07 November 2023 Read 102 times

Scorebooks PL

Just wanted to pass on my thanks to everyone who has helped me over the last two months in recovering BTR’s lost history and there is still more to come from other clubs.

This has proved to be a fantastic success and has got not just BTR ex-players talking but old combatants from other clubs as well.

I’ve set up a google drive folder and to date have uploaded:

356 score cards from 1950 - 2000

LEP weekly match results from 1977 – 2000

Palace Shield Handbooks from 1928 – 2000

Surviving averages

Competition records

A Miscellaneous section containing all sorts of things including scorecards of Palace Shield League XI v other leagues

From all of the above, I’ve also been able to pull together:

BTR Committee members from 1928 – 2000

BTR Honours Board (100’s, 50’s, 5 wickets)

BTR league positions from 1948 – 2000

If anyone is interested in looking at the content, please email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will send you a link

In closing if you do happen to come across any old scorebooks in a dusty loft or garage please get in touch

Kind regards


01 November 2023 Read 76 times


Morning all – Please forward on to your clubs. Places are limited.Registrations are now open to on a first come first served basis for interested coaches across the recreational game to register for the Thunder’s Coach Development Day ‘Thunder Way’ on Sunday 19th November.

The schedule for the day includes the following sessions:-

9:30am Arrival/coffee/intro

10-1pm Skill sessions (5x rotation)

  • Pace Criag White/Paul Hindmarch
  • Spin Stephen Parry
  • WK Ellie Threlkeld/Chris Chambers
  • Fielding Stewart Davidson/ Fi Morris
  • S&C Lewis Bramly/Adam Smith

1-2pm Lunch provided

2-5pm Batting Toby Radford

To reserve your place, please click on the link and complete the registration form

Ian Shaw | Cricket Development Manager

Lancashire Cricket Foundation

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

01 November 2023 Read 141 times


Please find attached the pdf of the slides from the roadshows and the FAQs.

Please use this link for any further questions -



23 October 2023 Read 118 times


The first of the new ECB New umpires Training Courses in Lancashire will take place at Wellfield school in Leyland on Sunday 17th December. The NPCL and PS have agreed to jointly fund £40 of the cost for any individual who attends the course and then completes 5 games in the coming season on the umpires panel. We encourage clubs to provide similar support for any club umpires wishing to take the course.


This course is designed to give new umpires the key skills, knowledge and confidence to stand as an umpire in cricket. No prior experience of umpiring in cricket is required before attending the course.

Whether you plan to support Junior Softball cricket through to adult cricket, this course will cover the following topics:

- Understanding the role of the umpire
- Gain a basic understanding of umpiring the game
- Answering appeals and the common methods of dismissal
- How to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the game
- Judging whether or not it is safe to play

The course is split into classroom and practical learning, so we recommend learners to come dressed appropriately.

Learners will be asked to complete some e-learning prior to attending the course, which will take no more than 90 minutes to complete in total. Pre-learning can be completed via multiple visits or in one go.

Learners must be 14 years of age at the time of the course.

Cost £70.00

Book on the following link:

Post course, learners will have the confidence and competence to go and umpire at appropriate levels within recreational cricket, however Lancashire ACO will also be running some further training to help umpires standing in senior cricket be ready for the start of the season. These short courses will build on the skill learned on the ECB course. Further details will be provided in the New Year.

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