Liverpool Competition player suspensions for 2009 season


The suspensions listed below apply to organisations affiliated to the Lancashire Cricket Board, neighbouring county boards and the England and Wales Cricket Board, unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday 8th September 2009

19 JAMES DAVIES (St. Helens)

Suspended for 1 week from Friday, 11th September following verbal abuse of a player on 30th August v Northop Hall. In addition, the player has received a 1 week suspended sentence until the end of season 2010.

Friday 4th September 2009

18 TONY SPARKS (Northop Hall)

Suspended for 1 week from Friday 4th September following verbal abuse to an umpire in the match v Formby on Monday 31st August.  served

Thursday 13th August 2009

17 MARC DE BRABANDER (Newton le Willows)

One week suspension commencing on Friday 14th August following equipment abuse in the fixture Southport and Birkdale v Newton le Willows on Saturday 8th August 2009 has been imposed by the club. served

Thursday 6th August 2009

16 MARTYN FARRELL (Ormskirk)

One week suspension from all matches commencing on Friday 7th August for dissent by action which infringed the 'Spirit of Cricket' on Sunday 2nd August in the National KO fixture -  Chester le Street v Ormskirk.

The player has also received a 1 match suspended sentence until the end of the 2010 season and been warned by the club as to his future behaviour.

Saturday 1st August 2009


Following an internal disciplinary hearing held by Leigh CC, WILLIAM BANNER has been suspended by the club for two weeks commencing midnight Friday 31st July 2009. This suspension is for use of foul and abusive language and for behaviour inconsistent with the 'Spirit of Cricket', occurring during the 2nd XI fixture between Leigh and Lytham at Beech Walk, Leigh on Saturday 25th July 2009. The suspension is accompanied by a warning about the player's future behaviour.  served

Thursday 30th July 2009

14 LUKE SWARDS (St Helens Recs)

One weeks suspension from all matches commencing on Friday 31st July for verbal and abusive behaviour towards an umpire and actions which infringed the 'Spirit of Cricket' on Saturday 25th July v Sefton Park. served

Wednesday 22nd July 2009

NORTHERN CRICKET CLUB .........have been fined 50.00 for abusive & offensive remarks by a spectator to an umpire at the end of the match referred to below.

12 JAMES COLE (Northern)

One weeks suspension from all matches commencing on Friday 31st July, for verbal dissent to an umpire on Saturday 11th July v Wallasey. A further 1 week suspended sentence will continue until the end of the 2010 season.

13 JACK WOOSEY (Northern)

Two weeks suspension from all matches commencing on Friday 17th July, for dissent by action and word to an umpire on Saturday 11th July v Wallasey. A further 2 weeks suspended sentence will continue until the end of the 2010 season.

Thursday 2nd July 2009

11 JAMES SPRAGUE (Highfield)

One week suspension commencing midnight on Friday 3rd July plus a 1 week suspended sentence which will continue until the end of the 2010 season following an abuse of equipment offence in the fixture on Saturday 20th June between St Helens and Highfield.

Sunday 19th July 2009


In the match v St Helens Recs 1st XI on Saturday 20th June 2009.


Ban imposed by Liverpool CC for dissent, 1 week was considered suitable punishment.

The 1 week suspended sentence also imposed by the club is to be carried over until the end of season 2010.


Ban of one week imposed by Liverpool CC for sledging and 2 weeks suspended until end of season 2009 was considered as suitable punishment. The Disciplinary Committee felt that in addition, the player had by his actions infringed the 'Spirit of Cricket' and may have brought the game into disrepute by his failure to heed the Umpires' instructions to desist from such behaviour. An additional 1 week suspension will take effect from midnight Friday 10th July 2009.  served


The panel felt that he had failed in his duties as Captain to abide by the 'Spirit of Cricket' in failing to control his players after being requested to do so by the match umpires. He will serve a 1 week suspension with a further week suspended until the end of the 2009 season commencing on Friday 10th July 2009. served

Thursday 18th June 2009


7 ZAHID MOHAMMED (New Brighton)

Sunday 7th June 2009

6 STEPHEN LEWIS (Parkfield Liscard CC)

Dissent to an Umpire - One week suspension from midnight Friday 5th June until midnight Friday 12th June. served

3, 4, 5 Friday 29th May 2009


has been suspended for one week from 29th May for a bat throwing incident. served

TONY FILSON (Rainford)

has been suspended from 29th May for bowling a deliberate high pitched delivery (beamer). served



1, 2 Friday 15th May 2009    



CHRIS FIRTH (Southport and Birkdale)

Wednesday 13th May 2009


JACK BOARDMAN (Northern) and SIMON BUTLER (Northop Hall)

Both ABBs were handed out following an exchange of words on two occasions between the 2 players. The Captains were advised that the action had been taken to hopefully avoid formal Disciplinary Reports being issued in the future and as a first warning to two young players with regard to standards expected.

Colleagues should take similar action in such circumstances. Not doing so could be to the detriment of the players and L&DCC, MSCA and MCC standards of behaviour.

uspensions carried over from the 2009 season

Sunday 12th October 2008

The Management Committee of the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition writes to Northop Hall Cricket Club after the inability of Northop Hall CC to fulfil this fixture with a notification to Bootle CC at circa 11:00 am on the day in question.

Management Committee is fully aware of the details of the time line and content of the exchanges by telephone and by email in the run up to this game and of the alleged difficulties identified by Northop Hall CC culminating in the L&DCC instruction given very explicitly to Northop Hall CC in respect of the BA KO semi final.

Northop Hall CC is reminded of the details of the commitment they then gave to Management Committee on Friday 22nd August that, in line with L&DCC Playing Regulations 6a and the instruction of the Management Committee, Northop Hall CC would fulfil their fixtures that week end at the highest level.

Management Committee is further cogniscent of the number and identity of the Northop Hall CC players present at Northern CC on Sunday 24th August at the L&DCC U16 and U21 20 Over Competition Finals Day.

The Management Committee has discussed the matter very carefully and informs Northop Hall CC that the Management Committee regards the matter as very serious.

In consequence the Management Committee imposes the following sanctions upon Northop Hall CC:

1Northop Hall CC will not be allowed to enter any L&DCC Cup competition in seasons 2009 and 2010.

2) Northop Hall CC will receive no Sponsor's/ECB monies for season 2008.