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Blog Number 2 and the Sage of Liverpool

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On a sunny afternoon at Liverpool Cricket Club

Blog Number 2 is under way.


Another sunny cricketing day and I joined the sage of Liverpool, Eric Linford, at Liverpool Cricket Club for the Bob Hurst Quarter Final between Liverpool and Burnley. This Under 11 match should have been played at Lowerhouse, Burnley last Thursday but was the only one washed out. Thank goodness for reserve dates and the willingness of Liverpool Cricket Club to stage the game. The ground looked magnificent and there was good support for both teams. I must say the boundaries were massive particularly on one side where we reckoned there was the chance of a six being run – but no chance of one being hit. Burnley totalled 136 in their 40 overs and in the end Liverpool fell just 12 runs short. There was lots of enthusiasm and energy from players and parents alike.


This means that all the Semi-Finals have now been sorted for all three of the LSCA County Cups.


The Bob Hurst Semi-Finals will be Burnley v Bury and Ribble Valley v Bolton.


The Hacking Cup Semis will see Bolton v Sefton and Ribble Valley v Wigan.


Finally the Ainsworth Trophy Semi-Finals will see St. Helens take on Tameside with Lancaster facing Rochdale for a place in the Final at Old Trafford on Monday September 12th.


Little in the way of cricket itself tomorrow but I will be at the LCB OSCA’s at Old Trafford with the good lady and some good friends on the LSCA table.


By the way you know, well almost everyone who knows the Heaton’s know, we are rather addicted to cruise travel. Well we did rather a good deal this week for our cruise on the Queen Victoria in October. Up to Princess Grills Suite from a simple balcony – at less cost. You may have heard the old Lanky saying - “If he fell out of t’co-op, he’d land in the divi”. Any young players reading this may need to ask for translations probably from your grandparents.


That’s enough for now. I will probably give the blog a miss tomorrow as I will be at the OSCA’s. Back some time over the weekend.


John Heaton (


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