The 2022 Cup Finals have been announced with the Meyler Cup being hosted at Illawalla, the home of Thornton Cleveleys.
Meyler - Thornton Cleveleys
Loxham - Tarleton
Crabtree - Longridge
20/20 - Fylde
20/20 Div 2 - Mawdesley
Sun 15th May Preliminary Round
Sun 29th May 1st round
Sun 26th June 2nd round
Sun 17th July Semi Finals
Sun 24th July T20 Div 2 Finals Day
Sun 31st July T20 Finals Day
Sun 7th August Crabtree Final
Sun 14th August Loxham Final
Sun 21st August Meyler Final
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The draw for the 2022 Lancashire Knockout Cup has taken place at Emirates Old Trafford.
Kirkham and Wesham will welcome Westhoughton to the Woodlands, whereas Barrow will make the long trip to Ribblesdale Wanderers.
Director of Cricket Mark Chilton and first team player George Balderson picked out the ties for the First Round which includes 32 teams from ten different leagues.
2021 champions Ormskirk - who defeated Burnley by seven wickets at Emirates Old Trafford - host Knight Riders from the GMACL.
Gary Knight lifted the trophy for Ormskirk and has been looking back on the great day all Ormskirk players and fans had at Emirates Old Trafford: "Playing at Emirates Old Trafford was an unbelievable experience, the staff really looked after us and made it a memorable day for both teams.
"It was a great day for our members and volunteers that make Ormskirk such a great club and to reward them with a day at Emirates Old Trafford was very satisfying."
While Burnley will be hoping to go one better than last year starting their cup campaign away against Settle.
The first round will begin on Sunday 22nd May.
The tie of the round sees Liverpool Competition league winners Northern travel to Northern Premier League winners Blackpool.
There’s an all Ribblesdale League clash as Feniscowles meet Read while Darwen have been drawn against Walsden in an all Lancashire League encounter.
The First Round brings some very exciting ties which should be a great start to the Lancashire Knockout Cup competition.
Knight adds: "The tournament is massive, outside the national competitions and some may argue it’s a harder competition to win than the nationals due to weather and the strength of clubs in and around Lancashire.
"I’ve always loved playing in the competition as it allows you to get around some great clubs in Lancashire such as the strengths of the Lancashire League, Bolton League, GMCL and other local leagues that produce such high quality cricketers and challenging places to visit. It’s a very important competition to test yourselves against the best in Lancashire and as a club we are extremely proud of our history in it and I’m sure other clubs would say the same."
James Cutt, Leagues and Teams manager has added: “Our thanks, as ever, go to the hardworking volunteers from across our league executives who help shape the Lancashire KO Cup with us, we are all looking forward to the build up to the first round and wish all competing clubs good luck for a successful summer in 2022.”
1st Round Draw
Leigh vs Rainhill
Cheshire Lines vs Horwich RMI
Feniscowles vs Read
Norden CC vs Heysham
Farnworth Social Circle vs Lancaster
Skelmersdale vs Longridge
Little Lever vs Roe Green
Ribblesdale Wanderers vs Barrow
Darwen vs Walsden
Ormskirk vs Knight Riders
Prestwich vs Clifton
Netherfield vs Formby
Settle vs Burnley
Kirkham & Wesham vs Westhoughton
Clitheroe vs Denton St Lawerence
Blackpool vs Northern
Lancashire Knockout Cup dates
Round 1 - Sunday 22 May
Round 2 - Sunday 12 June
QF - Sunday 3 July
SF - Sunday 17 July
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It is with sadness we report the death of Anthony (Tony) Griffiths, who died peacefully last week.
Anthony was a Palace Shield winning Captain with Thornton ICI in 1975.
Later he also umpired in the league until recent years.
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