The Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout

The Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout began in 1974 as a mid week competition with matches of 20 overs per side up to an including the semi finals whereupon it changed to a 40 over match for the final which is played on a Sunday. The unique matter of a new draw for each round continues to this day.

The format for the final changed in 1978 to two innings of 20 overs per side as we have today. Originally, the final started at 11:30am and was played in three sessions with 'lunch' being taken after the first innings and 'tea' after the third.

In recent years, to reduce the time and expense, the format was changed with matches starting at 12:00 noon, 'lunch' being abolished and 'tea' being taken after the second innings.

In 2012, the first round draw was changed so that teams were drawn in geographical groups, before reverting to an open draw from the second round onwards.

2014 saw another change with a Wimbledon style being introduced to reduce administration and clubs having to wait for the draw for the next round.

In 2015, the draw reverted to having the first round in groups before going to an open draw, all of which are made at the start of the competition.

winners

rules:

 - doc Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout Trophy 2017 (77 KB)
 - pdf Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout Trophy 2017 (91 KB)

 - doc Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout Trophy 2017 (77 KB) POCKET SIZE
 - pdf Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout Trophy 2017 (85 KB) POCKET SIZE

 draws

finals

scoreboards
 draw 2017 . Scoreboards 2017
 draw 2016 2016 - Chester Boughton Hall v Bootle Scoreboards 2016
 draw 2015 2015 - Northern v Bootle Scoreboards 2015
 draw 2014 2014 - Chester Boughton Hall v Wallasey Scoreboards 2014
 draw 2013 2013 - Chester Boughton Hall v Bootle Scoreboards 2013
 draw 2012 2012 - Bootle v Northern Scoreboards 2012
 draw 2011 2011 - Ormskirk v Ainsdale Scoreboards 2011
 draw 2010 2010 - Sefton Park v Ormskirk
 draw 2009 2009 - Newton le Willows v Bootle
 draw 2008 2008 - St Helens Recs v Wallasey
 draw 2007 2007 - Skelmersdale v Ormskirk
 draw 2006 2006 - Fleetwood Hesketh v Ormskirk
 draw 2005 2005 - Bootle v St Helens Recs
 draw 2004 2004 - Fleetwood Hesketh v Bootle
 draw 2003 2003 - Bootle v Wallasey
 draw 2002 2002 - Bootle v Leigh
 draw 2001 2001 - Ormskirk v Bootle