Date: 14th Aug 2022
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Big week of INTER-LEAGUE CRICKET has provided great opportunity throughout the County

Date: 3rd June 2022

Big week of INTER-LEAGUE CRICKET has provided great opportunity throughout the County

Comp Seniors and U15s enjoy success - Wigan Junior League ( with 11 Comp youngsters) win 2 out of 2

Alongside the week’s celebration goings on at Old Trafford, and none more so than the belated call up of Matthew Parkinson, albeit in unfortunate circumstances, Recreational League Cricket has been showcasing its quality and value to the game with its own week full of Inter League Cricket organised by the Lancashire Cricket Foundation.

The Liverpool Competition has embraced it all starting with a run-fest of U18 cricket against the GMCL at Alder Cricket Club on Sunday. The Manchester lads rattled up 295 for 9 in 50 overs, interrupted by a brief stoppage to acknowledge the passing Liverpool FC parade (well, most people did!).   In reply the Comp lads were bowled out for a fighting 255.

Monday saw the start of the two day U13 Inter League t20 festival at various grounds across the County. Sure enough the rain came, in buckets. Players and parents from the Northern League/Palace Shield, Bolton League, GMCL and the Liverpool Competition sat for a couple of hours at Sefton Park, watching the rain fall until Day 1 was eventually called off. Meanwhile a scan through the various weather forecast sites indicated the same for Day 2 and that too, was abandoned. Team managers exchanged all contact details and it is hoped that teams at this age will arrange friendly T20s before the real business starts in August.

The U15 t20 Festival at Northern Cricket Club suffered the same fate on Tuesday, before Wednesday produced a gloriously sunny day and the four League teams produced the cricket to match it.  The Lancashire League U15 overpowered the Northern League/Palace Shield U15 in their morning semi-final whilst on the adjacent pitch the Liverpool Competition U15 triumphed in a close encounter with the GMCL who went on to win the 3rd and 4th play-off against the Northern League. The play-off final was a cracker with the Lancashire League U15 compiling 150 for 5. In a high quality game the Comp lads chased down the total and won with 152 for 7 in the 19th over.

Thursday saw the annual Inter League Senior X1s compete for the Bob Hinchcliffe Trophy at a very welcoming Ribblesdale Wanderers Cricket Club. This year three leagues took part with game 1 producing a win for the GMCL over the hosts, the Ribblesdale League. Game 2 saw a strong Liverpool Competition side register a big win over the Ribblesdale lads, before sadly, GMCL conceded the third game to the Liverpool Competition, who now hold the Bob Hinchcliffe Trophy and have undertaken to continue the Competition next year.

Massive thanks are due to all the clubs and their helpers for the work in putting all these games on as well as the other clubs across the county making their clubs available including Longridge, Stretford, Wythenshawe, Farnworth and Lowerhouse.

The U18 Competition carries on throughout the season, with the LCF Inter-League Competitions proper, at U11 U13 and U15 level, running from the last week of July through to the end of August. This year also sees the continuation of last year’s inaugural Women’s Inter League and Girls’ U12 and U14 Competitions.

All this, a truly brilliant provision of quality cricket opportunity within our County, is only possible with the organisation and management from the LCF and their Cricket Development Officers, the commitment and effort from volunteers and coaches in the Leagues, support from the ACO and umpires across the county, volunteer scorers, the significant co-operation of the Counties’ Clubs and of course the support of parents and guardians.

Long may itcontinue.

Full details of all these games including all the future fixtures can be found on:

John Williams

Chair Liverpool Competition.

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