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L&DCC brings in New Year with Development Programme

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Once again the Liverpool Competition Player Development Programme marks the start of a New Year of Cricket for the League.

The 2013 line-up, beginning on 12 January at the St Margaret’s Cricket Centre, sees more boys than ever before taking part, under the guidance of an experienced and widely skilled group of coaches.

34 youngsters (aged between 14 and 18) from 22 clubs will undertake a 10 week programme working with the three main coaches, Stephen Critchley, Mark Aspin and Old Xavarians CC's Mark Doyle.

In addition there will be specialist input throughout the programme from Shaun Anders, Chris Highton, Chris Chambers and Sam Holt all currently employed by the LCB.

The annual programme, started a few years ago by the then Chairman Ted Williams, is mainly funded out of the fines paid by clubs arising from the previous season. Current Chairman John Williams said: “With the largest number of players ever on the programme it promises to be bigger and better than before. We have assembled a talented and widely experienced group of coaches and the boys can look forward to a really good programme.”

Paul Bryson (LCB Cricket Development Manager for Merseyside & South West Lancashire) added: "I am pleased to see the Liverpool Competition continue to run this programme, which allows those identified by their clubs to receive excellent coaching on a 1-2-1 basis leading up to the season."

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