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News 17th April 2008

Darwen captain Andrew Cook

19th April 2008

Andy Hogarth took 5 wickets on his Blackpool debut

Carnforth professional Wayne Madsen is suprised by a rearing delivery

Blackpool captain Paul Danson plays watchfully against Carnforth pro Wayne Madsen

John Denwood traps Andy Hogarth LBW in a tense finish

Smile please - Carnforth line up for thre camera

News 21st April 2008

St Annes will host Lancashire 2nd XI's game against Warwickshire

Scotland provide the opposition at Stanley Park in June

News for 26 April 2008

Sri Lankan all rounder Janaka Gunaratne will again sub-pro for Blackpool

26th April 2008

Netherfield's captain Scott Clement is run out in his side's defeat at Darwen

Chorley skipper Jack Catterall hits out

Chorley's Andy Holdsworth is caught by Wayne Tomlinson

Chorley sub pro Ahmed skies a shot

Wayne Madsen picked up a 5 wicket haul for Carnforth

Darwen bowler Yakub Bhamji picked up 3 wickets

Stuart Hampson traps Netherfield's Chris Miller

Netherfield's Marc Hadwin loses his middle stump to Gareth Cordingley

Darwen pro Atif Ashraf hits out against Netherfield captain Scott Clement

News for 3rd May 2008

Netherfield's Australian pro Callum Ferguson will face Chorley's new pro Friedel de Wet on Saturday

Darwen's impressive wicket keeper Jordan Clarke

Darren Moore will spend his Bank Holiday weekend opening the batting and keeping wicket for Carnforth

Netherfield captain Scott Clement will be hoping for a change of luck

3rd May 2008

John Denwood took 3 wickets in 4 balls

Terry Hunte in typical action (photo by David Sykes)

Tim Barry top scored for Lancaster (photo by David Sykes)

Pasan Wanasinghe had a fine all round game for Barrow

Gareth Pedder celebrates the wicket of Jon Miles

Pasan Wanasinghe survives a sharp slip chance

Iain Kermode keeps out a sharp Jono Gates delivery

Phil Thornton's unbeaten 52 saw Morecambe home

5th May 2008

Chorley's Josh Tolley shared in a century opening stand with skipper Jack Catterall

Callum Ferguson top scored for Netherfield

A thrilling Bank Holiday game at Birch Hall

Darwen Wicket-keeper Jordan Clarke snaffled both openers

Atif Ashraf scored 57 and also took two wickets

Gareth Cordingley was the hero - but with the bat not the ball

Josh Tolley looks to drive Gareth Pedder

Graham Lee traps Chorley's Ian Mawdesley LBW

Vishnal Goyal stands up to the pace of Friedel de Wet

Vishnal Goyal hits Rex Purnell for a massive six

News for 10th May 2008

Adam Hornby takes his Carnforth side to Shap Road

Ikram Ullah is a busy man- captain, wicket-keeper and opening bat for Kendal (D Sykes)

Stuart Hampson of Darwen

Josh Tolley scored a fine half-century for Chorley last Monday

10th May 2008

Ameer Khan scored 70 and took 4 wickets for leaders Leyland

Andy Holdsworth top scored for Chorley

Ross McMillan produced a match winning display for Kendal ( photo by David Sykes )

Scott Clement was again among the wickets for Netherfield

Leyland's opener Chris Parkinson is bowled by Stuart Hampson

Leyland's Peter Cummings is caught behind by Mark Bennett of Hampson

Darwen batsman John Cordingley sweeps Ameer Khan

Mark Bennett survives a dropped catch in the slip courdon

11th May 2008

Gareth Pedder helped Morecambe to a convincing victory

Luis Reece was Blackpool's best bowler

News for 17th May 2008

Barrow batsman Ian Allington writes in with a timely reminder

Pro Ryan Bailey will lead Carnforth's challenge against Lancaster (D Sykes)

Morecambe pro Bruce Martin is settling in well at Woodhill Lane

Leyland pro Ameer Khan is in top form with bat and ball

17th May 2008

Leyland pro Ameer Khan clean bowled 4 Morecambe batsmen

Michael Clinning hit a fine century for Fleetwood

Andy Hogarth took another 5 wickets for Blackpool

Australian pro Callun Ferguson was in the runs for Netherfield

Helicopter stops play at Barrow

Liam Livingstone bowls to Fleetwood centurian Michael Clinning

Fleetwood pro Nisitha Rupasinghe bowls to Ian Allington

Fleetwood crowd the bat in the tense final over

Kendal was the scene for an entertaining Second Eleven game against Blackpool

Another view of Kendal's senic ground

News for 24th & 26th May 2008

The father and son combination of David and Andrew Makinson will be aiming to keep Leyland on top

Mike Clinning hit a fine hundred for Fleetwood last weekend

Preston's impressive opening bowler Rhys Williams

Adam Cowperthwaite will return for Carnforth

24th May 2008

Pasan Wanasinghe hit a century in a losing cause for Barrow

Ameer Khan steers Leyland to another win

Darwen pro Atif Asraf collected a five wicket haul

Friedel De Wet blasted out six Fleetwood batsmen at Broadwater

Preston pro Bilal Asad smashes Lewis Bradley through the off-side

Ryan Bailey took 5 wickets for Carnforth

Carnforth opener Darren Moore faces Bilal Asad

Ryan Bailey pulls one of his 13 boundaries

News for 25th May 2008

Fox Lane stages a charity game on Sunday

Dave Swanton will lead Leyland CC on Sunday

26th May 2008

A spectacular backdrop for the derby at Lune Road

Mike Stevens becomes one of four run out victims for Lancaster

Mark Lomas square drives during his captain's knock for Morecambe

Lancaster pro Taufeeq Umar is bowled by Gareth Pedder

Lancaster pro Taufeeq Umar appeals for LBW against Phil Dennison

Daniel Milligan appeals for LBW against Mark Lomas early in his innings

Mike Stevens plays watchfully against Jono Gates

Gareth Pedder tests Stevens defensive technique

News for 31st May 2008

Lancaster's professional, Pakistan Test player Taufeeq Umar

Kendal legend Terry Hunte will be looking forward to the trip to Morecambe

Morecambe's Jono Gates has bowled impressively so far this season

Preston opener Sajid Patel will be hoping to kick-start his side's season at Fleetwood

31st May 2008

Chris Parry and Callum Ferguson set a new Netherfield record at Parkside

Netherfield professional Callum Ferguson hits his opposite number Ameer Khan to the boundary

Chris Parry hits one of his 17 boundaries

Netherfield captain Chris Parry celebrates his hundred

Chris Parry and Callum Ferguson congratulate one another

Callum Ferguson square drives Leyalnd captain David Makinson

Chris Parry drives Leyland professional Ameer Khan

The batsmen return to the pavilion after their innings

Netherfield captain Chris Parry leg glances on his way to his century

A big hit by Callum Ferguson on his way to his century

Marc Hadwin bowled superbly to take 4 wickets

Andrew Makinson hit a fine unbeaten half century for Leyland

Luis Reece opens the Batting and Bowling for Blackpool

Darwen pro Atif Ashraf hit 52 against Blackpool

Adrain Darlington opened the innings for Blackpool

Skipper Paul Danson steered his side home

St Annes was the scene of a dramatic tied game

News for 1st June 2008

Ryan Wilson took three wickets in Netherfield's exciting cup victory

Adam Parker saw Fleetwood to victory at Barrow

Gareth Denwood was Carnforth's best bowler in their defeat at Haverigg

Ryan Bailey's opening stand with Lewis Bradley was in vain as Carnforth lost at Haverigg

20/20 5th June 2008

Preston's pro Bilal Asad hooks Fleetwood's Adam Breakell

Preston's stand-in captain Munaf Bavla crashes Adam Breakell through the off-side

Preston's Yasin Patel is caught and bowled by Tom Blundell

The bails fly as Fleetwood dangerman Adam Parker is bowled by Bilal Asad

20/20 6th June 2008

Taufeeq Umar hits his first century for Lancaster

Taufeeq Umar hoists Ryan Bailey for one of his 13 boundaries

Mike Stevens uses his feet to hit Gareth Denwood through mid-wicket

Ben Hornby hits two sixes as he top scored for Carnforth

7th June 2006

Netherfields pro Callum Ferguson bowls Blackpool's Michael Penney

Blackpool opener Luis Reece is bowled by Scott Clement

Netherfields Oliver Hill is trapped LBW by Blackpool's pro Seejewa Weerakoon

Blackpool's Richard Gleeson celebrates bowling Netherfield's Tommy Prime

Blackpool's James Smith is caught and bowled by Chris Miller

Scott Clement appeals for LBW against Blackpool's Jamie Hogarth

Scott Clement becomes one of Luis Reece's five victims

Michael Moore claims the catch that won the game dismissing Marc Hadwin

Cup 8th June 2008

Atiq Uz Zaman crashes Shackleton through the offside

Sean Bickerdike becomes the first of Peter Cummings five victims trapped LBW

Mansoor Ahmed drives Ameer Khan through the legside

St Annes captain Duncan Whalley is bowled by Ameer Khan

News for 13th, 14th & 15th June 2008

St Annes' Atiq Uz-Zaman is currently the league's leading run maker

Stephen Pallett leads Leyland's bowling attack against Kendal

Rhys Williams returns to the Preston team this weekend

Barrow captain Daryl Wearing takes his side to Chorley

20/20 13th June 2008

Michael Walling hit 60 off 29 balls for Lancaster

Ryan Nelson provided Walling with valuable support

Carnforth pro and captain Ryan Bailey took 3 wickets

Tom Barnfield top scored with 41 for Carnforth

14th June 2006

Ross McMillan's all-round display helped Kendal knock Leyland off the top

Sajeewa Weerakoon was Blackpool's match winner again

Josh Tolley hits his sixth half-century of the season

Atif Ashraf hit a fine century foe Darwen against Lancaster

David Bartholomew took 3 wickets for St Annes at Preston

Seve Hurst has forced his way into St Annes First team

Liam Moffat helped take Lancaster close to victory over Darwen

Stephen Cartwright helped bowl Leyland to victory at Kendal

Bruce Martin top scored with a responsible innings of 70

Graeme Cassidy becomes one of Richard Gleeson's five victims

Sri Lankan professional Saj Weerakoon hit 93 not out

Skipper Paul Danson hits Graham Lee over the top

Cup 15th June 2008

St Annes' Seve Hurst bowls to Kendal legend Terry Hunte

Kendal's South African professional Ross McMillan top-scored with 73

St Annes pro Mansoor Ahmed made 40 before being caught at cover

Ben Simm polished off the St Annes tail with four wickets

News 17th June 2008

Atif Ashraf will be looking forward to Darwen's T20 campaign

Ross McMillan has proved to be a fine signing by leaders Kendal

Richard Gleeson has been among the wickets for Blackpool this season

St Annes opener Andy Kellett leads the Division Two run-scoring charts

20/20 17th June 2008

Darwen pro Atif Ashraf made 30 before he fell to Pater Cummings

Darwen's Joe Anderson hits Ameer Khan for one of his four sixes

Leyland opener Chris Parkinson narrowly escapes being run out

Leyland captain David Makinson struck a vital six in the last over

News 18th June 2008

Kendal's Terry Hunte will face Friedel de Wet at Shap Road

Pro Saj Weerakoon will be in the Blackpool side at Barrow

Adam Cowperthwaite returns to the Carnforth side after playing for Cumberland

Aiden Cotton will keep wicket for St Annes at Fleetwood

20/20 20th June 2008

Mark Emery top scored for Darwen and then took 3 wickets

Darwen's Joe Anderson gets leg-byes over the wicket keepers head off Sam Sweeney's bowling

Chorley's Will Moulton hit Yakub Bhamji for six

Darwen's captain Andrew Cook bowls on a glorious summer evening at Birch Hall

21st June 2008

This scene at Carnforth was a familiar one throughout

The covers take the strain at Carnforth

Carnforth's top scorer Mick Preston is bowled by Monty Cottam for 39

Carnforth's Lee Barnes departs after being bowled by Sifton Prince for 30

Leyland opener Martin Brown is bowled by Gerry Baxendale

Leyland opener Alan Richardson cuts Baxendale on his way to 40

20/20 22nd June 2008

Blackpool pro Saj Weerakoon followed up his 46 with an economical bowling spell

Blackpool's Luis Reece made the games highest top score of 49 in 39 balls

Preston's pro Bilal Asad late cuts Luis Reece

Preston's Bilal Asad was run out after making 42

20/20 24th June 2008

Leyland pro Ameer Khan hits Bill Smith for four on hs way to 51

Leyland opener Karl Cross is bowled by Bill Smith for a fine 50

Chorley opener Josh Tolley faces up to James Rounding

Nigel Eastham hits Leyland's James Rounding for six

News 27th, 28th & 29th June 2008

Fleetwood pro Nisitha Rupasinghe plays at Darwen on Saturday

Lancaster's opening bowler Daniel Milligan will be in action against Leyland on Saturday

Ikram Ullah takes his Kendal side to Preston on Saturday

Leyland's Stuart Parker leads the Division Two wicket-keeper's chart

Jamie Heywood June 2008

Lancaster's Jamie Heywood made 105 not out against Blackpool in May

Cricket has been played at Lune Road since 1841

28th June 2008

St Annes's Stephen Twist top-scored with 57 in his sides 257 - 8

Carnforth pro Ryan Bailey cuts during his match winning innings

Carnforth captain Adam Hornby hits Stephen Twist for a towering six

Ryan Bailey returns to the pavilion after his outstanding innings for Carnforth

Ryan Bailey cuts on his way to 126 not out

Carnforth captain Adam Hornby hits Stephen Twist for six

St Annes Sean Bickerdike is bolwed by Adan Cowperthwaite

St Annes top scorer Stephen Twist is bowled by Ryan Bailey for 57

Luis Reece top scored for Blackpool

Friedel de Wet took another 4 wickets for Chorley

Josh Tolley hit another 50 for Chorley

Blackpool's pro Saj Weerakoon colllected 4 wickets

Cup 29th June 2008

Chorley's Richard Flood claims one his five wickets, J Gregson bowled

Richard Flood took 5 for 12 as Chorley 2nds made progress in the League Cup

Adam Peacock hit 22 for Chorley 2nds- the game's top score

Sam Tolley hits a boundary for Chorley

20/20 1st July 2008

Josh Tolley reaches his first century for Chorley against Leyland

Chorley players show teamwork to remove the covers after a rain delay

Josh Tolley continues his dominating of Northern League attacks

Leyland pro Ameer Khan hits Nigel Eastham to the boundary

Mid Season July 2008

St Annes' Stephen Twist is in the running for a double award this season

Josh Tolley leads the D1 batting list for amateurs so far

St Annes' Andy Kellett leads the D2 batting chart

Chorley's Ross Demming has the season's best bowling figures in D2 so far

20/20 3rd July 2008

Jordan Clarke completes the stumping of Leyland pro Ameer Khan

Peter Cummings had a fine alround display

Darwen conduct a mid-wicket team talk after Leyland's Andrew Makinson was bowled

John Cordingley anchored Darwen's reply with a superb 71 not out

Ryan Bailey

Ryan Bailey salutes the St Annes crowd after his match-winning hundred

Team News for 5th & 6th July 2008

Leyland captain Dave Makinson takes his team to Chorley

Darwen pro Atif Ashraf will face St Annes at Birch Hall

Preston opener Sajid Patel returns to the Preston side

Carnforth 2nd XI team captain Lee Potter

5th July 2008

Ameer Khan hit a superb century for leaders Leyland

Richard Gleeson took 4 wickets as Blackpool defeated Carnforth

Kiwi pro Bruce Martin had a superb all-round game in Morecambe's win at Fleetwood

Tom Blundell took six wickets in vain for Fleetwood

Luis Reece gets runs on his way to a classy 51

Saj Weerakoon top-scored for Blackpool

Tom Barnfield is bowled by Richard Gleeson

Ryan Bailey was in the runs again

Review of 12th & 13th July

Fox Lane stages the game of the day next Saturday

Team News 12th & 13th July

Leyland pro Ameer Khan is in fine all round form

12th July 2008

Blackpool pro Saj Weerakoon was their hero at Leyland

Ross McMillan was in fine all-round form at Kendal

Terry Hunte hits 92 at Kendal

Sajid Patel hits his first century for Preston

Blackpool bowlers Andy Armstrong and David Booth

Morecambe skipper Nick Milner is bowled by Luke Melville

Blackpool veteran David Newton made 52

Graeme Cassidy took 5 wickets in Morecambe's victory

Cup 13th July 2008

Graham Dawson took 4 wickets for Barrow

Saj Weerakoon top-scored with 30 in Blackpool's win over Barrow

Andy Hogarth helped bowl Blackpool to victory with 4 wickets

Blackpool's Craig Outram is bowled by Graham Dawson

News 14th July 2008

Leaders Blackpool are at home to Preston on Saturday

Team News 15th July

Gareth Cordingley is just 18 runs away from a major milestone

19th July 2008

Lancashire's Steven Croft inspired leaders Blackpool

Preston pro Bilal Asad is bowled by Steven Croft

Saj Weerakoon catches Preston's Faurquli Saiyed off his own bowling

Luis Reece hit 56 not out for Blackpool

Blackpool pro Saj Weerakoon safely pouches a caught and bowled

Steven Croft hits one of his 4 sixes

Steven Mercer captain for Blackpool 2nds

Andrew Armstrong added to his wickets tally

Results 20th July 2008

Kendal's Tony Yasin falls to a catch behind in the second over

Kendal's Terry Hunte gets runs on the leg side

Kendal's Stu Parkin bowls to Sandiacre captain John Trueman

Handshakes all round after Sandiacre's victory at Kendal

Fixture News 27th July

Carnforth's Ryan Bailey leads the D1 run-scoring charts and has the season's highest score

Team News 27th July

Netherfield captain Chris Parry will be hoping to book his T20 finals day appearance when his side play Barrow on Friday

26th July 2006

Kamran Anwar was Darwen's hero at Preston

Gareth Cordingley still needs 10 runs for 10,000 in the league

Darwen's Mark Emery is run-out by Javid Hussain at Preston

Darwen players congratulate Kamran Anwar after his match winning innings

Preston pro Bilal Asad makes runs down the leg-side

Gareth Cordingley took three wickets for Darwen

Darwen captain Andrew Cook completes a catch off his own bowling to dismiss Charlie Williams

Mark Emery's fine innings is ended by a run out

Richard Gleeson was again amongst the wickets for Blackpool

Adrian Darlington got a standing ovation from both sets of players and supporters

News 27th July

Kendal CC stages the game of the day on Sunday

2nd August 2008

Kendal delight as Bailey departs for 0

Kendal skipper Ikram Ullah runs out Richard Forsythe

Fleetwood's James Ellis hooks Scott Clement for four

Chris Miller bagged 4 wickets for Netherfield

Ryan Bailey bowled by McMillan for a golden duck

Ross McMillan shows delight after bagging Ryan Bailey

Terry Hunte is LBW to Gareth Denwood

Ross McMillan congratulates unbeaten batsmen Ikram Ullah and Paul Dodds

3rd August 2008

Mark Woodhead top-scored with 43 for Morecambe

Morecambe pro Bruce Martin is adjudged LBW to Ameer Khan

Morecambe pro Bruce Martin bowls to Ian Farrington

Lewis Edge celebrates as Morecambe capture the wicket of Stephen Cartwright to win the game

Ben Simm was Kendal's best bowler

Adrian Darlington gave Blackpool a solid start

Blackpool pro Saj Weerakoon hit 4 sixes in his half - century

Gareth Ashburner helped salvage a draw for Kendal

Blackpool's deputy captain David Booth

Blackpool's Luke Melville

Ryan Bailey August

Ryan Bailey will leave Carnforth in a fortnight

Ryan Bailey on his way to a hundred at St Annes

News 5th August

Netherfield's Scott Clement tops the D1 bowling chart for amateurs

News 12th August

Blackpool wicket-keeper and vice captain James Smith

Morecambe pro Bruce Martin has a semi-final to look forward to on Sunday

Preston's Lukman Vahaluwalla has the best bowling figures so far this season

16th August 2008

Blackpool pro Saj Weerakoon bowls to Darwen pro Atif Ashraf

Darwen Opener Jordan Clarke hits Michael Taylor for six

Blackpool's wicket-keeper James Smith stumps Darwen's Staurt Hampson

Luis Reece anchored Blackpool's reply with 46

Darwen's Gareth Cordingley becomes one of James Smith's four victims

Luis Reece led the Blackpool reply before falling just short of his half century

News 19th August

Darwen CC

23rd August 2008

Barrow opening batsman Liam Livingstone is bowled by Stuart Hampson

Darwen's John Cordingley is LBW to Barrow pro Pasan Wansinghe

Darwen pro Atif Ashraf on his way to 92 against Barrow

Chris Clarke hit an undefeated 60 for Darwen against Barrow

25th August 2008

Chorley players bid farewell to popular pro Friedel De Wet

Gareth Cordingley hit Rex Purnell for four to reach his 10.000 milestone

Darwen players celebrate teammate Gareth Cordingleys record

Josh Tolley hits Atif Ashraf for six to win the match

26th August 2008

He comes from a land down under- Netherfield pro -Callum Ferguson

St Annes' 2nd XI captain Andy Kellett leads the D2 batting chart

Darwen's Christian Davies leads the D2 bowling chart

Kendal's Ben Simm leads the amateur bowling table in Division One

30th August 2008

Chris Miller took 10 - 51 for Netherfield

Netherfield players salute Chris Miller on his 10 wickets performance

Callum Ferguson hit a superb undefeated century for Netherfield

Wayne Madsen batted superbly for Carnforth

Chris Miller took all ten wickets for Netherfield

Callum Ferguson hit a superb 103 not out for Netherfield

Richard Forsythe falls caught Clement bowled Miller

Chris Miller returns to the pavilion after his match winning feat

Jon Gates took 5 wickets for Morecambe

Saj Weerakoon impressed with bat and ball

Saj Weerakoon bowled a marathon spell for Blackpool

Cup Final 31st August 2008

Morecambe opener Vishal Goyal cuts Preston pro Bilal Asad

Lukman Vahaluwalla bowls to Mark Woodhead

News 6th September 2008

No, not Stanley Park boating lake- but Blackpool Cricket Club

News 13th September 2008

Sitting pretty- Netherfield top the league

Sawdust applied at Morecambe- a familiar sight in the league this season

13th September 2008

Callum Ferguson hits Graham Lee for one of his seven sixes

Callum Ferguson celebrates breaking Terry Hunte's league record

Callum Ferguson set a new league batting record with 1381 runs

Netherfield Champions 2008

Vernon Road was the scene of a dramatic final afternoon

2nd Division Champions St Annes

St Annes pose after winning the League

St Annes supporters with the team

Furness Building Society Cup Final

Division 1

14th September 2008

Preston captain Glenn Johnstone brilliantly catches Mark Woodhead

Preston CC prepare to take the field

Morecambe skipper Mark Lomas lifts the Furness Building Society Cup

The victorious Morecambe team

Furness Building Society Cup Final

Division 2

14th September 2008

Christian Davies was the Darwen hero with a 5 wicket haul

Preston captain Johnny Winter invited Darwen to bat

It was a family affair for Darwen captain Gary Jackson

A healthy crowd saw the end of the Second Division season at West Cliff

Last Day Summary Division 1

15th September 2008

Callum Ferguson- an all-time record 1,381 runs

Chris Miller took all ten wickets for Netherfield at Carnforth

Atiq Uz-Zaman passed the thousand runs barrier in 2008

Kendal's Ben Simm took 46 wickets

Last Day Summary Division 2

15th September 2008

Vernon Road was scene to a drama-filled afternoon

St Annes captain Andy Kellett led his side to the title

Blackpool's Andy Armstrong topped 50 wickets for the season

Leyland's Stuart Parker topped the wicket-keeping charts

Presentation Night Information

18th September 2008

Furness Building Society Cup winners Morecambe

League Champions Netherfield

Second Division Champions St Annes

Second Division Cup winners Darwen


28th November 2008

Parkside Road, home of defending champions Netherfield

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