The Lancashire Knockout Cup
John Murphy and Ray Taylor - Saturday 1st September 2018
Different numbers of clubs from the various leagues in Lancashire will be entering the Lancashire Knockout Cup next year.
The Lancashire Cricket Foundation (LCF) notifies that:
Following the suspension of
the talks between the Lancashire League and the Ribblesdale League it is now
necessary to postpone the revamp of the Lancashire Knockout Cup until the 2020
In 2019, the competition format will be as follows:
1. 54 teams in total.
2. The top seven from the Lancashire Cricket League, Northern League, Liverpool and District Cricket Competition, Greater Manchester Cricket League, Bolton Cricket League, Ribblesdale Cricket League, and the Palace Shield Cricket League top will qualify for next year's competition; and
the top two from the Southport and District Amateur Cricket League and the Greater Manchester Amateur League; and
one from the Westmoreland
3. The winners and runners up of the Lancashire Cricket League, Northern Cricket League, Liverpool and District Cricket Competition, the Greater Manchester Cricket League and the Bolton Cricket League will be seeded totalling ten teams;
the remaining forty-four clubs will play a preliminary round to reduce down to twenty-two.
The first round proper will
then consist of thirty-two teams reducing to the final two to compete in the
There will be further discussion at the next LCF Recreational Cricket Meeting.