Lancashire Knockout Cup to take place on Sunday 3 September
The 2023 Lancashire Knockout Cup final, sponsored by Sportsbreaks.com, is set to take place at Emirates Old Trafford on Sunday 3 September.
The final will be contested by reigning champions Longridge CC and Northern CC for the showpiece fixture of club cricket in the County.
Longridge Cricket Club, who won their first Lancashire Knockout Cup title last season, was established in 1865 and play their home fixtures on the Recreation Ground in the centre of the village. The Club has four Saturday teams, one Sunday XI, one midweek team and a vast number of junior teams playing in both the Palace Shield and the Lancashire League.
Northern CC are founder members of the Liverpool Cricket Competition and have been at the forefront of Merseyside cricket since 1859. There are five teams involved in Liverpool Competition cricket on a Saturday and a Sunday team playing friendly fixtures. There are also Sunday cup fixtures for the first, second and third teams, plus a strong junior cricket section, featuring the hugely popular “Friday Night Cricket Smash”.
The Lancashire Knockout Cup is sponsored by Sportsbreaks.com, a Manchester-based business and long-term partner of Lancashire Cricket. The leading sports travel business recently opened its new Sportsbreaks.com Terrace as part of the new development at Emirates Old Trafford, with the new space spread across two-levels offering a unique space to watch cricket including dedicated bars, private balcony and choice of seating including comfy sofas and picnic tables.
Managing director of Sportsbreaks.com Rob Slawson said: “Sportsbreaks.com are proud to support the Lancashire Knockout Cup as part of our wider, long-term partnership with Lancashire Cricket.
“Having played in the competition myself, I know the Knockout Cup is viewed extremely highly within North West club cricket and is also a fantastic showcase for grassroots cricket clubs.”
“We’d like to wish Longridge CC and Northern CC all the best ahead of the final. As recognition for reaching the final, we look forward to welcoming both teams to enjoy a match on the Sportsbreaks.com Terrace next summer.”
Speaking ahead of the final, Jen Barden, Cricket Development Manager at Lancashire Cricket Foundation said: “Congratulations to all involved, from the players, coaches, and officials at both clubs to those others behind the scenes who volunteer so much time to create fantastic community cricket clubs.
“We are lucky in Lancashire to have a fantastic group of league officials who work tirelessly to provide so many with the opportunity to take part in structured competitions.”
“Thank you to all the clubs who have contributed to the Lancashire Knockout Cup this year and good luck to both teams in Sunday’s final.”