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Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe are reigning Ribblesdale League champions

9:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bowler Dowling back at Enfield

Lancashire Telegraph: Ben Dowling

8:54am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Pace bowler Ben Dowling has moved from Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League outfit Great Harwood back to Lancashire League side Enfield, where he spent six years previously.

Lamb replaces Palmer as Whalley skipper

Lancashire Telegraph: Richard Palmer

8:11am Tuesday 11th February 2014

RICHARD Lamb has replaced the long-serving Richard Palmer as captain of Ribblesdale League side Whalley.

Earby secure Crotty as professional

1:10pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

EARBY have pulled off a major coup ahead of the new Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League season after snapping up talented batsman David Crotty as professional.

New pro for Clitheroe

11:00am Monday 13th January 2014

Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League champions Clitheroe have signed Sri Lankan Janaka Gunarantne as professional for the new season.

Jamal leaves Read for Chorley

10:58am Monday 13th January 2014

Big-hitting Mohammed Jamal has left Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League outfit Read to become professional with Northern League outfit Chorley.

Great Harwood and Barnoldswick land paid men

2:30pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

AUSTRALIAN Jack Wildermuth has signed as Great Harwood professional ahead of the new Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League season.

Brown's Brookbottom deal

1:20pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

HOULDSWORTH Solicitors Ribblesdale League outfit Brooksbottom have signed their first overseas professional.

Padiham and Cherry Tree get Ribblesdale League reprieve

Lancashire Telegraph: Mark Hadfield's Cherry Tree will be in the Senior League next season

8:35am Wednesday 27th November 2013

Cherry Tree and Padiham will still be playing senior Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League cricket next season after clubs voted for a re-structure at the AGM.

Bye for champs

10:20am Wednesday 16th October 2013

RIBBLESDALE League champions Clitheroe have received a bye into the second round of next season’s LCB Lancashire Cup.

Ribblesdale League: A day of history for popular pair

7:41am Monday 9th September 2013

TWO of the most popular bowlers in the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League enjoyed a final day of history and magical moments as they both achieved the rarest of feats in matches they and their team-mates will remember for ever.

Maher is guilty as charged as he celebrates piece of history

7:39am Monday 9th September 2013

Solicitor Stuart Maher pleaded guilty to excessive celebrations but was let off due to extenuating circumstances after joining an elite club on an historic day of the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League season.

Ribblesdale League: Padiham and Cherry Tree slip through the trapdoor

7:38am Monday 2nd September 2013

PADIHAM and Cherry Tree slipped through the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League Senior Division trapdoor as the first season of automatic relegation saw two of the competition’s stalwarts pay the price for poor campaigns.

Ribblesdale League Saturday round-up

8:15am Monday 29th July 2013

CHRIS Holt roared back to form and bowled Padiham to a crucial win as they boosted their survival hopes against Whalley.

Ramsbottom Cup final: Brooksbottom face a battle at night

8:14am Monday 29th July 2013

BROOKSBOTTOM face a huge test if they are to cap their debut season in the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League with silverware when the Ramsbottom Cup final resumes tonight.

Padiham's Brian honoured with lifetime award

7:21am Monday 22nd July 2013

PADIHAM stalwart Brian Shirtcliffe has been described as “the most deserving recipient” after he was handed a lifetime achievement award at the Lancashire Cricket Board OSCAs.

Red Caps are kings of Twenty20

7:20am Monday 22nd July 2013

SUPER Salesbury upset the formbook to claim their first major honour since promotion into the Senior League of the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League yesterday – and now they will represent the league on the national stage.

Lord ensures Clitheroe get back on track

7:19am Monday 22nd July 2013

Leaders Clitheroe returned to winning ways after the previous weekend’s Houldsworth Ribblesdale League defeat with an impressive display to beat Whalley in an enthralling game.

Ribblesdale League: Padiham ready for the fight for survival

1:35pm Friday 19th July 2013

PADIHAM professional Chris Holt wants his men to take every game as it comes as they look towards a battle for Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League survival.

Barlick look to cup repeat

7:01am Wednesday 17th July 2013

BARNOLDSWICK can look forward to a quarter-final showdown in the LCB Lancashire Cup – and when they face off with Heywood Biwater on August 11 they will be in the presence of greatness.

Ribblesdale League suffer a Bolt from the blue

6:48am Wednesday 17th July 2013

THE Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League were knocked out of the Reader’s Inter-League Trophy at the semi-final stage the Bolton League after they lost to them in last year's final.

In-form Dibb is a delight for Gaskell

7:51am Friday 12th July 2013

CLITHEROE skipper Paul Gaskell has hailed the return to form of batsman Peter Dibb – and hopes that he can now kick on as the Chatburn Road men chase the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League title.

There’s a long way to go yet, says Clitheroe skipper Gaskell

6:55am Wednesday 10th July 2013

CLITHEROE skipper Paul Gaskell instists his men must continue to take each game as it comes as they bid to reclaim the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League crown.

Brooksbottom eye big boost

6:52am Wednesday 10th July 2013

BROOKSBOTTOM’S delighted skipper Julian Marcroft believes his side’s Ramsbottom Cup final appearance will be a huge boost for the club’s profile in a cricket saturated area – and he wants them to enjoy every second of the showpiece event.

League’s chance to enhance reputation

12:20pm Wednesday 26th June 2013

THE Ribblesdale League team can put down another marker as to the strength in depth of the competition by reaching a second successive Readers Inter-League Knockout final next month, according to one of the three men charged with picking the squad.

Davidson delivers to Settle outcome

2:20pm Monday 24th June 2013

Veteran Andrew Davidson rolled back the years as Settle lifted themselves out of a nine-match streak without a win as they beat Brooksbottom.

Gaskell’s men aim to stay at summit

1:50pm Friday 21st June 2013

CLITHEROE skipper Paul Gaskell wants his men to carry on as they have been going as they look to take another step towards the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League title tomorrow.

Clitheroe urged to keep up the pace

12:10pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

CLITHEROE skipper Paul Gaskell says his side’s resounding win over nearest challengers Read has put down a marker in the race for glory.

Lord has answers for classy leaders

12:20pm Monday 17th June 2013

CLITHEROE put down a real marker to the rest as they beat Read to extend their Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League lead to 13 points on the biggest day of the season so far.

Big two set for a collision

2:10pm Friday 14th June 2013

SKIPPER Paul Gaskell is relishing the biggest game of the season so far he takes his Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League top dogs Clitheroe to second-placed Read – but he insists that there will still be twists and turns galore in the title race whatever happens tomorrow.

Kelly eyes a happy return at Bentgate

12:10pm Friday 14th June 2013

FORMER skipper Jamie Kelly returns to the Edenfield side for the first time since the middle of last season as the Ribblesdale League raiders bid to upset Haslingden tonight.

Young guns shine on league duty

5:14pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

THE young guns shone in the Readers Inter-League Cup as the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League U18s more than matched the senior representative side’s efforts with an outstanding display on Sunday.

‘Mr Padiham’ up for an OSCA

5:13pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

A MAN known throughout the Ribblesdale League as ‘Mr Padiham’ is in the running to land one of the most prestigious awards in North West cricket.

Ince celebrates roaring 40s with cup win

5:12pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

SKIPPER Rob Ince celebrated his 40th birthday in style as he led his Cherry Tree seconds into the quarter-finals of the Lawrenson Cup on Sunday.

It was the pants that won cup clash

5:11pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

MATT Wilson says he has rediscovered his love of cricket since signing for Earby – and reckons his old pants played a major part in their biggest day of the season.

Padiham pro out to Holt slide in derby

10:20am Saturday 25th May 2013

PADIHAM pro Chris Holt says his men simply can’t afford to lose tomorrow’s derby collision with Read – just for the sake of his own quality of life.

Top form is essential in our bid for glory

2:00pm Friday 24th May 2013

TOP dogs Clitheroe are refusing to rest on their laurels at the summit of the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League – and skipper Paul Gaskell insists he wants more from his men as they head into what could be a big double header weekend.

Cricket: Games fall victim to the weather

5:50pm Saturday 18th May 2013

Updates from the Foster's Lancashire League, the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League and the Chorley Building Society Northern League

Matt’s on move to boost Earby

10:20am Saturday 11th May 2013

AMATEUR ace Matt Wilson has revived his cricket career and signed on for Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League outfit Earby.






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