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Lancashire Cricket Board - Save Aigburth CC's Ground Campaign
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Save Aigburth CC's Ground Campaign

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On Bank Holiday Monday 25th August there will be a game between The Med Imaging Liverpool & District Cricket Competition and Southport & Amateur District Cricket League in aid of Aigburth CC's campaign to save their ground.

In support of Aigburth Cricket Club’s campaign to challenge and prevent eviction from their ground a Representative Match is to be played between the L&DCC and Aigburth’ s own current league, the Southport and District Amateur Cricket League (SDACL).

The game will be held at Sefton Park CC and will feature a Liverpool Competition team drawn from players from Division 2 as well as being captained by Sefton Park skipper Richie Forsyth.

A collection will be taken at the game together with a raffle and an auction to help raising funds necessary for Aigburth CC to launch their challenge.

The SDACL has feeder league status to the L&DCC (an ECB Premier League) and the idea for the game came out of one of the regular meetings between the two leagues, both of which are keen to help a local cricket club at a time such as this.

Gordon Halsall SDACL Secretary said: “It just seems like a good idea and a great way to help the club. It’s also a great opportunity for some of the lads in our League to test themselves against the Comp lads and should be a great game of cricket.”

John Williams, L&DCC's Chairman said: “We’ve still got a bit of arranging to do but with thanks to Sefton Park CC the game has now been set up. Hopefully it will help Aigburth CC in their campaign as well as showcasing the talent that exists throughout all divisions in our League."

Paul Bryson, LCB's Clubs & Leagues Manager, added: "It’s great to see the two Leagues working close together to help support Aigburth Cricket Club who are clearly at risk from a proposed development. The Club are also being supported by the England & Wales Cricket Board through us at the Lancashire Cricket Board. We hope a suitable outcome will come for Aigburth CC."

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