25 September 2020 Read 272 times


The 2020 season has drawn to a close. Many thanks to the executive, club committees, players, umpires and scorers for your hard work and co-operation during this season.

The season saw 721 fixtures take place, with over 2600 Players competing.

The Following is the 2020 Roll of Honour

Level 1

Gold - Winners Blackpool - Runners Up Chorley
Silver - Winners Longridge - Runners Up Kendal
Bronze - Winners Thornton Cleveleys - Runners Up Penwortham

Level 2

Gold - Winners Leyland - Runners Up Mawdesley
Silver - Winners Fulwood & Broughton - Runners Up Kendal
Bronze - Winners Garstang - Runners Up BAC/ee Preston

Level 3

Gold - Winners Blackpool - Runners Up Euxton
Silver - Winners Thornton Cleveleys - Runners Up Lancaster
Bronze - Winners Preston - Runners Up Wrea Green

Level 4

Gold - Winners Walton-le-dale - Runners Up South Shore
Silver A - Winners Fylde - Runners Up Whittle-le-Woods
Silver B - Winners Blackpool - Runners Up Longridge


Group A - Winners Fulwood & Broughton - Runners Up Blackpool
Group B - Winners Thornton Cleveleys - Runners Up Kirkham & Wesham
Group C - Winners Chorley - Runners Up Vernon Carus


Under 17 - Joint Winners - Longridge & Chorley
Under 15 - Joint Winners - Blackpool & Chorley
Under 14 - Joint Winners - Garstang & Chorley
Under 13 - Winners Lytham - Runners Up Leyland
Under 12 - Joint Winners - Lytham A, Lytham B & Eccleston
Under 11 - Joint Winners - Fleetwood, Longridge & Leyland
Under 10 - Joint Winners - Lytham, St Annes & Chorley

21 September 2020 Read 156 times


Blackpool Cricket Club end season with solid gold display to take title as Thornton Cleveleys claim bronze award

Blackpool CC’s game-plan worked to perfection as they struck gold in this summer’s 40-over competition for Northern League and Palace Shield clubs.

Paul Danson’s side won the ‘gold’ trophy in the tournament for elite clubs with a 38-run win in Saturday’s final against Chorley.

Blackpool set a target of 181 for seven at Windsor Park as Josh Boyne scored an unbeaten 49 after Sam Dutton had set the platform with 35.


The hosts’ reply got off to a nightmare start and at 5-4 their hopes were dashed.

And although Louis Jordan led the recovery with an unbeaten 67, his side closed on 143-8 as Chris Baines and Matthew Grindley claimed three wickets apiece, Grindley conceding only 13 runs from his eight overs.

Captain Danson was delighted to see a plan come together and told The Gazette: “After winning the toss I talked to our top fix or six individually about what was expected because in recent weeks we had lost silly early wickets.

“But they carried out everything to perfection, built a platform and kept wickets in hand for the final overs. I always thought we had 40 or 50 too many for them.

“Matt Grindley and Chris Baines then got us off to a flyer with the ball and there was no coming back from 5-4. It petered out as a showpiece but we did the job.”

Blackpool had won on the same ground a fortnight earlier to stay alive in the competition and win the second group stage, having finished runners-up to St Annes in the first.

Danson added: “We got better as the tournament went on after underperforming at the start.

“We blooded six or seven young players, who really did us proud and I won’t be afraid to play any of them next season.

“Dylan Henshall is only 16 but has matured a lot and looks a very good batting prospect, while left-arm spinner Arran Lewin made the most of the chance provided by Matt Siddall’s shoulder injury and never let me down.

“A big ‘well done’ to the leagues for giving us two months of cricket and an excellent competition.

“With no professionals or overseas players, it gave teams the opportunity to blood youngsters and from that point of view it ticked all the boxes.”

It’s been a marvellous mini-season for the Stanley Park club, whose three teams all won their competitions.

Blackpool Thirds (they didn’t field a second XI) won the level 3 gold final, beating Euxton 2 by eight wickets. Alex Diver took 3-27 as Euxton were restricted to 116 before Syde Kazmi’s 48 from 51 balls propelled the victors towards 117-2 (Kasim Munir 30 not out).

And Blackpool fourths had already won the Level 4 silver B competition, winning all four games.

Also celebrating are Thornton Cleveleys, who sealed the level 1 bronze competition with a 99-run win at Vernon Carus, who were dismissed for 86 chasing 185-7.

It meant Thornton ended the round-robin unbeaten, winning by four points from Penwortham, who lost their final game by 16-runs to Preston.

Thornton Cleveleys have a second trophy for the cabinet after their Seconds won the Level 3 silver cmpetition, beating Lancaster 2 by four wickets in the final.

Lancaster recovered from 15-7 to set a target of 70 (Jonathan Bass 4-22, Joshua Rolinson 3-25) but TC closed out victory with more than 15 overs to spare at 73-6.

The coast’s other trophy winners were Fylde 2, whose victory over Wyre 2 completed a clean sweep of victories in level 4 silver A.

Wrea Green and South Shore 2 were beaten finalists in level 3 bronze and level 4 gold respectively.


Other results:

Level 1 silver final: Kendal 115 lost to Longridge 123 by eight runs

Level 1 bronze: Penwortham 187 lost to Preston 203-9 by 16 runs

Level 2 gold final: Leyland 2 140-1 beat Mawdesley 137 by nine wickets


Silver final: Fulwood and Broughton 2 161-7 beat Kendal 2 159 by three wickets

Level 2 bronze final: Garstang 2 138 beat BAC-EE Preston 85 by 53 runs

Level 3 bronze final: Wrea Green 102 (B Hall 27, AA Khan 5-22) lost to Preston 2 (193-5, SAA Shah 56no, M Tailor 54, F Swindells 33-37 ) by 91 runs

Level 4 gold final: Walton-le-Dale 2 151-5 (A Vahaluwala 81no, M Iqbal 3-37) beat South Shore 2 150-9 (M Valimula 43no, S Vahaluwala 3-15) by five wickets

21 September 2020

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Congratulations and many thanks to the umpires who were selected and stood in this seasons finals.

Level 1 Ken Ashworth & Matt Plummer 3rd Umpire Phil Watmough

Level 2 Dean Oldfield and Gulum Abbas 3rd Umpire Rob Hales

Level 3 Steve Hamer and Peter Tuson

Level 4 Martin Lewis and Michael Burke

Twenty20 - Hilal Namajee & Adrian Darlington

18 September 2020 Read 158 times

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Two of tomorrows finals will be available Live on the Internet.

The Level 1 Gold final between Blackpool & Chorley is being covered by Preston Hospital Radio, where listeners can tune in at http://www.prestonhospitalradio.org/


Those of you who cant watch any live action but will still want a Cricket Fix before the winter can WATCH LIVE the Level 3 Gold Final between Blackpool & Euxton.

The Link is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7nxwO4sth8 - and will go Live - with Live Score graphics to accompany the action.


Last weeks Level 3 Semi Final can be re-lived here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqHuttNPp-I



18 September 2020 Read 87 times


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