Canada Life Trophy - U15 XI victorious at Grove Park
Tuesday 27th August 2002

The Liverpool Competition's U15 XI beat the South Moorlands League in the final of the Canada Life Trophy, played today at Cheadle Hulme's Grove Park.

Winning the toss, Liverpool's openers reached 55 before Matthew Glayzer (Ormskirk) went for 29 (6x4s). Steve Mullaney (Leigh) continued to a fine 55 (63 balls, 8x4s) before wicket keeper Neil Williams (Leigh) (61, 74 balls, 8x4s, 2x6s) added 70 for the fourth wicket with Leigh team mate Greg Jennings (24). The score went to 195-4 before a later order collapse left the L&DCC 206 all out in 43.2 overs, (M Dyer 4-36) and A Guest (4-37).

In reply, the South Moorland League's innings was built around Peter Wilshaw's 85 (122 balls, 14x4s) as he featured in a second wicket partnership of 77 with Michael Goulstone (17), They had progressed to 149-4 but Greg Jennings (4-32) and Liverpool's Danny Jackson (3-33) ripped out the middle order to ultimately sent them to 188 all out with Neil Williams claiming 4 victims behind the stumps (ct3, st1). The match might have ended sooner had Liverpool not given away 15 wides and 3 no balls.

Thus the L&DCC completed the first leg of a cup final treble by lifting the Canada Life Trophy.

The second leg is on Sunday at Ormskirk CC where the senior team will compete for the League Cricket Conference President's Trophy against the Durham Senior League.

The remaining part of the treble is scheduled for Sunday 8th September at Darwen CC in the final of the Royal and SunAlliance North West Colts Trophy.