'Bowl out' puts an end to Bootle's Old Trafford hopes
Friday 2nd August 2002

Bootle's hopes of a Thwaites LCB Knockout final at Old Trafford on August 25th were in ruins tonight after losing 4-1 in a 'bowl out'. With it went the possibility of an all Liverpool Competition meeting with Ormskirk, who are looking for their fourth consecutive final appearance, should they beat Kearsley next Friday in the other semi final.

Bootle and Walkden failed to agree to an alternative date for today's match, which failed to get under way owing to a heavily waterlogged pitch after four days of persistent rain. The deadline is Sunday August 11th but discussions were deadlocked.

Friday 9th August :
Thwaites LCB Knockout Trophy semi final: Kearsley v Ormskirk (2:00 pm)