Sep 12 2013 by Jamie Bowman, Ormskirk Advertiser
ORMSKIRK Cricket Club will be looking to emulate their Ashes heroes when they travel to London’s world-famous Oval tomorrow.
The Brook Lane outfit have made it through to the Finals Day of the ECB National Club T20 tournament for the first time in their history, and now have the chance of lifting silverware in front of the Sky TV cameras who will televise the game live.
Skipper Ian Robinson’s side reached the prestigious Finals Day after a thrilling quarter-final with Cheshire Premier League side Hyde, which saw Ormskirk triumph by just a single run.
The Liverpool and District Competition side will meet top North Eastern team Chester-le- Street in the second of the day’s semi-finals with a possible final against holders Wimbledon or Home Counties Premier League side Banbury to come.
Over 100 supporters are expected to travel down to the iconic cricket ground with a specially-chartered coach travelling from West Lancashire tomorrow morning.
The 14-man squad will journey to London today, where they will enjoy the ECB’s hospitality this evening, with a special dinner for the players ahead of the next day’s showpiece event.
Meanwhile, back in Ormskirk, the club have invited fans to come down to the club’s pavilion where the game will be shown on a big screen from 3pm with the final scheduled for 7pm.
It is the third time in four years that a club from the Merseyside and West Lancs region has reached Finals Day, following similar success for Bootle and Crosby club Northern.
John Williams, chairman of the Liverpool Cricket Competition, said: “We all wish Ormskirk the very best of luck in the ECB t20 finals at The Oval.”