Liverpool Echo – After a bleary-eyed winter of following England’s up-and-down fortunes, and that strangely compelling Mumbai Indians documentary on Netflix, the 2019 cricket season is nearly upon us.
- And on Merseyside – a world away from the glitz and glamour of the IPL – the skippers of two of the sides in the Liverpool Gin Liverpool Competition Division Two are hoping the new season brings a fresh start.
- Both Southport Trinity’s Craig Prince and Liverpool’s Matty Jackson are having to adjust to new surroundings after taking a step or two down the pyramid – Jackson’s enforced by relegation, Prince’s through choice after four years at the helm of Premier Division contenders Bootle.
- “All the teams that have won the Premier League in the last 15 years – with the exception of Lytham – have always had a top-quality slow left-armer,” he said.
- To plug the gap, Peter’s brother Daniel, from Sefton Park, and Daniel Clubbe, from Northop Hall, arrive with 120 scalps between them last year.
- As well as returning the compliment to Prince’s Trinity, Jackson reckons Spring View, Maghull and Burscough will be challenging for the top spots.