Thursday, 28 July 2011

Southport delight -report on county match

A great article over on the Lancs CCC website about the County Cricket here in Birkdale

I really can't complain about my journey to the cricket this week. I shut my front door, walk for about six minutes, and there I am, unmolested by the tender mercies of Northern Rail, standing in the car park of the club I joined some 30 summers ago. I've seen it as a player, as an administrator, as a scorer, as a journalist, and, of course, as a spectator. I watched my first cricket here somewhere around the mid-sixties and I certainly saw the Indian tourists play here in 1967. Arriving on the first day of the return of first-class cricket to the old place was, well, just a little moving.

You can read the full article by a journalist who hails from these parts here

It was a great occasion for Southport. The first two days had bumper crowds-the biggest Lancs have had in the Championship. The ECB have declare that the Trafalgar Rd ground has produced  a good cricket wicket. sadly the rain came too late to save Lancs and Notts had an unexpected victory

photo by Elspeth

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. So did I except for the truly draconian and over the top parking restrictions. As a blue badge holder I did not enjoy having to park up on the bank & having to struggle across a very busy road & walk what for me was a very long way. I shall not go again.


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