Date: 27th Nov 2020
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THE RETURN OF CRICKET IN THE LIVERPOOL COMPETITION

Date: 9th July 2020

Action starts on 1 August for 1st 2nd and 3rd teams.

As cricket returns to the Comp we are now pleased to share the groups as agreed by the Restart Group. In doing so we strongly emphasise the importance of all clubs in following and adhering to the guidance within the two key ECB documents (see Bulletin section):

·        Getting your Clubhouse Ready for Step 4

·        ECB Return to Cricket Plan for Step 4

1ST and 2nd X1 Groups starting on Saturday 1 August.

12.00 Start. 1sts playing Ray Digman Rules; 2nds playing Chester Cup rules.

Fixtures and further specific Comp additions (e.g. flexible registrations) to follow.

2ND X1s to be fixtured as reverse of 1st X1s

Ainsdale                              Fleetwood Hesketh       Southport Trinity             Southport and Bdale

Bootle                                  Northern                             Ormskirk                             Formby

Alder                                     Hightown SM                    Maghull                               Sutton

Newton LW                        Rainford                              Rainhill                                St Helens Town

Liverpool                             Old Xaverians                    Sefton Park                        Wavertree

Birkenhead Park              Caldy                                     New Brighton                    Wallasey

Weeks 1-6 3 home 3 away     Week 7 Teams in group 1v4 2v3      Week 8 Finals   

Highfield          Leigh          Norley Hall           Orrell         Spring View              Wigan

Weeks 1-5 All play all (2/3 h/a) Week 6 Repeat week one Week 7 Teams in group 1v4 2v3 5v6             Week 8 Play offs from games 1v4 and 2v3

Lytham are to play in a Northern League group with St Annes- Agreed with NPL and the club.

Colwyn Bay, Northop Hall and Prestatyn are to play with Welsh clubs as arranged by themselves Agreed with all clubs

Parkfield – Unsure of numbers are to play in the 3rd X1 Saturday League.

 

3rd X1 groups starting on Saturday 1 August and Sunday 2 August

Saturday

12.00 Start  Playing Mike Leddy Rules

Sefton Area

Northern A, Ormskirk, South Liverpool, Maghull, Northern B, Birchfield Park,

Liverpool Area

Liverpool, Sefton Park 3, Wavertree, Sefton Park 4,  Goodlass, Merseyside Cultural CC*

Weeks 1-5 All play all (2/3 h/a) Week 6 Repeat week one Week 7 Teams in group 1v4 2v3 5v6             Week 8 Play offs from games 1v4 and 2v3

Wirral Area

Birkenhead Park, New Brighton,,Parkfield Liscard, Old Parkonians*

Weeks 1-6 3 home 3 away     Week 7 Teams in group 1v4 2v3     Week 8 Finals

 

Sunday

Start to be determined Playing Mike Leddy Rules

Sefton Area Group A                      

Bootle, Formby A, Northern, South Liverpool

Sefton Area Group B         

Formby B, Hightown St Marys, Maghull, Fleetwood Hesketh

Wigan Area

Leigh, Newton Le Willows, Orrell Red Triangle, Spring View

Wirral Area

Birkenhead Park, New Brighton, Wallasey, Oxton

 Weeks 1-63 home 3 away     Week 7 Teams in group 1v4 2v3    Week 8 Finals

Liverpool Area

Alder, Liverpool, Sefton Park 5, Wavertee, Rainhill                  

Fixtures to be arranged.

Please note

An operational note outlining the flexible player registration system is is to follow.

Fixtures will follow as soon as possible.

Umpires Fees will be at the 2019 level.

The winning team in each group ( 1s 2s and 3s) will receive a prize package from Love Lane Brewery Bar and Kitchen.

There is a lot for clubs to do. Clubs are required to complete the Action Checklist and undertake a Covid-19 Risk Assessment and publish this to all users. Prior to the start of the League Competitive Programme on 1 August clubs are required to confirm in writing to the League Secretary that this has been completed. Any club that fails to do this will not be able to take part.

The ECB, LCF and our own Restart Group have worked hard to get the return cricket to this stage. Our aim has always been to provide clubs with a safe, practical and competitive format of cricket for all that want to play. We have done our best and with everyones support and cooperation and some flexibility, we look forward to a competitive cricket programme in August and September.

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