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COMP TAKES OVER SOUTHPORT and DISTRICT JUNIOR LEAGUE

Date: 19th February 2018

COMP TAKES OVER SOUTHPORT and DISTRICT JUNIOR LEAGUE

The two leagues agree the way forward.

Following discussions between the two leagues the Liverpool Gin Liverpool and District Cricket Competition has agreed to take over the management and running of the Southport and District Junior Cricket League from this season. The new league is to be called The Liverpool Competition Southport and District Junior League (LCSDJL).

In recent seasons the Junior League, operating predominantly in the Sefton and West Lancashire areas, has been increasingly populated by clubs with Senior teams in the Liverpool Competition itself and the changeover has been signalled for some time.

The junior teams at Burscough, Fleetwood Hesketh, Formby, Hightown St Mary’s, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, Rainford, Skelmersdale, Southport and Birkdale, and Southport Trinity will now be integrated into the mainstream management of the Liverpool Competition at U11 13 15 and 18 level, which will now operate with 15 divisions of cricket.

Henry Roberts, Chairman of the S+D league, whilst saddened to see the Junior League move on, recognises the current situation. “We have operated a successful junior league for a long time now” he said “and we can all be proud of our work, particularly in providing opportunities for young players in representative cricket. We know that junior cricket for clubs in our area is in safe hands”.

With the S+D league operating as a feeder league to the Liverpool Competition as an ECB Premier League, John Williams, Chairman of the Liverpool Competition, confirmed that the transition should be seamless. “There are no changes to the format or playing rules and we will always welcome any clubs from the Sefton and West Lancs and surrounding areas, irrespective of their parent Senior Leagues” he said. “We look forward to upholding the proud tradition of one of the most proactive Junior Leagues in the County.”

 

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