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Fixtures 18th and 19th July 2009

St Annes look to continue title push
Leyland ring the changes

Ben Willis took four wickets for St Annes last Saturday

St Annes, leaders of the Furness Building Society Northern Premier League (in association with 3D Sports) are at home to Barrow on Saturday. Ben Willis claimed the first four Carnforth wickets in last week's demolition job at Lodge Quarry. Spin twins Dinuka Hetteriachchi and Michael Baer will be looking to work in tandem to keep St Annes at the top.
The Sri Lankan is the league's leading wicket-taker in 2009 while Baer is a regular in the Lancashire Second XI.

Second placed Chorley could be without skipper Jack Catterall for the rest of the season after he sustained a badly dislocated and broken thumb last Saturday. Chorley are at Kendal.

Third-placed Preston are at home to a Carnforth side looking to regroup after being bowled out for 40 by St Annes.

Morecambe hope to build on last week's fine win at Darwen when Jono Gates took six wickets to bowl out the home side for 71. Charles Boucher's injury was not as serious as first feared. He has been cleared of a suspected broken wrist and he could be in the Morecambe side on Saturday.

Morecambe's Jono Gates- six wickets against Darwen

But visitors Fleetwood are in fine form with two successive 12-point wins in the bag. Their out cricket was especially impressive in the win at Leyland last Saturday, James Wilson making a superb catch.

James Wilson makes a fine catch at Fox Lane for Fleetwood

Leyland ring the changes for Blackpool's visit to Fox Lane. Skipper David Makinson returns and second team openers Wes Royle and Nathan McDonnell both get their chance while the experienced Stuart Parker bolsters the middle order.

Lancaster, bolstered by a fine win at Chorley are at home to defending champions Netherfield with skipper Tim Barry in fine batting form and pro Mario Olivier starting to fire.

Lancaster skipper Tim Barry in fine batting form

In the second division leaders Lancaster visit Parkside Road to play Netherfield while second placed Leyland are at third-placed Blackpool.

On Sunday Netherfield make the long journey to Derbyshire to play Glossop with a place in the last four of the Lancashire Cup at stake.

Barrow and Carnforth are both in Cumbria Cup action. Barrow visit Fitz Park to play Keswick while North Lancs & Cumbria League leaders Cleator are at Carnforth.

SATURDAY 18th JULY 2009 (1-00pm)

Kendal v Chorley

Lancaster v Netherfield

Leyland v Blackpool

Morecambe v Fleetwood

Preston v Carnforth

St Annes v Barrow

Darwen no game

Division Two (2nd XI)

Barrow v St Annes

Blackpool v Leyland

Carnforth v Preston

Chorley v Kendal

Fleetwood v Morecambe

Netherfield v Lancaster

Darwen no game

Cup action on Sunday

Sunday 19 July 2009

Barclays Wealth LCB Knock-Out Competition
Quarter-final (45 overs
2pm start
Glossop v Netherfield

Cumbria Cup
40 overs
2pm start)
Carnforth v Cleator
Keswick v Barrow

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