Lancashire secured a hard-fought six-wicket victory over Worcestershire midway through the third afternoon at Emirates Old Trafford to leapfrog them at the top of Specsavers County Championship Division Two.
Netherfield clung on to the last unbeaten record in the Northern Premier League by holding out for a draw at Blackpool, though Fleetwood cut the Cumbrians’ lead to one point with victory over Longridge.
Blackpool’s Richard Gleeson played his first competitive cricket of the season for Lancashire and took five wickets against his former county as the Red Rose had the better of the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Emirates Old Trafford.
Blackpool Cricket Club’s first win of the season was achieved in style but unbeaten Fleetwood continue to lead the way among the Fylde coast’s Northern League clubs. Two centurions helped Blackpool to a 126-run victory after choosing to bat at previously unbeaten Garstang and compiling 242-6.
Champions Blackpool Cricket Club seek their first win of the Northern Premier League season at the third attempt tomorrow boosted by the knowledge that their new exciting new professional is settling in well.
Saturday’s stormy weather could not prevent a second weekend of drama in cricket’s Northern Premier League, as Blackpool were denied a first victory of the season at Kendal and Fleetwood played out a thrilling tie with Garstang.