Friday, 7 October 2011

Civic reception for County Champions

Excellent news that Lancashire's success in the cricket county championship is being honoured by Manchester City Council

This is their Press Release

Lancashire County Cricket Club’s momentous victory at the LV=County Cricket Championship 2011 will be marked by a civic reception at Manchester Town Hall on Monday 10 October.

Players, staff and officials from the club will join the Lord Mayor, Councillor Harry Lyons JP, at the civic reception held in honour of their recent success. The club’s triumph is a real landmark in their history - this is the first time the Red Rose County has won the championship since 1934.

Jim Cumbes, Chief Executive of Lancashire County Cricket Club, said, "It is a great honour for Lancashire County Cricket Club to be received in such a manner and we are looking forward to celebrating our championship winning success with the Lord Mayor, officials and dignitaries of Manchester City Council.”

The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Harry Lyons JP, said, "It is a privilege to be able to welcome Lancashire County Cricket Club to Manchester Town Hall. After a gruelling season they secured a remarkable victory and I look forward to congratulating the team in person.”

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said, "I had the pleasure of watching Lancs in the County Championship at Aigburth a couple of times this season and the great Lancashire city of Manchester is very proud of their achievement in lifting the championship crown.

"It’s very exciting to see the redevelopment of Old Trafford and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the return of test cricket to the area.”

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