Promotion and relegation between NPL and Palace Shield
Northern Premier League officials have welcomed the news that from 2018 there will be promotion and relegation between their competition and the Palace Shield, while at the same time maintaining their own separate identities and rules.
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 Thunder will be a part of history later this summer as they play in two of the first ever televised domestic women’s matches in this country after the ECB finalised the 2017 Kia Super League fixtures.
Lancashire have named former players Glen Chapple and Mark Chilton as acting head coach and acting assistant coach respectively after cricket director and head coach Ashley Giles returned to Warwickshire