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Fylde coast cricket review: Blackpool stretch lead at top, Lytham's winning hat-trick, Freckleton flying in Palace Shield

Blackpool maintained the Northern Premier League’s last unbeaten record with a six-wicket victory at Penrith which extends their lead at the top by a further point to 13.

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Neels Bergh

Fylde coast cricket preview: Bergh feasts on second helpings at Fleetwood

He’s the top run-scorer in the division, and for Fleetwood Cricket Club hotshot Neels Bergh the secret is a second term in the Northern Premier League and the recruitment of coach Liam Castellas.

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Captains and winners at Fairhaven charity day

Fylde coast golf round-up: New Lancashire Senior champion crowned at Blackpool North Shore

Tony Flanagan capped his return from major surgery by being crowned Lancashire Seniors county golf champion for the first time at Blackpool North Shore.

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Steven Croft had his best day yet for Lytham CC

Fylde coast cricket review: Fleetwood win T20 group, Lytham topple leaders, Palace Shield update

Fleetwood won through to the semi-finals of the Readers T20, pipping Blackpool on net run rate after both clubs won at St Annes on the deciding day of the Fylde coast group.

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Ben Saunders

Captain Saunders set for Lytham charge: Fylde coast cricket preview

Lytham CC captain Ben Saunders hopes Saturday’s home game against league leaders Northern can be the start of a push to the top four.

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Fleetwood CC Under-10

Fleetwood's young cricketers stump Blackpool in Palace Shield

Fleetwood Cricket Club’s Under-10s defeated Blackpool by three runs in a Palace Shield group A nailbiter.

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Great Arley's North Panathlon winners Wade Jones, Nicola Wild, Ethan Whitehead, Lewis Duerden, Emily Lowe and Edward Wallis.

North champions Great Arley aim to retain national swimming title

Swimmers from Great Arley School in Thornton won the Under-14 Panathlon North of England Swimming Final in Sheffield as they bid to be crowned national champions for a second successive year.

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Former semi-finalist Glen Elvidge will be the next opponent for Ian Ogden in the Gazette Matchplay

Fylde coast golf review: Ian's prize scalp in Gazette Matchplay

He might have taken the scalp of one former champion in the Gazette Matchplay Golf Tournament, but Fleetwood Golf Club’s Ian Ogden is keeping his feet on the ground ahead of a match-up with Glen Elvidge, another to have played in Portugal as one of our final four.

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Josh Boyne was on top form for league leaders Blackpool

Cricket round-up: Blackpool capitalise on St Annes’ slip

Josh Boyne was Blackpool’s all-round hero in the seven-wicket win at Preston which left them 12 points clear at the top of the Northern Premier League after St Annes suffered their first defeat of the campaign at Morecambe.

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Richard Gleeson in action during his time with Blackpool

Former Blackpool speed king Gleeson eyes England call-up

He’s one of few bowlers in the country who can clock 90mph and speed king Richard Gleeson is hoping that can lead to England honours.

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Lara Newell of St Bede's in the long jump

Fylde and Wyre schools join forces for Combined Events athletics bonanza

The Combined Events extravaganza for Fylde and Wyre secondary schools was staged at Stanley Park.

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Leading role for Lytham Green Drive golfer Tony as captain of captains

Leading role for Lytham Green Drive golfer Tony as captain of captains

Tony Calverley of Lytham Green Drive has been elected captain of the Society of Fylde Golf Captains.

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Will Thistlethwaite scored a century for Great Eccleston

Palace Shield cricket: Kirkham and Wesham wicketkeeper smashes batting record with 218

It’s not often that the headlines in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield are grabbed by a game in division six but that was the case on Saturday, when Derek Tucker of Kirkham and Wesham Seconds smashed the competition’s batting record with his 218 away to Tarleton Thirds.

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Wicketkeeper Richard Staines takes the ball for St Annes against Chorley

Cricket review: Big league wins for Fylde coast clubs but Croft can't save Lytham and Blackpool bow out of National Championship

A special guest helped Blackpool to power on at the top of cricket’s Northern Premier League on a day all three Fylde coast clubs won convincingly.

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Matt Grindley has had an excellent start to his Blackpool career

Blackpool CC showing signs of promise

New Blackpool arrival Matt Grindley believes there is more to come from him and the team as they prepare to host Leyland on Saturday.

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Former Lancashire Evening Post studio manager and cartoonist Ken Wignall celebrating his 80th birthday with eldest grandchildren Ben and Sam

Cartoonist Ken Wignall leaves a legacy of laughter

Glowing tributes have been paid to cartoonist and former Lancashire Evening Post art studio manager Ken Wignall - the man who could not stop drawing.
Ben Howarth keeps a low delivery out for Blackpool at St Annes   Picture: ROB LOCK

Fylde coast cricket review: St Annes and Blackpool in tied thriller

The last unbeaten sides in cricket’s Northern Premier League remain so after top two Blackpool and St Annes played out a thrilling tie at Vernon Road.

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Blackpool Cricket Club chairman David Cresswell

Blackpool Cricket Club hopeful sun shines as Lancashire clash returns

“Hopefully the weather gods will shine on us”.

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Catriona Matthew

Fylde coast golf round-up: Kim and Matthew confirmed for Royal Lytham and St Annes showpiece

Defending champion IK Kim and 2009 winner Catriona Matthew have confirmed  they will contest the 42nd Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club from August 2-5.

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Fleetwood captain Dean Bell

Fylde coast cricket review: Blackpool go top, big wins for Lytham and St Annes, Lancashire Cup and Palace Shield

Blackpool moved to the top of the Northern Premier League for the first time this season with a three-wicket derby win over Fleetwood, while St Annes climbed to second after inflicting Garstang’s first defeat in the competition.
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