20 October 2017 Read 65 times


We would like to remind clubs of the following rule

If Clubs know their ground will be unavailable for any reason during the 2018 season, they should email Dave Lever by the end of November.


8. Fixtures; Dates & Field Days. All Club Days or Field Days, which make unavailable any ground on one particular date, and for which a special adjustment to Fixtures is required, must be notified in writing to the League Secretary before 30th November each year, so that the Fixtures Secretary may incorporate such re-arrangements in the fixtures for the forthcoming season. Any resulting re-arrangement must be notified, in writing, to the Competition Secretary by the Home Club, by the 28th February. Any failure to comply with the given dates, and ultimately failure of a Club to fulfil any fixture shall be dealt with under Rule 8b of the Competition.



16 October 2017


Following the announcement of enhanced cooperation between the Northern Premier Cricket League and the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield, the umpires organisations that serve both leagues have been considering the best way for them to support both leagues going forward

At a meeting on Wednesday 11th October the new North West Association of Cricket Officials (NWACO) was formed and has been granted the sole right to appoint umpires to both leagues with effect from the 2018 season.

Bob Veitch was elected Chairman with Alf Dunn Secretary/Treasurer and Rob Hales Umpires Appointments Secretary in which role he will serve on the Executive of both leagues subject to ratification at the league AGMs.

In addition to appointing umpires one of the main Objectives of the new organisation is " to work closely with the Management Committees of both Leagues in furthering the interest, well being and advancement of cricket in the area." The NWACO is open to all to all umpires and scorers including those who stand for individual clubs and don't wish to be part of the league panel, subscription being a mere £5 per annum. Any umpire, scorer or prospective umpire or scorer interested in becoming a member should contact Alf Dunn Hon. Secretary/Treasurer by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

One of the first tasks is to organise training in the new MCC Laws of cricket for its members and the players and officials of clubs in both leagues, more details will be announced in the next couple of months with training likely to take place in the new year.

Speaking at the inaugural meeting  Bob Veitch, Chairman said " We now look forward to serving both the Northern Premier Cricket League and Moore and Smalley Palace Shield and improving the standards of all of our members as the two leagues enter a new and exciting future".

16 October 2017

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Please see the update from the Play-Cricket Helpdesk Team


Hi there,


We’ve made some changes to the administration home page, adding a range of buttons at the top of the screen. We've divided these options by the function you're performing, as explained below:          


  • During the season, ‘Day to Day’ is the place to be. This will contain results and fixture management, registrations and communications with your leagues.
  • ‘Site Management’ includes the Site Builder, Photo Gallery, Calendar and Information Board which customise the look of your site. About Us, Member Database and Messaging Groups are also included.
  • ‘Set Up’ is where you can do all your pre-season work, setting up your teams etc.
  • We have moved all the ‘Reports and Downloads’ into the same place.
  • Finally, we’ve moved the ‘Uploads’ into one place. This is where you can upload members to your database.


Should you have any issues or questions regarding your Play-Cricket.com site please contact the helpdesk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

16 October 2017


The club umpire of the year is Sean Patterson of Gregson Lane who scored an average of 4.73 out of 5.

This award will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Friday 10th November. Tickets are available from Dave Lever.

04 October 2017 Read 208 times


The draw for the 2018 Lancashire Knock Out Cup competition took place yesterday at Emirates Old Trafford during the LCB Recreation Committee meeting in the presence of Chairman Bob Hinchliffe, Non-Executive Director John Murphy and Lancashire CCC's Commercial Director Justin Hopwood.

The 47th Knock Out competition threw up some interesting ties for our clubs and are available in full below:


Read v Penwortham

Blackpool v Norley Hall

Clitheroe v Chorley

Lytham v Eccleston

Burnley v Longridge

Leyland v Fleetwood

Netherfield v BYE

Fulwood & Broughton v Whalley

Roe Green v Vernon Carus

Leigh v Darwen

BYE v St Annes

Garstang v Penrith

Great Eccleston v Lowerhouse

The ties will be played on Sunday 20 May 2018. Available below is the draw in a downloadable PDF file.

 Lancashire Knock Out Cup 2018 Draw

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