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27 September 2019


There are a couple of surveys out there which they have tried to promote but may not have reached everyone so please pass onto your junior coaches and parents.






02 September 2019


Longridge finally lifted the Rose Trophy as Palace shield U17 Winners after a 40 year wait.

They defeated Leyland CC by 9 wickets in the final, having overcome Fleetwood in the Semi Final earlier in the day.

In the Final, Leyland Posted 70/8 from 20 overs before a excellent 46 not out from Harvey Vause saw the team home.


21 June 2019


Ladies / gents

Please find attached minutes from the latest junior meeting.
The deadline for the U10s and U11s league fixtures has been extended to 31 July.
U10s Finals Day will be Sunday 25 August at Leyland CC
U11s Finals Day will be Monday 26 August at Blackpool CC
To book to attend feedback on new pitch lengths @ http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/pyqk2m   meeting at Longridge 27 June but must book on.
Sunday 14 July U9s softball festival at Preston CC. 
Sunday 28 July 2nd softball festival NEED  A club to host preferably in the Blackpool Area.
Any club wishing to enter either of these events, please let me know asap.
Fleetwood are running a Well Being Presentation on 26 June at 6.30pm .
Further details can be found on the PS website. 
11 June 2019

kids playing cricket

Hopefully the below night I have organised with Lee Conroy will be of interest to those involved with junior cricket, we hope to be able to share some thoughts around the junior format recommendations from ECB along with provide some advice and a forum with the governing body as we all strive to make cricket as enjoyable as possible for youngsters.

The ongoing feedback from clubs is invaluable.

ECB Junior Formats - Coaches feedback / Best Practice / Q&A

Thursday 27th June


Longridge Cricket Club

Book online for free here - http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/pyqkzm



James Cutt | Club & Community Cricket Manager

Lancashire Cricket Foundation

Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX

M:        07595 520536

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02 April 2019

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The Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy is a fun filled cricket coaching camp for children aged 5 to 16 years olds.

Every Academy features a STAR VISIT from a current or past Professional Player who will pass on coaching tips that helped them reach the top

All Academies feature the unique 'Freddie Challenges', Crazy Catch challenges, small sided games, coaching sessions and our famous World Cup Day.

Come and learn to play the Freddie way!

Who is it for?

AFCA is for boys and girls aged between 5-16 years old. Whether it’s your first experiences of cricket or you are a representative player, you will have fun, improve and be challenged on the Academy.

The Freddie Juniors (5-7 year olds) have their own programme which establishes the fundamentals of cricket and sport in general. We understand the different needs of this age range and this is reflected in the curriculum which has shorter sessions, cricket related skills in a wider context and the need for high and lower intensity activities. In addition the Freddie Juniors programme will incorporate more multi faceted activities in the afternoon sessions, these may include arts and crafts, as well as more multi activity games and play sessions.

Our Freddie Seniors (8-16) work in age appropriate groups and enjoy learning new skills in all cricketing disciplines of batting, bowling and fielding. Our themed sessions encourage a focus on achievement with plenty of opportunities to put skills into action through small-sided games and middle practices.


Palace Shield Members can get an exclusive 20% Discount on booking the course at Kirkham Grammer School

The code is AC2019AF

Kirkham Grammar School

Ribby Road, Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 2BH

Camps begin at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm

We offer early drop off at Kirkham Grammar School which is at 8:30am and late collection at 5:30pm, charged at £6 per day

Registration point: Sports Hall

View Kirkham Grammar School's website

Courses on offer at Kirkham Grammar School

Discounts are available when booking for two children or more. Show discounts

29th July - 2nd August 2019
12 February 2019
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I’m pleased to confirm that the Lancashire Cricket Foundation will once again be running the Vitality U19 Club T20 Competition in 2019.
We would now like to invite clubs to formally apply to take part in the 2019 Competition by filling in the attached entry form returning to Katrina Lees at Emirates Old Trafford with a cheque for £50 arriving no later than 17th March.
If your club don’t have enough players of your own, but want to enter the competition please contact me, as we are currently in conversations with ECB about the option of clubs merging to create teams, therefore allowing players to take part in the U19 Club T20 Competition rather than miss out.
See link for more information – www.ecbu19clubt20.play-cricket.com along with the 2018 Rules for consideration. Whilst we always encourage clubs to embrace the full T20 Blast Experience, to help with player retention, I must stress that they are optional and shouldn’t put anyone off entering the competition.
If you have any further queries, please let me know?
James Cutt | Club & Community Cricket Manager
Lancashire Cricket Foundation
Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX
25 January 2019

Lady Taverners

Entries now being taken for National Lady Taverners Girls Club U13 & U15 T20 Competition (8 a side), please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details, closing date 15th February

11 January 2019


To all reps and junior coaches

An urgent junior meeting has been arranged to discuss and agree on the way forward with the suggested ECB format changes for U9s to U11s for 2019.
At the last meeting it was suggested that we set up a sub committee to take the proposals forward; since the meeting there have been changes with the ECB now wanting changes at U13s and U15s as well which would also mean changes to our U12s and U14s competitions.
Therefore all clubs are invited to the meeting which is Weds 16th January at Fulwood and Broughton CC starting at 7.30pm. 
The only item to be discussed and voted upon will be the suggested format changes.
As the proposals are radically different from how we currently play the game all coaches are also invited along to the meeting.

Suggested changes are:
U9s softball                       6 a side. 12 overs each innings. on a 15 yard pitch.      Batters bat in pairs 4 overs a pair. 
U10s and U11s softball       8 a side  16 overs each innings  on a 17 yard pitch        batters retire on reaching 25 runs and have 2 lives each. Max 6 balls in the over except for the last over of the innings
U10s and U11s hardball   8 a side   all details same as for the softball
U9s, U10s and U11s  all overs to be bowled from the same end
U12s                                 18 yard pitch
U13s                                 19 yard pitch
U14s and U15                   21 yard pitch   
Suggested formats for U12s to U15s still to be notified.
How do the suggested changes differ from what we currently have ?
U9s will be same as the format as we held this year.
U10s and U11s  we currently play 10 a side on an 18 yard pitch batting in pairs 4 overs a pair. max 9 balls in over except for final.
U12s and U13s we currently use 21 yard pitches.
U14s and U15s we currently use 22 yard pitches.
If any coach(es) have any point(s) that they would like to be raised and discussed but cannot make the meeting, please advise your club rep or you can forward details onto me directly.
Please make every effort to attend the meeting. The discussions and any subsequent voting will determine how the PS Juniors go forward with these ECB proposals.
Mark Myers
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