7 Champion Teams Celebrated
The Point on Wednesday 29 February 2012 celebrated 7 Champions from the 2011 cricket season.
Not only did the Lancashire County Cricket Club end their 77-year wait to win the County Championship outright, but six other teams and clubs connected to the County were also champions in their own right.
Peter Moores and the LCCC players were joined by t h e Lancashire under 13s girls team and t h e Lancashire under 14s boys team , w h o both became national champions while the Lancashire Disability Incrediball squad and the Lancashire Disability Hardball squad were also national winners.
Woodhouses CC were winners of the Persimmon National Village Cup and Team Manchester were winners of National Last Man Stands Competition.
All these successful teams and clubs toasted their successes of 2011 at Old Trafford on an evening to remember.
Andrew Hayhurst (Director of the Lancashire Cricket Board) said: "It was excellent to see all seven successful Lancashire squads celebrate together and to be honoured with the Lancashire County Cricket Club players at the evening. What was particularly special was to see former Lancashire legends like Geoff Pullar, David Lloyd, Peter Lever, Ken Shuttleworth, Jack Simmons, Warren Hegg, Farokh Engineer and Jack Bond, to name a few, present and celebrate with all the successful teams. This was a unique evening where we've had successes within girls cricket, disabilities cricket, club cricket nationally and of course after 77 years the County Championship trophy coming to Lancashire."
Click on Images on the right for a selection of photos from the evening. Photos by: Jenny Laycock.
There were some videos taken from the evening, thanks to John Moore of Last Man Stands, which are available to view below.
- Team Manchester receiving their trophy from Warren Hegg
- Woodhouses CC receiving their trophy from Farokh Engineer
Also the audience were treated to a solo guitar and vocal piece by former Lancashire CCC captain Mark Chilton, which can be viewed by clicking below.