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Further Delay to Season Start Date

Further Delay to Season Start Date

23 Apr 2024

Update 4

Play Cricket Transition and Pre Season Actions

Season Start

At last nights Board meeting and after much discussion it was agreed to further delay the season. This decision will cause fixture congestion later in the season but the continued wet weather and the clubs inability to prepare their grounds and the risk of damage to the square it was felt that this was the right decision although not the one anyone wants to take.

Saturday 27th April

The fixtures scheduled for Saturday 27th April will be moved to Sunday 16th June.

 There are a few Sunday league games on June 16th which will then need to be arranged by clubs please. June 16th is also a reserve date for Round of 16 of the Sunday Cup games due to be played on the previous Sunday. Clubs in that round of the Cup need to be aware that they may need to make alternative ground arrangements if the reserve date is needed.

Clubs should also be aware that there are GMCL20 games on Friday 14th June so clubs are asked to cooperate to rearrange those fixtures if clubs do not wish to have a triple weekend.

Sunday 28th April

Some clubs may be able to play their fixture on the scheduled date of the 28th April.  As per League rules however, the fixtures scheduled for Sunday the 28th April can be rearranged with the agreement of both clubs and we are relying on flexibility from all affected. Once the fixture change has been agreed, please complete the fixture change form on the website.  Any Sunday games being rearranged by clubs –  home clubs must notify the league in the normal manner to avoid umpire wasted travelling, and the new agreed date notified to the league by 31st July. If not notified by that day the match will be recorded as abandoned 2 points each.

Junior Cricket

Some clubs may find they are able to stage junior fixtures scheduled for next week, if this is possible and safe to do so then that is an option clubs can take.


Clubs on Play-Cricket

Please access your own clubs play-cricket website and start to familiarise yourselves with your club site, you can access your club site from the league page by clicking on the club badge. Please ensure you appoint Club Admin rights to those that need it. If you do not know your Play Cricket Admin person please contact play.cricket@ecb.co.uk Clubs can have more than one admin person.

Please note that GMCL cannot update club play-cricket sites and therefore clubs should update their own contacts list. This can be done by their play-cricket administrator going to Site Administration then Admin / Website Content / Club Officials and select Add New Official.

New Player and Transfers - League Approvals

Many thanks to all players and clubs who have registered on Play Cricket, we have now over 3200 players registered.

Please ensure your players are registered before playing, you wont be able to load their details to score the game.

We are working hard to approve all registrations, before any game is played but we are not able to approve any new players and transfers after 11pm on Thursday before the game.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Please register your players.

Registration of Professionals

It is a League rule that if your club has engaged a professional you must submit a copy of the players redacted contract and the player must be registered through Play-Cricket.


We are all finding our way around Play Cricket and we are now requiring scorers to have available a paper scorebook. This is a back up just in case.

Scorers must be registered by club admins and allocated the roles of Scorer and Club Fixture and Results in the club play-cricket site. Scorers must create their own log in and be members of the club site.

To score a game it is advised to use the Play Cricket Scorer using the App on your phone or tablet.

Below is a link to the system requirements for the Program and the getting started guide



Kate the scorer from Monton CC is offering her expertise and is happy to take your questions on how to score. Please contact Kate via email kateed27@gmail.com

23 Apr 2024