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Fleetwood's young cricketers stump Blackpool in Palace Shield

Fleetwood CC Under-10
Fleetwood CC Under-10

Fleetwood Cricket Club’s Under-10s defeated Blackpool by three runs in a Palace Shield group A nailbiter.

Fleetwood Cricket Club’s Under-10s defeated Blackpool by three runs in a Palace Shield group A nailbiter.

Blackpool were asked to bat first at Broadwater and scored 77-7 from their 20 overs.

Wicketkeeper-captain Lukas Briggs was the top scorer with 13, while Blake Dickson took three wickets in his two overs, conceding only two runs in the process.

In reply, the hosts also lost seven wickets but just pipped Blackpool with a total of 80 from their 20 overs.

Woody Wilson and Alfie Clarke both scored nine, while the wickets were shared between seven different Blackpool bowlers.

This second win in four group games leaves Fleetwood third in the table, behind Lytham and Great Eccleston.

Blackpool are yet to win after playing three matches to date.