The Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout
The Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout began in 1974 as a mid week competition with matches of 20 overs per side up to an including the semi finals whereupon it changed to a 40 over match for the final which is played on a Sunday. The unique matter of a new draw for each round continues to this day.
The format for the final changed in 1978 to two innings of 20 overs per side as we have today. Originally, the final started at 11:30am and was played in three sessions with 'lunch' being taken after the first innings and 'tea' after the third.
In recent years, to reduce the time and expense, the format was changed with matches starting at 12:00 noon, 'lunch' being abolished and 'tea' being taken after the second innings.
In 2012, the first round draw was changed so that teams were drawn in geographical groups, before reverting to an open draw from the second round onwards.
2014 saw another change with a Wimbledon style being introduced to reduce administration and clubs having to wait for the draw for the next round.
In 2015, the draw reverted to having the first round in groups before going to an open draw, all of which are made at the start of the competition.
2016 saw the duration of the final being reduced to one innings of twenty overs per side.
Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket
Knockout Trophy 2018
- Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout Trophy 2018 (91 KB)
Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout
(77 KB) POCKET SIZE
- Liverpool Echo Invitation Cricket Knockout Trophy 2018 (85 KB) POCKET SIZE
|2021||competition cancelled owing to the Covid-19 pandemic|
|2020||competition cancelled owing to the Covid-19 pandemic|
|draw 2019||2019 - Formby v Chester Boughton Hall||Scoreboards 2019|
|draw 2018||2018 - Bootle v Neston||Scoreboards 2018|
|draw 2017||2017 - Bootle v Northern||Scoreboards 2017|
|draw 2016||2016 - Chester Boughton Hall v Bootle||Scoreboards 2016|
|draw 2015||2015 - Northern v Bootle||Scoreboards 2015|
|draw 2014||2014 - Chester Boughton Hall v Wallasey||Scoreboards 2014|
|draw 2013||2013 - Chester Boughton Hall v Bootle||Scoreboards 2013|
|draw 2012||2012 - Bootle v Northern||Scoreboards 2012|
|draw 2011||2011 - Ormskirk v Ainsdale||Scoreboards 2011|
|draw 2010||2010 - Sefton Park v Ormskirk|
|draw 2009||2009 - Newton le Willows v Bootle|
|draw 2008||2008 - St Helens Recs v Wallasey|
|draw 2007||2007 - Skelmersdale v Ormskirk|
|draw 2006||2006 - Fleetwood Hesketh v Ormskirk|
|draw 2005||2005 - Bootle v St Helens Recs|
|draw 2004||2004 - Fleetwood Hesketh v Bootle|
|draw 2003||2003 - Bootle v Wallasey|
|draw 2002||2002 - Bootle v Leigh|
|draw 2001||2001 - Ormskirk v Bootle|