Northern have completed a double of the ECB Premier League and LCB Knockout Cup and dedicated them to former President, Andy Davies, who died last week.

The LCB Knockout Cup final at Old Trafford today was a repeat of last year's, between holders Bamford Fieldhouse and Northern.

Bamford Fieldhouse reached 65-4 from 25.4 overs before rain stopped play.

Northern won the resultant bowl out 5-2.


Remember folks, the replay of the Ray Digman Knockout final is next Sunday, Northern v Ormskirk. Get along to Moor Park and watch the last cricket match in the area for 2013.


Rain stopped play after each side had completed an innings in the final of The Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout Trophy between Chester Boughton Hall and Bootle. A midafternoon cloudburst drenched an already wet outfield and play was called off with the result going the way of Chester Boughton Hall by a faster run rate over the first innings after Bootle had won the toss and elected to bat.

CHESTER BOUGHTON HALL 180-6 (20) (Clark 85, L Dixon 43 [135-3rd wkt], Goodwin 20)
v  BOOTLE 147-8 (20) (Hine 57, Snellgrove 53; Killoran 3-14)
Result: Chester Boughton Hall won by a faster run rate owing to rain stopping play after each side had completed one innings 
Toss: Bootle
Man of the match: Jordan Clark (Chester Boughton Hall)

see also:

Chester Boughton Hall win Liverpool Echo Knockout Trophy


Meanwhile, at Sandy Lane, Hightown and Ormskirk were due to play their final ECB Premier League match of the campaign that was postponed from yesterday, following Ormskirk's exploits in the ECB National Club t20 at the Oval on Friday. The captain's tossed but the rains came before they could start the match.

Result: match abandoned without a ball being bowled
Toss: Ormskirk
Points: Hightown (5 pts), Ormskirk (5 pts)