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The New Balance Greater Manchester Cricket League | Est 2016 | an accredited ECB Premier League




Season Start Date

Season Start Date

5 Apr 2024

There is no doubt that the very wet weather is having a serious impact on the ability of clubs to prepare the ground for the coming season which is scheduled to start on Saturday 20th April.

The Board have been trying to find the right solution that both protects the competition and takes into account the condition of the ground and we feel there isn’t an easy answer. We do have full fixture lists on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season so finding a spare Sunday isn’t easy but we do recognise that clubs do require a firm decision to enable them to plan and prepare.

After much debate and too numerous to mention emails from clubs asking for a delay to the season the Board have reached a decision on the start of season 2024.

The 2024 season will now commence on Saturday 27th April, which means the following:

  1. The fixtures scheduled for Saturday 20th April will now be played on Sunday the 7th July.
  2. Sunday fixtures scheduled for Sunday 7th July will now be played on Saturday 21st September.
  3. The Sunday fixtures scheduled for 21st April will be rearranged by the two clubs on a mutually agreed date. As with all Sunday fixtures the league does offer a degree of flexibility.
  4. The Junior fixtures scheduled for week commencing Sunday 21st April will be rearranged by the two clubs on a mutually agreed date. Junior cricket will commence on Sunday 28th April.
5 Apr 2024