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Mersey Roses co-founder Andi Page

Mersey Roses co-founder Andi Page, talks about ‘nasty’ homophobic and transphobic abuse

Andi Page, co-founder of the Mersey Roses has revealed the homophobic and transphobic abuse the team have received. Mersey Roses Recreational are an all-inclusive cricket team and were founded in November last year. Andi, also captain of the hardball team spoke...
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Cricket funding aimed at diverse groups on Merseyside

Diverse groups will get more opportunities to play cricket on Merseyside after a £35 million a Government investment for the grassroots game. Rishi Sunak announced the investment with the aim of getting one million more young people active by 2030.
Lancashire Women's captain Ellie Threlkeld

Lancashire Women’s Cricket Captain Ellie Threlkeld eyes up England call up

Ellie Threlkeld was the leading run scorer of the Rachael Flint Trophy in 2023 as she hit her maiden list A century of 107*. The St Helens Cricket ace made her county debut for Lancashire at just 14 in 2013...

Dukes vs Kookaburra – The cricket balls that divide opinion

The divisive debate that surrounds cricket’s famous balls continues. Introduced in a trial run last season, it was hoped the Kookaburra ball would lead to an improvement in the England team’s fortunes overseas. Three rounds into the trial this season, we...
Wavertree CC, taken by Aled Edwards

Liverpool Comp’s inclusivity bid sparks controversy: women’s ‘darker trousers’ rule backfires

The Liverpool & District Cricket Competition are striving for more inclusivity in their leagues - but may have got it wrong this time. In an attempt to make women and girls more comfortable playing cricket, the Comp have announced they...

Lancashire dominated by Essex in innings and 124-run defeat at Chelmsford

Lancashire suffered defeat in three days at the hands of Essex in the County Championship. Bowled out for 146 on the first day, and left to trail 377 made by Essex, Lancs attempted to salvage a result.
Lancashire CCC Captain, Keaton Jennings

County Championship report: Lancashire CC beaten by rain again

Lancashire CC were on track to beat Hampshire down on the south coast before rain spoiled play once again. Keaton Jennings’ mammoth opening score of 172 had his side 117 runs up after the first innings, but the Lancashire captain did not make it out to bat in a second innings due to rain.

Nathan Lyon and Tom Hartley: Master and the apprentice at Lancashire

Back in 2023, when Lancashire announced the signing of seasoned spinner Nathan Lyon for the 2024 summer cricket season, Tom Hartley was relatively unknown in the international circuits. The left-arm orthodox spinner had just made his white-ball international debut against Ireland but had been an obedient server of the Lancashire Cricket club.
Lancashire CCC Captain, Keaton Jennings

“The belief that you can win from any point”- Lancashire captain Keaton Jennings describes...

Lancashire cricket captain Keaton Jennings believes his county can take inspiration from the explosive playing style of England captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum have introduced to the national side. Speaking to Merseysportlive, the batter said: "The way Stokesy and Baz (McCullum) have got the guys playing is (becoming) more of an influence.

“They really progressed me fast” – England star Hartley praises Ormskirk CC

England and Lancashire spinner Tom Hartley has heaped praise on Ormskirk Cricket Club for aiding his early cricket development. Speaking at Lancashire's media day ahead of the County Championship season, the spinner praised Ormskirk CC for his fast development.