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Brinscall suffer agonising cup defeat

Brinscall lost a thrilling Ramsbottom Cup quarter-final at home to Feniscowles on Sunday.

Leyland Warriors Under 14s take instructions at half-time

Warriors in Shield final and first for Panthers

Leyland Warriors’ ARLFC Under-14s side earned a place in the NWC Shield final after a thrilling 22-0 home victory over South Trafford Raiders.

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Chorley's Jake Cottrell

New deal for Chorley star Jake

Chorley midfielder Jake Cottrell has penned a new deal that will keep him in the heart of the Magpies midfield for a fifth term.

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Leyland Cricket Club professional Dulan Pabasara Waduge

Perfect weekend for Leyland’s first team

Leyland are in pole position to clinch a place in the Northern Premier Cricket League T20 finals day after a double victory over group rivals Chorley and Preston.

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Khalid Valimulla for Withnell Fold in their Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier division game against Penwortham

Eccleston ease to six-wicket victory at Doctors Lane

In the Palace Shield Premier Division, Eccleston beat Great Eccleston by six wickets at Doctors Lane.

Jack Shovelton for Adlington Cricket Club in their game against Elton

Topsy turvy weekend for Adlington

Adlington’s weekend lurched from the sublime to the ridiculous. From the high of an exhilarating win in the T20 competition at Blackrod on Friday evening, to the low of being bowled out for only 47 in just 24 overs on Saturday.

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Christopher Eccleston plays William Shakespeare's Hamlet at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

COLUMN: IF THE CAP FITS: To play or not to play, that is the question

To misquote William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this was the question vexing me ahead of White Coppice’s game against Longridge 2nds on Saturday.

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Boxer Jeffers remains unbeaten

Chorley boxer Mark Jeffers’ unbeaten record is still intact as he steamed to his fourth professional win after a points victory over Deividas Sajauka.

Chorley Cricket Club team professional Gayan Maneeshan

Season not fizzling out as Chorley fire past Barrow

If the long trip to Barrow was a big test of Chorley’s character, they passed it with something pretty close to flying colours.

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Mark Jeffers (left) in action

Chorley boxer Jeffers back in the ring

Michael Jennings latest prodigy Mark Jeffers is all set for his fifth professional outing on Friday at the B.E.C Arena, Manchester.

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Laura Massaro in action in here final group game (photo: PSA)

Massaro tops her group

Defending champion Laura Massaro finished top of Group B in squash’s Women’s 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals despite losing to World Champion Nour El Sherbini on day three in Dubai Opera.

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Laura Massaro during her win over Sarah-Jane Perry in Dubai (photograph: Professional Squash Association)

Laura’s in the semis after second victory

Defending champion Laura Massaro became the first woman to qualify for the semi-finals of the Women’s 2016/17 PSA Dubai Squash World Series Finals after she beat compatriot Sarah-Jane Perry in Dubai Opera.

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Leyland Cricket Club professional Dulan Pabasara Waduge

Defeat sees Leyland knocked off top spot

Leyland were knocked off top spot in the Northern Premier League with an eight-wicket defeat at Netherfield.

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Tony Moore at the crease

If the cap fits: Sometimes it’s not all about results

Picture the scene. Last Saturday White Coppice’s inspirational captain Tony Moore came over to me in the changing room.

Croston batsman Sam Marsh hits som e runs against Hoghton

Croston’s Marsh stars in narrow victory

In the Palace Shield Premier Division Croston narrowly beat Torrisholme by nine runs.

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Brinscall's Liam Winstanley

Ton for Brodie as Brinscall progress

Brinscall stunned Read to top Group One of the CBS Office Supplies Ribblesdale League’s new Ramsbottom Cup format, and earn a home quarter-final tie.

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Eddie Moulton for Chorley in their Northern League game against St Annes

A week is a long time in cricket!

A week might be a long time in politics according to the old quote, but it seems it’s also a long time in cricket.

Josh Wilson in action for AFC Fylde.

Chorley make Wilson their first summer signing

Chorley have made their first summer signing.

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