Liverpool Echo – Liverpool’s cricket clubs are considering forming a breakaway T20 competition – complete with coloured kits and white balls – from next summer.
- Liverpool’s cricket clubs are considering forming a breakaway T20 competition – complete with coloured kits and white balls – from next summer.
- It’s an idea very much in its infancy, although the five Liverpool Gin Liverpool Competition clubs concerned – Alder, Liverpool, Old Xaverians, Sefton Park and Wavertree – are all understood to be in favour.
- Wavertree chairman Phill O’Brien says the aim is to raise the profile of cricket in the city, and to give the clubs a realistic chance of T20 success.
- But O’Brien’s point is that for the city-based clubs, forays in the ECHO Cup or the National T20 Cup can end up as a short, sharp shock to the system once they encounter a real northern powerhouse.
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