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News relating to cricket outside the Palace Shield

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03 March 2022


A good friend of mine, Ian Caunce, who is the groundsman at Mawdesley CC and a fellow member of Lancs Over 60’s cricket is looking to organise fixtures for a Lancs over 70’s team. His intention is to arrange a few friendlies this season and then to enter the national competition in 2023.

Anyone over the age of 68, who is interested in playing should contact Ian. They will be eligible to play as a 69 year old next season in the official competition.

Can you help in informing all clubs and members of this opportunity? League and club websites, league twitter accounts and any other means available.

If you are able to help Ian’s contact details are below. He is happy for these to be included in any correspondence. 

Ian Caunce Mobile 07984830306

email - iccaunce@ undefined://outlook.com&source=gmail&ust=1646327491944000&usg=AOvVaw3Dcacfb3P5HGAtu8D3IRWR">outlook.com

Hopefully you can help. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my games with the Over 60’s, hopefully others in the area can get the same pleasure out of the great game.


Dave Makinson

15 December 2021


The draw for the 2022 Lancashire Knockout Cup has taken place at Emirates Old Trafford.

Kirkham and Wesham will welcome Westhoughton to the Woodlands, whereas Barrow will make the long trip to Ribblesdale Wanderers.

Director of Cricket Mark Chilton and first team player George Balderson picked out the ties for the First Round which includes 32 teams from ten different leagues.

2021 champions Ormskirk - who defeated Burnley by seven wickets at Emirates Old Trafford - host Knight Riders from the GMACL.

Gary Knight lifted the trophy for Ormskirk and has been looking back on the great day all Ormskirk players and fans had at Emirates Old Trafford: "Playing at  Emirates Old Trafford was an unbelievable experience, the staff really looked after us and made it a memorable day for both teams.

"It was a great day for our members and volunteers that make Ormskirk such a great club and to reward them with a day at Emirates Old Trafford was very satisfying."


While Burnley will be hoping to go one better than last year starting their cup campaign away against Settle.

The first round will begin on Sunday 22nd May.

The tie of the round sees Liverpool Competition league winners Northern travel to Northern Premier League winners Blackpool.

There’s an all Ribblesdale League clash as Feniscowles meet Read while Darwen have been drawn against Walsden in an all Lancashire League encounter.

The First Round brings some very exciting ties which should be a great start to the Lancashire Knockout Cup competition.

Knight adds: "The tournament is massive, outside the national competitions and some may argue it’s a harder competition to win than the nationals due to weather and the strength of clubs in and around Lancashire.

"I’ve always loved playing in the competition as it allows you to get around some great clubs in Lancashire such as the strengths of the Lancashire League, Bolton League, GMCL and other local leagues that produce such high quality cricketers and challenging places to visit. It’s a very important competition to test yourselves against the best in Lancashire and as a club we are extremely proud of our history in it and I’m sure other clubs would say the same."

James Cutt, Leagues and Teams manager has added: “Our thanks, as ever, go to the hardworking volunteers from across our league executives who help shape the Lancashire KO Cup with us, we are all looking forward to the build up to the first round and wish all competing clubs good luck for a successful summer in 2022.”

1st Round Draw

Leigh vs Rainhill

Cheshire Lines vs Horwich RMI

Feniscowles vs Read

Norden CC vs Heysham

Farnworth Social Circle vs Lancaster 

Skelmersdale vs Longridge

Little Lever vs Roe Green

Ribblesdale Wanderers vs Barrow

Darwen vs Walsden

Ormskirk vs Knight Riders

Prestwich vs Clifton

Netherfield vs Formby

Settle vs Burnley

Kirkham & Wesham  vs Westhoughton

Clitheroe vs Denton St Lawerence

Blackpool vs Northern

Lancashire Knockout Cup dates

Round 1 - Sunday 22 May

Round 2 - Sunday 12 June

QF - Sunday 3 July

SF - Sunday 17 July

Final - TBC

19 October 2021
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The West Lancashire Cricket Society is returning to S&B Sports Club next Wednesday 20th October after 10 years at a town centre hotel.
Next week’s meeting is the Society’s AGM at 7.30, prior to Lancashire & England slow left arm spinner Stephen Parry’s appearance as the first speaker of the Winter session at 8.00 p.m.
The other speakers of this Winter’s programme are:
Nov 17  Patrick Eager Cricket photographer, who covered 325 Test matches including 98 Ashes Tests, between 1965 & 2011.
Dec 15  Harry Pearson Sports journalist & author who has twice won The Cricket Society/MCC Book of the Year award: in 2011 for “Slipless in Settle” & in 2018 for “Connie: The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine”.
Jan 19 Luke Sutton Former Somerset, Derbyshire & Lancashire wicketkeeper batsman, now an author and sports agent.
Feb 16 Elizabeth Ammon The Times' cricket correspondent who has also written for The Guardian, The Independent & The Daily Mirror, as well as Cricket Monthly magazine & Wisden Cricket Monthly.
Mar 25  Annual Dinner tba
Membership is open to all and costs £20 for the full Winter programme, or £30 for joint membership. Guests are also welcome at £8 per meeting, refundable on conversion to full membership. For further information contact the Honorary Secretary, David Taylor, on 01772 422 206 or just come along to S&B on Trafalgar Road in Birkdale (PR8 2HF) for any of the meetings.
10 June 2021

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Torrisholme will welcome Scottish opposition in the next round of the village KO


VILLAGE CUP DRAW: TCC Welcome Meigle Cricket Club from Perthshire, Scotland??????? to Boundary Meadow in the 5th Round on Sunday 20th June!!!


National Rounds

Astwood Bank (Worcs) v Colwall (Heref & Powys)

South Wingfield (Derbys) v Fillongley (Warks)

Loddington & Mawsley (N’hants) v Clipstone & Bilsthorpe (E Mids)

Milford Hall (W Mids) v Neyland (Dyfed)

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Houghton Main (W & S Yorks) v Wolviston (N’land)

Torrisholme (Cumbria & N Lancs) v Meigle (Scotland)

Woodhouses (S Lancs) v Alvanley (Cheshire & Clwyd)

Patrington (N Yorks S) v Folkton & Flixton (N Yorks N)

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Cookham Dean (Berks) v Calmore Sports (Hants)

Congresbury (Somerset) v Goatacre (Dorset & Wilts)

Rockhampton (Gloucs) v Yelverton Bohemians (Dev & Corn)

Horspath (Oxon) v Ynystawe (Glamorgan) 

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Crowhurst Park (E Sussex) v Linton Park (Kent)

Preston (Beds & Herts) v Foxton (Cambs & N’folk)

West Chiltington & Thakeham (W Sussex) v Valley End (Surrey)

Woolpit (Ess & Suff) v Stoke Green (Bucks)



27 January 2021


It has been a number of years wince the Fylde League played its final games and many clubs joined the Palace Shield however it is important to remember the Life of a league that lasted almost 100 years.

The Website is still live showing their historical winners but for a more detailed origin story please download the attached.



06 January 2021

club matters

Club Matters workshops are short training sessions, funded by Sport England and will seek to develop your skills, improve your knowledge and ultimately help you develop your club. All workshops last for 2 hours. We are offering Club Matters workshops online during Covid-19.


Workshops include

Introduction to Legal Structures

Planning for Your Future

Leadership Teams

Participant Experience

Volunteer Experience

Develop a Marketing Strategy

Engaging your Community

Financial Sustainability

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