Important Dates


Palace Shield

Saturday, April 20th - Start of Season

Sunday, May 12th - Preliminary Round of Cup Competitions

Sunday, June 9th - 1st Round of Cup Competitions 
Sunday, June 23rd - 2nd Round of Cup Competitions 

Sunday, July 7th - U11 Final @ Longridge CC
Wednesday, July 10th - Palace Shield U21 v MCC @ TBC
Sunday, July 14th - Cup Semi Finals 
Sunday, July 28th - T20 Finals Day @ TBC

Sunday, August 4th  - Crabtree Cup Final @ TBC
Sunday. August 11th - Loxham Cup Final @ TBC
Wednesday, August 14th - Transfer Deadline Day 
Sunday, August 18th - Meyler Cup Final @ TBC

Sunday, September 8th - Junior Finals Inc U17s Final @ Blackpool CC
Saturday, September 14th - End of League Season

Friday 8th November - League Dinner - Ribby Hall

Meeting Dates

Meetings will be arranged when needed at Senior and Junior Level.

The Executive Committee will meet at various times of the year before the above meetings.


Northern Premier League

Meetings and Important Dates


Wed 20th / Thurs 21st Mar NPCL Management Committee 

Wed 10th April Cricket ball orders and match cards distribution   (provisional)

Thurs 27th June NPCL Management Committee

Thurs 22nd August NPCL Management Committee 

Thurs 24th Oct NPCL Management Committee (pre-AGM)

Friday 8th November Presentation Night (Ribby Hall)

Thursday 5th December NPCL AGM 2024


Cricket Season Notable Dates

Sat 20th April Matchday 1

Mon 6th May Matchday 4

Sun 12th May R1 ECB National KO

Sun 19th May NPCL League Cup Preliminary R1 R1 Lancashire Cup

Sun 26th May R2 ECB National KO

Mon 27th May Matchday 8


Sun 9th June NPCL League Cup Preliminary R2        R2 Lancashire Cup

Sun 16th June R3 ECB National KO

Sun 30th June Lancashire Cup Q-F


Fri 5th July Deadline for NPCL T20 Group fixtures

Sun 7th July R4 ECB National KO

Sun 14th July NPCL League Cup Q-Finals

Sun 21st July T20 Finals Day

Sun 28th July T20 Finals Day Reserve Date Lancashire Cup semi-final

Q-F National KO


Sun 4th August ECB Vitality National Club T20 Area Finals 

Sun 11th August NPCL League Cup semi-finals

Sun 18th August Matchday 21 Semi-final NationalKO

Sunday 25th August ECB Vitality National Club T20 Regional Final


Sun 1st September NPCL League Cup Final

Sun 8th September NPCL League Cup Final reserve date Lancashire Cup Final

Sat 14th September Matchday 26 - Final round of NPCL league fixtures





ECB Club Support

The ECB have set up a resource base to support clubs as they look to develop a gateway to the self-help support resources available to help cricket clubs meet the ever changing demands and challenges they face.


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