Teams conceding in the Chester Cup
Monday 1st June 2015
The Chester Cup was introduced in 1991 to give 2nd XIs a taste of knockout cricket.
This season, an unprecedented five teams have conceded matches, three of them in the third round alone, making a mockery of the competition.
Teams have been conceding whilst their 3rd XIs have played on the same day, which is contrary to the rules of the L&DCC.
Why these teams are allowed to remain in the LDCC is beyond comprehension. They clearly do not have the playing strength.
The list of shame reads:
Birkenhead St Mary's (v Lytham) *
Lytham (at Rainford)
Rainhill (at Alder)
Orrell Red Triangle (at Ormskirk)
Parkfield Liscard (v Bootle) †
* Birkenhead St Mary's 1st XI also conceded their first round match at Lytham in the Ray Digman Knockout Trophy.
† Parkfield Liscard's 1st XI also conceded their third round match at Bootle in the Ray Digman Knockout Trophy.