Cricketers are aiming to be selected for Team Manchester as the region looks to retain the ECB City Cup.

The ECB City Cup is designed for players between 16 and 21 who don’t currently play at the top level of the recreational game and are not on any representative player pathways. 

The Lancashire Cricket Board's (LCB) programme places an emphasis on identifying talent from diverse communities, with some of the players coming from the LCB Talent Search, Indoor Leagues, Park Leagues and less traditional formats of the game.

After a successful trials programme run at six venues across Lancashire, five teams below (named with their Head Coach) will play ten Twenty20 fixtures over the months of July and August.

Kings - Abid Hussain
Royals - Rehaan Rather
Daredevils - Maz Hussain
Giants - Raj Arora
Panthers - Mo Patel

James Cutt, Clubs & Leagues Officer for the Lancashire Cricket Board, said: “The launch of the City Cup locally is always an exciting time of year and I look forward to some excellent cricket being played over the next two months both locally and nationally. 

"Our local competition presents an opportunity for us to grow the game across a number of different communities.

"When we reach the national stages of the ECB City Cup there is a genuine opportunity for players to showcase their abilities, including a fixture against the LCCC Academy.

“On behalf of the LCB, I’d like to thank ‘Pro Elite Sports’ who are supporting the work the LCB do within our many diverse communities and also to Farouk Hussain, the programme’s Lead Coach, for the work he puts in to support this programme.”