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Garstang CC start the 2017 Palace Shield season at home to Freckleton on Saturday

Garstang CC hoping not to be stumped

The 2017 Moore and Smalley Palace Shield gets underway this weekend with last season’s fourth and fifth-placed teams meeting on the opening day of the campaign.

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Garstang and Longridge will meet each other on June 3 and August 19 in this years Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier League season

Garstang CC handed opening day home advantage

Garstang CC will begin their 2017 Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division campaign with a home game against Freckleton.

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Lancashire's new head coach Glen Chapple and his assistant Mark Chilton. Photo: Lancashire County Cricket Club

Chappy so happy to be Red Rose head coach

Glen Chapple believes it is the perfect moment for him to become the new head coach of Lancashire.

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Garstang and Longridge could play Northern Premier League clubs if a merger is agreed with the Palace Shield

Cricket merger moves one step nearer

Northern Premier League clubs have agreed – in principle – in favour of a merger with the Palace Shield.

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Cricket merger deal not done

Cricket merger deal not done

Northern Premier League clubs have agreed in principle in favour of a merger with the Palace Shield – but it is not yet a done deal. (writes Steve Simpson)

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Shireshead skipper Paul Yates

Shireshead secure second spot

Westmorland Cricket League Division One

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Allan Cook top-scored for Garstang with 66    Picture: Sir Robert Atkins

Garstang CC take route 66 to claim victory

Garstang CC are third in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division following their 73-run over Penwortham.

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Tom Jacques struck 65 as Shireshead & Forton were beaten by Warton

Shireshead fall at the final hurdle

Shireshead & Forton’s grip on the Hackney & Leigh Trophy was finally loosened as they lost to Warton from the last ball of an exciting final at Cartmel.

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Garstangs players celebrate winning the Meyler Cup against Vernon Carus on Sunday        Picture: Sir Robert Atkins

Garstang CC are just champion

Garstang CC ended their Meyler Cup drought with victory against Vernon Carus in Sunday’s final at Croston CC.

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Alex Mason shone with bat and ball for Longridge at the weekend

All-round Alex leads Longridge CC past Garstang CC

Alex Mason took the honours yet again in helping Longridge to a three-wicket defeat of Garstang when the two sides met at Newsham on Saturday.

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Mark Walling is hoping to be fit to face Longridge this weekend

Riversiders’ eyes are on main prize

GARSTANG skipper Mark Walling is expecting a titanic tussle against derby rivals Longridge this weekend.

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Ian Walling was Garstang CCs man of the match at the weekend after hitting an undefeated 96 and taking four wickets Picture: Sir Robert Atkins

Walling sets example for Garstang CC team-mates

Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division

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Ryan Wells claimed two wickets as Garstang booked a Meyler Cup Final spot against Vernon Carus Picture: Sir Robert Atkins

Garstang CC book Meyler Cup Final date

Garstang CC set up a Meyler Cup Final against Vernon Carus thanks to a 37-run defeat of Eccleston in Sunday’s semi-final.

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Garstang batsman Allan Cook was dismissed cheaply on Saturday

Bowlers guide Garstang CC to victory

Twenty-four hours before booking their spot in the Meyler Cup Final, Garstang were victorious by 29 runs against Torrisholme.

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Michael Walling took four wickets and struck 32 in helping Garstang to defeat Thornton Cleveleys on Saturday

Garstang CC’s Walling is among the wickets

Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division

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Ian Walling bowls for Garstang during Saturdays loss against Vernon Carus

Garstang bowled over by the league leaders

League leaders Vernon Carus proved too strong for Garstang when the two sides met in the Moore & Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division on Saturday.

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Ryan Wells claimed three figures in Garstangs victory at the weekend

All is Wells for Garstang CC

Garstang moved into second place in the table with a comfortable victory at the Riverside on Saturday.

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Garstangs first XI were left to celebrate a comfortable victory against Fylde at the weekend

Victory is Fylde away for reference

Garstang’s bowlers did the damage as they romped to a nine-wicket victory against Fylde in the Moore & Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division.

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Ian Walling was among the wickets as Garstang claimed victory at the weekend

Wallings in the wickets as Garstang cement third spot

Garstang defied Saturday’s showers to run out five-wicket winners in a rain-affected match at The Riverside.

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