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You will have seen in a previous newsletter the request for those clubs holding Clubmark to complete a questionnaire and we gave a date of the 27th November for this to be completed. If you haven’t done this please do so quickly now. The details requested are HERE To help Clubs to understand the changes we have received the following note from the LCF: The ECB are changing the...

26th Nov 2020

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We have set up a new rules viewing page which will allow you to find your topic faster and is particularly easier to view on your phone. We will still publish a full rules document but we hope you find this useful New Rules Menu if you have any comments on this please mail news@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk As always if you have suggestions for rules please use our feedback form from this web...

2nd Nov 2020

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In a season where we had to work together to get matches played and despite the limited cricket it is astonishing that some of our players still managed to find ways to breach our discipline rules, the code of conduct or even more frustratingly act against the spirit of cricket. We do have a lot of players and so the bans we have issued are thankfully against a very low percentage...

2nd Nov 2020

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We will contact all clubs during December giving details of registration dates and any proposed changes to competitions

25th Oct 2020

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Indoor Cricket Guidance The following guidance has been prepared by the ECB and as we enter the winter many clubs will be keen to organise indoor nets for both juniors and seniors so it is important that you read the full guidance for comprehensive details. The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to venues, coaching providers and clubs on the steps...

24th Oct 2020

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Looking ahead to 2021 - Have your say ...

8th Oct 2020

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Please find below your weekly update, including information about the NatWest Leaders event taking place today. There are inevitable changes that are required to the latest COVID-19 guidance to keep in line with latest Government announcements. We are working with Government to issue these as soon as possible. ...

1st Oct 2020

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I wish to place on record my appreciation to all Greater Manchester Cricket League Clubs, Officials, Volunteers, and players of all ages for your sterling efforts in getting cricket on this season. We started cricket in the GMCL on the 26th July under the ECB Adaptive Play Stage 4 guidelines and we have now concluded what has been a shortened season in the most difficult of circumstances....

28th Sep 2020

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It’s with a heavy heart that I write this note informing every one of the death of my long-time friend John Barrow. Considering that John had never played the game of cricket he served the game for nearly 50 years with distinction, first learning to score then to get involved with the administration of the North Manchester Cricket League which he served for forty three years, then for...

26th Sep 2020

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Dear , Please find below your weekly update, including information regarding playing cricket indoors which has been updated since the latest Government announcements. With just under a week until the end of Women's Big Cricket Month we would encourage you to share pictures and our new playing...

25th Sep 2020

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Following the recent UK Government announcement, we have provided an important update below on how this impacts on training and playing at clubs, the use of your club house where it is providing food and beverage (including a bar), and on training courses. ECB COVID-19 Guidance for Cricket Indoors is currently with the UK Government for their approval. In Wales, we are working with...

12th Sep 2020

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11 September GMCL decision to continue with games At a Board meeting last night we agreed that our scheduled fixtures can go ahead where clubs wish but the whole league will remain under constant daily review as you would expect. This isn’t a clear issue for any of us and opinions are completely divided across the whole league, with players, club management and officials...

11th Sep 2020

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This is the advice from Bolton council Sports and events You can play a team sport only where this is formally organised by a sports club or similar organisation, and sports-governing body guidance has been issued. The ECB is on that list. We advise that all other sports activities should not take place with people who you do not live with at indoor and outdoor public venues....

5th Sep 2020

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The 2020 Cricket Playing Survey is now live This summer, as a game, we have had to be flexible and adapt, and we know many players have returned to a slightly different cricket experience than previous years. The Cricket Playing survey is ECB's number one opportunity to listen to the views of those who are playing, and given the changes and sacrifices we have all had to make, more than...

4th Sep 2020

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We have been asked to share this with you today, deadline Wednesday 2nd Sept NatWest OSCAs Why not nominate someone for a NatWest OSCA There are two categories to nominate into: Connecting Communities see form here Pro-Active Leadership see form here Nomination Form see form here (this is 2020 form even though named 2019 form)

1st Sep 2020

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Monton Sports Club has an immediate vacancy for a groundsperson. Monton is a multi-sport club, with the grass pitches catering for cricket, lacrosse and junior football, together with tennis courts and cricket nets. The club is looking for a someone to take responsibility for the entire ground, ideally to include the work necessary to maintain the cricket square. This will...

25th Aug 2020

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Lancashire Cricket Foundation (LCF) can issue the following update regarding COVID-19 restrictions in Oldham, and areas within Blackburn and Pendle. As of midnight Saturday 22 August, the above named areas have seen a tightening of restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19. The knock-on effect of recreational cricket is as follows: Oldham Written permission has been received from the...

23rd Aug 2020

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These are the full details of the ECB Special Measures available to Leagues to apply to clubs not following the Covid guidance.

21st Aug 2020

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Following the report of a positive test for a relative of an Uppermill CC player who is close to the senior teams at the club and attended games last weekend (before symptoms) at Uppermill CC & Saddleworth CC and in view of the current lockdown restrictions in the region, the clubs involved and the GMCL Board have agreed the precautionary measure of postponing the weekends games featuring...

13th Aug 2020

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60-80 25kg bags of Mendip loam and two 20kg bags of Maxwell 36 seed with Gromax for the square. Price to be negotiated. Buyer to collect. Surplus to requirements due to having the square refurbished later this month. Contact Phil Spencer Stretford CC on 07967 209188.

12th Aug 2020

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August 4, 2020 ADAPTIVE CRICKET - IMMEDIATE ACTION This note serves as a reminder to all Clubs that we must follow the ECB adaptive play guidance. We have now been playing for 2 weeks and the vast majority of clubs are following the guidance to the letter but we hear of others that are not in our own and other leagues. Changing Rooms are not to be used as changing...

4th Aug 2020

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Greater Manchester Cricket League GMCL and Compliance. The GMCL along with other cricket leagues and all cricket clubs across the country are able to continue to play the game in its adaptive format thanks to everyone’s efforts including the ECB and the County Boards. This position over recent days has been tested and challenged and we are thankful that cricket can continue in...

31st Jul 2020

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31st Jul 2020

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Greater Manchester Cricket League Important All Clubs to Read, Understand and Act. We have now received confirmation from Oldham Council that recreational cricket is permitted to safely continue at ECB Stage 4 adaptive game play with immediate effect to comply with requirements of all parties involved and as a result all fixtures can proceed as planned. We would like...

30th Jul 2020

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21st Jul 2020

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We have now finalised the GMCL15 fixtures which are not as perfect as we would like due to late additions and late changes of home match night. Divisions AAAA, BBBB, FFFF & HHHH all now have 7 teams so there are additional fixtures in each division The fixtures are visible on cricHQ and on the Match Centre on the website In Division HHHH, United Stars are playing all games away...

21st Jul 2020

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COVID-19 Update - Emergency Support Programmes...

20th Jul 2020

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News and Updates July 17 2020 This e-mail is issued to all registered Main Contacts at clubs as and we ask that this is shared with captains and other club officials to whom it relates. If there are any questions please mail news@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk or secretary@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk GMCL15 The fixtures for the 15 over competition have been published on the...

17th Jul 2020

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News and Updates July 16 2020 This e-mail is issued to all registered Main Contacts at clubs as and we ask that this is shared immediately with captains and other club officials to whom it relates. If there are any questions please mail news@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk or secretary@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk Things are changing daily and if areas of lockdown change we will have to...

17th Jul 2020

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15th Jul 2020

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The fixtures are now available here https://www.gtrmcrcricket.co.uk/pages/2020-season-fixtures GMCL15 will be posted soon as possible

13th Jul 2020

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News and Updates July 10 2020 Good evening all, We are sending this to everyone (on the mail system) this evening because we wanted to let you know about the issue with the website tonight which has been caused by a failure of a global server. There are many live businesses greatly affected by this who are unable to see orders and bookings at what is already a tough time so our loss is...

11th Jul 2020

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Cricket Force is relaunched, sign up now for Free PPE and Support https://ecb-comms.co.uk/2SWP-121ZJ-C5CF6B34F64B1BE45YTD9KE469FE45DC2BD755/cr.aspx

11th Jul 2020

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News and Updates July 9 2020 Hoping you are all now in preparation mode for the games ahead, we will send you updates every evening where there is something to share. If you have questions you can mail secretary@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk or GtrMcrCricket@mail.com Match Balls The process of distributing league stamped cricket balls to the clubs that paid for...

9th Jul 2020

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For Adaptations for all outdoor cricket activity, applicable to players, spectators, volunteers, clubs, coaches & officials in Step 4 of the ECB Return to Cricket Roadmap please click on this link This plan provides measures that should be taken by players, clubs, officials, volunteers, coaches, and spectators before, during and after all outdoor cricket activity as well as specific advice...

8th Jul 2020

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is delighted that the UK Government has given the green light for recreational cricket in England to return from Saturday 11 July. The latest update from the UK Government signals progression from Step 3 to Step 4 of ECB’s roadmap to return for the recreational game, meaning competitive cricket matches in England with adjustments to respect...

3rd Jul 2020

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Dear all, Following the submission of our revised guidance to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport at the start of the week we are waiting for UK Government approval before we can provide any further update on the return of play for recreational cricket. We will be in contact as soon as we have an update to share....

2nd Jul 2020

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“The ECB along with the nation’s cricket players are keen to see the imminent and safe return of our sport at recreational level and have been working hard with Government to achieve this. “We believe that cricket is a non-contact sport, with very low risks of exposure, and that it can be played as safely as many other activities being currently permitted. It is our strong...

23rd Jun 2020

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Following the ECB announcement on Friday we can now begin preparations for some form of cricket, with some confidence of starting a short season. The Board took decisions in March that the 2020 season would not commence and at that time we were hoping for an early June start. Much has happened since then and throughout this unprecedented period we have tried to ensure our clubs are kept...

21st Jun 2020

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GMCL Board Meeting held on Zoom, remotely June 21st, 2020 Minutes of meeting held 10am Sunday 21st June 2020 Reason for meeting: to discuss possibility of ‘adaptive cricket’ commencement and communication to clubs. Present: MK / BE / SL / KC / TG / MH / MS / WH / MW / RH / NS / AN / DF Apologies: MB Mike Hall thanked everyone for participating and...

21st Jun 2020

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20th Jun 2020

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As a GMCL Board Director I have been asked to give a pen picture of my background and journey through many years of being associated with league cricket. Whilst thinking about what to write for this pen picture, I thought back to my school days and how cricket has changed from my early days to now. Practice was held on the outfield, if someone arrived early and knew how to start the...

12th Jun 2020

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We are hearing of many and varied club developments from across the league and it is certainly heart-warming listening to the building and ground improvements going on. Despite the pandemic it seems that we are not only maintaining our grounds and facilities but also taking this opportunity to renovate / extend / drain / build / paint / plant / fix / etc. Why not share your club...

12th Jun 2020

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Having had the time to inspect all our equipment our mechanical wicket roller is broke. We are unable to patch up with repairs as we have done so many times now it is not economical to keep patching the parts and it is very old and hard to get parts etc. Could you ask if any clubs are selling or giving away?? a mechanical roller or if they have bought one in the past where from, how much...

11th Jun 2020

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We have identified five steps for the recreational game’s proposed phased return in England this summer. England is currently in step 3 - which allows for small group training sessions of up to six people while respecting social distancing. The Welsh government are due to review current restrictions on 18 June, after which time we will provide further guidance. ...

10th Jun 2020

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Updated guidance for return to activity in a club setting Further guidance for players and clubs on undertaking recreational cricket activity and informal cricket activity in an outdoor environment, consistent with UK Government guidance. The ECB has issued its latest back to cricket guidance. The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to players and clubs on...

4th Jun 2020

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I sincerely hope that this note finds you and your families well and in good spirits. We have all been affected by what is the most difficult of circumstances and at times like this we often take the opportunity to reflect on many things. As I sit in front of one of our leagues cricket pavilions looking out across a well manicured ground with the ground staff desperately trying to get...

2nd Jun 2020

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Ramblings of a cricket administrator I sincerely hope that this note finds you and your families well and in good spirits. We have all been affected by what is the most difficult of circumstances and at times like this we often take the opportunity to reflect on many things. As I sit in front of one of our leagues cricket pavilions looking out across a well manicured ground with...

2nd Jun 2020

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Recreational Game Update Last night the government confirmed that groups of six can meet outside from Monday June 1, provided people from different households observe social distancing (staying 2m apart). This applies to England, with the First Minister of Wales today announcing that people from two different households in the...

29th May 2020

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can today confirm a further delay to the start of the professional domestic cricket season, with no domestic cricket to be played before 1 August. The specifics of the season remain subject to ongoing advice from UK Government and health experts, but the ambition remains to host domestic men's and women's cricket across England and Wales later this...

28th May 2020

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GMCL Board Meeting – Held on ZOOM, remotely May 28th, 2020 AGENDA. Chairman’s report – Martin Kay Apologies sent from MK. Cricket Lead Report – Mike Hall Premier League Application – Informed the board that the Premier League application has been sent to the ECB. They are reviewing the words and the evidence; this is then passed...

28th May 2020

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Ahead of the bank holiday weekend, please find below the latest COVID-19 update from the ECB. We hope you have a lovely extended weekend. TOGETHER THROUGH THIS TEST The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has launched ‘Together Through This Test’, a nationwide campaign shining a light on the work...

22nd May 2020

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20th May 2020

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The Grounds Management Association has produced an excellent document that is worth reading by groundsman and clubs , just click on the link. Also on the 13th May the GMA held a webinar that all involved in our grounds will find interesting, if you would like to listen and view click on the link below.

19th May 2020

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Richard has been assisting in a cleaning up of our rules, he is an experienced corporate lawyer who handles issues such as acquisitions, disposals, MBOs, joint ventures and shareholder agreements on behalf of private companies. He has a strong background in corporate law and he has been involved in many deals where privately owned businesses transact with international parties. He is...

19th May 2020

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Meet the Directors Michael is the League's secretary and is in charge of day to day operations. He is also secretary and third team cricketer at a club quite new to GMCL, Mottram Cricket Club. Here, Michael explains what's been happening at Mottram C.C. during the Covid-19 outbreak and their response to it. The roundabout benefits of lockdown for an engaged and focused Cricket...

18th May 2020

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Meet the Directors David is our Director in charge of all matters disciplinary in the league. Here is a little of Davids background in cricket. David Arthur Fare joined Heywood from Worsley in 1976 and has done it all at the club, a stalwart on the field, Wood Cup winning captain in 1993, a remarkable 790 first team wickets to his name, club Chairman for many years and now involved as...

18th May 2020

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Following today’s ECB communication to clubs concerning Covid-19 Lancashire Cricket has offered further guidance. The LCF would like to provide some further clarity over guidance specifically relating to 1-2-1 coaching. The full guidance relates to a return to cricket and specifically using club practice net facilities. Safeguarding best practice would not encourage one-to-one...

16th May 2020

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ECB guidelines offering practical guidance to players and clubs on the steps they should take to remain safe while undertaking exercise in an outdoor cricket club environment. The purpose of the following guidelines is to offer practical guidance to players and clubs on the steps they should take to remain safe while undertaking exercise in an outdoor cricket club environment....

15th May 2020

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for children aged 8+ today According to the ECB’s latest research, the lockdown period has had a positive effect on families’ sporting habits, suggesting that doing exercise during this time could help to form positive long-term habits. Further, 61% of 500 parents with children aged 8-15 say sport is helping the physical...

13th May 2020

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ECB update on recreational cricket and COVID-19 following the UK government's changes affecting sport and physical activity, which take effect from Wednesday 13 May. We are aware that the UK Government has announced changes that affect sport and physical activity in England, which are due to come into effect on Wednesday 13 May. “We are expecting to receive further clarity from the...

12th May 2020

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GMCL Board Meeting Held on ZOOM remotely May 11th, 2020 Present: Martin Kay, Mike Hall, Simon Lowndes, Michael Beech, Thomas George, Alan Naylor, Richard Hepworth, Mike Ward, David Fare, Nigel Stock, Will Halton. Apologies: Mark Smith, Kieran Coe Restarting Cricket Plans...

10th May 2020

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GMCL Board Meeting Held on ZOOM remotely May 7th, 2020 Present: Martin Kay, Mike Hall, Simon Lowndes, Michael Beech, Thomas George, Alan Naylor, Richard Hepworth, Mike Ward, David Fare, Mark Smith, Nigel Stock, Will Halton, Kieran Coe. 1. Chairman’s comments – Martin Kay...

10th May 2020

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Lancashire Women bowler Olivia Thomas has been awarded a Scholarship this year by the Brian Johnston Memorial Trust. The charity was founded in 1995 with one of its aims to offer promising young cricketers financial assistance to fulfil their potential at county level, in both the men’s and women’s game. Thomas, aged 16, made her debut for Lancashire Women last year against...

10th May 2020

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Covid 19 Over 30 Clubs have taken part in the Zoom meetings over the last few days, which have provided the opportunity to discuss how clubs are managing during these difficult times and for the League to explain how it plans to reintroduce cricket if the opportunity arises. The feedback has been excellent and will influence how things may proceed. This feedback will also be sent on to...

7th May 2020

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THE UK's LEADING CRICKET CLUB INSURANCE POLICY First of all, from everyone involved in delivering the ExtraCover...

2nd May 2020

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The GMCL Board have organised a number of meetings with member clubs using Zoom to answer questions, concerns and to discuss the cricketing future, as best we can. We feel that by taking up to a maximum of 12 clubs per session we can manage the online discussions hence the reason why we have organised a number of these. If you would like to join...

29th Apr 2020

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The health and safety of everyone in cricket is the ECB's top priority. On this page we have brought together all of your questions about the impact of COVID-19 on every area of our game. We will continue to update this article over the coming days and weeks. Recreational game What is happening to the start of the club season? Based on the Government’s advice, we...

29th Apr 2020

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ECB ACO has released the following online courses for both those who wish to take up a role as an Umpire or scorer. If you wish to umpire Junior games, become a Club Umpire or become a GMCL Panel Umpire or become a scorer for your club, a course is here for you. In addition, if any experienced umpires or scorers wish to simply to brush up on skills you already have and keep us going through...

28th Apr 2020

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Statement The recent statement from the ECB focuses on professional cricket although it would suggest that there will be no recreational cricket until at least the 1st July and, in all likelihood, much later. Until we know more, it is difficult to come to any conclusions but we have competitions ready to go for all eventualities, although we are...

25th Apr 2020

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We have a number of areas to update you on this week, details of which can be found below. We hope that you are continuing to find these updates useful. Ruth Strauss Foundation - 26...

24th Apr 2020

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We hope that you had a happy and relaxing few days over Easter. Following the Emergency Grant and Loan update earlier today, our weekly COVID-19 update can be found below. All Stars Cricket Activity Booklet Next week we are excited to be able to share an updated All Stars Cricket...

18th Apr 2020

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GMCL Board Meeting – Held on ZOOM, remotely April 16th, 2020 Present: Martin Kay, Mike Hall, Bill Elkin, Simon Lowndes, Michael Beech, Thomas George, Alan Naylor, Richard Hepworth, Mike Ward, David Fare, Mark Smith, Nigel Stock, Will Halton, Kieran Coe. Chairman – Martin Kay Welcomed all. Reflected on the sad passing of Dave Leach from Greenmount CC in...

18th Apr 2020

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From John Murphy Clubs and Leagues Director Lancashire Cricket. This short update includes information on disability cricket, managing unoccupied properties and participant kit for All Stars. "Good afternoon everyone, I hope you continue to stay safe and well. Please see the latest ECB press release, which was sent to the network on Good...

16th Apr 2020

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We are very pleased to announce that Adlington CC will be joining our competition in the 2021 season following their resignation from the Bolton League earlier today. The Bolton League have wished the club well for their future in GMCL. We will hold an online welcome meeting with club officials later in the week as we prepare for the season ahead in these trying times. As stated last week...

7th Apr 2020

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We know everyone is rightly focussed on protecting themselves and their family at this time, but we wanted to share some league news with you as we all look forward with hope for some level of normality in the future. In the meantime, please follow all the government advice so that we will see you all later in the year. Member Clubs 2021 Season You will be aware that at the end of the...

2nd Apr 2020

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About the fund As the country deals with coronavirus (Covid-19), we know sport and physical activity organisations are facing a hugely difficult period of time. The Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It's specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by us, who have a role in supporting the nation to be...

31st Mar 2020

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To all clubs, Following an earlier communication from the ECB we are pleased to be able to answer a key concern that has arisen in many Cricket Clubs. Further advice from the ECB around Ground maintenance at clubs below and attached. The following statement below and the attached guidance is a collaboration between Professor Nick Pierce (ECB Chief...

25th Mar 2020

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GMCL Briefing (2) for clubs– COVID-19 This is the second briefing following the first issued on the 17th March 2020. It is our intention to post regular briefings via all communication avenues whilst this terrible health crisis continues. We now know, following advice from the ECB and the LCF that all forms of recreational cricket are suspended for the foreseeable future...

20th Mar 2020

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GMCL Briefing for clubs– COVID-19 17th March 2020 We recognise that cricket is not at the forefront of everyone’s mind at the moment and we send out our best wishes for everyone to keep well and in that regard please follow most recent guidance, which is now saying to avoid non essential contact. Please take this message seriously and consider what activities your...

17th Mar 2020

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Statement from GMCL We are fielding many queries from Clubs about the GMCL’s position in respect of the Coronavirus situation. We are monitoring all channels available to us including the Government and the ECB and we recognise that this is a fluid and changing situation. Guidance is due shortly from the ECB and we will be in communications with other Leagues to understand any...

14th Mar 2020

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We have received advice from the ECB regarding the Coronavirus which is enclosed. To view click on the images below. We will update this on receipt of any further communication from them.

11th Mar 2020

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There are still places available on the below course for those clubs whose Welfare Officer needs to renew their Safehands Certificate and be ready for the new season. Safehands Refresher Bradshaw Cricket Club Thurs 19th March 2020 7pm-9pm £15.00 Book here http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/xhqvcr

8th Mar 2020

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I hope you have all wintered well and the 2020 cricket season is now in sight. As per the last few seasons we will be hosting Pre Season Meetings to meet with as many umpires as we can to update you on changes to rules, regulations, playing conditions and any other issues we believe you should be aware of in readiness for the new season. It is extremely important you make one of...

8th Mar 2020

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After every senior match in the GMCL, both captains must fill out a report form on the umpires, for the match. This can be accessed by clicking the following link: GMCL Captain's Match Report It can also be accessed from the League Information & Document Section, of the GMCL website. If this form is not completed before...

6th Mar 2020

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The Draft Junior Structure for 2020 is published below along with the presentation from the Junior AGM. The structure may vary before the fixtures are published which will be no later than the end of March. In addition at the Junior AGM a number of rule changes were announced: GMCL Junior Rules 2020 There has been a comprehensive revision of the rules, which for the most part...

4th Mar 2020

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The 4 dates and venues are now confirmed for the pre-season Captains and Senior Club Officials meetings. It is mandatory that at least one person per club attends one of these meetings. A summary of the rule changes for the 2020 season, player registration on CricHQ and the potential upcoming changes in the managed migration laws will be covered at the meetings. The details for the...

3rd Mar 2020

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GMCLUA have arranged an INTRODUCTION TO UMPIRING COURSE , aimed at club umpires starting out in 2020. The event is being held at Denton West CC on the 26th March commencing at 7pm. The course will last approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. To register go to the ECB ACO website ,then look at FIND A COURSE, you will find the course registered , complete the necessary form to book...

3rd Mar 2020

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The GMCL Junior AGM will take place on Sunday 8th March at 10.00 am at Elton Vale Sports Club. We would appreciate all clubs sending a representative. Elton Vale Sports Club, Elton Vale Road, Bury, BL8 2RZ

3rd Mar 2020

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This Information is required NOW Club Details & Information A large number of clubs have still not supplied us with their up to date contact information, if you have not we urgently need your club details NOW, we are looking for clubs to enter their details and information, by way of a online form. To access and complete the form, please click the following link: ...

1st Mar 2020

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You may have heard today that Lancashire County Cricket Club have today launched a free Affiliate Membership package for recreational cricket club players and officials in the county. This is great news and we are told that this will give those registered free access to County Championship and 50 over games during the season including pavilion access. There will also be access to great...

29th Feb 2020

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In 2020 as clubs join and directors involvement change within the league we have made some adjustments to which directors will be allied to which club. The Board directors would like to meet up at your club at a mutually convenient time and will contact you over the next couple of weeks to arrange. A full list of who will be your contact is included below. The board members will...

29th Feb 2020

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Here is the Entry Form for junior teams into the GMCL league for 2020 - This needs to be returned by this weekend, there will be a chance to edit these up to 15th March, but we need entries now to do a first draft of the league structure for the GMCL Junior AGM (8th March, Elton Vale CC, 10am). It is important that all your junior contacts are on the form and you get their...

28th Feb 2020

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Cricket Expo: Saturday 29 February - Sunday 1 March The Lancashire Cricket Expo will take place ahead of the start of the 2020 club cricket season, on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020. The expo is aimed at the capturing the imagination of the entire game and offering something for everyone across the weekend. The whole of Emirates Old Trafford will be dedicated to provide a...

26th Feb 2020

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The GMCL at this time of the year asks its clubs to consider hosting one of its Cup Finals. The League is fortunate to have clubs willing to host these prestigious matches and we hope this will continue. Would your Club be interested in staging one of the Leagues Tetley Sponsored Cup Finals, if so please contact club-director@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk by Friday 27th March with a brief...

26th Feb 2020

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Do you want to watch your clubs home matches as they happen, wherever you are in the world, on your televison, tablet or phone, well you can. With the CricHq app on your phone you can watch highlights by clicking on a match from the past. The GMCL has partnered with our CricHq and My Action Replay and wishes to bring a very special offer to our clubs. We can offer a full...

24th Feb 2020

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This seasons match balls now need ordering and the deadline is the middle of February No price change for the 2020 season, please click on the order form below to order. Any remaining Orange Magna balls from last year may be used in T20 matches this season. THE ORDER FORM IS HERE

18th Feb 2020

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Grounds and Facilities Meeting of Ground Staff in the GMCL At the inception of the Greater Manchester Cricket League, and indeed contained within the Prospectus which was published prior to the formation of the League there was and remains a desire to improve standards of Grounds and Facilities in line with the vision of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for the recreational...

16th Feb 2020

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GMCL Cup Competitions sponsored by Tetley's After a number of changes were made to the cup draws following incorrect entries on application forms for the competitions we woud like to thank all the clubs who have been accommodating this week in allowing us to support the corrections and ensure everyone wishing to play in our cup competitions has a place. The revised schedules are here,...

11th Feb 2020

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PLAYER REGISTRATION GMCL will have a new player registration system in place for the 2020 season which will go live in March 2020. This will be operated via a link from the GMCL website. This Update (Feb 2020) follows on from the original briefing note and gives additional detail where held and responds to all the comments and questions we have received where we are able....

9th Feb 2020

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As with previous years, we are looking for clubs to enter their specific details and information, by way of a Google Form. To access and complete the form, please click the following link: GMCL 2020 - Club Details & Information This is to be completed by 28/02/2020. This information will be retained centrally for your annual update and...

7th Feb 2020

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Following the 2020 AGM, documents are now available from the following page. Documents

3rd Feb 2020

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Here is a message from our excellent partner at GMCL Scores For the third season, I will be preparing club previews for all GMCL clubs that I have enough information for, with them being posted in the 3-4 weeks in the lead upto the start of the 2020 season on April 19th. As always, the previews can only be made if information is supplied by clubs, and so if you would like a preview to...

2nd Feb 2020

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The GMCL Junior AGM has been announced as: Sunday 8th March from 10.00 am at Elton Vale Sports Club GMCL Junior Entries 2020 Here is the Entry Form for junior teams into the GMCL league for 2020 - This needs to be returned by 28th February 2020. Just as in 2019, there will be a chance to edit these up to 15th March, but we need entries now to do a first draft of...

21st Jan 2020

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We were saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague and friend Paul Naden recently and we have passed our condolences to his wife Gill and his two daughters and our thoughts are with them and Paul's friends and of course with his long term friend and match partner Phil Holliday who will be feeling it more than any of us. Paul's funeral will take place at 11.00am on Monday 30...

20th Dec 2019

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12th Dec 2019

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GMCL AGM: Sunday 26th January 2020 at Elton Vale Sports club - starting at 10.30 am. Please make every effort to attend - there are several vital administrative functions and news items to share with your club. Thank you Merry Christmas GMCL

9th Dec 2019

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We are delighted to publish the fixtures for 2020 Saturday Competition powered by cricHQ 2020 Sunday Competition powered by cricHQ 2020 Marston's GMCL20 Competition GMCL2020 Fixture Document All fixtures will be uploaded to the cricHQ in the coming weeks where you will be able to create filters for your teams and your venue but we didnt want to delay getting these...

8th Dec 2019

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GMCL Junior Presentation 2019 Friday 29 November Clifton CC 7pm Free entry Refreshments provided For further information contact Nigel Stock juniors@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk All these clubs have something to be presented with: Ashton CC, Austerlands CC, Bamford Fieldhouse CC, Bolton Indians CC, Clifton CC, Deane & Derby, Denton St Lawrence, Egerton CC, Flowery Field,...

20th Nov 2019

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Thanks for all the entries to make this a record breaking Sunday season, an amazing 69 teams signed up. We have exactly 36 teams wanting the longer fixture to give us 4 Divisions of 9 playing a 16 game season. We also have 33 teams wanting a 12 game season so we need 2 more teams to make 5 divisions of 7 to make the fixture list perfect. So if you have a...

16th Nov 2019

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GMCL Junior Presentation 2019 Friday 29 November Clifton CC 7pm Free entry Refreshments provided All of the following winners have a team or an individual award to collect, see the full list below. Individual winners to come - watch this space! For further information contact Nigel Stock juniors@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk Ashton CC, Austerlands CC,...

16th Nov 2019

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We are able to confirm the winners of the Individual Division Awards for 2019 and look forward to seeing all winners at the Presentation Dinner on 25th October at The Point at Emirates Old Trafford The winners are on our Player's Averages page here on the website https://www.gtrmcrcricket.co.uk/pages/player-averages Well done to everyone picking up one of the 92 Individual awards...

13th Oct 2019

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The Stage 1 umpiring course on 20th October is now full. However, there are limited spaces available on the same course on Sunday 27th October to be held at Denton West CC. For booking and full details, please go to the ECB ACO website.

9th Oct 2019

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Walshaw Cricket Club are looking for a groundsman to be responsible for all work on the square only - for pre season and throughout the 2020 season. If anyone is interested / available - please contact Mike Mills on 07771 734529 or email michaelmills1@btconnect.com Thank you.

4th Oct 2019

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All clubs have 4 mandated places at the Senior Presentation on Friday 25th October at the point from 7pm guest speaker Dickie Bird. To assist with the event planning and catering we now need to know how many of these places are being taken up, how many additional places are needed at an extra cost of £40 per place and how many vegetarian meals are needed. Invoices for...

23rd Sep 2019

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Congratulations to our junior cup winners so far. U11 GMCL Cup Winners Greenfield Runners UP Denton St Lawrence U11 Plate Winners - Royton U13 GMCL Cup – Sunday 22nd at Clifton CC U13 Plate Winner - Glossop U15 GMCL Cup Winners Greenmount Runners UP Monton U15s Plate –...

16th Sep 2019

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U11s Cup final. A damp day where ball dominated bat with boundaries few and far between The first semi saw DSL take a cluster of Greenmount wickets to come out on top. The second semi greenfield v Friarmere was much tighter. GCC only lost 2 wickets but friarmere restricted them to 237. In reply F scored more freely but lost more wickets. 12 needed off the 2 balls. Penultimate ball...

16th Sep 2019

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Our latest newsletter is now available, all the latest news along with our Grounds and Facilities standards update. Just click on the image

11th Sep 2019

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Under 11s – 15th September – Host: Greenfield CC 10am Denton St Lawrence v Greenmount 12.30pm Greenfield v Friarmere 3.30pm Final Umpires – Coaches/Managers umpire the U11s finals. Host clubs to provide refreshments for players between games. U13s – 22nd September – Host: Clifton CC 10am Denton St...

10th Sep 2019

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We are coming to the end of the season and we would like to hear from you in relation to any suggestions you may have to improve our League and any specific feedback you may have in relation to the rules. To do so there is an easy form that can be filled in online just click here

9th Sep 2019

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We are delighted to say that two of our umpires Ian Herbert and Jim Clarke have been appointed to tomorrow's LCF Knockot Final, "Herbie" has also been appointed to Umpire the Minor Countie Championshup Final at Banbury CC on 15th September. Well done guys!!

7th Sep 2019

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Following penalty point deductions issued in respect of yesterday's fixtures we can confirm that Denton St Lawrence Cricket Club are champions for the 2019 season and we congratulate them on an excellent season, we will have the trophy presentation at Sycamore Park on Saturday 7th September as they host Stand CC. We introduced new rules this season for points penalties for those failing to...

7th Sep 2019

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I am delighted to inform you that Lancs 1stXI retained their National title with a comprehensive victory over Somerset at Oxford this week. Our star man was Glen Bullock who hit a magnificent 131 in Lancs's total of 273-4 in 45 0vers. In reply Somerset were always up against it and found themselves 29-3, they eventually limped to 129 ao, with Chris Dearden and Billy Smith each...

6th Sep 2019

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As you’re no doubt aware I’ve been walking to all Glossop CC’s away fixtures this season raising money for The Christie and am closing in on my £5k target now. WALK FOR SUE @60 - See the JustGiving page HERE Support from all the clubs in Div1A has been superb and our 2s have had plenty of positive comments at their games too. Our last...

31st Aug 2019

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Premier Sunday Cup Final sponsored by Tetleys Chris Potts of Bury lifts the Premier Sunday Cup Bury v Roe Green Bury 141-8 Roe Green 71 all out Bury batted first and started reaching 61-2 off 18 with Nathan Ramsay being the main stay of the batting, eventually being out on 37 before a collapse saw Roe Green fight back and Bury were 65-6 two overs later. Lee Halliwell brought...

27th Aug 2019

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After our final consultation meeting at 8 a.m. this morning the Board have agreed and can now publish the Divisional Structure for the 2020 Season. Our priority has been maintaining our consistent approach to the perennial problems of:- Best placing new clubs at an appropriate level to ensure competitive cricket for them and our current clubs Ensuring your team will be playing in a...

24th Aug 2019

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The GMCL 1st Team League Cup final sponsored by Tetleys was played on Sunday 18th August at Royton Cricket Club. Finalists were Westleigh CC and Shaw CC. Winning the toss, Shaw asked Westleigh to bat first and this proved to be a good decision with Westleigh scoring 104 all out. Best of the bowling was Jack Boyle with 4-18 and Daniel Pool with 3-34. Jamil Stewart top scored for Westleigh...

19th Aug 2019

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Cec Wright will play his last game on 7th September 2019 as Uppermill take on Springhead at Uppermill CC and we are sure every one of the thousand plus players in GMCL and all those in the leagues around the North West will join us in doffing their cap to him on the day in recognition of a fantastic career. Cec, you are indeed a legend in cricketing circles and will forever be...

18th Aug 2019

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As the season comes to a close we are finalising plans for the divisional structure for 2020. As per our earlier communication to you, the league will go linear - we just need to work on the appropriate placement of 5 new clubs joining us for 2020. We are using our tried and trusted method that we have used from day 1 - based upon performance over the last 10 years and...

16th Aug 2019

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In partnership with The Cricketer magazine, GMCL Insurance Provider ExtraCover Insurance are offering two lucky cricket clubs the chance to win a brand new set of personalised stumps worth £115. The winners will receive a set of six stumps, complete with bails, wrapped in a design of your choice including your club logo, club colours and up to 25 words. To enter this competition...

15th Aug 2019

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Please find details for our next Inter League fixture. Date: Sunday 18th August 2019 Venue: Clifton CC (Manchester Rd, Clifton M27 6NB). Meet: 12:45pm Start: 14:00pm Lunch: Provided Squad: Rohan Fernando © Adam Ali Joe Aston Umar Chughtai Lucas Devine Mason Everton Keshana Fonseka Zach Flaxman (wk) Kartik Joshi...

13th Aug 2019

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Match Start times in GMCL This is a reminder that all start times are half an hour earlier from this weekend Start times from 17 August 50 Over games : 12:30 45 Over games : 13:00 40 Over games : 13:30 But we have also received comments that the final games of the season may be finishing too late for sunset times and may stop games being completed. We believe that the start...

13th Aug 2019

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The winner of our Thomas Cook Sport competition for five tickets for this Fridays game at Emirates Old Trafford is Tracy Gilbride Our friends@thomascooksport have given us 5 tickets In the Thomas Cook Sport stand for the Lancs T20 game on Friday night. All you have to do is connect to our twitter account @gtrmcrcricket and either Like or retweet to win all 5....

13th Aug 2019

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1st XI League Cup Final sponsored by Tetley’s is being held at Royton Cricket Club on Sunday 18th August. This year's finalists are Shaw CC 1st XI v Westleigh CC 1st XI and wickets are pitched at 1.00pm Why not come along and see some top class cricket. There will be a gate of £2 and £1 for concessions. Postcode: OL2 5TX – Car parking will be...

12th Aug 2019

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All, The GMCL Junior Cup competitions are now underway, with many games being played already. All fixtures are on CriqHQ and the U13/15 plates have been added today (U11 plate will be added Thurs). Following a few questions, here is an overview of the formats and a reminder of the cup regulations. General Regulation The GMCL are happy for the qualification games to be played...

6th Aug 2019

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On Sunday 11th August we have three Cup Finals taking place. 1stXI Championship Cup Final sponsored by Tetley’s - at Winton CC Postcode: M30 8JL The finalists are United Stars CC 1st XI v Oldham West CC 1st XI and wickets are pitched at 1.00pm 2nd XI Premier Cup Final. sponsored by Tetley’s - Sun 11th August at Dukinfield CC Postcode: SK16 4LP...

5th Aug 2019

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Denton St Lawrence CC defeated Royton CC in the Derek Kay Cup Final at Roe Green Cricket Club. Royton won the toss and chose to bat, Orme and Khurana opened, Orme was out second ball, Khurana and Sinkenson took the score onto 53 before a collapse saw Khurana, Lovell, and Sinkinson all out and the score was 57-4.Joy and Holder took the score to 92 before a further collapse saw Royton...

4th Aug 2019

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Shaw Cricket Club won the inagural Marstons Championship T20 at Finals Day against excellent hosts Winton Warriors. In the final the Warriors batted first scoring 96 being all out in the 19th over, the Spartans scored 97 in the 13th over with both openers stillat the crease. In the first semi final Winton Warriors scored 203 for in their 20 overs with East Lancs Millers scoring 114...

4th Aug 2019

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31 July 2019 Today is the last day to register a player for the 2019 season both the registration by the player ( Link on the Transfer Page ) and the clearance from the old club (sent to GtrMcrCricket@mail.com) must be received by midnight tonight. IT IS THE PLAYER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO GET THE OLD CLUB TO MAIL GMCL PLAYERS CANNOT PLAY IN GMCL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASONN IF NOT...

31st Jul 2019

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The draws for the Sunday cup competitions have now been made Both the Sunday Cup and Sunday Plate will take place on Sunday 11th August with start times of 1.00pm. Home teams are shown first. SUNDAY CUP Bury Cricket Club 3rd XI v Woodbank Cricket Club 3rd XI Prestwich Cricket Club 3rd XI v Roe Green Cricket Club 3rd XI SUNDAY PLATE Worsley Cricket Club 3rd XI v Stayley...

29th Jul 2019

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The draws for the GMCL Junior Cups have now been made, you can view them by clicking on the links below. Please make sure this information is forwarded to your junior managers for their immediate attention. The information can also be accessed by viewing the Junior Match Centre on the GMCL website. Under 11 Cup Draw Under 13 Cup Draw Under 15 Cup Draw Under 17 Cup Draw

28th Jul 2019

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Derek Kay Cup Final - Sun 4thAug at Roe Green CC The Derek Kay Cup Final sponsored by Tetley’s is being held at Roe Green Cricket Club on Sunday 4th August. This year's finalists are Denton St Lawrence CC 1st XI v Royton CC 1st XI and wickets are pitched at 1.00pm Denton St Lawrence are on a good run of form which has seen them climb the to the...

27th Jul 2019

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Sundays GMCL20 Championship Finals Day has been postponed due to the weather forecast. It has been rearranged to be played on Sunday 4th August at Winton Cricket Club. The finalists are Shaw Spartans, Uppermill Uproar, East Lancs Millers and Winton Warriors.

27th Jul 2019

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On Thursday 25th July with an 11.30 start a GMCL seelect XI take on the MCC. Edgworth Cricket Club is the venue for our now annual match.

25th Jul 2019

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We are delighted to announce the new sponsor for the GMCL Cup Competitions as Tetley’s, in a move that sees all seven competitions re-named with the Tetley’s brand. All seven cup competitions will now be re-named, including The Derek Kay GMCL 1st XI Cup Final Sponsored by Tetley's. Tetley’s hopes to build on its relationship with cricket fans across...

24th Jul 2019

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On Sunday 28th July the Greater Manchester Cricket League under 14's will be playing the Bolton Cricket League Under 14's at Clifton Cricket Club with wickets pitched at 2.00pm. The GMCL squad is as follows: Rohan Fernando © Adam Ali Ismail Azfar Umar Chughtai Mason Everton Keshana Fonseka Zach Flaxman (wk) Kartik Joshi Will Potts Luke Prescott...

22nd Jul 2019

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We will be running Stage 1 courses on the consecutive Sundays 20th and 27th October. These are each, separate 1 day courses and suitable for club umpires, those starting to umpire, refreshers for serving umpires and those wishing to progress to Stage 2.You should only book on one. The Stage 2 course will take place provisionally at Bury CC over two Sundays on 2nd and 9th February....

18th Jul 2019

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Congratulations to all the Group Winners and Runners up. The draw for the Quarter Finals has been made as follows All games to be played on July 19 with the home club named first East Lancs Millers v Wythenshawe Lions Winton Warriors v Elton Rifles Uppermill Uproar v Littleborough Lions Friarmere Cavaliers v Shaw Spartans There is no reserve date available at this time.-...

12th Jul 2019

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We have been asked by a number of clubs if they can rearrange this Sundays 3rd team games due to the Cricket World Cup Final. Games can be rearranged subject to the following: Both teams agree to the rearrangement, if one team does not agree there should be no rearrangement nor cancellation A rearranged date is agreed by both at that time. The League is informed of the above via the...

12th Jul 2019

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We are pleased to welcome Bradshaw Cricket Club to the Greater Manchester Cricket League for the 2020 season. Formed in 1894 Bradshaw has been part of Cricket in Bolton since then. Their ground, the Rigbys, will be known to many local cricket watchers,

12th Jul 2019

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Match highlights from the semi final and final Our congratulations go to Prestwich Heat on their Marstons GMCL20 final win over Denton West Wildcats. Prestwich played local rivals Clifton Kingfishers in the first semi final and scored an impressive 157-8 which proved 70 runs too much for Clifton. In the second final hosts Moorside Mavericks played the Wildcats and in a close fought...

11th Jul 2019

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Cricket Clubs all over the country have been targeted in recent years, with thieves and burglars taking off with valuable machinery worth hundreds of thousands of pounds leaving some cricket clubs on the brink of collapse. Our Insurance partners ExtraCover Insurance have some advice for all cricket clubs, whether insured with them or not, about how clubs can reduce their risk of being...

11th Jul 2019

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Follow the Marston's GMCL20 finals day live on the My Action Replay You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb9ZIc0PHjY

7th Jul 2019

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The entry form is here, https://forms.gle/iC5yd7ivRFtS98Ep7 Age Groups Under 11, 13, 15, 17. Deadline for entry – 21st July. 1st round – Week commencing 28th July. The Junior cups are optional, please only enter if you have enough players during the summer holidays to fulfil the fixtures. The intention this year is to...

5th Jul 2019

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We have had a couple of fixture slots which have come free, for one of the touring Australian touring teams to the area this summer. If you can offer any assistance that would be much appreciated. Friday 5th July 2019 Group Travelling from Loughborough – Manchester require 2x fixtures both teams are aged 15-19 years old. Monday 8th July 2019 Group stationed...

4th Jul 2019

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This Sunday our under 12's inter league team have their penultimate group match v Lancashire League at Friarmere Cricket Club off Slack Lane, Delph, OL3 5TR. Due to results in our first two games we are no longer in a position to win this competition therefore I would like to give lads who haven’t played yet an opportunity, also this will give me a chance to plan...

4th Jul 2019

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The draws for the next cup rounds were made this evening and are as follows 2019 GMCL DEREK KAY 1st XI CUP Sunday 21st July HOME V AWAY Roe Green CC...

3rd Jul 2019

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A note for visitors to Moorside CC to watch the Marston's GMCL20 this coming Sunday: Can visitors please car share as much as possible and please park on Turf Pit Lane to reduce congestion in the club's car park. Priority parking in the club car park will be given to GMCL officials, umpires and the 3 guest teams. Please respect resident neighbour's drive entrances and do not block. Thanks....

3rd Jul 2019

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On Sunday the GMCL Under 14's Inter League team are in action against the Lancashire League. Please find details for the fixture. Date: Sunday 7th July Venue: Rishton CC (Fletcher Rd, Rishton, Blackburn BB1 4HF). Meet: 12:45pm Start: 13:30pm Lunch: Provided Team: Rohan Fernando © Joe Aston Umar Chughtai Lucas Devine Mason...

3rd Jul 2019

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On Sunday 7th July Moorside Cricket Club host the GMCL20 finals day. The first semi final is at 10.00am with the second match commencing at 1.00. The final will then follow. Admission is £2.00 and £1.00, the bar will be open all day, food will be available along with the obligatory T20 music. 1st Semi Final Clifton Kingfishers v. Prestwich Heat 2nd Semi Final Moorside...

3rd Jul 2019

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There is a new website for our sports first aid provider Steroplast. Sterosport is your one stop online shop for sports first aid, medical and rehabilitation products. To view all the products click here

2nd Jul 2019

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Open invite to players & clubs in GMCL & SMJCL for Mon 8th July 2019 (40 overs match) It's that time of the year again where we extend invites to GMCL & SMJCL talented U18s cricketers who fancy their chances against Shaun Brown's (Melbourne) Australian Cricket Academy UK Tour 2019. Please accept our open invitation to U18s players, to be a part of our annual and much anticipated League...

29th Jun 2019

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We are delighted to announce that two clubs have this week confirmed that they will be joining us for the 2020 season. Milnrow CC who already play 3rd XI and juniors in GMCL have now enrolled their 1st and 2nd XIs into our Saturday Competition and Hadfield St Andrew's will also be playing all teams with us.This means we have two more excellent clubs with very good grounds coming into the...

27th Jun 2019

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Rijo42 has become the official Coffee partner to the League, they have created a fantastic offering that would benefit many if not all of the clubs within the League. They currently have an excellent promotion that is available to clubs, click on the attached leaflet for more information. Contact Sean Griffin on 03333 448042 in the first instant quoting GMCL42

21st Jun 2019

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Greenfield are hosting the Lancashire Thunder Development Group v an Australian Women’s Team from Newcastle New South Wales on 7th July. 40 over game starting at 11am

19th Jun 2019

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Our cricket club insurance partner ExtraCover Insurance have provided some guidance on holding your Cricket World Cup event at your cricket club. If your cricket club is holding an event to celebrate the Cricket World Cup this season, here’s some guidance from our insurance partners ExtraCover Insurance. The standard ExtraCover Insurance policy extends to cover the Clubs Public...

17th Jun 2019

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In view of the current state of the weather, it is timely to remind all clubs, players and officials of the ECB ACO published guidelines on Ground, Weather and Light (GWL). All GMCL Umpires have received the guidance note and have been advised to follow the guidelines at all times . The GMCL Board would like to stress they fully support the ECB ACO guidelines...

14th Jun 2019

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We have received several enquiries in the last week from clubs asking about membership of GMCL in the 2020 season and we have confirmed that we are open to new clubs as we get ready for our linear structure which is a great time to join us to have teams placed within that structure at an appropruate level. The key step is that clubs must resign from their...

7th Jun 2019

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Community T20 Fixture: Friday 14 th June 2019, Alexandra Park, Manchester M16 7JL The Event and Activities opens from 4pm. Wickets pitched at 6pm The Lancashire Cricket Foundation has entered its 2nd Year of working and engaging with its South Asian Communities in Manchester. See the Poster To celebrate the Cricket World Cup 2019 India Versus Pakistan Fixture at Emirates Old...

6th Jun 2019

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Steroplast are pleased to announce some special offers for GMCL Clubs.

4th Jun 2019

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GMCL is in place for players of all abilities and clubs of all ambitions but we will always provide the competition for those who aim to be the very best. From the number of enquiries received in the past few months we are aware that there are a lot of clubs looking at making a change so we want to make our position clear. We are open to clubs looking to join for 2020 and,...

30th May 2019

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It is with deep sadness that the family of Derek Whitfield respectfully wish to inform all of his friends within the cricket world that he has sadly passed away. Derek was truly loved and cherished throughout and sincerely had time for each and every one of us. Derek was devoted to his family and his dog ‘Blue’, he has left a life time of love and cherished memories that will...

30th May 2019

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We have recently received a number of reports and complaints about behaviour at Junior matches, these complaints relate to the behaviour of parents, players and club members and are specifically related to rowdy behaviour and abuse on the field and from the boundary. As a league we will not tolerate this type of behaviour and would expect all clubs to remind all members, players and parents...

29th May 2019

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T20 Cup tieing rule assistance for clubs with teams in both GMCL T20 cup competitions 3.3.5.1 The cup tieing between the two T20 competitions does not apply to U18s other than overseas amateurs as defined in the general rules. 3.3.5.2 Adults are cup tied if they have either played in any knockout round or have played 2 or more games in the 6 match group stage of either GMCL20 competition....

28th May 2019

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Congratulations go to our senior inter league team for their excellent wins over the Bolton League and in the final the Ribblesdale League to retain the senior inter league trophy. To watch the wickets fall click below An early start at Egerton CC saw the Bolton League score 157-8 in their 20 overs with Jon Kerrigan scoring an excellent 52 off 35 balls with Ben Chapman taking 3...

27th May 2019

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Many of you will be aware of the recent sad passing of who gave so much to schools cricket. Nigel's family have asked us to share details of the funeral where Kate, Rachal & Sarah will welcome you to celebrate Nigel's life on Friday 31st May, 09:30am at Blackley Crematorium followed by lunch and laughter at Monton CC until 16:00pm. All current Salford Schools Boys and Girls...

24th May 2019

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one of our League Panel Umpires, Peter Bartram. Peter was for a number of years the regular Scorer for Bamford Fieldhouse CC. This was in the days of Scorebook’s (remember those?) and he always took the greatest pride in his work and being neat and correct. He took great delight in the use of different coloured pens to represent...

3rd May 2019

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Sun 5th May 2-5pm Come along and join in the fun

3rd May 2019

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On behalf of David Fare, the GMCL Director of Discipline, our Umpires and the GMCL we would like to thank all players and clubs for their behaviour this weekend, as a league nearly 100 matches took place with out a single disciplinary report. Please inform your players of this and ask that they keep this up it is very much appreciated by all at the GMCL.

25th Apr 2019

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All, a reminder that all clubs with more than one team are required to submit a Starred Players list each year For those with two teams to list at least the best 5 players at the club who cannot play for the second team. This list must include all paid players not just the named professional For those with three teams to list at least 5 as above but then a further list to a...

23rd Apr 2019

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Secretaries could you please distribute this information with immediate effect Scorers Please check your devices are working. Please check your wifi connection - remember all fixtures should be scored with a live connection to wifi or phone data Please check your cricHQ app is the latest version from the app store Please check that the e-mail...

19th Apr 2019

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Enclosed is the structure for the 2020 season based on the same clubs that are playing this season. Please click on the image.

19th Apr 2019

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We are pleased to announce that the Greater Manchester Cricket League will be powered by CricHQ for the next four years. This unique sponsorship agreement will allow GMCL members to access the full CricHQ app for free along with a number of further opportunities happening throughout the coming seasons. The CricHQ competition management system will continue to be used by the...

17th Apr 2019

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To view the 2019 rules and disciplinary presentation given at the four recent captains and chairmans meetings, by Will Halton, board director of the Greater Manchester Cricket League please click here

7th Apr 2019

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The ECB has now released its recommended pitch lengths for junior boys cricket after significant research and consultation and organisations across the country. These new pitch lengths are applicable for 2019. The changes focus on efforts to make the game more inclusive and exciting for young players with research showing that that short pitch lengths lead to more positive experience...

2nd Apr 2019

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Board directors have started the process of meeting up with the clubs allocated to them, last week both Nigel Stock and Mike Ward met up with a number of clubs and this coming week David Fare will be meeting a number of clubs at Heywood Cricket Club. The intent is for all Directors to have met with all clubs before the start of the season. The board members will continue with further...

1st Apr 2019

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We are sending a pre season newsletter out via email to include YOUR STORIES: > Any Ground / Clubhouse development work carried out for the new season? > Any new players / exciting news re your club professional for this season? > Any club events / open days / charity fundraising? We will remind you of key dates / new rules / etc. So - please send your photograph / short (no...

25th Mar 2019

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Steroplast Healthcare is a Manchester based manufacturer and distributor of medical disposables, and diagnostic equipment. Steroplast have a healthcare range running into the thousands and are constantly expanding to meet the needs of a diverse customer base. The customer base of Steroplast covers seven different market sectors: Emergency, Hospital, Sport, Veterinary, Medical, First Aid and...

18th Mar 2019

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The 2019 updated Disciplinary Regulations are now online https://www.gtrmcrcricket.co.uk/pages/disciplinary-regulations-and-procedures Please ensure all captains, players and club officials are aware of these regulations

9th Mar 2019

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There are a series of mandatory meetings for all team captains (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th), Club Chairs and any others responsible for disciplinary matters at clubs to discuss the amendments to the code of conduct. All of the above should attend at least one of the events.The revised code of conduct and rule changes will be issued shortly. The dates are:- Tuesday 26th March, 7.30pm -...

21st Feb 2019

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The League, have throughout the year been listening to Clubs and have been made aware of a number of issues that require amendments to our playing conditions. The amendments cover issues such as the registration of clubs, penalties for the forfeiting of games, player eligibility, and a new format for the Derek Kay Cup including coloured clothing. There are also Changes to...

15th Jan 2019

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Communications A Cricket League of this size and complexity requires excellent communication links and the League recognise that this is an area for improvement. To help, each of the Board Members have been allocated a number of Clubs who they will communicate with face to face through regular meetings. This arrangement doesn’t replace the existing communication routes via email, but...

15th Jan 2019

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A document has been produced which sets out the Leagues commitments to its Member Clubs and the Clubs commitments to the League. This MoU will help to resolve many difficulties and misunderstandings that as a League we have encountered during our first three seasons. The document should be read and shared within clubs and signed off by the relevant Club Officials and is now available...

15th Jan 2019

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As part of our continuing correspondence on the subject of Managed Migration, the most recent communication was on 09 October 2018, I am able to advise you of the latest position. On 11 December the Home Office published its 'Statement of Changes' to the Immigration Rules. A link to the document below. CLICK FOR MANAGED MIGRATION UPDATE...

19th Dec 2018

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Massive congratulations to those GMCL Clubs who have recently been re-accredited with Clubmark - well done all! Clifton / Roe Green / Stretford / Greenmount / Greenfield / Royton / Stand / Bury

6th Dec 2018

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GMCL 1st December 2018 at Bury CC 10 junior representative from various geographical areas within the GMCL came together at Bury CC to hold a review of the 2018 junior season. The group was joined by Bobby Denning (LCF) and will now continue to meet, discuss, review GMCL junior cricket to make it the best it can be. The main proposals from the meeting are below, please...

5th Dec 2018

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Does your club need new kit for 2019? Custom Kit are one of the leading suppliers of Gray Nicolls teamwear with everything you need from on field match clothing and training wear to coloured clothing. Minimum 25% discount for all GMCL clubs. Don't forget....Coloured clothing is now permitted and encouraged in the Derek Kay Cup. ...

3rd Dec 2018

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And the winning ticket for a free flight draw from BTC – Cricket flight centre is...... Adam Robinson of Greenfield Cricket Club! Visit https://businesstravelcentre.org/services/cricket-services/

30th Oct 2018

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ECB ACO UMPIRES COURSES – Stage 1 & 2 Umpires, coaches, players - all are welcome If you are new to umpiring and want to learn more, or have never umpired before and would like to start, you are welcome. Stage 1 This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of Cricket. It gives the tools to enable a person to umpire matches at recreational level such...

21st Sep 2018

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Smith Jackson Wealth Management Limited (Senior Partner of St. James’s Place Wealth Management), based in Haslingden and Macclesfield, are delighted to announce the two-year sponsorship of the Greater Manchester Cricket League. In it’s third year, the GMCL has quickly established itself as the largest cricket league in the North West. Martin Kay, Managing Director of the GMCL...

13th Sep 2018

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Just to let you know that the Lancashire Over 60s won on tuesday Lancs Over 60's won the National Final on Tuesday by Beating Hertfordshire by 26 runs on a very low playing track at Aston Rowant (Oxfordshire.) Lancashire 177 for 6 (45 overs), Hertfordshire 151 all out (43.4 overs) Congratulations to all...

3rd Sep 2018

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Dear All Following the suspension of the talks between the Lancashire League and the Ribblesdale League it is now necessary to postpone the revamp of the Lancashire Knockout Cup until the 2020 season. Next season the competition format will be as follows: 54 teams in total. LL,NL,LC,GMCL,BCL,RL, and PS top 7 will qualify for next year's competition along with the top 2 from the S&D...

31st Aug 2018

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Both our senior and U18 Interleague sides posted fantastic wins this weekend...... Played at Moorside CC, the U18 representative team beat their equivalents from the Bolton League. Batting first they posted 242 for 9 in 45 overs with top scorers being Sam Dorsey (Clifton CC) with 92 and Tom Heaton (Greenmount CC) with 57. They then restricted the Bolton Leaguers to 180 all out with...

13th Aug 2018

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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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Friends Sporting Club are hosting a Women's Softball tournament on Sunday 19th August between 9am and 1pm at Alexandra Park.in association with the Lancashire Cricket Foundation. See the poster attached or for more details contact chairman@friendssportingclub.co.uk

1st 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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Our official photographer Alan Ryder has taken some great shots of all three matches at the finals day which are now available to view and buy as prints or for your social media pages. All Alan's GMCL pictures and his contact details can be seen here

21st Jul 2018

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It will be the exception rather than the rule for the GMCL Umpires Association to be able to provide substitute club umpires between now and the end of the season. It will be important that clubs make all efforts to identify responsible people in their clubs, who can act as replacements when their nominated club umpire is not available. Should the club not be able to provide an umpire,...

19th Jul 2018

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You will have heard of the hosepipe ban being enforced from 5 August in North West England This is formally known as a Temporary Use Ban (TUB) This is the notice https://www.unitedutilities.com/globalassets/documents/tubfinalweb.pdf you can see that at the top of the second column (below the bullets) that there is a Statutory exemption for the watering of the playing strip for Health...

18th Jul 2018

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GMCL U14 168/8 v Palace Shield U14 96ao, GMCL Win by 72 runs at Greenmount CC The GMCL won the toss and elected to bat. After a good start the team lost regular wickets and scored a competitive 168, Joe Aston (36), Daniel Stock(28) and Evan Williams(28*) all contributing. The Palace Shiled were blown away by a devasting spell of fast bowling from Callum Hunter (4 for 9) which left them...

13th Jul 2018

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On Sunday representatives of both the GMCL and Liverpool Comp played in an annual inter-league game. Here is a report from a GMCL colleague: The Heywood ground looked a picture and they produced a wicket to do us proud. We had a couple of ‘cry offs’ on the morning due to injury (Chris Read and Danny Pawson) and so replacements had to be quickly found which we did with Steve...

10th Jul 2018

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There will be no change to fixture start times or dates - the fixtures for this Saturday will be as scheduled. We do understand that this may cause some problems, but have taken this decision to maintain the smooth running of the League. We have also taken into consideration Umpires and scorers availability and lengthened hours, Saturday morning work shift patterns, the possibility of a...

4th Jul 2018

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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...

29th Jun 2018

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Are you or does your club have talented U17s cricketers who fancy their chances against a Select Australian Touring Cricket Academy? Then please accept our open invitation to GMCL & SMJCL Club’s U17s players, to be a part of our annual and much anticipated League Select XI vs Shaun Brown’s International Cricket Academy (Melbourne) Australian Select UK Tour XI in a 50 overs each...

27th Jun 2018

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Dear Club Officials, Players and Spectators, The League introduced the new Law 42 this season which places greater responsibility on players, captains and officials to uphold the spirit of the game and, all in all this has been well received, but we have had a number of incidents involving player discipline. A lot of cricket is played under the GMCL banner each week, but it is...

16th Jun 2018

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Where Starred player lists have not been submitted a list has now been generated for the club, This list is on the page found on the Match Info menu above this is the link Objections to GtrMcrCricket@mail.com

12th Jun 2018

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Monton CC will host the PCA Masters England XI on June 15th at 5pm and the club are looking for some great support from across GMCL Read the full details See the poster

1st Jun 2018

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UPDATES, INFO AND NEWS This news item is to tell you about some of the items taking up space in the GMCL mailbox at the moment. League Info & Documents See our new info page here: https://www.gtrmcrcricket.co.uk/pages/league-information-and-documents Cup Eligibility With so many teams in our competition we have to separate our cups to play on different days...

19th May 2018

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2nd XI Cup Round of 32 We have again been asked a number of player eligibility questions for the 2nd XI Cup on Sunday 20th. The rules are all on the website - see GMCL Rules on the Blue menu bar and see Cup Competitions. The 1st XI League Cup and 1st XI Championship cup also take place Sunday so, those clubs with 2 teams playing on Sunday in either of the 1st XI cups AND the 2nd XI...

16th May 2018

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Ladies Softball Cricket Festival comes to Roe Green CC on 8 July from 1pm. We are looking for teams of 6-8 ladies to get in on the cricket action. All equipment will be provided.Registration fee is £25 and includes team t-shirts and a bottle of prosecco. Register your team here* or for more information contact Sharon Jones on 07738546248, or via email at ladiesandgirls@roegreencc.com.

12th May 2018

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In order to get around personal data sharing issues we are able to offer those clubs that dont have a club e-mail address under gmail or hotmail etc the chance to have their own e-mail address with the league. This can be used in two ways We can divert all mail sent to this account to one of your members or you can run as a separate mailbox which several of your members can...

2nd May 2018

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Women’s Soft Ball Cricket is set to return to Oldham this summer and help to get hundreds of women involved in cricket across the county. Shaw Cricket Club has been selected to host one of the England & Wales Cricket Board Soft Ball Cricket Festivals, created to get more women involved in the game of cricket. Soft Ball Cricket is a new, fun, fast, social...

2nd May 2018

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Automated Bonus Points After the change of ownership at cricHQ the techy guys had to work very quickly to get the automated bonus points working for us for this season as well as other leagues which have slightly different bonus rules. We had tested the system before the start of the season and it worked with all results inputted, unfortunately at the end of the first weekend we found it...

1st May 2018

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Lancashire over 60's have created a 2nd XI for this season and are looking for players of reasonable ability. They play Midweek on various days but not Friday. This is a competitive but generally friendly environment with not too much sledging and played on some very nice grounds on a home and away basis, so a minimum of 10 games. If your Club has players who would be interested...

30th Apr 2018

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Unfortunately we have had 2 teams withdraw this week from our competitions - Kerridge United CC from the Sunday comp & PK Zalmi CC from the GMCL20 having previously withdrawn from the Saturday competition. As a board, the GMCL directors know that there is little chance that new clubs can spring up with new facilities and a ground and we therefore work very hard to support teams that use...

28th Apr 2018

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GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation - May 2018 In order to receive communications from GMCL in the future or to allow GMCL to hold your contact details to contact you when needed every individual must opt in and submit an approval form. Unfortunately our systems are not sophisticated enough to request a single click return e-mail and over the coming days you may receive more than...

26th Apr 2018

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All clubs must report their starred players list prior to the start of the season, there are a number outstanding The form is here The rules are here at 2.9 Clubs with 3 or more teams must register their best 16 players - the best 5 cannot play at 2nd XI, all 16 cannot play in the 3rd XI or 4th XI Clubs with 2 teams must register their best 5 players who cannot play in the lower...

20th Apr 2018

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Please use the crichQ site here to view the Marstons GMCL20 fixtures whilst we resolve our own websites issue with the display 8 divisions, record number of entries (49) Minimum 5 games - top of each division goes through to Quarter finals on 6th July with Semi finals and finals to be played on 15th July. Thanks

7th Apr 2018

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2nd Apr 2018

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This is the presentation from the Club Official's and Captain's Meeting Click to view Presentation (this is a large file and when the Dropbox window opens choose Open with Powerpoint in the top right in order to play the videos) Clubs that did not attend any of the 4 meetings arranged will be receiving a letter from the Board this weekend.

30th Mar 2018

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GMCL JUNIOR SECTION 2018 All results to be posted to cricHQ, league request all games scored on the cricHQ app (except U9) The 2018 competition is split into West and East across all age groups Under 18 West There are two divisions of 6, commencing on Weds 25th April, each team playing home and away to give 10 fixtures. GMCL U18 West(N) Bury, Elton, Greenmount, Heywood, Walshaw,...

18th Mar 2018

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Regarding the announcement from Bamford Fieldhouse CC on the 6th March, when it was officially confirmed to representatives of the GMCL that, despite efforts by Bamford Fieldhouse and the league over the preceding months Bamford Fieldhouse CC would not be in a position to field a team in the premier division for 2018. Bamford Fieldhouse CC have confirmed their commitment to the GMCL and...

15th Mar 2018

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Everyone at GMCL is pleased to be able to support this initiative from a Prestwich CC Junior, Tom Robinson, and we know that Prestwich Cricket Club are excited by this involvement in such a brilliant scheme he has put together to assist the not so fortunate people in South Africa who wish to play this great game. Well done Tom and those who have assisted you including Manchester Grammar...

8th Mar 2018

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2018 sees the 150th Anniversary of Thornham Cricket Club. The club was established in 1868 by a group of local people – ‘mostly dyers, bleachers and finishers’ and has occupied the same ground since that time; the only club in this area to do so. They are very proud of this heritage and their place in the community. As this is such a momentous occasion, they will be...

5th Mar 2018

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As the fine weather bathes the country we start thinking of those red hot days, wearing three layers, sat in a freezing score box scratching marks on a slate whilst your mates run around on a sunny field getting a cooling drink every 5 minutes. Luckily for us, the patron saint of scorers came along and gave us the scoring app to make our lives easier and then soon after came cricHQ...

28th Feb 2018

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Each club must have a lead person for cricHQ matters will all clubs please complete details on this form Click Here

28th Feb 2018

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Junior AGM Notes, held at Elton Vale CC, 12noon, 25 February 2018 30 people in attendance (22 clubs represented) Structure outlined · Entries received for 212 Junior teams · All teams split into East or West section · Within those section the 1st part of season has been split...

26th Feb 2018

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It is with great delight that the Greater Manchester Cricket League announces that Marston’s will be sponsoring the GMCL20 for 2018 and 2019. The two year deal brings together the fastest growing cricket league in the country with Marston’s Beer Company: the home to some of the leading beer brands such as Pedigree, Wainwright, Shipyard, Kingstone Press. Since 1890,...

12th Feb 2018

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Due to a number of changes in the entrants for various divisions we have had to revise the fixtures across the competitions. The full updated schedule is here Click Here For the Saturday Competition we have sadly lost FOthergills who have been unable to recover after the devestating fire and PK Zali have moved to the Sunday competition. There are now some vacant days on Saturdays and...

12th Feb 2018

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On Sunday 28th January the GMCL Annual General Meeting was held at Flixton Cricket Club. The notable points were as follows: Code of Conduct Meetings for Senior Captains are mandatory GMCL League Handbooks will be issued THE GMCL is working with the home office and the ECB on the eligibilty of overseas players GMCL Junior season will run from 23 April...

30th Jan 2018

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From the Lancashire Cricket Foundation: The Lancashire Cricket Foundation have arranged a UKBA Course (Health & Safety and Safeguarding & Protecting Children) for Overseas Professionals. To confirm, the course is for the following: 1) Overseas Professionals who did their coaching courses in Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. 2) Overseas Professionals who did their coaching course in...

27th Jan 2018

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The GMCL is this year embarking on its first "Players' Academy" for under 12, 14 and 18 age groups. The Academy is not aimed at County Players but individuals that may just be under that level looking for a ‘leg up’ at some themed sessions and then of course inter league matches. The sessions will start on February 4th at Total Cricket. If you feel that your club...

24th Jan 2018

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This is the updated Code of Conduct for 2018 including revised procedures and penalties across the 4 Levels which all now attract a ban, Please ensure this information is shared with your players AND membersThere are a series of mandatory meetings for All team captains (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th), Club Chairs and any others responsible for disciplinary matters at clubs to discuss the amendments....

19th Jan 2018

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We are still short of a few junior scorecards and these will be needed for club and league averages, will teams with missing scorecards please try to upload these by Sunday 10th September.

5th Sep 2017

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Have you seen something this year we can improve? Have you thought of a solution to a problem? Do you have a suggestion to change a rule? If so you can submit this straight to the board for consideration using this Google form HERE all submissions will be considered and we will come back to you when this has been considered after the end of the season. We look forward to hearing from you.

3rd Sep 2017

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We want to take this opportunity to congratulate Clifton Cricket Club and also say good luck to them: Firstly, they are in the Cross Cup Final to be played on Saturday 16th September (preferred date). There will be a toss for choice of final venue at the other semi this Sunday between Walshaw and Roe Green (so an all GMCL final assured). In their semi Clifton beat Adlington by seven...

31st Aug 2017

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Cricket Clubs all around the country have embraced All Stars Cricket, the new ECB initiative aimed at getting children interested in cricket from ages 5-8, with thousands of clubs participating in this 8 week summer introduction to cricket. If your club has signed up as an All Stars Cricket centre, you'll need to make sure that your cricket club insurance is fully compliant with the ECB's...

22nd Aug 2017

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Fortunes swung one way and the other in Sunday’s seniorrepresentative game against the Northern League. A partnership of 99 betweenDanny Pawson and Sam Holden pulled the game back after finding themselves 24-2in only the sixth over. As so often happens, both partners fell in quicksuccession and there was a sudden tumble of wickets as Thompson found hislength. At 145-7, things were no...

15th Aug 2017

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In response to earlier communications about the lack of junior fixtures for this season the board want to know which teams from which clubs now want to extend the playing season by arranging additional fixtures in competition groups based largely on their position in the League tables. Can clubs please indicate which teams they want to enter into further competition by close of play...

2nd Aug 2017

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We are pleased to be able to publish our revised structure for 2018, on time, following the 17 applications to join the league at the end of June. Read the document Highlights 11 Divisions with a Premier League and 5 pairs of divisions below Promotion and Relegation throughout in 2018 Regionalisation only at Tiers 5 and 6 For GMCL Clubs Premier League relegation and...

1st Aug 2017

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The GMCL Board met at Greenmount CC last night and as usual covered a wide range of matters and items requiring clarity for clubs and officials. GMCL20 The quarter finals take place tonight, start time 6pm as fixtured. With the final taking place next weekend the games must be decided tonight. It is unfortunate that the weather forecast is a mixed bag for later but the games have to be...

21st Jul 2017

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I attach the list of GMCL Clubs with their respective LCB Affiliation fees which GMCL collect from member clubs and pay over to the LCB. Can clubs please settle their LCB affilation fees by paying into the League Bank account sort code 08-92-99 Account number 65786453 quoting the club name as a reference. Alternatively you can post cheques payable to Greater Manchester...

17th May 2017

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GMCL STATEMENT ON APPLICATIONS TO JOIN THE LEAGUE IN 2018 The Board of the Greater Manchester Cricket League is now able to confirm that we have been contacted by many clubs currently playing in the Pennine Cricket League to discuss their possible membership of GMCL for 2018. Members of our Board have met with a number of prospective member club committees at their request and have more...

14th May 2017

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We now have seven clubs with fully fitted and workingcameras generating live video of games at: Bamford Fieldhouse, Bury, Clifton, Greenmount,Prestwich, Winton and Woodbank. Four other clubs are awaiting installation:Astley & Tyldesley, Egerton, Flixton and Heywood. We will publish the links here before Saturday for you to‘tune in’ to your chosen game(s). What is CricHQ...

10th May 2017

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ExtraCover Insurance new sponsors of GMCL! ExtraCover Insurance, the only cricket club insurance product approved and endorsed by the ECB, run by Yorkshire based brokers Marshall Wooldridge, has signed a three year agreement with the Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL) to be their exclusive provider of cricket club insurance. Mark Dearden (pictured left) of ExtraCover Insurance met...

9th May 2017

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We have been pushing the IT boundaries again over the last few months and after the launch of the video feeds at a number of clubs with more coming online this week we have again been driving the cricHQ revolution. We are now taking this to the next stage and from today we can provide a fully interactive new website for GMCL to give easy to view fixtures, results and tables for you to see...

6th May 2017

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For all your GMCL news, visit the Juniors section of the GMCL website. Here you will find all the most recent related news, as well as Fixtures, Results, Tables, and Live Scores. Players can also check their personal statistics across the season.

19th Apr 2017

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Your chance to get involved. As the GMCL continues to grow, not only in club members but also in reputation, there is an ongoing need for new ideas and fresh input across all areas. Experience and knowledge of local and regional cricket administration is one requirement to ensure the sustainability of the league. However, above and beyond this we are looking for real enthusiasm and...

12th Apr 2017

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