Guardian on YouTube - after 140 years!

The Chorley and Leyland Guardian is 140 years old this year - and we've launched our first ever YouTube video.

It's a 12-minute presentation of an after-dinner speech editor Chris Maguire gave at the recent Leyland Criket Club presentation night.

Player-of-the-season Luis Reece got more than he bargained for when he found himself as the star of a spoof competition.

The speech also include a hilarious exchange between Maguire and Leyland veteran Sifton Prince -which ended with Prince grabbing the microphone.

Leyland's first XI captain Dave Makinson said: "Having seen Chris bat I knew he must be good at something.

"I knew he's had a few good-natured run-ins with Sifton Prince on the cricket field but I don't think they were half as entertaining as what happened during his speech."

Maguire said: "It's a bit of fun. I've made a number of tongue-in-cheek references to local cricket personalities.

"It's another way of spreading the word about the Chorley and Leyland Guardian."

You can find it on YouTube under 'Leyland Cricket Club' or 'Chris Maguire' and 'Chorley' or by clicking on the following link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG9xbfKDewQ

* christopher.maguire@lep.co.uk