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League just gets better says Lytham skipper: Fylde coast cricket preview

Lytham CC have strengthened this year and have won their last three in the Liverpool Competition but stand only seventh, which captain Danny Edwards says shows the quality of this ECB premier league.

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John Abrahams with the Fylde juniors

Young Fylde cricketers learn from a master

Cricket starlets were put through their paces by a Lancashire coach to help them develop their talents.

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Alex Davies' century helped Lancashire to their crushing win

Lancashire complete innings victory

Lancashire duly completed their third County Championship victory of the season in the middle of the afternoon session on the final day at Emirates Old Trafford, when Hampshire were bowled out for 168 in their second innings.

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James Anderson

Two-ton Vilas and Anderson set Lancashire on victory charge

One of the best and most dramatic days in Lancashire’s season ended with Steven Croft’s team in prime position to beat Hampshire on the final day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Emirates Old Trafford.

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Alex Davies hits a boundary on his way to a century

Dazzling Davies leads Lancashire fightback

Alex Davies’ third championship century of the season and an unbeaten 76 by Dane Vilas enabled Lancashire to recover from 69-3 to finish the second day of this Specsavers County Championship match on 278-5 in reply to Hampshire’s 395.

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Blackpool guest pro Ockert Erasmus is dismissed by Leyland

Fylde coast weekend cricket review: Northern League, T20, Lytham, Palace Shield

Blackpool lost top spot in cricket’s Northern Premier League after being sent packing for just 83 en route to an eight-wicket home defeat by Leyland.

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Matt Grindley

St Annes’ three-game thriller: Fylde coast cricket preview

Fylde coast cricket aims to return with a vengeance from last weekend’s washout and it’s a massive couple of days for St Annes CC.

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Red Rose youngster Haseeb Hameed

Lancashire ace in Lions party

Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed has been handed the opportunity to bolster his claim for a Test place this summer after being named in the England Lions’ squad for next week’s four-day fixture against South Africa A.

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Stephen Parry

Chapple delight at Lancashire victory

Stephen Parry’s first five-wicket haul in the County Championship and a timely knock from England opener Haseeb Hameed helped Lancashire to wrap up and eight-wicket win over title holders Middlesex at Southport and earn the praises of head coacyh Glen Chapple.

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Glen Chapple

Five-for Parry lights up Trafalgar Road triumph

A first Championship five-wicket haul for Stephen Parry and a timely knock from England opener Haseeb Hameed ensured there were no major scares for Lancashire at Southport.

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Livingstone - Twenty20 call-up

England call-up for Lancashire ace Livingstone

Hard-hitting Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone has been called up by England for their three-match Twenty20 series against South Africa

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Lancashire in victory charge

Lancashire set victory target of 108 at Southport

Lancashire went into lunch on the final day of this Specsavers County Championship clash against Middlesex with just 95 runs required for victory.

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Ex-Lancashire, Leyland, Vernon Carus and Blackpool man Luis Reece

Reece is on the mend

Former Lancashire cricketer Luis Reece has thanked well-wishers and told them he is on the mend following a spell in hospital after being taken ill during a match.

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Danny Edwards took four wickets

Fylde coast cricket round-up: Lytham left to fly flag in LCB Knockout

Lytham Cricket Club have won through to the third round of the Lancashire Cricket Board Knockout with a 52-run home win over Littleborough, but Blackpool bowed out by a six-wicket margin at home to Prestwich.

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Rain hold-up at Southport

Lancashire in rain washout at Southport

There was no play on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship between Lancashire and Middlesex at Southport.
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Bailey - double strike

Lancashire bowlers strike against champions

Lancashire’s seamers enjoyed a successful morning session under sunny skies at Southport, claiming four Middlesex wickets before the interval despite losing the toss.
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Lytham CC hosts cup action

Sixteen ties on Sunday in county cup

It's a big weekend for club cricket with second round matches in the Lancashire Cricket Board knockout cup.

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Matt Breetzke for St Annes

St Annes pro Matt jumps into the deep end

It’s tough enough for an 18-year-old South African to spend several months away from his family on the Fylde coast, but this week new St Annes Cricket Club professional Matt Breetzke has also had to contend with the worst of British summer weather.

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The finalists at Blackpool CC

Blackpool girls’ primary school cricket finals

Bispham Endowed and Hawes Side went head to head in the Blackpool Primary Schools Year 6 girls’ cricket finals at Blackpool Cricket Club.

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St Annes' Matt Breetzke

Fylde coast cricket review: Northern Premier League, Lytham, Palace Shield

Blackpool climbed to the top of the Northern Premier on a weekend which saw the competition’s three Fylde coast teams all record comfortable wins.

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