ECB Club Cricket Championship 2013 draw
Thursday 6th December 2012
The Liverpool Competition is represented by seventeen teams (nine ECB Premier League. three First Division, five Second Division) spread across three groups in next year's ECB Club Cricket Championship.
In Group 4, reigning ECB Premier League champions Lytham receive a bye in the preliminary round but then entertain Northern League side Netherfield. In the other half of the draw, Ormskirk have a bye and then entertain Garstang.
Also receiving a bye is Ainsdale who play Blackpool in the first round. Burscough face an early tie against Longridge before a possible trip to Preston.
Group 5 gave Northern a home tie against Westhoughton or Caldy whilst Highfield have a tie they wanted to avoid, at home to Bamford Fieldhouse. The winners play Leigh, should they beat Second Division Alder or Eagley.
Maghull face an awkward trip to Kearsley. First Division Formby are at Bradshaw. Southport and Birkdale travel to Eagley.
New Brighton take a first round journey to Farnworth with the possibilty of a second round match against Bowdon or Sefton Park.
Bootle head the second half of the draw with a home tie against Bramhall, the winners meeting Oxton or Colwyn Bay in the second round. Wallasey entertain Hyde whilst Second Division Wavertree. travel to Astley and Tyldesley.
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For all matches, including Preliminary Round matches, umpires will be appointed to your matches centrally by ECB. This will be done via an online appointments system called 'Who's the Umpire' (WTU) which was also used in the 2012 competition so many of you will have used the system before. I will send out information in March detailing how to use WTU and how to find the details of the umpires that have been appointed to your match. Umpires will be appointed based on the draw and also any changes that you inform me of and updates on the play-cricket.com website. If you fail to inform me of an agreed change of date for your fixture you will not receive appointed umpires and will be highly likely to have to forfeit the match, so please ensure that you let me know of any changes to the fixtures and update the website.
For the Preliminary Round and First, Second and Third Rounds, the home club will be required to pay for the umpires expenses on the day (which will set at £30 plus 30p/mile per umpire, although most umpires will not travel too far to the appointments) and home clubs are entitled to claim back up to 50% of the cost of umpires from their opposition if they wish to. ECB will be responsible for all umpire expenses from the Fourth Round onwards.