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Ribblesdale League changes add to excitement on opening weekend

Lancashire Telegraph: Stuart Maher enjoyed a good start to the new season

10:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE long awaited new cricket season burst into life on Saturday and the signs were promising that 2014 could be a bit special.

High five as Alex Hartley shines for Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph: Alex Hartley claimed five wickets for Clitheroe

10:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TALENTED spinner Alex Hartley made a fine start to the new season as she bowled Clitheroe seconds to an opening day win.

Bolton: We won't get carried away with good start

Lancashire Telegraph: Bolton: We won't get carried away with good start

8:24am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SKIPPER Mark Bolton has vowed not to get carried away as he leads East Lancashire into their 150th anniversary season and admits his much changed side is still a work in progress.

Lancashire League: Ton-derful Levi rocks the House

Lancashire Telegraph: Jimmy Hayhurst appeals Picture: KIPAX

3:39pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE runs flowed and there was late drama as the 122nd Foster’s Lancashire League season burst into life yesterday.

Ribblesdale League: Big hitters in winning mood

Lancashire Telegraph: Jack Dewhurst is bowled Picture: KIPAX

3:41pm Monday 21st April 2014

DEFENDING champions Clitheroe dug themselves out of a hole to make it a winning start to the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League on Saturday.

Lancashire League: Accrington claim first trophy

3:35pm Monday 21st April 2014

REIGNING champions Accrington put one over cup kings Burnley as they lifted the first piece of silverware of the new Foster’s Lancashire League season on Saturday.

Northern League: It's Ammer time for Darwen as both locals win

Lancashire Telegraph: Northern League: Saturday scores

3:37pm Monday 21st April 2014

DARWEN made the perfect start to the new Chorley Building Society Northern League as they pulled out all the stops to beat Lancaster on a sun-drenched opening day.

Ribblesdale League: Saturday scores

Lancashire Telegraph: Tom Lord pushes runs for Clitheroe on Saturday Picture: KIPAX

5:48pm Sunday 20th April 2014

All the scores from the opening day...

Northern League: Saturday scores

Lancashire Telegraph: Northern League: Saturday scores

5:40pm Sunday 20th April 2014

All the scores from the opening day...

Lancashire League game-by-game guide

Lancashire Telegraph: Ashar Zaidi

8:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

A look at the opening day fixtures

Lancashire League: Big hitters collide on the opening day

Lancashire Telegraph: Chris Holt is the new Burnley professional

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THE preparation is complete, the teams have been picked and at 1pm, tomorrow the 122nd Foster’s Lancashire League season will swing into action.

Colne ready for the end of 'friendship'

Lancashire Telegraph: Ali Azmat is Colne professional

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

COLNE skipper Matt Walker says everyone at The Horsfield is touched by the show of support from across the cricket family – but admits all that friendship and goodwill towards his men will end at 1pm tomorrow.

Canning happy with his bright new future

Lancashire Telegraph: Ryan Canning

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THERE are little bits of Nelson’s history all over their famous Seedhill ground, reminders, if ever you needed them, of their glory days.

Colne Trophy: Champions set for Cup winners battle

Lancashire Telegraph: Ockert Erasmus is after silverware

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE first piece of silverware is up for grabs this afternoon as the annual Lancashire League curtain-raiser sees Accrington and Burnley lock horns at Thorneyholme Road.

Church beat Accrington in Lancashire Cup

Lancashire Telegraph: Levi Wolfenden

6:51pm Friday 18th April 2014

Church beat Hyndburn rivals Accrington in the first round of the LCB Lancashire Cup this afternoon as the sun shone down on Good Friday.

Talking Cricket: A new dawn for the Ribblesdale League

Lancashire Telegraph: Talking Cricket: A new dawn for the Ribblesdale League

11:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

SO here we go with the brave new world...after a winter of debate, discussion and countless posts on message boards the cricket is ready to take centre stage.

Talking Cricket: Another year of history beckons

Lancashire Telegraph: Lowerhouse were Twenty20 champions in 2013

10:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

IT’S a league brimming with history, a league that has put little East Lancashire towns like Rawtenstall, Bacup, Nelson, Haslingden, Accrington and Colne on the map.

Lancashire turn a £3.5m profit

Lancashire Telegraph: Emirates Old Trafford

7:38am Thursday 17th April 2014

LANCASHIRE COUNTY Cricket Club has marked a return to profitability after four successive years of losses by announcing a record operating profit of more than £3.5 million for the year ending December 31, 2013.

Ribblesdale League team-by-team guide

Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe are reigning Ribblesdale League champions

9:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

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The Lancashire League guide to the season

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington stage junior registration

9:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A look at the runners and riders in the Foster's Lancashire League...

Weekend cricket teams

Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe are reigning Ribblesdale League champions

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Who's playing for who and where on the opening weekend of the league season...

Read beat Bacup in pre-season clash

Lancashire Telegraph: Elliott Artingstoll

7:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Ribblesdale League outfit Read beat Lancashire League Bacup in a pre-season friendly at Lanehead yesterday.

Rain sees three games abandoned after bright starts

Lancashire Telegraph: Sam Kershaw

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Sam Kershaw top scored with 48 but rain was the winner as Rawtenstall’s pre-season got off to a damp start.

Pearson in the runs in East Lancashire defeat

Lancashire Telegraph: David Pearson

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Veteran batsman David Pearson found some early season form - but he couldn’t prevent East Lancashire from slipping to defeat in their opening pre-season game on Saturday.

Cherry Tree make a winning start

Lancashire Telegraph: Mark Hadfield's Cherry Tree started with a win

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

FORMER East Lancashire fast bowler Nas Iqbal made 47 and veteran seamer Rob Ince claimed four wickets on his return to the first team as Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League outfit Cherry Tree got pre-season off to a winning start on Saturday.

Cricket friendlies hit by the weather

Lancashire Telegraph: Kyle O'Connor's Read are in action

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

THREE of today's cricket pre-season friendlies have been called off because of bad weather.

England flops must take responsibility, says Anderson

Lancashire Telegraph: James Anderson claimed three wickets

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

James Anderson believes this winter's Ashes flops must take the responsibility of leading England into their new era.

Liam Bedford leaves Barnoldswick for Enfield

Lancashire Telegraph: Liam Bedford will hope to be celebrating with Enfield this summer

8:43am Thursday 10th April 2014

WICKETKEEPER batsman Liam Bedford has left Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League outfit Barnoldswick and moved into the Foster's Lancashire League with Enfield.

Sides ready for friendly action

8:48am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Foster’s Lancashire League outfit Church are in action on Saturday when they head to Church Road for a friendly with Liverpool Competition outfit Lytham.

Cloete joins Brinscall

8:46am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Ribblesdale League top flight newcomers Brinscall have signed South African Zandre Cloete as overseas amateur. The 24-year old is a top order bat and medium pace bowler.

A winning start for new Ramsbottom skipper

7:45am Monday 7th April 2014

Rob Read’s tenure as captain of Foster’s Lancashire League side Ramsbottom got off to a winning start when his side beat Northern League outfit St Annes on Saturday.

Ash in a dash on first day of County season

Lancashire Telegraph: Ashar Zaidi

7:42am Monday 7th April 2014

Title-winning former Accrington professional Ashar Zaidi enjoyed a dream start to the new County Championship season yesterday.

Davies relishing Lancashire challenge

Lancashire Telegraph: Alex Davies

1:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

IT is the dream of every young boy to reach the peak in whatever sport they are lucky enough to be good enough at to stand out from the crowd.

Braithwaite vows to avenge Pakistan loss

10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

CLITHEROE cricketer Steve Braithwaite has warned Pakistan that he is coming back for more after suffering defeat on his maiden international tour with England last month.

Lamb earns county selection

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

LANCASHIRE’S Academy squad for this year has been finalised – and Hoghton’s Emma Lamb has become only the third female to win a place in the elite set-up.

Accrington to help out Colne

6:15pm Friday 4th April 2014

ACCRINGTON Cricket Club will be raising money to help out Foster’s Lancashire League rivals Colne when they play the seasonal curtain-raiser against Burnley later this month.

Burnley set for friendly

1:50pm Friday 4th April 2014

WORSLEY Cup holders Burnley will begin their pre-season preparations at Turf Moor tomorrow when they play a John Bushell XI in a friendly.

The House at home

10:40am Friday 4th April 2014

CHARLIE Cottam’s Lowerhouse play their first pre-season game tomorrow when they welcome Palace Shield outfit Longridge to the Neville Gee Recruitment Ground.

Towers travel

10:34am Friday 4th April 2014

DARWEN begin their preparations for the new Northern League season on Sunday when they make the trip to Westhoughton for a friendly.

Former Ribblesdale Wanderers professional Jake Brown lands top Aussie award

Lancashire Telegraph: Former Ribblesdale Wanderers professional Jake Brown lands top Aussie award

7:39am Monday 31st March 2014

Ex-Ribblesdale Wanderers professional Jake Brown, who holds the record for the highest individual scor in the Ribblesdale League has landed the highest honour available to cricketers in South Australia.

Allanby signs for Oswaldtwistle Immanuel

10:50am Friday 7th March 2014

Oswaldtwistle Immanuel have signed Tasmanian all-rounder Harry Allanby as overseas player.

Mota signs for Whalley

9:50am Friday 7th March 2014

Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League side Whalley have re-signed former Indian Premier League star Wilkin Mota as professional for the new season.

Ashes was a wake-up call says Anderson

Lancashire Telegraph: James Anderson claimed three wickets

9:25am Friday 7th March 2014

Burnley’s England and Lancashire bowler James Anderson believes the 5-0 Ashes whitewash by Australia will be a "wake-up call" to some members of the squad.

Kit deal for Lowerhouse

9:23am Friday 7th March 2014

Foster’s Lancashire League side Lowerhouse have signed a kit sponsorship deal with Burnley recruitment specialists Neville Gee, who have also extended their ground naming rights deal until the end of the 2015 season.

Clare back at Burnley

8:56am Friday 7th March 2014

Derbyshire’s former Burnley star Jon Clare has registered for the Turf Moor outfit ahead of the new Foster’s Lancashire League season.

Broad 'baffled' by ball change

Lancashire Telegraph: Stuart Broad

9:29am Thursday 6th March 2014

Stuart Broad is anticipating further official clarification for the umpires' controversial decision to order a ball change during England's series-clinching victory over West Indies.

Cole Hayman signs for Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Cole Hayman signs for Lancashire

11:32am Wednesday 5th March 2014

TEENAGE pace ace Cole Hayman has become the latest in a long line of Burnley cricketers to get a shot at county cricket and fulfiled a dream at the same time after Lancashire signed the 19-year-old on scholarship terms.

Lowerhouse's friendly date

11:30am Wednesday 5th March 2014

Lancashire League side Lowerhouse will kick off their pre-season preparations with a home friendly against Longridge on April 5. They also face Burley-in-Wharfedale and Read.

Buttler: 'KP helped me a lot'

Lancashire Telegraph: Jos Buttler

10:07am Wednesday 26th February 2014

JOS Buttler is surely destined to be a leading light of England’s new era, but is happy to admit he derived great benefit from playing in the old one alongside Kevin Pietersen.

Rawtenstall to turn into a War zone

Lancashire Telegraph: Keith Roscoe will rock Rawtenstall

9:02am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Rawtenstall will hold their presentation in the Bacup Road clubhouse on Sunday, March 9.


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