Liverpool Cricket Club has recently presented Liverpool’s new Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar, with the Lancashire County Cricket Club Flag.
Following their win in 2011 it was agreed that flag would be flown at the Town Hall whenever Lancashire County Cricket Club plays in Liverpool – and the new Lord Mayor has given his full backing to carrying on this tradition.
Accepting the flag from John Mountford, a director at the Liverpool Cricket Club, Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar said: “I am delighted to be receiving this flag on behalf of the city. We will be honoured to fly it whenever the Lancashire County Cricket Club plays in Liverpool.
“It is great that we can show support for such great sporting events and, hopefully by doing so we can encourage as many people as possible to get out and about to watch these fantastic matches and cheer on their local club.”
Part of the Lord Mayor’s duties is to be Patron of the Liverpool Cricket Club and, accordingly, they are more than happy to help with the charity work undertaken by the serving Lord Mayor. Not only did members of the Cricket Club give a fantastic welcome to the Lord Mayor they also managed to sell a large number of his recently produced Battle of the Atlantic wartime hits souvenir CD making a great contribution to the Lord Mayor’s charities.
The decision made by Liverpool City Council noted with delight the success of Lancashire County Cricket Club in becoming County Champions for 2011. Council also noted with particular pride that the majority of Lancashire’s “Home” County Championship matches were played in Liverpool.
Therefore in order to suitably mark this achievement it was decided that:
‘Council calls for the Lancashire County Cricket Club Flag to be flown from Liverpool Town Hall, as other authorities such as Preston City Council and South Ribble Council have done. Equally, as recognition that Liverpool Cricket Club is one of the homes of Lancashire County Cricket Club, Council calls for the flag to be flown from the Town Hall on future occasions when our local county side are playing in the city.’