New role for ex-Lancashire all-rounder Smith

Former Old Trafford skipper Tom Smith has been named the new assistant coach of Lancashire Thunder women's team
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Leyland Cricket Club captain David Makinson

Lancashire cricket leagues in historic link-up

Cricket’s Palace Shield has decided on a momentous change, one of the most significant in its history spanning more than a century - it has given the go-ahead to a tie-up with the Northern Premier League.

Lancashire's new head coach Glen Chapple and his assistant Mark Chilton. Photo: Lancashire County Cricket Club

Chappy so happy to be Red Rose head coach

Glen Chapple believes it is the perfect moment for him to become the new head coach of Lancashire.

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Cricket merger deal not done

Cricket merger deal not done

Northern Premier League clubs have agreed in principle in favour of a merger with the Palace Shield – but it is not yet a done deal. (writes Steve Simpson)

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Henry Thompson (left) and David Makinson (right) - Leyland Cricket Club

Leyland captain Makinson is confident ahead of title decider

Leyland Cricket Club captain Dave Makinson hopes their rich vein of form at Blackpool’s Stanley Park fortress continues this weekend in their title decider on the Fylde coast.

Luis Reece

Lancashire release Reece

Former Leyland star Luis Reece has been released by Lancashire.

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WINNERS: (Back row, from the left): Evan Powell, Adam Waring, Will Joy, Arron Boyden, Ben Liddle, Thomas Higginson. Front row (from the left): Josh Boyden, Ben Houghton, Dan Barber, Alex Woodall, Isaac Ashcroft, James Bone (captain).

Euxton crowned county champs

Euxton Cricket Club Under-15s have been crowned Lancashire champions for 2016.

Sign of things to come? Leyland v Longridge in cup competition on Sunday

Historic league merger on the agenda

The landscape of club cricket in Lancashire is set to change with a potential merger of the Northern Premier League and the Palace Shield moving a huge step closer.

Photo: David Hurst Leyland CC V Longridge CC at Fox Lane, Leyland.  Leyland's Ross Bretherton bowls to Josh Mullin

Makinson not fearful of title rivals Blackpool

Leyland captain Dave Makinson says his men have nothing to fear as they prepare to face title rivals Blackpool on Saturday.

Leyland batsman Andrew Makinson in action at Chorley

Leyland prepared for battle with underdogs

Leyland will not underestimate ‘giant killers’ Longridge in this weekend’s crunch ECB National Knock Out clash.

Cricket action from the Leyland, batting, v Chorley game at Fox Lane, Leyland. Leyland captain David Makinson. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday June 04, 2016.

Leyland’s batting strength in depth is key to success

Leyland captain Dave Makinson returned from a back injury to lead Leyland to derby day glory over rivals Chorley.

Dave Makinson of Leyland CC

Title hunt adds spice to Leyland-Chorley derby

Leyland Cricket Club captain Dave Makinson is hoping for a derby-day victory over title rivals Chorley on Saturday.

Leyland Cricket Club first host Barrow, Northern League cricket action. Leyland celebrate.

Leyland aiming to keep the heat on the top two

Leyland Cricket Club captain Dave Makinson says the priority is the league as they head into a triple-header bank holiday weekend.

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Mawdesley CC V Eccleston CC at Rectory Field, Mawdesley. 
Eccleston's Matt Ashcroft

Palace Shield round up: Croston lost but Eccleston roar on

In the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division, Croston lost by 33 runs at Great Eccleston.

Racing tips for Sunday, April 24

Simpson's Selections

Racing tips for Sunday, April 24
Guptill - formidable reputation

Kiwi ace signs up for T20 champions Lancashire

Lancashire Lightning have signed big-hitting New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill ahead of their defence of the NatWest T20 Blast title.

Procter - finished off in style

Flying start for Lancashire (with video)

Lancashire marked their return to the championship's top flight with an emphatic opening win over Nottinghamshire at Old Trafford.
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Petersen - helped see Lancashire home

Lancashire cricketers crush Notts in style

Lancashire returned to the top flight in emphatic style with a comfortable win over Notts at Old Trafford

Wagner - 11 wicket haul

Wagner strikes put Lancashire in control (with video)

Neil Wagner continued his outstanding Lancashire debut with five more wickets to keep them on course for victory in their first game back in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship.

Croft - quick-fire ton

Croft ton for Lancs on opening day

Lancashire Cricket Club captain Steven Croft led from the front as he scored a century in the first innings of their friendly against Cambridge MCC Universities at Fenners.
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