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