Alex Diver

Monday, 19 July 2021 15:53

The final of the Crabtree Cup will be between Fulwood and Broughton III and Penwortham III and will take place at Rufford on Sun 8th August with a 1.30 pm start.

Monday, 19 July 2021 15:49

Division Two - 25th July

We now know 3 of the finalists for the Div 2 T20 finals day at Netherfield on Sunday.  Due to the Covid issues at Fleetwood, their quarter final with Torrisholme did not get played and the clubs are in discussion over playing this week.  The finals day will be

11am    Netherfield v Grimsargh

2pm    Blackpool v Torrisholme / Fleetwood

5 pm Final

Division one - 1st August

Following the games last week, we know the final 4

Finals day will be
> 11am    Longridge v Preston
> 2pm    Euxton v Fulwood and Broughton
> 5pm    FInal

Monday, 19 July 2021 15:48

Eccleston, Lancashire

The Meyler Cup will have new name on it this year after Penrith and Canrforth both reached the final in their first year in the competition. 

The final will be held at Eccleston CC on Sun 22nd August with a 1.30 pm start.

Friday, 09 July 2021 10:45


Please find below the details for the quarter finals of the T20 Div 2.  The finals day is at Netherfield on Sun 25th July.

Quarter Finals
1 Netherfield v Withnell Fold
2 Tarleton v Blackpool
3 Fleetwood v Torrisholme
4 Grimsargh v St Annes

Semi Finals Winner 1 v Winner 4 11.00 am
Winner 2 v Winner 3 2.30 pm

Final 5.00 pm

Thursday, 01 July 2021 08:48


Following the meeting last night, all games on Saturday will start at 12:30pm with all times for the game brought forward by 1 hour.

If any team wants to revert to the normal start time of 1.30, they will need to get the agreement of the opposition and then let Dave Lever know. 

All panel umpires will be informed of the 12.30 start time.

Thursday, 01 July 2021 08:31

have your say

We are calling on all players in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield to help shape the way we play cricket over the next few years.  During the Covid crisis, a number of changes to the way we play the game have been forced upon us.  Some of these seem very popular with players and others less so.  Therefore, we are launching a survey to run throughout the month of July to see how we want to play Saturday league matches in particular from season 2022 onwards.

Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey and also pass the message on to ensure all your fellow players and teammates get a chance to have their say.


Complete the survey here -


Many Thanks

Friday, 18 June 2021 09:17



It gives me no pleasure in sending out this letter in my role as disciplinary chair for Moore & Smalley Palace Shield.

The 2021 season has just completed round 9 of the fixtures and to date I have received 13 reports for various offences/incidents.

The level of reports relating to player behavior is not acceptable.

I wish to place on record my thanks for the majority of clubs who have not had any reports – Well done, please continue the good work.

The clubs who have been involved in discipline issue already this season, can I ask you to relay this to all playing members that I want to see a marked improvement for the remainder of the season.

Cricket is an exciting game that encourages leadership, friendship, teamwork and brings people together to enjoy themselves.

By playing cricket we create a positive atmosphere with our own conduct and I’m encouraging all players to do likewise, even when things go against you.

If attitudes around discipline persist I will not hesitate to enforce sanctions in line with the code of conduct.

Poor behavior will not be tolerated. 

Yours in sport


Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:10

VillageCup Voneus 50


Torrisholme will welcome Scottish opposition in the next round of the village KO


VILLAGE CUP DRAW: TCC Welcome Meigle Cricket Club from Perthshire, Scotland??????? to Boundary Meadow in the 5th Round on Sunday 20th June!!!


National Rounds

Astwood Bank (Worcs) v Colwall (Heref & Powys)

South Wingfield (Derbys) v Fillongley (Warks)

Loddington & Mawsley (N’hants) v Clipstone & Bilsthorpe (E Mids)

Milford Hall (W Mids) v Neyland (Dyfed)

* * * * *

Houghton Main (W & S Yorks) v Wolviston (N’land)

Torrisholme (Cumbria & N Lancs) v Meigle (Scotland)

Woodhouses (S Lancs) v Alvanley (Cheshire & Clwyd)

Patrington (N Yorks S) v Folkton & Flixton (N Yorks N)

* * * * *

Cookham Dean (Berks) v Calmore Sports (Hants)

Congresbury (Somerset) v Goatacre (Dorset & Wilts)

Rockhampton (Gloucs) v Yelverton Bohemians (Dev & Corn)

Horspath (Oxon) v Ynystawe (Glamorgan) 

* * * * *

Crowhurst Park (E Sussex) v Linton Park (Kent)

Preston (Beds & Herts) v Foxton (Cambs & N’folk)

West Chiltington & Thakeham (W Sussex) v Valley End (Surrey)

Woolpit (Ess & Suff) v Stoke Green (Bucks)



Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:08


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

Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:05


Congratulations to Eccleston (U13) and Chorley (U15) who will represent the Palace Shield in the Lancashire Cup this season.

Both sides have performed well over the last two years and will do us proud in the competition, with the chance of national success if they do well.

The Winners of u11 finals day will represent us aswell.

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