Cheshire join National Counties Cricket Association in ECB revamp

By Jim Law

Minor Counties 2020 relaunch . although no sign of cricket just yet

The new look National Counties Cricket Association (NCCA) takes its bow this week.despite there being no immediate likelihood of play.

Re-branding the Minor Counties Cricket Association after 124 years has been long planned and an exciting season was set for 2020 with T20, 50 over and a new promotion/relegation format for three-day games. There are also plans for 'showcase' matches against first class counties - Cheshire plan to host Warwickshire on 17 July.

The NCCA are looking to bring 'more pace, opportunity and excitement' for players and spectators with greater opportunities for talented players trying to break into the First Class game.

New NCCA Operations Manager Richard Logan, a former Cheshire player, has been instrumental in introducing the changes which see a new online focal point at

The site details planned fixtures as well as links to all twenty 'minor' counties and a member's section. It also promises 'plenty of fun #CricketatHome videos, drills and ideas to help players improve, plus player interviews and more'

July return?

The ECB have confirmed there'll be no professional cricket in the UK before 1 July but even this date seems optimistic, and the likelihood of recreational cricket by then just as remote.

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