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22 November 2021
We are asking for  Interleague nominations at U11/U13 and U15.
Deadline 12th December with view to trials and winter squad training beginning in January. 
Please let me know if you need anything else. 



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14 September 2021

On Sunday, Blackpool CC Hosted the Under 12s Playoff match followed by the 49th Rose Trophy Final.

After early alarms were set, Tarleton defeated St Annes in the Under 12 Playoff. Batting first, St Annes were restricted to 63-7 by some excellent bowling and fielding by Tarleton.

In reply, Tarleton coasted to victory despite the saints best efforts.


Scorecard - https://palaceshield.play-cricket.com/website/results/4955939


In the later game, a cracking spectacle went to the final ball between St Annes and Fulwood & Broughton.

Winning the toss and batting, St Annes got off to a steady start before an Explosive innings from Ryan Birkman (51ret) supported by Ashton Charles (32no) finished on 137-3 from their 20 overs.

Fulwood & Broughton got off to a flyer with James McWilliam retiring on 52. James retirement coupled with the wicket of Captain Ben Rosebottom (28) halted the momentum of the Fulwood's innings. As the Run Rate increased above a run a ball, wickets started to tumble. 8 Runs were required off the last, however Harry Birkman (4-1-15-2) ensured that didnt happen and St Annes lifted the Rose trophy for the first time.


Scorecard - https://palaceshield.play-cricket.com/website/results/4963357

24 August 2021
We are pleased to announce that the SOUND ON THE GROUND music extravaganza are keen to be Supporting Junior Cricket 

Over 20,000 concert goers will be heading to Blackpool Cricket Club’s Stanley Park ground this Bank Holiday weekend. Join them by entering our...



All Proceeds from the raffle will go to support the Northern Palace shield Interleague sides.

Simply click on the link at the bottom of the page to enter and  SAVE over £80


Sunday 29th August  Hacienda Classical 

Recreating the Manchester music scene of the 80s & 90s.  The Hacienda club was thriving and hosting some of the most iconic nights in UK clubbing history 


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Many thanks to the Lancashire CCC for their assistance in the raffle.

12 August 2021

Garstang's Joe Pearson scored a career best 162 for the Interleague Under 15 side yesterday vs Ribblesdale League.

Opening the batting Pearson faced 149 balls before being dismissed with the final ball of the innings, scoring 162 with 14 4s and 3 6s.



You can keep up to date with the interleague teams at the following links

Team - https://northernpalacerep.play-cricket.com/

Under 11s - Team 1     Team 2

Under 13s - Both Teams

Under 15s - Both Teams

Under 18s - Team


27 July 2021


The Palace Shield and Northern League have entered sides at four age groups for the 2021 Interleague Programme.
We must thank the coaches who have volunteered to run these teams and gone through selection and trials process. If anyone else would like to support please contact Alex or Dave Hopkinson.

Under 18s

We have one team in this competition.

We have played 3 games so far, winning all three, and have two fixtures remaining.

Competition Site

31st May - NPS beat Bolton League by 180 runs

13th June - NPS beat GMCL by 6 Wickets

13th July - NPS beat Liverpool Comp by 8 Wickets

8th August - NPS vs Wigan & District League @ Blackpool CC

30th August - Lancashire League vs NPS @ Rochdale CC


Under 15s

We have two sides at Under 15s with squads primarily selected on a North/South Basis.

Fixtures - 10.45 start

27th July - Friendly vs Cumbria U15s @ Torrisholme CC

4th August - NPS South vs Bolton League @ Garstang CC

5th August - Lancashire League vs NPS North @ Clitheroe CC

11th August - NPS North vs Ribblesdale League @ Eccleston CC

12th August - NPS South vs Lancashire League @ Garstang CC

17th August - Bolton League vs NPS North @ Atherton CC

24th August - Ribblesdale League vs NPS South - Whalley CC

1st September - NPS North vs NPS South - Garstang CC


Under 13s

Again we have two teams, Selected by Abi Bates and her coaching staff.

NPS North

10th August - Bolton League vs NPS North @ Lostock CC

17th August - NPS North Vs NPS South @ Longridge CC

26th August - NPS North vs GMCL @ Lytham CC

31st August - Lancashire League vs NPS North @ Rishton CC

NPS South

3rd August - NPS South vs Bolton League @ Leyland CC

9th August - GMCL vs NPS South @ TBC

17th August - NPS North vs NPS South @ Longridge CC

24th August - NPS South vs Lancashire League @ Eccleston CC


Under 11s

The under 11s squad is in its finalisation phase along with the dates of fixtures.

Monday 2nd August - NPS South vs Lancashire League @ Penwortham

4th August - NPS North vs Bolton League @ Thornton Cleveleys

11th August - Lancashire League vs NPS North @ TBC

16th August - Liverpool Comp vs NPS South @ Bootle

20th August - Westmoreland League vs NPS @ Morecambe

27th August - NPS South vs Wigan League @ Fylde 
27th August - NPS North vs GMCL @ Penwortham 



26 July 2021

Palace Shield Under 11’s Final


The final of the under 11’s competition took place between Leyland and Lytham at Leyland on Wednesday 21st July

The game was an excellent testament to the quality of these young teams and their coaches

A very good crowd was kept enthralled as these young boys & girls traded blows to great support

Leyland batted first and scored 85 for 7 producing a net score of 250

Under coaches Mark Sutch & Abi Bates

Lytham replied by scoring 96 for 8 producing a net score of 256

The Lytham coaches were Dave Tanner & Lee Topping

The game was superbly umpired by Fylde’s finest Graham Lawton


19 July 2021

Leyland U11 and Lytham U11 will contest the Tony Poxon Trophy on Wednesday 21st July at Leyland CC 6pm start.  The winners will face Shireshead & Forton CC a day later in the quarter final of the Under 11 Lancashire Cup at either Leyland CC or Lytham CC.

Leyland   Lytham
Archie Finch (c) Joe Tanner (c)
Max Bolton (wk) Arthur Allerton
Andrew Brown Freddie Bourne (wk)
Rhys Graham Erik Daly
Jacob Heyes Archie Jackson
Owen Markey Nate Jones
Rhys Markey Jack Kelso
Joshua Privett Ethan Legge
Chloe Sutch Matthew Topping
Lowri Whittaker Daniel Young


10 June 2021


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
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


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

James Ellis


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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