Greater Manchester Cricket League | Est 2016




Saddleworth Moor Fire

Saddleworth Moor Fire

29 Jun 2018

Everyone will be aware of the issues faced in the east of our area this week and particularly for the clubs on the edge of the moor.

We have been in contact with those clubs nearest to the fire and Micklehurst CC are very much in the front line on this with the fire reaching just one field away and the fire fighters attending are currently using their club and ground as a base for operations.

The club secretary took advice from the fire fighters early this morning and they have stated that it would be unwise to play at this time because of the lingering smoke etc and it would cause breathing difficulties. We have been in contact with Westleigh CC, this weekends opponents and they are happy to support the league decision to allow this fixture to be postponed to be replayed at a later date after the problems are resolved. 

Should any other club feel their ground is not suitable for a game at the present time, please mail us on marked URGENT

We have asked the club to pass on our thanks to all the firefighters and other workers for their efforts to keep the local people and grounds safe and we have asked the club to get a 'round' in for them on us if there is the opportunity.



29 Jun 2018