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Date: 1st February 2020


... from AGM 2020


The 2019 Saturday 3rd XI Premier League title went to the final hour on the last day of the season with Northern CC (SK)  (who, paradoxically, did not play that day) emerged as the Champions by three points from Ormskirk CC. Well done Simon and Northern CC.Wallasey CC, Merseyside Sports and Cultural CC and New Brighton CC (SS) must also be congratulated as these three teams were all in with a chance of the title with three games to go but, as luck would have it,  they all had to play each other in the final weeks. Unfortunately, as we have winners, we also have losers and Bootle CC and New Brighton CC (DS) were relegated to Division 1.

In the Saturday 3rd XI 1st Division,  Orrell Red Triangle CC were Champions and will play in the Premier division for the first time along with runners up Formby CC.

In the Sunday 3rd XI Leagues, Liverpool CC won the Premier Division, Spring View the North East 1st Division and Wallasey the South West 1st Division.

I would like to congratulate everyone for all their efforts in getting as many games on as they could with all the problems we all have on Saturdays and Sundays with weather, ground and player availabilities and wish everyone good luck for the 2020 season.

Finally I would like to thank my committee members for all their hard work during 2019, Jeremy Clein, Craig Jenkins, David Parry, Steve Shuttleworth and John Isterling, I would also like to thank the Management Committee for all their help and advice during the season

Edward J Shiff
Chair LG L&DCC 3rd XI Sub Committee

December 2019


If I were asked at the start of the year what I would deem success for participation by Women & Girls in our yet to be launched competitions, the numbers would have been – realistically - modest. It is with immense pride and satisfaction to me and Sub Committee colleagues, that2019 saw24 teams from 12 clubs compete in L&DCC tournaments and leagues. By September, these same clubs had a combined pool of just under 200 women players. Whilst these results are highly impressive, they could not have occurred without the wholehearted support and enthusiasm of the participating clubs.

This development was recognised at the Lancashire W&G Clubs & Leagues Presentation Night 2019 held in November. The Softball League Winners – Women (Firwood-Bootle) and Girls U15 (Rainhill) were presented with their trophies by Kate Cross, and Julie Allan, deputising for Paul Bate addressed 130 attendees highlighting the development in our League. Aimee Conlan Bloor of Hightown St Mary’s won the Most Improved Player Award. 

Paul Bate was recognised with a Special Award for his work on behalf of the Comp in developing the female game. He will be presented with the Award by Paul Allott at Emirates Old Trafford in January.

A W&G Club Surveywas conducted in September 2019 and the results used to inform the planning of the Winter/Summer Programme 2020. This will comprise an expanded Indoor Tournament and Softball League and, for the first time, a hardball offer. The survey has been useful in establishing numerically the growth of female players across the Comp when measured against the baseline data (2018).

The Programme again will be practically self-financing.Outdoor activities helped to make the Indoor tournament viable. The method of payment for teams participating in the competitions was to change to collection directly from clubs via their twice-yearly statement.

The entry both the Women and Girls U15 Indoor Tournaments has now been opened.

We are working closely with Lancashire W&Gto maximise cross county interaction with the winners of our Leagues playing their counterparts from the respective Thunder Leagues. In April 2020, Hightown St Mary’s will host the County Softball League Finals Day 2019 (postponed twice in September), as well as L&DCC’s first W&G hardball cricket, via the Super 8’s format. The County Finals feature 2 Comp clubs:

Semi Final 1 - Ribblesdale Wanderers CC vs Firwood Bootle CC

Semi Final 2 - Winton CC vs Old Xaverians CC

L&DCC Female Player Recognition

We aspire to introducing Player Awards for 2020 akin to the model of the Player of the Month Award sponsored by Icon Sports. In future, female competitions will be recorded on Play Cricket, which will help in determining winners.

Female Coach Education

A Female Only ECB Level 1 Foundation Course, the first of its kind in the county, ran in November at St Bede’s, Ormskirk and we assisted with promoting the event to member clubs. It was a sold-out event and, of the 15 graduates, 9 were from Comp clubs.

We will continue to follow our growth strategy in 2020 and look forward to welcoming new players and clubs to our leagues and tournaments.  It is highly gratifying to learn that Lancashire cite us as an exemplar in terms of a league driven development model for female cricket in the county.

Paul Bate

Chair LG L&DCC Women’s and Girls sub-Committee


December 2019

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