04583

1st and 2nd XI fixtures for 2013
Saturday 22nd December 2012

As hinted on page 04581, the L&DCC Management Committee has ignored the proposal by Liverpool and Skelmersdale for a change in the Knockout next year and therefore league fixtures, and has gone ahead with its feeble excuse of not being able to redraft the fixtures for 2013 should the proposal be successful, and issued them for the 1st and 2nd XIs. There's no urgency for the fixtures, why couldn't they wait another few weeks for the AGM?

Looking at them, they are once again so much of a joke, you might ask "When do we get the proper set?". They do not comprise a fixture list, just a jumble of names thrown together haphazardly. Matches are out of sequence in the second half of the season and teams travel unnecessary distances on Bank Holidays and at the end of the season. Even with County matches being taken into consideration, there is no need whatsoever for teams to be home or away for three matches in succession as is the case on numerous occasions across the six divisions. Very rarely should there be two. Maghull, New Brighton and Ormskirk, and in lower divisions Ainsdale, Birkenhead Park, Wigan, Caldy, Prestatyn and Spring View, are away for five out of the last seven matches.

With the possible exceptions of Bank Holidays and where the fixtures 'flip' over, homes and aways should and can alternate and not, as in for example Bootle's case: 1A, 2H, 1A, 1H, 2A, 1H, 1A, 1H, 1A, 1H, 3A, 3H, 2A, 2H. It's not rocket science.

Again taking Bootle for example simply because their name is first on the list, they are at home on 13th July but then have to wait four weeks for their next home fixture on 10th August. Maybe this is a way of forecasting that the undergound lake is going to flood Wadham Road once again. Let's hope not.

Wallasey have only one home game in a five match period in June. On the 4th May, 6th July, 20th July and 31st August* both New Brighton and Wallasey are at home whilst on 11th May, 29th June, 13th July and 7th September* both teams are away.

Similarly matches involving Liverpool and Sefton Park clash as do ones involving Birkenhead Park and Birkenhead St Mary's, thus leaving no 1st XI cricket in those areas.

Ormskirk have four instances of two home matches in succession with one two and one three match periods away.

 
1st XI ECB PREMIER LEAGUE - 2013

BOO - Bootle, FWH - Fleetwood Hesketh, HFD - Highfield, HIG - Hightown, LEI - Leigh, LYT - Lytham,
MAG - Maghull, NB - New Brighton, NOR - Northern, ORM - Ormskirk, S&B - Southport and Birkdale, WAL - Wallasey.

 

 BOLD = home

BOO

FWH

HFD

HIG

LEI

LYT

MAG

NB

NOR

ORM

S&B

WAL

04/05/13

wal

HFD

fwh

lyt

MAG

HIG

lei

ORM*

S&B

nb

nor

BOO*

11/05/13

NOR

mag

LYT

WAL

orm

hfd

FWH

s&b*

boo

LEI

NB

hig*

18/05/13

S&B

ORM

wal

nor

NB

MAG

lyt

lei

HIG

fwh

boo

HFD

25/05/13

hig

nb

NOR

BOO

s&b

orm

WAL

FWH

hfd

LYT

LEI

mag

27/05/13 (BH)

MAG

s&b

hig

HFD

lyt

LEI

boo

wal

ORM

nor

FWH

NB

01/06/13

hfd

lei

BOO

S&B

FWH

nb

NOR

LYT

mag

WAL

hfd

orm

08/06/13

orm

LYT

S&B

mag

WAL

fwh

HIG

NOR

nb

BOO

hfd

lei

15/06/13

NB

wal

MAG

ORM

nor

s&b

hfd

boo

LEI

hig

LYT

FWH

22/06/13

lei

NOR

orm

nb

BOO

WAL

S&B

HIG

fwh

HFD

mag

lyt

29/06/13

FWH

boo

NB

LEI

hig

nor

ORM

hfd*

LYT

mag

WAL

s&b*

06/07/13

lyt

HIG

lei

fwh

HFD

BOO

nb

MAG*

wal

S&B

orm

NOR*

13/07/13

WAL

hfd

FWH

LYT

mag

hig

LEI

orm*

s&b

NB

NOR

boo*

20/07/13

nor

MAG

lyt

wal

ORM

HFD

fwh

S&B*

BOO

lei

nb

HIG*

27/07/13

s&b

orm

WAL

NOR

nb

mag

LYT

LEI

hig

FWH

BOO

hfd

03/08/13

nb

WAL

mag

orm

NOR

S&B

HFD

BOO

lei

HIG

lyt

fwh

10/08/13

HFD

LEI

boo

s&b

fwh

NB

nor

lyt

MAG

wal

HIG

ORM

17/08/13

LEI

nor

ORM

NB

boo

wal

s&b

hig

FWH

hfd

MAG

LYT

24/08/13

HIG

NB

nor

boo

S&B

ORM

wal

fwh

HFD

lyt

lei

MAG

26/08/13 (BH)

mag

S&B

HIG

hfd

LYT

lei

BOO

WAL

orm

NOR

fwh

nb

31/08/13

fwh

BOO

nb

lei

HIG

NOR

orm

HFD*

lyt

MAG

wal

S&B*

07/09/13

LYT

hig

LEI

FWH

hfd

boo

NB

mag*

WAL

s&b

ORM

nor*

14/09/13

ORM

lyt

s&b

MAG

wal

FWH

hig

nor

NB

boo

HFD

LEI

 


1st XI FIRST DIVISION - 2013

AIN - Ainsdale, BPK - Birkenhead Park, CBY - Colwyn Bay, FOR - Formby, LPL - Liverpool, NLW - Newton le Willows,
NHL - Northop Hall, ORT - Orrell Red Triangle, PFL - Parkfield Liscard, RFD - Rainford, RAI - Rainhill, WIG - Wigan.

 

BOLD = home

AIN

BPK

CBY

FOR

LPL

NLW

NHL

ORT

PFL

RFD

RAI

WIG

04/05/13

WIG

rai

rfd

ort

NHL

PFL

lpl

FOR

nlw

CBY

BPK

ain

11/05/13

for

LPL

NLW

AIN

bpk

cby

RFD

pfl

ORT

nhl

wig

RAI

18/05/13

rai

rfd

ort

pfl

WIG

NHL

nlw

CBY

FOR

BPK

AIN

lpl

25/05/13

LPL

NLW

PFL

RAI

ain

bpk

ORT

nhl

cby

wig

for

RFD

27/05/13 (BH)

nlw

pfl

NHL

LPL

for

AIN

cby

WIG

BPK

RAI

rfd

ort

01/06/13

RFD

ORT

FOR

cby

rai

wig

PFL

bpk

nhl

ain

LPL

NLW

08/06/13

ORT

CBY

bpk

nhl

RFD

rai

FOR

ain

wig

lpl

NLW

PFL

15/06/13

pfl

nhl

WIG

RFD

nlw

LPL

BPK

RAI

AIN

for

ort

cby

22/06/13

CBY

FOR

ain

bpk

ORT

rfd

wig

lpl

rai

NLW

PFL

NHL

29/06/13

nhl

WIG

RAI

NLW

pfl

for

AIN

RFD

LPL

ort

cby

bpk

06/07/13

BPK

ain

lpl

wig

CBY

ORT

rai

nlw

rfd

PFL

NHL

FOR

13/07/13

wig

RAI

RFD

ORT

nhl

pfl

LPL

for

NLW

cby

bpk

AIN

20/07/13

FOR

lpl

nlw

ain

BPK

CBY

rfd

PFL

ort

NHL

WIG

rai

27/07/13

RAI

RFD

ORT

PFL

wig

nhl

NLW

cby

for

bpk

ain

LPL

03/08/13

PFL

NHL

wig

rfd

NLW

lpl

bpk

rai

ain

FOR

ORT

CBY

10/08/13

rfd

ort

for

CBY

RAI

WIG

pfl

BPK

NHL

AIN

lpl

nlw

17/08/13

cby

for

AIN

BPK

ort

RFD

WIG

LPL

RAI

nlw

pfl

nhl

24/08/13

lpl

nlw

pfl

rai

AIN

BPK

ort

NHL

CBY

WIG

FOR

rfd

26/08/13 (BH)

NLW

PFL

nhl

lpl

FOR

ain

CBY

wig

bpk

rai

RFD

ORT

31/08/13

NHL

wig

rai

nlw

PFL

FOR

ain

rfd

lpl

ORT

CBY

BPK

07/09/13

bpk

AIN

LPL

WIG

cby

ort

RAI

NLW

RFD

pfl

nhl

for

14/09/13

ort

cby

BPK

NHL

rfd

RAI

for

AIN

WIG

LPL

nlw

pfl

 


1st XI SECOND DIVISION - 2013

ALD - Alder, BSM - Birkenhead St Mary's, BUR - Burscough, CAL - Caldy, OXV - Old Xaverians, PRE - Prestatyn,
SHT - St Helens Town, SEF - Sefton Park, SKE - Skelmersdale, SVW - Spring View, SUT - Sutton, WAV - Wavertree.

 

BOLD = home

ALD

BSM

BUR

CAL

OXV

PRE

SHT

SEF

SKE

SVW

SUT

WAV

04/05/13

SHT

sut

ske

SVW

PRE

oxv

ald

WAV

BUR

cal

BSM

sef

11/05/13

bur

SEF

ALD

sht

svw

SUT

CAL

bsm

wav

OXV

pre

SKE

18/05/13

WAV

ske

SHT

oxv

CAL

sef

bur

PRE

BSM

sut

SVW

ald

25/05/13

bsm

ALD

wav

SUT

sht

SKE

OXV

svw

pre

SEF

cal

BUR

27/05/13 (BH)

SVW

wav

PRE

ske

sef

bur

SUT

OXV

CAL

ald

sht

BSM

01/06/13

pre

BUR

bsm

SEF

SUT

ALD

wav

cal

svw

SKE

oxv

SHT

08/06/13

cal

SHT

svw

ALD

SKE

WAV

bsm

sut

oxv

BUR

SEF

pre

15/06/13

OXV

PRE

CAL

bur

ald

bsm

SEF

sht

SUT

wav

ske

SVW

22/06/13

sut

svw

oxv

WAV

BUR

SHT

pre

SKE

sef

BSM

ALD

cal

29/06/13

SEF

CAL

SUT

bsm

wav

SVW

SKE

ald

sht

pre

bur

OXV

06/07/13

ske

oxv

sef

PRE

BSM

cal

svw

BUR

ALD

SHT

WAV

sut

13/07/13

sht

SUT

SKE

svw

pre

OXV

ALD

wav

bur

CAL

bsm

SEF

20/07/13

BUR

sef

ald

SHT

SVW

sut

cal

BSM

WAV

oxv

PRE

ske

27/07/13

wav

SKE

sht

OXV

cal

SEF

BUR

pre

bsm

SUT

svw

ALD

03/08/13

oxv

pre

cal

BUR

ALD

BSM

sef

SHT

sut

WAV

SKE

svw

10/08/13

PRE

bur

BSM

sef

sut

ald

WAV

CAL

SVW

ske

OXV

sht

17/08/13

SUT

SVW

OXV

wav

bur

sht

PRE

ske

SEF

bsm

ald

CAL

24/08/13

BSM

ald

WAV

sut

SHT

ske

oxv

SVW

PRE

sef

CAL

bur

26/08/13 (BH)

svw

WAV

pre

SKE

SEF

BUR

sut

oxv

cal

ALD

SHT

bsm

31/08/13

sef

cal

sut

BSM

WAV

svw

ske

ALD

SHT

PRE

BUR

oxv

07/09/13

SKE

OXV

SEF

pre

bsm

CAL

SVW

bur

ald

sht

wav

SUT

14/09/13

CAL

sht

SVW

ald

ske

wav

BSM

SUT

OXV

bur

sef

PRE

One of the more ridiculous pairings is that of Burscough and Prestatyn. Possibly the furthest apart of the Second Division clubs, they have to negotiate Bank Holiday traffic to fulfil their fixture when a venue closer to home could easily have been arranged. It would have been more logical for Prestatyn to play Caldy and Burscough play Skelmersdale but of course, that's too simple a solution. A little care and lateral thinking would have avoided incidents like this as the one referred to is not the only mis-pairing.

So much for allocating the fixtures to avoid County matches, Colwyn Bay 2nd XI entertain Sefton Park on the day Glamorgan's four day match against Lancashire is scheduled to end, Saturday 4th May. Quack quack, Oops!!!! Yet another cock up!!!!

These errors would never have happened had the fixtures been done correctly, with care, prior consultation and lateral thinking.

One has not seen such a set of manufactured fixtures.

This poor standard of workmanship might have been acceptable in the Merseyside Competiton but the Liverpool Competition is used to higher standards.

Verdict: Bad. Stay behind after school and write out 1000 times, 'I must learn how to create a set of fixtures that are acceptable to everyone.'

Motto: If you have a well oiled machine that works well, keep it and use it. Don't replace with a poor imitation.

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pdf 1st XI - First Division (14KB) doc 1st XI - First Division (55KB)
pdf 1st XI - Second Division (15KB) doc 1st XI - Second Division (52KB)
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