IRBY Cricket Club will join the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition (LDCC) in 2023 following a unanimous vote by member clubs. 

The move will bring to a close the club's 22 year stay in the Cheshire Cricket League and will seem them become the seventh Wirral club in the Competition alongside Wallasey, New Brighton, Birkenhead Park, Caldy and Parkfield Liscard. 

A spokesperson for the club said: "After a 22 year stay in the Cheshire Cricket Leagues, we’ll be drawing our time there to a close at the end of the season and are excited for the start of the next chapter in the club’s rich history.

"Irby has historical links to the Liverpool and Merseyside cricket community, last playing 1st XI cricket in the Merseyside Competition in 1999. 

"The opportunity to join a well-established and respected ECB Premier League set up is a fantastic opportunity for the club and we’re hugely grateful to the 35 current member clubs of the LDCC who voted unanimously for us to join them from next year. 

"Our move to the LDCC offers a number of fantastic opportunities to the club. The appeal of joining a well organised and established league structure, with strong links to Lancashire CCC, offers us new challenges and opportunities at all levels.

"The LDCC provides the quality, excitement and tradition that timed win/lose/draw cricket offers and that our members and committee wanted to see return to the fields of Mill Hill Road.

"We are incredibly excited to start our journey with the LDCC and are looking forward to a long, successful and enjoyable period ahead."

"Finally, we’d like to say thank you to all of the wonderful clubs in the Cheshire set up who have made us very welcome over the last 22 years. You’ll always be warmly welcomed back at Mill Hill Road."

The club has announced it is already making preperations for the new season in terms of recruitment with prospective players encouraged to get in touch.