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LCB Knock Out Cup Final Preview and Match Guide

FINAL: Lowerhouse CC v Ormskirk CC

VENUE: Emirates Old Trafford

DATE: Sunday 3 September

TIME: 11:00

The 46th LCB Knock Out Cup Final will feature Lowerhouse CC of the Fosters Lancashire League against Ormskirk CC of the Liverpool Gin Liverpool & District Cricket Competition.

Lowerhouse Cricket Club is based in the west end of Burnley and was formed back in 1862, originally to provide leisure time for local mill workers. They became a founder member of the Lancashire League 30 years later in 1892.

Ormskirk Cricket Club in West Lancashire was established in 1835 and were also a founder member of the Liverpool Competition in 1892.

Lowerhouse are the first club from the Lancashire League to reach the final and will want to do well against Ormskirk who have been previous winners on 2 occasions (1999 & 2014). In the league they are sitting in 6th place in Lancashire League's Division A having played 20, winning 9, losing 7, whilst Ormskirk sit top of the ECB Premier League having played 19, won 13 and lost 3.

Lowerhouse's route to the final has seen them defeat Great Harwood, Farnworth Social Circle, Rochdale, Clitheroe and local rivals Burnley, whilst Ormskirk have overcome Northern, Vernon Carus, Haslingden, Prestwich and Ramsbottom.

Ormskirk have also reached the Royal London National Club Knock Out Final after beating Wolverhampton Cricket Club last weekend in the semi and will play Wanstead & Snaresbrook CC from Essex on September 17th.

Paul Bryson, Clubs and Leagues Manager of the Lancashire Cricket Board, said: "This year 68 clubs have taken part in the LCB Knock Out Cup Competition, the largest ever, coming from 10 leagues, with 8 x 2016 league champions being seeded for the first time in the competition.

"I look forward to welcoming both teams and their supporters for the final which returns to the home of Lancashire Cricket at Emirates Old Trafford on Sunday 3rd September. It should be an exciting occasion and I wish both clubs the very best."

Match Guide

LCB Knock Out Cup Final 2017

Lowerhouse CC v Ormskirk CC

Sunday 3 September

Emirates Old Trafford

Times

Gates Open: 10:00am

Coin Toss: 10:30am

Hours of play: 11:00am – 5:30pm (approximately)

Presentations: 5:40pm (approximately)

Prospects of play: Updates on Twitter @LCBCandL

Entry: Free of charge

What’s Open

Suites open: Pavilion, Member’s Suite (cold food from 12:00pm-7:30pm), Lancaster Suite (2017 LCCC Members only) and the 1864 Suite (LCB Guests only). There will also be a catering unit underneath E stand serving hot food all day.

Seating stands open: Pavilion Terrace & E Stand

Toilets: Members Bar & E Stand

Accessibility: There are designated wheelchair and accessible seating areas available. If you require assistance on the day please speak to one of our friendly stewards.

Programme and Scorecard

Programmes and Scorecards are available at the Gate charged £1.

Travel & Car Park

Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX

By Car: If you are travelling to Emirates Old Trafford by car, please note that there will be limited Car Parking for this fixture which will be available in Car Parks 1, 2 and 3 with normal charges in operation.

By Train: Greater Manchester’s rail connections mean it’s easy to get here.

Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate Castlefield and Victoria all have access to tram stops, which will take you directly to the ground.

To plan your journey via train, please click here.

By Bus: Emirates Old Trafford is easily accessible via public transport.

Greater Manchester has an extensive bus network operated by different commercial bus companies. To plan your journey via bus, please click here.

Please note: The individual operators will always have the latest information about your service.

By Metrolink: If you are travelling via the Metrolink, the Old Trafford stop is located directly behind Emirates Old Trafford and is just a two minute walk away from the front gates.

To plan your journey via Metrolink, please click here.

 

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