League Engagement Continues in Lancashire
Over the next few weeks, the LCB will start to promote the importance of the National Cricket Playing Survey to all Recreational Cricketers across the County.
Our absolute priority is to ensure we have a Sustainable, Vibrant and Successful, Club and League network. The wishes, expectations, opinions and needs of recreational cricketers at all levels will drive our discussions at a local level with our Leagues, to ensure our players stay in the game. This is first team cricketers to third and fourth team cricketers to older junior players. Any cricketer over 14 years of age can complete the survey.
The players are our game and the LCB and our affiliated Leagues need to listen to our players and respond where necessary. Led by Paul Bryson, LCB's Clubs and Leagues Manager, we are currently working very closely with the 8 Greater Manchester Leagues and so far we have had three meetings as a collective, along with individual meetings.
The Greater Manchester area has faced some challenges recently with the collapse of the Manchester and District Cricket Association and to ensure this doesn’t happen to other Leagues, the LCB is now aware of individual League plans to expand or otherwise in 2015. Crucially Leagues are now talking to each other. We are confident in saying that as a Board, this is the first time we have engaged with Leagues on this scale and brought the Leagues together to discuss issues, solutions and potential structures. We will shortly be engaging with the Captains of the GM Leagues to discuss the same issues.
Four of our Leagues have already been involved in discussions at National Level with 36 other Leagues. Some of the changes to League Cricket up and down the Country, as a result of this engagement at national level can be seen in the document below.
Our priority is to continue this regular engagement with Leagues and players in the County and completion of The National Cricket Playing Survey is part of this.
Bobby Denning (Acting Director)