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
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
In closing if you do happen to come across any old scorebooks in a dusty loft or garage please get in touch
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:-
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Netherfield 2nd XI||18.61|
|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|
|Garstang 2nd XI||17.70|
|Preston (Lancs) 2nd XI||17.00|
|Thornton Cleveleys 2||17.00|
|Longridge 2nd XI||16.89|
|Kirkham & Wesham||15.53|
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|
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.