Southport – 1st Class Cricket returns again in 2016

Great news that Southport will yet again be hosting a County Championship match in 2016.

The match is against Durham on the 16th, 17th, 18th, & 19th of July at Birkdale Cricket Ground.

Glen Capple - LCC at Birkdale r

Pictured above is Glen Chapple – Lancashire County cricketer. An all-rounder who represented England in a single One Day International, as well as performing well for Lancashire over many years. He bowls right-arm fast-medium, and is a right-handed batsman.- pictured here at Southport’s Birkdale ground in May 2015. On this occasion he was not playing in Lancs County Championship match against Derbyshire but was out coaching a young bowler during a lunch interval.

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Lancashire V Nottinghamshire – 2 poor teams slug it out

I went to watch what turned out to be the last day of the County Championship match at Liverpool Cricket Club’s Aigburth ground yesterday and whilst it was a great finish (Notts winning by one wicket) you could not but think how poor the batting was on both sides.

The Lancs tail seemed to prove this by showing how well it was possible to bat on the pitch at the end of their second innings.

A win for Notts is welcome but they will have to re-learn the art of batting if they really are to be serious contenders for the championship this year. As for Lancs they do need to get a couple of wins under their belt otherwise Division 2 will beckon them once again.

Here are a few shots I took on what was a lovely Liverpool day:-

Liverpool Cricket Club's grand pavilion

Liverpool Cricket Club’s grand pavilion

Under the Umpire's watchful eye

Under the Umpire’s watchful eye

Flying the winner's flag

Flying the winner’s flag

A Lancs batsman under pressure

A Lancs batsman under pressure

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