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Perfect start to the Lancashire League season for Burnley and Lowerhouse

Both Burnley and Lowerhouse got off to the best possible starts in the Lancashire League, seeing off newcomers Crompton and Milnrow respectively.

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Andrew Rushton for Read in their game against Ribblesdale Wanderers

Read hoping to be among the title challengers

Read captain Andrew Rushton is aiming to be among the challengers this season in the Ribblesdale Cricket League, which gets underway on Saturday.

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Cricketer Bailey is presented with his bike by Andrew Turner, managing director of Pendle Hill Properties.

Cricketer Bailey bowled over by his new role

Australian cricketer Bailey Richards is honing his skills on English soil.

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Burnley skipper anticipates another competitive season

Burnley skipper anticipates another competitive season

Burnley skipper Dan Pickup is relishing the opportunity to be a part of the Lancashire League’s historic revamp ahead of the season’s opener.

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Lowerhouse CC v Colne CC. Lowerhouse bowler Francois Haasbroek celebrates with team mates. G290511/2g

‘House captain is in confident mood

Ben Heap is confident that the experienced personnel within his squad can help to bring some consistency to Lowerhouse’s Lancashire League campaign.

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Shelly (front left) with her fellow pub crawlers at the finish line at Lowerhouse Cricket Club

Good Friday pub crawl raises £800 for charity that helps prevent suicide

A bar manager, who has vowed to give up alcohol for a year to raise money for a cause close to her heart, was joined by dozens of friends and supporters for a charity pub crawl yesterday.

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Husband and wife Ben and Shelly Heap are joining forces to  promote the importance of mental health and well being through the game of cricket.

Cricket club hosts Good Friday tournament to promote mental health

Hundreds of supporters are expected tomorrow at Lowerhouse Cricket Club to watch the home team battle it out in a T20 match which is being staged to promote mental wellbeing.

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Saqib Mahmood

New Lancashire deals for pace pair Bailey and Mahmood

Fast bowlers Saqib Mahmood and Tom Bailey have signed extended contracts with Lancashire County Cricket Club.

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Hitchon is new Padiham skipper

Hitchon is new Padiham skipper

Padiham Cricket Club have named Kevin Hitchon as captain for the 2018 Ribblesdale League season.

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Shelly Heap, who has given up alcohol for a year to raise awareness of a charity that helps to prevent suicide in young people, with her husband Ben.

Mum takes on the challenge to help prevent more deaths

The devastating effect that suicide can have on a family has spurred bar manager Shelly Heap raise money for a charity devoted to preventing suicide.
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Mennie in action for the Sheffield Shield

Lancashire announce Australian Joe Mennie as 2018 overseas player

Lancashire have signed Australian bowler Joe Mennie as their overseas player for 2018.

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Liam Livinstone

England Test call for Lancashire captain Livingstone

Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone has been named in the England Test squad for the first time ahead of the  two-match series against New Zealand in March.

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England's James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Usman Khawaja  during day four of the Ashes Test match at the Melbourne Circket Ground, Melbourne. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday December 29, 2017. See PA story CRICKET Australia. Photo credit should read: Jason O'Brien/PA Wire RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only. No moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos.

Jimmy finishes as top test bowler!

James Anderson finished the year top of the ICC Test bowling rankings.

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Jim Heaton presents the Craig Heaton Memorial Trophy to Rehan Zore

Rehan is recipient of Memorial Trophy

The Prestigious Craig Heaton Memorial Cricket Trophy was presented for the 27th year at Burnley Cricket Club’s Junior presentation night.
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Liberty Heap and Jason Tansey of Holiday Transport Service

Boost for Burnley's rising young cricketer

Highly-promising young cricketer Liberty Heap has received a welcome sponsorship boost.

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Anderson - England vice-captain

Anderson handed England vice-captain's role

James Anderson will serve as Joe Root's vice-captain on their Ashes tour, the England camp have confirmed.

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Anderson - ready to answer the call

Anderson ready to answer vice-captain call

Joe Root will have a willing vice-captain if he decides to replace the absent Ben Stokes with James Anderson for the fast-approaching Ashes series.
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Deputy Mayoress Cllr Sarah Rainford accepts flowers from  Molly Durnell (Longridge CC), Lucy Rawson and Ruth Harbord (Salesbury CC).

Cricketers bowl the rest over

Longridge CC was the venue as the Ribble Valley District Cricket Development Group (CDG) held their third awards evening late last month.

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House and Burnley are handed home ties

House and Burnley are handed home ties

Lowerhouse will face Great Eccleston in the first round of the 2018 Lancashire Knock Out Cup competition, after sharing the trophy last month with Ormskirk.

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