The Blackpool Gazette – The unbeaten start for the Fylde coast’s Northern Premier League cricket clubs continued as all three won their first away match having chosen to bat second.

Summary

  • South African professional Jovaun van Wyngaart had arrived on the eve of the new campaign but benefited from a full week with his Blackpool team-mates as the took 5-59 from 16 overs and then scored an unbeaten 46.
  • The visitors started this ECB premier league match brightly enough after being put in, with an opening stand of 43, but after Atkinson was fifth out at 53 their innings was promptly polished off by Lancashire’s Toby Lester, who took 4-21 from 12 overs.
  • Moore and Smalley Palace Shield resultsPremier division: Eccleston (231-4, S Bromley 77, T Wilksinson 75) beat Thornton Cleveleys (93, M Atkinson 4-25) by 138 runs, Kendal (154-9) lost to New Longton (156-8) by two runs, Lancaster (119) beat Croston (87) by 32 runs, Longridge (85-4) beat Torrisholme (81) by six wickets, Penwortham (126) lost to Great Eccleston (131-7) by three wickets, Vernon Carus (221-7, I Dunn 53, C Ash 51, T Davis 4-54) beat South Shore (220-4, D Jardine 85, N Bolus 47) by three wickets.
  • Division 1A: Freckleton (221-9, J Fiddler 113no, M Bailey 4-38) beat Tarleton (65, B Bithell 4-18) by 156 runs, Fylde (123-8, B Anderson 38, J Hughes 4-22) beat Witnell Fold (55) by 68 runs, Hoghton (160-7, M Parkinson 45, J Butcher 4-24) lost to Kirkham and Wesham (161-4, J Hogarth 46no) by six wickets, Rufford (121) lost to Standish (71-7) by three wickets (reduced target); Grimsargh v Mawdesley and Norcross v BAC/EE Preston cancelledPremier division: Eccleston (231-4, S Bromley 77, T Wilksinson 75) beat Thornton Cleveleys (93, M Atkinson 4-25) by 138 runs, Kendal (154-9) lost to New Longton (156-8) by two runs, Lancaster (119) beat Croston (87) by 32 runs, Longridge (85-4) beat Torrisholme (81) by six wickets, Penwortham (126) lost to Great Eccleston (131-7) by three wickets, Vernon Carus (221-7, I Dunn 53, C Ash 51, T Davis 4-54) beat South Shore (220-4, D Jardine 85, N Bolus 47) by three wickets.
  • Division 1A: Freckleton (221-9, J Fiddler 113no, M Bailey 4-38) beat Tarleton (65, B Bithell 4-18) by 156 runs, Fylde (123-8, B Anderson 38, J Hughes 4-22) beat Witnell Fold (55) by 68 runs, Hoghton (160-7, M Parkinson 45, J Butcher 4-24) lost to Kirkham and Wesham (161-4, J Hogarth 46no) by six wickets, Rufford (121) lost to Standish (71-7) by three wickets (reduced target); Grimsargh v Mawdesley and Norcross v BAC/EE Preston cancelled


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