Cordingley
with the Man of the Match award

Darwen skipper Andrew Mercer
accepts the Thwaites Cup
from President Brian Standing

The Darwen players with the Thwaites Cup

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