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10 June 2021

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As an innovation this year, each week we will select a Colts of the Week team.
This will mirror the NL Team of the Week (TOTW) feature that we have been running for a number of years. 
The youngsters coming through are vital to the future prosperity of the game and this seems to be a good way of recognising the progress and development and celebrating their
achievements.
Appearances in the eclectic Colts of the Week will earn a place in the end of season Colts DreamTeam

Colts of the Week
The Week 7 Team

Dan Wilson (C)

Longridge I

3 for 31 in the league against Fulwood & Broughton.  Then underlining his credentials as an emerging all-rounder, a blistering 59 not out from only 39 deliveries in the cup semi-final on Sunday. NPCL  

Will Beeden (WK)

Torrisholme I

Two victims for Will including a stumping off the bowling of seamer Charlie Parkinson. 

Alfie Dobson

Chorley I

An excellent 47 against Garstang in the semi-finals of the cup was instrumental in his side posting a challenging score.     NPCL

Ben Weaver

Leyland I

4 wickets against Morecambe fantastic effort in the face of an onslaught as the Morecambe run fest continues.  NPCL

Harry Birkman

St Annes I

11-4-37-3 opening the bowling against the win against Garstang.

Will Vause

Longridge

Taking the new ball and returning 2 for 33 against Fulwood & Broughton. 

James Ellis

Penrith

Taking the new ball grabbed two of the first three Vernon Carus wickets to fall in the table-top clash.

Josh Wills

Torrisholme I

33 not out and 2 for 29 with the new ball.

Charlie Parkinson

Torrisholme I

3 for 30 in 11 overs for Torrisholme’s young opening bowler. 

Corey Flintoff

St Annes II

22 plus 2 for 38 in 12 overs against Garstang. 

James Critchley

Leyland II

Made his first half-century of the season in Division 1 in a 100run partnership for the 4th wicket.

 

 

The Week 8 Team

Dan Wilson 

Longridge I

His 5 for 53 was surprisingly his first 5-wicket haul of the season in the league.  NPCL  

Josh Wills 

Torrisholme I

Followed a very good know-ck of 36 in the middle order, opened the bowling.  and produced a very tidy 7 over spell.  PS1

Charlie Parkinson

Torrisholme I

With no school game this week, Charlie was back opening the bowling. He took 2 wickets in his first spell and 3 more in his second to wrap the game up finishing with 5 for 28.   PS1

James Bowman

Netherfield I

A magnificent knock of 70 including 8 fours and 3 sixes, somehow kept his side in the game from a highly improbable position at mid-innings.      NPCL 

James Ellis

Penrith I

Consistently taking out top order wickets in his first spell to put his side in control of the game.   PS Prem.

Harry Birkman

St Annes I

His 4 for 13 went a long way towards helping his side to a victory.   NPCL

Summer Carrington

Leyland III

An undefeated 23 in the Leyland innings which in the context of the game was a crucial knock. Then opened the bowling and put together some very tidy figures of 8-2-23-1   PS3 

Ryan Birkman

St Annes II

Coming on first change with the opposition away to a decent start, Ryan captured the first three Great Eccleston wickets to get his side into the game.  PS1  

Jake Durnell

Longridge II

2 for 27 and included 5 maidens in his 12 over spell. For a very consistent performer. PS1. 

Ashton Charles

St Annes II

Coming in after his side lost a couple of early wickets, 15year-old Ashton held the St Annes innings together and kept his side in the run chase.     PS1

Anupam Tripathi

Fulwd&Br II

Has been opening the batting but this week got a chance with the ball and ca claimed 3 for 30 earning a first Colts of the Week  appearance of the season.            PS1

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12 May 2021

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As an innovation this year we are going to select an eclectic team based on club performances of our youngsters as they make their mark in senior cricket.
This is something we have done at senior level for a few years with week- by- week appearances earning a place in the end of season DreamTeam.
This year we are going to do something similar for the U18s so that you can all get to know them and celebrate their success.

Here is the first three weeks

The Week 1 Team

Tom Aspinwall (C)

Kendal I

17 year-old from Sedbergh School took 5 for 15  v  Chorley in NPCL   

Benji Orr (WK)

Morecambe II

The promising 15year-old had a stumping and then made 26 not out  v St Annes II in PS1 

Harry Birkman 

St Annes I

Harry only turned 16 in March and is bowling with impressive pace.  Taking the new ball, he claimed 3 for 30 including the wickets of the Morecambe pro and Charlie Swarbrick. He had earlier made an undefeated 25 in the St Annes innings.  NPCL

Ewan Mansford

Flwd & Br I

The slow left-armer claimed 3 for 14 against Blackpool in NPCL

James Ellis

Penrith I

In the absence of Greg Hall, James has been given the responsibility of the new ball. Having picked up 2 for 44 against Gt Eccleston, he then made 23 with the bat.  PS Prem

Dan Golding

Rufford I

Made 29 not out against Grimsargh in PS1

Josh Wills

Torrisholme I

Made 41 not out and took 2 for 10 against Tarleton in PS1

Charlie Parkinson

Torrisholme I

14 years old.  Took the new ball and claimed 3 for 39 in 10 overs against Tarleton in PS

Reece Irving

Netherfield II

Made 57 not out opening the batting against Gt Eccleston II in PS1

Rocky Flintoff

St Annes II

13year- old Took 4 for 49 against Morecambe II in PS1

James Bowman

Netherfield I

A crucial 50-partnership for the 6th wicket with his skipper in a big run chase against Lancaster.   NPCL

The Week 2 Team

No fewer than four lads from our U15 squad make the team this week as they start to do some impressive things with bat and ball at senior level. 

With 5 slow bowlers is an indication of strength in depth and how tough the competition for places will be in our inter-league sides. 

Also, history is made this week as it is the first time two brothers have made the Colts of the Week team.  

If two brothers were going to make the team the money would probably have been on the Flintoffs but they have been beaten to it -  the Birkmans were the first.  

Dan Wilson (C)

Longridge I

A very good weekend with 4 for 49 in 15 overs on the Saturday followed by 3 for 33 in the cup on Sunday.  NPCL  

Will Beeden (WK)

Torrisholme I

2 victims (including a stumping), no byes and then made 41 batting at number 5.

Harry Birkman 

St Annes I

Makes the team for second consecutive week. Taking the new ball returned figures of 3 for 30 against Lancaster.  NPCL

Caleb Bradford

Longridge I

An U16 from the Yorkshire CCC pathway taking the step up to first team cricket this season. Starting to make his mark with wickets against Leyland in the league on the Saturday (NPCL) followed by a spell of 7-2-15-2 against Lancaster in the NPCL cup for the young SLA

James Ellis

Penrith I

James makes the team for the second consecutive week. Taking the new ball took 2 for 40 in 12 overs against Eccleston.  PS Prem.

Ryan Birkman 

St Annes II

Young slow bowler from our U15 squad claimed 4 wickets against a very experienced Kendal IIs side. PS1

Jake Durnell

Longridge II

U17 off-spinner who bagged 3 for 27 in 10 overs in his sides comfortable win over Gt Eccleston II.  PS1 

Paddy McWilliam 

Flwd & Br II 

Although a wicket-keeper as well Paddy earns a place this week for an outstanding innings of 79 opening batting for F&B II. His knock enabled his team to chase down a score of over 200 at Leyland.  PS 1

Joe Pearson

Garstang 

II & I

The 15year-old opened the batting for Garstang II and made an impressive 64 against Fleetwood (PS1).  Played in NPCL cup on Sunday and bowled a tidy spell of off-spin to emphasis his all-round ability. 

Alfie Dobson

Chorley I

Another from our U15 squad. Alfie made an undefeated 22 to help his side over the line in the NPCL cup on Sunday. 

Adam Ball

Garstang 

II & I

A good weekend for 15year-old Adam.  2 for 23 in a tidy spell against Fleetwood on the Saturday (PS1) was followed by 3 crucial wickets against Morecambe in the NPCL cup on Sunday. 

The Week 3 Team

As might be expected, the team is dominated by the U18 Inter-League squad.  Once more St Annes CC take the plaudits. Last week it was through the two Birkman brothers but this week three of their promising youngsters make the Colts of the Week team - two of them chalking up career bests in the Palace Shield first division so big congratulations to them. 

Really good to see another from the U15 squad force their way into the reckoning – this week it is St Annes 2s opener Ashton Charles.  

Dan Wilson (C)

Longridge I

Another 4 wickets on Saturday in the NPCL fixture against Garstang.  Followed this with more wickets in the cup on Sunday to help his side through to the semi-finals.  NPCL  

James Bradley (WK)

St Annes II 

A tidy day behind the stumps with a couple of victims and no byes.  Followed this with a very good half century opening the batting.  PS 1

Harry Birkman 

St Annes I

Makes the team for third consecutive week. Spearheading the attack is a lot to put on 16year-old shoulders but once again this weekend, Harry proved up to the task. A tidy new ball spell against Netherfield in the league was followed by wickets against Longridge in the cup.  NPCL

Caleb Bradford

Longridge I

Successive appearances now for Caleb.  Wickets in the league on Saturday was followed by 4 for 16 in the cup on Sunday for the young SLA.  NPCL 

James Ellis

Penrith I

Taking the new ball, James was once more in the wickets taking out the opposition numbers 1 & 3 batsmen and helping to put his team in control of the game. PS Prem.

Dylan Henshall

Blackpool II

Having a rare run out in the 2s, Dylan showed signs of finding some form with a dominant display against Leyland 2s.  His undefeated 61 saw his side through to a comfortable win.  PS1

Tom Aspinwall

Kendal I

Tom has been in the wickets this season but this week he batted three for Kendal and gave a reminder of his all-round talent.  NPCL 

Josh Wills

Torrisholme I

His 5 for 24 against New Longton underlines an excellent start to the season for Josh who is leading the Torrisholme attack.  PS1 

Kyle Costin

St Annes II

A PS1 career best 5 for 50 for the young opening bowler earns him a first appearance in Colts of the Week team. PS1. 

Louis Johnson

Chorley I

A very good day in the cup on Sunday for the all-rounder. Taking 3 for 17 with his left arm seam he then made 31 not out to see his side through to the cup semi-finals.  NPCL

Ashton Charles

St Annes II

A PS1 career best 44 for 15year-old opening bat earns him a first appearance in Colts of the Week team. PS1 

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13 January 2021

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After limited delivery of All Stars Cricket and the cancellation of Dynamos Cricket in 2020, we're looking forward to the safe running of both programmes this summer. Before Christmas, we updated on our planned timings for delivery, and remain confident of clubs and centres starting their courses from 7th May.

 

Given the current lockdown restrictions, we are monitoring parent sentiment to help dictate the launch of our participant registration and national marketing campaign, and will continue to keep County Boards and Clubs informed of any changes to the current proposal of a launch at the end of February.

 

When that moment comes, we want to ensure there are as many All Stars and Dynamos Cricket sessions available for children to sign-up to across England and Wales, so from today we are actively encouraging all clubs to register their sessions on the ClubSpark platform for both the Summer Term and Summer Holiday delivery windows.

 

Click below for a link to the ClubSpark sign up page, which can also be forwarded to your clubs.

Click Here for Club Spark

We want to ensure that clubs, centres, parents and participants all feel confident in  confirming sessions and booking places on our national programme courses, therefore, in our comms we will be reassuring everyone of our clear refund policy and the provision of any guidance needed in running a COVID safe All Stars & Dynamos Cricket course. 

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06 January 2021

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Dear Representative

 
Please find the following attached documentation for the 2020 Junior Palace Shield AGM. 20th January 2021 19.30pm via ZOOM.
 
1. Agenda inc Rule proposals (Attached)
2. Mins of 2019 AGM (On request)
3. Mins of Exec Meetings 30/11 and 29/12 (On request)
4. Accounts year end 2020 (On request)
5. Penalties Document (on Request)
6. Chairman's Report (attached)
7. Secretaries Report (attached)
8. Links to information requests (on the agenda 
 
If you wish to attend the AGM but have not recieved the ZOOM Details via your club rep, please email Alex Diver.
 
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18 December 2020

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In the summer Lancashire Cricket Foundation announced that Inter League Cricket would replace District Cricket as the only official first step on the Lancashire Cricket Player Pathway for young people, we are now in a position to provide an update as we plan towards the start of the 2021 season

Over the last few months representatives from across our leagues have come together regularly to discuss with us the Inter League programme and their contribution has been invaluable given their wealth of experience across junior cricket in the county. These talks have been alongside staff from the Lancashire Cricket Foundation and the Performance Team at Lancashire Cricket.

Launching in January, the Lancashire Cricket Regional Development Centres will play a key role in the build up to the Inter League programme, as they prepare boys and girls for cricket in a learning environment.

Inter League fixtures will take place in July and August, for both boys and girls, putting player development at the heart of the programme.

On the back of the Lancashire Cricket Regional Development Centres, leagues will prepare their squads in the early part of the season as junior cricket gets underway. The age range will be broad, creating opportunities for players from U11 to U18 (and those in between), and will also provide competitive opportunities at the right time based on the age, and stage, of the players.

Our leagues will have autonomy for teams representing them and key volunteer coaches will be supported by our professional staff in terms of coach development, ensuring capacity for the programme is met and that links are made with County Age Group cricket.

Early in the New Year we will be in a position to formalise the Inter League competition and at that time our leagues will able to confirm the next steps with clubs and their players.

 

https://foundation.lancashirecricket.co.uk/news/2020-news/inter-league-update/

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21 April 2020

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If you're back in the home-schooling grind after the Easter break, the Trent Bridge Classroom Workbook could be the ideal companion.

Suitable for children between 7 and 11 years of age, the workbook combines cricket with numeracy, literacy, history and geography.

Download the workbook here.

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19 March 2020

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Ladies / Gents

 
In line with the government and the ECB directives,  all cricket based activities have been put on hold for the forseeable future.
 
As a result it is unlikely that we will be able to complete any of our junior age groups this season. There will not be enough time to schedule and complete the programme if we dont start on time (which looks impossible).
The Exec believe that if we are permitted to play any cricket at all, it is likely to be at the back end of the season. It might be that we are only able to arrange friendlies at that time.
However, should circumstances change sooner than is anticipate,d we may be able to compile a mini season ?
 
If no organised leagues are played WE WILL NOT BE CHARGING CLUBS ENTRY FEES FOR THIS SEASON.
 
As the scenario is changing daily, no one knows what is going to happen or when.   
I will keep you all updated as soon as we know any more.
 
We will hopefully be able to play some cricket this year but obviously the health and welfare of everyone has to be our number one priority.
I wish you all well in these uncertain times.
 
Regards
 
Mark Myers
 
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17 January 2020

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U15 Regional Girls Programme - Nominations 2020

Please find details of the nomination process for the Lancashire U15 ‘Regional Girls Programme 2020’.
 
Please feel free to nominate any U13, U14 or U15 (school years Y8, Y9 or Y10) player who you feel has the ability and potential to represent the Lancashire ‘North & West’ U15 Regional Girls Squad in 2020.
 
Nominations need to made on the attached form as below:
Complete the attached form, save as the players name, then send via email to the contact and email address on the nomination form.
 
Nominated Player(s) must satisfy one of the following categories:
 
  • Live in Lancashire
  • Play for a Cricket Club in Lancashire
  • Play for a Cricket Club Affiliated to Lancashire Cricket
  • Attend a School in Lancashire
 
I am happy to answer any questions on player eligibility, please get in touch direct.
 
Regional U15 Girls Programme Nomination
Must be under the Age of 15 on 1st September 2019.
 
Nominations for this age group can be submitted by Clubs, Club Coaches, District Coaches, Team Managers or Officials.
 
  • Those current County players in the 2019/2020 U13 and U15 Lancashire winter coaching programme do not need to be nominated and will NOT form part of the trial/training winter process (see attached for names)
  • Nominated players will be invited to trial and become involved with a number of regional coaching sessions leading to summer fixtures
 
The closing date for nominations is Sunday 9th February 2020
 
If you have any queries or need more formation about the Lancashire North & West U15 Regional Girls Programme, please feel free to give me a quick call or get in touch with Head Coach Danny Gilbert on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..uk.  
 

U12 Regional Girls Programme - Nominations 2020

 

Please find details of the nomination process for the Lancashire U12 ‘Regional Girls Programme 2020’.
 
Please feel free to nominate any U10, U11 or U12 (school years Y5, Y6 or Y7) player who you feel has the ability and potential to represent the Lancashire ‘North & West’ U12 Regional Girls Squad in 2020.
 
Nominations need to made on the attached form as below:
Complete the attached form, save as the players name, then send via email to the contact and email address on the nomination form.
 
Nominated Player(s) must satisfy one of the following categories:
 
  • Live in Lancashire
  • Play for a Cricket Club in Lancashire
  • Play for a Cricket Club Affiliated to Lancashire Cricket
  • Attend a School in Lancashire
 
I am happy to answer any questions on player eligibility, please get in touch direct.
 
Regional U12 Girls Programme Nomination
Must be under the Age of 12 on 1st September 2019.
 
Nominations for this age group can be submitted by Clubs, Club Coaches, District Coaches, Team Managers or Officials.
 
  • Those current County players in the 2019/2020 U11 and U13 Lancashire winter coaching programme do not need to be nominated and will NOT form part of the trial/training winter process (see attached for names)
  • Nominated players will be invited to trial and become involved with a number of regional coaching sessions leading to summer fixtures
 
The closing date for nominations is Sunday 9th February 2020
 
If you have any queries or need more formation about the Lancashire North & West U12 Regional Girls Programme, please feel free to give me a quick call or get in touch with Head Coach Greg Pennington on gpennington@lancashirecricket.co.uk.  
 
 
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