The Blackpool Gazette – Blackpool moved to the top of the Northern Premier League for the first time this season with a three-wicket derby win over Fleetwood, while St Annes climbed to second after inflicting Garstang’s first defeat in the competition.

Summary

  • Blackpool moved to the top of the Northern Premier League for the first time this season with a three-wicket derby win over Fleetwood, while St Annes climbed to second after inflicting Garstang’s first defeat in the competition.
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  • Both sides had won only one of their opening four in the ECB premier league and the seven-wicket victory lifted Lytham two places to seventh.
  • Moore and Smalley Palace Shield resultsPremier Division: Great Eccleston (181-8, S Marsh 3-42) lost to Croston (183-8, J Parsons 64no, J Procter 5-58) by two wickets, Lancaster (122-7) beat Eccleson (121) by three wickets, Longridge (113-8) lost to Kendal (116-4) by six wickets, Penwortham (237-5) beat Vernon Carus (235-4) by five wickets, Thornton Cleveleys (170, D Howard 34, C Hadfield 3-28) lost to New Longton (173-6, L Bolton 63, G Tirrell 3-47) by four wickets, Torrisholme (123, N Bolus 4-19, T Davis 3-26) lost to South Shore (197-6, N Bolus 44, M Cowell-Makin 41, N Jordan 3-49) by 74 runs.
  • Division 1A: BAC/EE Preston (90) lost to Mawdesley (91-5) by five wickets, Hoghton (160, D Eccles 48, A Hogarth 5-45, E Fiddler 3-54) lost to Freckleton (195-7, J Goodin 45, G Fiddler 42no, M Parkinson 4-42) by 35 runs, Norcross (112-9) tied with Fylde (112, 1 Davies 5-29), Rufford (88-2) beat Grimsargh (87) by eight wickets, Standish (190) beat Kirkham and Wesham (178-8) by 12 runs, Tarleton (167-9) beat Withnell Fold (113) by 54 runs.


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