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The weekend's matches
Friday 1st May 2015

Eyes will be focused on Robbie Houghton at Wadham Road tomorrow where Birkenhead Park meet hosts Bootle in one of the Liverpool Competition's oldest fixtures.

The former Sefton Park slow left arm spinner, who moved Park in 2013, is just three wickets away from joining the select band of players who have taken 1000 league wickets in the Competition. In the post war era, only Liverpool's Geoff Blackburn (1088) and New Brighton's John Conway (1043) have reached the magical figure.

With rain forecast for the region from 4:00pm onwards, Bootle would have to bat first to give Robbie a chance of reaching the target during the match.


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Saturday 2nd May (1:00 pm)
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 ECB Premier League 
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Bootle v Birkenhead Park Hugh Evans and Ray Rigby
Formby v Wallasey Dave Jones and Simon Dodwell
Leigh v Northern Roger Driver and Chris Dunn
New Brighton v Highfield Fred Charters and Kevin Wilson
Ormskirk v Rainhill Howard Taylor and Lol Watts
Southport and Birkdale v Lytham John Farrell and Dave Smith
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 First Division 
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Ainsdale v Sefton Park Phil Ascroft and Dave Pierrie
Colwyn Bay v Wigan Jim Naughton and Simon Taylor
Maghull v Rainford Alan Bristow and Phil Luxon
Newton le Willows v Prestatyn Paul Caddick and Mike Pearce
Northop Hall v Fleetwood Hesketh Eric Hadfield and Andy Webb
St Helens Town v Liverpool Les Knowles and Bernard Teebay
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 Second Division 
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Caldy v Alder Dick Davies and Peter Freeman
Hightown St Mary's v Birkenhead St Mary's Paul Doolan and Ian Shepherd
Old Xaverians v Orrell Red Triangle Dave Owen and Steve Pitt
Spring View v Skelmersdale John Williams
Sutton v Burscough Rob Jansen and Dave Laybourne
Wavertree v Parkfield Liscard Arthur Ashley and Brian Garwood
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Sunday 3rd May (1:00 pm)
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 Ray Digman Knockout Trophy - second round
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Sutton v Formby Simon Dodwell and Rob Jansen
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