Leyland in top teams

Luis Reece
Luis Reece

Leyland Cricket Club has received further recognition for another excellent season.

The firsts were runners-up in the Northern League, and won the Readers Cup, while the seconds defended their Division Two crown.

Now several players from the Fox Lane club have been included in two Dream Teams for both divisions.

Selection is based upon the following criteria:

The captain of the championship-wining side;

The best all-round professional (based on one point for every run and ten points for every wicket);

The best amateur wicketkeeper;

The top-four amateur batsmen, based on runs scored;

The top-four amateur bowlers, based on wickets taken.

Leyland’s Luis Reece made it into the 1st XI team as one of the top four batsmen, after hitting a club record 1,027 runs.

Meanwhile, three players from Leyland seconds made the Division Two Dream Team, based on their performances in the Furness Building Society Northern Premier Cricket League.

Ian Farrington was picked as captain, while Ian Dickinson was selected as a batsmen. Finally, Danny Lamb made the cut in the all-rounder section.

Teenager Lamb scored 481 runs and took 25 wickets during the season.

Leyland thirds won Division Three of the Palace Shield on Saturday, after taking part in the only game to beat the weather.