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05 July 2022



The Tony Poxon Trophy will be contested for on Sunday 11th July at Fylde Cricket Club.

Lytham and Fylde who both made it out of the West Group defeated Penwortham and Leyland over the last few days.


The final will take will place at Fylde Cricket Club at 10.00am.

The winners will represent the Palace Shield in the Lancashire Cup.

17 May 2022

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We are delighted to announce our two-year partnership with NPL/ PS in their sponsorship of the U18 Interleague team, which will see Partners& support the next generation of cricketers in this prestigious competition. In addition to providing our support to the U18s Interleague Squad, the partnership is great news for all the clubs within the competition - Partners& has committed to working with a market-leading cricket club insurance specialist to work with the respective leagues and their member clubs.

Anthony Procter, Client Director at Partners& said: “I am delighted to announce this partnership with the Palace Shield / Northern Premier League, which comes at a particularly exciting moment for Partners& in our journey.

03 February 2022


The Junior Section needs volunteers to help us continue to run moving forward. There are a number of positions that require volunteers to help spread the burden of the current executive.

We are looking for an Assistant Secretary to assist in taking minuites at meetings. We are also looking for support with trophies.

We are open to anyone who can give their time and we can help shape the committee to work.

We meet approximatley every 2 months and most items are discussed on email.

If you feel you can give something back, please contact Alex - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss.

22 November 2021
We are asking for  Interleague nominations at U11/U13 and U15.
Deadline 12th December with view to trials and winter squad training beginning in January. 
Please let me know if you need anything else. 



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14 September 2021

On Sunday, Blackpool CC Hosted the Under 12s Playoff match followed by the 49th Rose Trophy Final.

After early alarms were set, Tarleton defeated St Annes in the Under 12 Playoff. Batting first, St Annes were restricted to 63-7 by some excellent bowling and fielding by Tarleton.

In reply, Tarleton coasted to victory despite the saints best efforts.


Scorecard - https://palaceshield.play-cricket.com/website/results/4955939


In the later game, a cracking spectacle went to the final ball between St Annes and Fulwood & Broughton.

Winning the toss and batting, St Annes got off to a steady start before an Explosive innings from Ryan Birkman (51ret) supported by Ashton Charles (32no) finished on 137-3 from their 20 overs.

Fulwood & Broughton got off to a flyer with James McWilliam retiring on 52. James retirement coupled with the wicket of Captain Ben Rosebottom (28) halted the momentum of the Fulwood's innings. As the Run Rate increased above a run a ball, wickets started to tumble. 8 Runs were required off the last, however Harry Birkman (4-1-15-2) ensured that didnt happen and St Annes lifted the Rose trophy for the first time.


Scorecard - https://palaceshield.play-cricket.com/website/results/4963357

24 August 2021
We are pleased to announce that the SOUND ON THE GROUND music extravaganza are keen to be Supporting Junior Cricket 

Over 20,000 concert goers will be heading to Blackpool Cricket Club’s Stanley Park ground this Bank Holiday weekend. Join them by entering our...



All Proceeds from the raffle will go to support the Northern Palace shield Interleague sides.

Simply click on the link at the bottom of the page to enter and  SAVE over £80


Sunday 29th August  Hacienda Classical 

Recreating the Manchester music scene of the 80s & 90s.  The Hacienda club was thriving and hosting some of the most iconic nights in UK clubbing history 


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Many thanks to the Lancashire CCC for their assistance in the raffle.

12 August 2021

Garstang's Joe Pearson scored a career best 162 for the Interleague Under 15 side yesterday vs Ribblesdale League.

Opening the batting Pearson faced 149 balls before being dismissed with the final ball of the innings, scoring 162 with 14 4s and 3 6s.



You can keep up to date with the interleague teams at the following links

Team - https://northernpalacerep.play-cricket.com/

Under 11s - Team 1     Team 2

Under 13s - Both Teams

Under 15s - Both Teams

Under 18s - Team


27 July 2021


The Palace Shield and Northern League have entered sides at four age groups for the 2021 Interleague Programme.
We must thank the coaches who have volunteered to run these teams and gone through selection and trials process. If anyone else would like to support please contact Alex or Dave Hopkinson.

Under 18s

We have one team in this competition.

We have played 3 games so far, winning all three, and have two fixtures remaining.

Competition Site

31st May - NPS beat Bolton League by 180 runs

13th June - NPS beat GMCL by 6 Wickets

13th July - NPS beat Liverpool Comp by 8 Wickets

8th August - NPS vs Wigan & District League @ Blackpool CC

30th August - Lancashire League vs NPS @ Rochdale CC


Under 15s

We have two sides at Under 15s with squads primarily selected on a North/South Basis.

Fixtures - 10.45 start

27th July - Friendly vs Cumbria U15s @ Torrisholme CC

4th August - NPS South vs Bolton League @ Garstang CC

5th August - Lancashire League vs NPS North @ Clitheroe CC

11th August - NPS North vs Ribblesdale League @ Eccleston CC

12th August - NPS South vs Lancashire League @ Garstang CC

17th August - Bolton League vs NPS North @ Atherton CC

24th August - Ribblesdale League vs NPS South - Whalley CC

1st September - NPS North vs NPS South - Garstang CC


Under 13s

Again we have two teams, Selected by Abi Bates and her coaching staff.

NPS North

10th August - Bolton League vs NPS North @ Lostock CC

17th August - NPS North Vs NPS South @ Longridge CC

26th August - NPS North vs GMCL @ Lytham CC

31st August - Lancashire League vs NPS North @ Rishton CC

NPS South

3rd August - NPS South vs Bolton League @ Leyland CC

9th August - GMCL vs NPS South @ TBC

17th August - NPS North vs NPS South @ Longridge CC

24th August - NPS South vs Lancashire League @ Eccleston CC


Under 11s

The under 11s squad is in its finalisation phase along with the dates of fixtures.

Monday 2nd August - NPS South vs Lancashire League @ Penwortham

4th August - NPS North vs Bolton League @ Thornton Cleveleys

11th August - Lancashire League vs NPS North @ TBC

16th August - Liverpool Comp vs NPS South @ Bootle

20th August - Westmoreland League vs NPS @ Morecambe

27th August - NPS South vs Wigan League @ Fylde 
27th August - NPS North vs GMCL @ Penwortham 



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