As the English cricket season starts a check through the fixtures of Lancashire County Cricket Club brought up an unexpected surprise in that Lancs are going to play a match at Southport in 2013.
My Party Leader on Sefton Council, Cllr. Iain Brodie-Browne, tells me that he thinks it has come about because Old Trafford will be playing host to a Test Match during August and that a game needed to be shifted away to an ‘out ground’.
Whatever the reason we have 1st Class cricket in Southport when it looked unlikely to happen again despite Lancs biggest crowd being at the compact Birkdale ground in their 1st Division Championship winning year of 2011.
I hope to be there (28th August – 4 day County Championship 2nd Division match) and as the game is against Hampshire as opposed to Nottinghamshire (my team) I will be able to go to cheer for a Lancs win.