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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...

5th Apr 2024

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Please see HERE the document outlining the 'raw data' findings from the Women and Girls Workshop that was held at Walshaw Sports Club on 25th March 2024. Thanks again to all who attended, it gave a great insight to women and girls participation in sports as a whole and will be a valuable asset to the development of the Three Year Women and Girls Strategy. We would like to ask the same...

2nd Apr 2024

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Please complete your Junior Entries for the 2024 season This is the form As always our Junior Competitions are open to any club in the region irrespective of your club's parent league

2nd Feb 2024

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Please now submit your contact details ready for the 2024 season This is the Form Link Please submit as soon as possible

2nd Feb 2024

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Please find attached the chairman's notes from the 2024 AGM

26th Jan 2024

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Umpires Courses In March, there are 2 ECB Umpire Courses in the GMCL region, the courses are designed to give new umpires the key skills, knowledge and confidence to stand as an umpire in cricket. No prior experience of umpiring in cricket is required before attending the course. Whether you plan to support Junior Softball cricket through to adult cricket, this course will cover the...

23rd Jan 2024

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We are holding a presentation evening on the 9th March at Shaw CC for the indoor softball competition that has been running throughout the winter. Tickets are available to anyone and everyone, not just those who have been involved in the winter league! Tickets are £10pp with pie & peas included. All money from the night will go towards women & girls cricket within the GMCL eg. Paying...

17th Jan 2024

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The draw for the Lancashire KO Cup was made today First round 19th May 2024 Second Round 9th June 2024 GMCL have been awarded 5 places this season, 4 on league position and 1 for the cup winners

6th Dec 2023

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The AGM of Greater Manchester Cricket League Ltd will be held on Sunday 21st January at 10am at Milnrow Cricket Club. All club representatives, officials and players are welcome to join us Agenda Chairs Welcome and Introductions Apologies for absence Minutes of the previous AGM Chairmans review Finance Report Articles of Association Formal Resolutions - Nigel...

6th Dec 2023

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Callum Flynn to lead England Men’s Physical Disability team for India tour England Physical Disability team will play five IT20s from January-February in India next year. Denton West captain Callum Flynn will lead the England Men’s Physical Disability team on a five-game tour of India in January next year. A 15-strong squad has been selected, playing five IT20 matches in...

30th Nov 2023

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We are delighted to release the 2024 Season fixtures for our 12 Saturday divisions and 10 Sunday Divisions There are a small number of fixtures that may need a change of venue due to ground unavailability This year the fixtures have been entered straight on to cricHQ, there are no documents to view Premier League & Premier 2 fixtures Championship, Div 1, Div 2, Div 3 fixtures...

28th Nov 2023

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Good Luck to all the Women's teams taking part in the Indoor competition starting tonight. GMCL Women’s Indoor Winter Softball League Fixtures All games will be held at Oldham Leisure Centre and will start at 7:30 pm. Please ensure all your team are at the venue by 7:15 pm. Oldham Leisure Centre, Middleton Rd, Oldham, OL9 6AF 01.11.23 - Werneth v...

1st Nov 2023

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Team Registration for the 2024 competition is now open. Deadline is 15th November. Register Here GMCL allows member clubs to register their teams into our competitions annually to account for fluctuations in playing numbers and playing strength. This form is for registration of your senior teams teams wishing to play in the Greater Manchester Cricket League for the 2024...

31st Oct 2023

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UPDATED 12 October 2023 Raffle Prizes announced for the dinner: Signed bats and framed content from Jimmy Anderson, Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss. Tickets - £10 cash entry at the presentation with on the night bill payment option also EVENT TICKET UPDATE: Any additional ticket requests can now be accommodated This year's League Presentation will be held at the The Best...

12th Oct 2023

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Dear Club Representative As we end one season its very important at this time to reflect on the issues that have been raised during the season by both the clubs and the league we thought it important to arrange a meeting for all Clubs. The meetings are scheduled below and you can decide which venue best suits your club to attend. Ideally an official and a player would represent you...

19th Sep 2023

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Following comments from numerous clubs and players the GMCL Board have organised samples of different cricket balls to those used currently. We have a Readers Special County Imperial Crown ball which will be used on Saturday 2nd September and a Dukes County International ball which will be used on Saturday 9th September in the Premier Division and Premier 2 Division. Only 6 out of the 7...

31st Aug 2023

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For a number of years Lancashire have entered successful senior teams in the over 50ties and over 60ties national inter - county competitions. An over 70ties team has been entered into the 2024 national competition. Games are played on Thursdays. so if you are interested in playing please contact Geoff Allen on 07807152307.

23rd Aug 2023

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Glodwick Cricket Club is devastated to report the death on 28th July 2023 of Richard Connolly at the age of 52 following his 2 year battle with mesothelioma Richard’s association and involvement with the Club spanned a period of more than 30 years. He was a stalwart of the first team during its North Manchester League days and then, during the Saddleworth League and Pennine League...

10th Aug 2023

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The registration form will be closed at midnight on 31 July 2023.

31st Jul 2023

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We are delighted to confirm that the club joining GMCL for the 2024 season is the Derbyshire and Cheshire League Champions, Woodley CC who will be a strong addition to the league.at 1st and 2nd XI level along with their junior sides. There are no changes to the promotion and relegation position notified to all our clubs before the start of the season. The changes will correct all...

28th Jul 2023

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Softball Cricket is coming to Winton on Sunday 6th August. For more information contact Lucille Thompson on 07789 825 731 or email wintoncricket@gmail.com

24th Jul 2023

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20 June 2023 . In the GMCL20 competitions there have been a number of forfeits this year, including clubs forfeiting a number of matches. As a league we need to understand why this has happened and discuss whether a revised structure for this competition in the future. . For the current competitions, in each competition the group winners go through to the knock out phase, together...

20th Jun 2023

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These are the details of qualifiers and dates for final dates etc (Now Updated - 26 Apr 2023) GMCL20 2023

16th Apr 2023

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In advance of the regular season, this is the expected promotion and relegation picture at the end of the season. Promotion & Relegation 2023

16th Apr 2023

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Saturday 15th, Saturday league fixtures (including fixtures rearranged to this date) Clubs believing that their ground is unfit and believe it will remain so up to the latest start time on Saturday may notify the league that they wish to record the game as abandoned by emailing fixtures@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk by 8pm on Friday 14th and we will notify umpires and opponents in advance to avoid cost...

13th Apr 2023

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This year we will return to the traditional format for the Presentation Dinner at the end of the season and details are as follows Stables Country Club, Bury 20th October 2023 Three course meal Black tie event Please register your interest here and we will send mail updates on the event, ticket details etc Details of prices and number of tickets per...

7th Apr 2023

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Finals Days - GMCL20 GMCL20 Premier Final, Sunday 23rd July 10 a.m. (venue from finalists) winners to National T20 area final GMCL20 2nd XI Final, Sunday 30th July 10 a.m. (venue from finalists) GMCL20 Mixed Team Final, Sunday 6th August 10 a.m. (venue from finalists) Finals Days 1st XI Derek Kay 1st XI Cup Final 12:30 p.m. (venue to be announced) Championship 1st XI Cup Final...

7th Apr 2023

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ECB Premier League "The Greater Manchester Cricket League are delighted to be accepted as an ECB Accredited Premier League, which has been the aim of the League since its inception. We are about to commence our eighth season, and in that time, we have come a long way, but we see this accreditation as the next step for the League in helping clubs to realise their full potential. For those...

4th Mar 2023

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New Balance partner with GMCL to bring you . New Balance Team Sports UK are delighted to have partnered with The GMCL to introduce providing New Balance teamwear and cricket whites to the league, which is made up of 81 clubs and almost 8000 players taking part in the competition annually and supplying the league with New Balance on field and training wear is something that both partners are...

1st Mar 2023

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Please enter your 2023 junior teams on this form by 20th February Junior Entry Form

8th Feb 2023

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The order for for 2023 is now available, please order by FEB 14 PLEASE CLICK HERE

30th Jan 2023

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The form to register your league, cup and GMCL20 teams is now available, registration is required by 31 October 2022. https://forms.gle/dnwSVx6djkcRzbPS9

8th Oct 2022

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With the help of the Glossop & District Heritage Trust, Glossop CC are unveiling a blue plaque this Saturday, October 8th, to commemorate the life of Charles Augustus Ollivierre - the first black West Indian to play county cricket in England. Ollivierre played for Glossop from 1900-1903, during which time he was employed by Samuel Hill-Wood, and represented...

4th Oct 2022

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Groundsperson required - square only - 2023 season - Walshaw CC. Approx 10 hours per week, cutting/rolling/preparing wickets, doing wicket repairs etc. We have 3 senior teams and 1 development team so all Saturdays and Sundays will have a game on our ground. Access to all machinery required is provided. Enquiries to Mike Mills - Cricket Chairman 07771 734529 or michaelmills1@btconnect.com

1st Oct 2022

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The ECB have confirmed that: Cricket will resume on Saturday to pay tribute to Her Majesty and honour her remarkable life and service. Following the cancellation of today’s (Friday) cricket fixtures as a mark of respect on announcement of her death, we can confirm that play will resume from Saturday including international, domestic, and recreational fixtures. The decision has been...

9th Sep 2022

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This week we held a further meeting between representatives of the Bolton Cricket League and the Greater Manchester Cricket League at Emirates Old Trafford to discuss potential options for collaboration with the junior competitions in the overlapping regions of our competitions, to present to clubs. This is not finalised and further meetings will follow, with the next due in September.

11th Aug 2022

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Date of news item 4 Aug 2022 -------------------------------------- Date of Event - 2 Oct 2022 & 16 Oct 2022 ------------------------------------ The following Level 2 Umpires course has now been booked. Below is the direct link. UES2/000494 - https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/59q72g The course will take place at Farnworth CC on 2nd and 16th October. Please note the dates are...

4th Aug 2022

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3 August 2022 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GMCL team up with HerGameToo Cricket anti-sexism initiative ---- GMCL are delighted to announce a new partnership with HerGameToo Cricket, which aims to raise awareness of sexist abuse. GMCL will be the first cricket league to officially partner with HerGameToo Cricket...

3rd Aug 2022

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31 July 2022 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- After completion of the quarter finals last week the draw has been held for the venue and the order of games for next weeks GMCL20 Championship Finals Day (Sunday 7th August) and I can confirm the following: Venue: Wythenshawe CC 10.00am Elton Rifles v Westleigh Lions 1.00pm Wythenshawe Lions v...

1st Aug 2022

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The draw for the Finals venue and matches was made this evening at the GMCL Cricket Group meeting ---------------------------------------------------------- The Finals day will be held at Flixton CC on 31 July and the draw is 10 am - Heaton Bulls 2 v Heyside Hyenas 2 1 pm - Prestwich Patriots v Flixton Fire 2

21st Jul 2022

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18 July 2022 _________________________ I am pleased to announce the GMCL Under 21 team is as follows: _________________________ Lance Alberts (Capt.) - Moorside CC Josh Clarke - Westleigh CC Zach Flaxman (WK) - Clifton CC Kartik Joshi - Greenfield CC Uwais Khaliq - Prestwich CC Benjy Marsden - Monton CC Shamar Marshall - Micklehurst CC Tom Rawding -...

18th Jul 2022

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Championship GMCL20 draw and 2ndXI GMCL20 Finals Day ------------------------------ Apologies for the delay in finalising the Championship GMCL20 quarter final draw due to an issue with determining the qualifiers, a decision has been made today, CHAMPIONSHIP GMCL20 The Quarter Finals have now been moved to 29 July. The four highest average point division winners are Wythenshawe,...

17th Jul 2022

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7 July 2022 ---------------------------------------------- The GMCL Under 21's team will host its annual fixture against the MCC on Thursday 21st July, 11:30 start. at Walshaw CC. ---------------------------------------------- We are requesting that clubs submit nominations for players aged 21 or under who are available to play (Please ensure you check the player...

7th Jul 2022

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Eid-ul-Adha is one of the biggest religious festivals in Islam and this will be celebrated by Muslims next weekend meaning a number of our clubs will have a lot of players missing. Some are celebrating on the 9th and some on the 10th because it is not an exact science in predicting the date in advance, all dependent on the sighting of the moon on the day and different mosques have...

2nd Jul 2022

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With more cup games this weekend, please see the following reminders for player eligibility First XI Cup Player Eligibility There are very limited exceptions to first team eligibility for the Cup For all rounds, you cannot play in 1s if you have played in the same round for 2s For quarter final onwards, apart from a deputy pro properly appointed, the following players must...

26th May 2022

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The list of those providing teas is now online https://www.gtrmcrcricket.co.uk/pages/tea-provision It is also under "GMCL Clubs" on the website menu if you have not yet entered your club details please do this HERE We are also now confirming the Promotion & Relegation places for the 2022 season ahead https://www.gtrmcrcricket.co.uk/pages/promotion-relegation which is also under...

20th Apr 2022

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Please find the slides for the captains meeting HERE This covers start times, rule changes, umpires fees and more ....

19th Apr 2022

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You may recall that Justin Watson, the Overseas Amateur from Shaw CC, was assaulted a few weeks ago. Justin is still undergoing operations and has another on Thursday of this week. The club are hoping to put a Benefit Match together for Friday 24th August and are asking clubs to release their overseas and professionals for the game at Shaw CC. If you are able to help in...

13th Aug 2018

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We are saddened to hear about the events of the early hours of Friday morning which has resulted in Justin and Marques being hospitalised on Friday and along with all the players and officials in the league, the members of the GMCL Board wish them a speedy recovery from their serious injuries. After being made aware of the events overnight our Clubs Director Mike Hall has spoken to a club...

28th Jul 2018

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