Alex Diver

Tuesday, 07 November 2023 11:46

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


Wednesday, 01 November 2023 14:39


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

Wednesday, 01 November 2023 14:37


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

Please use this link for any further questions -



Monday, 23 October 2023 10:19


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.

Monday, 09 October 2023 16:17

This week sees the start for the information Roadshows in regards to the Pyramid and 2025.

All are welcome be it Players, Umpires, Parents, Club officials, Spectators.



Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:52

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Steve Beswick is the Nompere panel umpire of the year winner for 2023 with Roy Saunders winning the John Smith Trophy for best panel newcomer. 

The club umpire of the year is Paul Kingham of Torrisholme with an average score of 4.70 from 10 games marked.

The umpires together with the winners of the batting, bowling and wicketkeeping prize for each division will receive an award at the annual dinner.

Monday, 02 October 2023 11:10

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Please find attached the results of the umpires marks given to Premier and Div 1A / B teams which means that Standish will win the Bob Millward Fair Play Trophy.


Standish 19.28
Netherfield 2nd XI 18.61
Penwortham 2 18.50
Chorley 2nd XI 18.41
Leyland 2nd XI 18.32
Fleetwood 2nd XI 18.28
Great Eccleston 2ndXI 18.20
Fulwood & Broughton 2nd XI 18.16
Blackpool 2nd XI 18.11
Penwortham 18.00
Grimsargh 17.94
Westgate 17.89
Carnforth 17.83
Rufford 17.71
Garstang 2nd XI 17.70
Wrea Green 17.69
Great Eccleston 17.67
Barrow (Cumbria) 17.58
Fylde 17.53
Morecambe (Lancs) 17.42
Tarleton 17.30
Thornton Cleveleys 17.25
Croston 17.10
BAC/EE Preston 17.00
Euxton 17.00
Preston (Lancs) 2nd XI 17.00
Thornton Cleveleys 2 17.00
Torrisholme 16.95
Longridge 2nd XI 16.89
New Longton 16.76
Mawdesley 16.75
Preston (Lancs) 16.53
Vernon Carus 15.89
Lancaster 15.68
Kirkham & Wesham 15.53
Monday, 25 September 2023 21:10

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2023 Roll of Honour

Congratulations to all clubs on their success in 2023.

Further Awards will be announced in the run up to the Annual Dinner, and some saved for the night itself.

The Dinner will take place on Friday 10th November at Ribby Hall, Tickets £27.50

Trophy Name Awarded For   2023
Palace Shield Premier Division (A) Winner   Euxton
Palace Cup Premier Division (A) Runner Up   Mawdesley
Fylde Cup Division One (B) Winner 1A Barrow
Deveney Cup Division One (B) Runner Up 1A Leyland
JT DOOLEY Trophy Division One (B) Winner 1B Fylde
N WILLACY Trophy Division One (B) Runner Up 1B BAC/EE Preston
Barcroft Cup Division Two (C) Winner   Penwortham
William Sharples Cup Division Two (C) Runner Up   Charnock St James
Shaw Cup Division Three (D) Winner   Lancaster
Langton Birley Cup Division Three (D) Runner Up   Kirkham & Wesham
Charles W Walsh Trophy Division Four (E) Winner   South Shore
Tom Croft Trophy Division Four (E) Runner Up   Walton le Dale
Michael Dunn Trophy Division Five Winner   Fylde
Bernard Vanner Trophy Division Five Runner Up   Wyre
Carr Trophy Division Six Winner   Great Eccleston
DEREK BLEASE TROPHY Division Six Runner Up   Wrea Green
Moore & Smalley Trophy Sunday Division (F) Winners Sun 1 Winner Penwortham
Taylor Trophy Sunday Division (F) Runner Up Sun 2 Winner Lancaster/Tarleton
Meyler Cup Winner of Meyler Cup KO   Carnforth
Steven Kennedy Cup Runner Up in Meyler Cup KO   Vernon Carus
Loxham Cup Winner of Loxham Cup KO   Hoghton
British Aerospace Cup Runner Up in Loxham KO   Longridge
Crabtree Cup Winner of Crabtree Cup   Longridge
John Richardson Cup Runner Up in Crabtree Cup KO   Darwen
Supersports Twenty20 Cup Winner of Twenty20 Cup   Preston
T20 Runners Up Runners Up in T20 Cup   Great Eccleston
Twenty20 Cup Division Two Winner of Division Two Twenty20 Cup   Grimsargh
T20 Division Two Runners Up Runners Up in Division Two T20 Cup   Leyland
Brian Gill Trophy Under 10s Winner   Tarleton
John Sharp Trophy Under 10s Runners Up   Fulwood & Broughton
Tony Poxon Trophy Under 11s Winner   Blackpool
Highfield Trophy Under 11s Runners Up   Longridge
Under 12 Winners Under 12s Winners   Lytham
Under 12 Runner Up Under 12s Runners Up   Leyland
Dutton Forshaw Trophy Under 13s Winner   Euxton
Fred H. Alty Trophy Under 13s Runners Up   Not Awarded
Tom Howarth Trophy Under 13 Plate Winner   Tarleton
Colin Dawber Trophy Under 13 Plate Runner Up   Rufford
Under 14 Winners Under 14s Winner   St Annes
Under 14 Runners Up Under 14s Runner Up   Fleetwood
Tom Jenkins Trophy Under 15s Winner   Fylde
Jim Gledhill Trophy Under 15s Runner Up   Garstang
Frank Henry Trophy Under 15 Plate Winner   Kirkham & Wesham
Trevor Wilde Trophy Under 15 Plate Runner Up   Wrea Green
Rose Trophy Under 17s Winner   Garstang
Courtaulds Trophy Under 17 Runners Up   St Annes
Wednesday, 20 September 2023 14:05



On Sunday Garstang defeated St Annes to lift the Rose Trophy for 2023.

St Annes on winning the toss elected to bat, but found it tough thanks to great fielding by Garstang. Alex Urquhart scored 40 from 27 supported by brother Rory scoring 13 and Oliver Blackburn 14.

In Reply, on his old stomping ground Ashton Charles retired after scoring 51 from 59, and Ernie Collinson scored 36 taking the score to 102-2. St Annes had a glimmer of hope as the scoring rate slowed and wickets fell but Hugo Croft hit the winning runs to take the trophy back to Riverside.


Thanks to St Annes to hosting at short notice and Adrian Darlington and Graham Lawton for hosting. 

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