SGM Roundup - 2025 Information

SGM Round Up Following the Special General Meeting on the 2nd April, we can confirm that…

MCC game arranged

  The MCC Game has been aranged for the 10th July at Settle CC. The…

Interleague Bulletin

Junior Cricket Development – 2024 Season Squad Selection (Boys) Hi All I am pleased to…

NPL - Start of the season

The Start of the Northern Premier League season has been postponed. We have listened to…

Palace Shield : Start of the Season - Weather Update

A clear majority of the clubs have voted to move the fixtures from the first…

CSSC Representative Cricket

  I run cricket within the Civil Service Sports Council. We are currently on the…

Competition Information

The Palace Shield is the major cricket league for Preston and surrounding districts in Lancashire, England. It recently celebrated its centenary, and is continuing to expand in size and improve in quality. There are 7 divisions in the main Saturday competition, 2 Sunday leagues, Twenty20 Competition and a thriving junior competition.

Test stars such as Simon Kerrigan and Andrew Flintoff began their careers in the Palace Shield, though it remains a competition for amateurs only.

Teams such as Vernon Carus, Fulwood & Broughton, and Longridge have dominated in recent years, but an influx of new clubs such as Tarleton ensures that competition remains keen and standards of facilities and play continue to improve.



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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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