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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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The Greater Manchester Cricket League is delighted to announce that Malbern Windows & Doors, of Denton, has agreed to sponsor the league. GMCL Director, Kieran Coe, said, "Malbern have a great name for the best deals in windows, doors and conservatories in the North West and we are delighted that they are supporting us. The league is developing and expanding and to maintain our standards and...

14th 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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GMCL Performance LeaguesAfter a slight delay the Under 11s performance leagues and fixtures are now all on Criq HQ.1. The Under 11 move wasn’t straight forward and made more difficult by missing results. Please ensure even if the game is rained off that a result is entered on CriqHQ.2. I think I have avoided...

24th Jun 2019

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The draw for the quarter finals of the Marstons GMCL20 Premier Competition was made on Friday.The draw is as follows:Denton West Wildcats v. WoodbankWildboyzClifton Kingfishers v. Greenfield ThunderMoorside Mavericks v. Denton SaintsEdgwoth Fury v. Prestwich HeatTies to be played Friday 28th June

22nd 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 Liability to...

17th Jun 2019

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Here are the draws made this eveningGMCL DEREK KAY 1st XI CUPSunday 30th JuneHOMEVAWAYDenton St Lawrence CC 1st XIvUnsworth CC 1st XIDenton West CC 1st XIvWoodhouses CC 1st XIPrestwich CC 1st XIvRoe Green CC 1st XIRoyton CC 1st XIvDenton CC 1st XIRESERVE DATE 7 JULY 2019NEXT ROUND : SEMI FINAL SUNDAY JULY 21 20192019 GMCL 1st XI LEAGUE CUPSunday 30th JuneHOMEVAWAYLittleborough Lakeside CC 1st...

17th Jun 2019

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These are the draws made last night, we still await a number of results todayGMCL Sunday Premier CupSunday 23rd JuneHOMEVAWAYWesthoughton CC 3rd XIvSwinton Moorside CC 3rd XIBury CC 3rd XIvStretford CC 3rd XIAstley & Tyldesley CC 3rd XIvRoe Green CC 3rd XISouth West Manchester CC 3rd XIvAshton Ladysmith CC 3rd XIWhalley Range CC 3rd XIvWoodbank CC 3rd XIPrestwich CC 3rd XIvWalshaw CC 3rd...

16th Jun 2019

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The revised latest cup schedule is shown belowPLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CUP GAMES THAT START ON THE DAY MUST REACH A CONCLUSION ON THE DAY either by DLS, a bowl out or the toss of a coin.As some games are already playing on the Reserve Date there is no further reserve date and these games are marked and a result must be achieved even if the game is not started. Any problem please contact...

15th 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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The weather is not looking good this week and last week the umpires association were able to contact the majority of clubs and prevent most umpires and teams travelling.Can we ask all clubs that if there is no chance of play to please inform the league and umpires by 3pm on the day, It is also the home clubs responsibility to inform the opposition if a cancellation is made.This should give...

11th Jun 2019

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On Sunday 16th June with wickets pitched at 2.00pm Greenfield Cricket Club will host the GMCL under 14's against the Liverpool Competition under 14's in an inter-league fixture.There will be some great young Lancastrians on show so why not attend and enjoy some great junior cricket and Greenfield hospitality.

11th Jun 2019

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There are many cup games over the next few weeks, starting Sunday 9th and this is the revised schedule following a number of changes and rearrangements due to ground clashes.with a couple of games still to be confirmed. The dates are shown correctly on cricHQ but there may be issues pulling through to our website.the revised latest schedule is shown belowAny problem please contact...

9th 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 current...

7th Jun 2019

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Monton CC are hosting the England Masters PCA team at Monton Cricket Club on Friday 14th June 2019. The game itself commences at 5.00 pm, with gates, bars and food open to the general public from 3.30 pm. This year its free general entry for all, with children’s entertainment and opportunities to meet true England legends. The corporate event commences earlier in the...

7th Jun 2019

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There are now 13 clubs in the GMCL that have cameras at their grounds and you can watch live action from those grounds every weekend.This weekend if you can not get to the ground or just want a match update and want to watch one of the following clubs and have a smart phone, tablet, laptop, computer or smart tv you can do easily by clicking on the enclosed link and subscribing to My...

7th Jun 2019

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Community T20 Fixture: Friday 14 th June 2019, Alexandra Park, Manchester M16 7JLThe Event and Activities opens from 4pm. Wickets pitched at 6pmThe Lancashire Cricket Foundation has entered its 2nd Year of working and engaging with its South Asian Communities in Manchester.See the PosterTo celebrate the Cricket World Cup 2019 India Versus Pakistan Fixture at Emirates Old Trafford on the 16h...

6th Jun 2019

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Sunday 7th JulyLancashire Thunder Regional Development Centre game vs an Australian touring team from Newcastle CCthe game is 45 overs with an 11am start.the team are staying in the Manchester area so a GMCL ground would be appropriateIf you can help please contact Jen Barden jbarden@lancashirecricket.co.uk

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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A number of the leagues are now moving to the performance section of the season. Please see the list below for details.U11sEast & West – Play by dates and geographical league results by midnight on 19th June. Performance League 1st game 26th JuneU13sEast – Play by dates and geographical league results by midnight on 16th June. Performance League 1st game...

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, because of the...

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 live on...

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 to...

29th May 2019

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T20 Cup tieing rule assistance for clubs with teams in both GMCL T20 cup competitions3.3.5.1 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 belowAn 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 for 32. In...

27th May 2019

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The remaining first XI cup draws were made tonight by our partner GMCL Official Scores @gmcl_officialsc who is once again providing excellent feed for us for the 2019 seasonFirst draw made was the League Cup with all ties to be played 9th June 2019 at 1pm2019 GMCL 1st XI LEAGUE CUPSunday 9th JuneHOMEVAWAYAusterlands CC 1st XIvStretford CC 1st XIWerneth CC 1st XIvBolton Deane & Derby CC...

25th May 2019

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Following completion of the 1st XI cup draws there are a number of clashes with the Sunday Cup therefore the following Sunday Cup games will be played on 16th June.Austerlands 3 v South West Manchester 3Denton 3 v Heywood 3Denton St Lawrence 3 v Golborne 3Roe Green 3 v Monton 3Werneth 3 v Ashton 3Whalley Range 3 v Edgworth 3Winton 3 v Bury 3The 2nd XI Cup round of 16 will also take place on...

25th 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 have...

24th May 2019

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LANCASHIRE INTER-LEAGUE KNOCKOUTMonday 27thMay 2019Hosted by Egerton Cricket Club, Blackburn Road, Bolton. BL7 9THGMCL are defending Inter League Champions and on Monday in a T20 competition we commence our defence by playing the Bolton Cricket League in the first Semi Final. The programme for the day is attached so why not get down to Egerton to watch, what should be some exciting...

21st May 2019

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The draw for R16 of the Derek Kay Cup was made on Thursday.Whalley Range v PrestwichDenton St Lawrence v Astley & TyldesleyDenton v EdgworthRoe Green v StandRoyton v MoorsideUnsworth v HeysideWoodhouses v MontonDenton West v GreenfieldThe Ties will be played on Sunday 9th June

17th May 2019

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Bosher Cricket Academy from Oman are looking for 2 x 50 games for their Under 23 team on the dates above.The contact is Paul Evans at paulevans@sportleisuretravel.co.ukhe is travelling currently so contact by e-mail is best.The team and their Under 13 team (who are booked up) are playing across Lancs & Yorks and need 2 fixtures to fill their schedule. Please e-mail Paul Evans direct...

17th May 2019

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Senior Firstly League apologises for not resolving this matter sooner but to say the least it’s been a busy start to the season and we have finally found some time to consider all of the clubs who offered their grounds and facilities to host one of the Leagues Cup Finals.We received many more applications from clubs than the number of Cup Finals, which is very encouraging, and something as...

6th May 2019

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Sunday LeaguesWe have been unable to load the Sunday League fixtures in bulk and so they have all been entered manually and this job has been completed today., many thanks for your patience.We believe all your recent amendments submitted to us have been captured but if you need to change any others please use the instructions for changing a fixture...

5th May 2019

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It has been announced by Lancashire Cricket that Heywood Cricket Club will host the Lancashire Knock Out Cup Final sponsored by Heineken on Sunday 8th September with the 15th September as a reserve date.

3rd 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 2-5pmCome along and join in the fun

3rd May 2019

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Start times this weekend change as follows:Premier Division, Division One, Division Two (50 Over Saturday Matches) now start at 1.00pmDivision Three, Division Four and Division Five (45 Over Saturday matches) now start at 1.30pmSunday League Matches (40 Over Matches) now start at 2.00pm unless otherwise agreed by clubs and comfirmed by umpires a minimum of 24 hours before the game.Cup...

1st May 2019

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Both the GMCL Senior and Junior Rules have been updated for the 2019 season.The Senior Rules can be found here and the Junior Rules can be found here

27th Apr 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 professionalFor those with three teams to list at least 5 as above but then a further list to a total of 16...

23rd Apr 2019

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Secretaries could you please distribute this information with immediate effectScorersPlease check your devices are working.Please check your wifi connection - remember all fixtures should be scored with a live connection to wifi or phone dataPlease check your cricHQ app is the latest version from the app storePlease check that the e-mail address you have connected to the app is linked to your...

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 GMCL...

17th Apr 2019

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The GMCL and CricHQ websites are being populated with the Saturday and Sunday fixtures over the next few days, our apologies in the delay on this.Clubs will be receiving via their secretaries log in details for the CricHQ app which will allow users to view live scores.Cricket Balls for the 2019 season have been distrubuted in the last week if your club have not received yours please inform us...

16th 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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Junior FixturesThe 2019 Junior Fixtures are now on CriqHQ.Go to the crichq home page, put your clubs name in the search area and then pick the age group your club is involved in.Please ensure you circulate to your junior team managers. We are working on amending the junior rules, but please remind your groundsmen that the new pitch lengths are as follows. Under 9 - 15 yardsUnder 11...

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 for all...

2nd Apr 2019

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We are now able to release amended fixtures for Div 5E after changes to the teams in the Division were confirmed at the end of February.We are sorry this has taken so long to change but this has been the most complex division to build fixtures for since the league began after the late change to the teams forming the division which was finalised at the end of February.Procedures are...

2nd Apr 2019

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The ball delivery is due this weekend to be distributed the following week details to follow.Tiflex have confirmed the majority of clubs have yet to settle the invoices either in full or half payment before collection and the remainder due by the 31st May.All clubs should have received an invoice directly from Tiflex so please give these your urgent attention. If you havent received an invoice...

2nd Apr 2019

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If you want to know the latest news from the GMCL you need to subscribe to the GMCL News service.Just fill in a simple form, with your email address, name and club you are associated with.Just click here to fill the form in.

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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On Thursday 25th July Edgworth CC will host the now annual fixture for the GMCL against the MCC. The game will start at 11.00.

30th Mar 2019

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The trial date has been booked for the 2019 Under 12's and Under 14's League squad.We would expect nominations to be of at least District standard.Please forward your nominations by at tje latest Wednesday 10th April.Please inform your club coaches of this immediately.All nominees will be informed if they are required to attend the trials on Sunday 14th April.Please click on the relevant age...

27th Mar 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 more than 300 words)...

25th Mar 2019

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We urgently need your secretary or chairman to update your clubs information. We have created an online form for your club to fill in and we require this to be done by no later than Wednesday 27th March.Please click here to complete the form.

21st Mar 2019

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18th Mar 2019

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

9th Mar 2019

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The junior entries for the 2019 were due by the 28th February. Below are the entries we have received so far, please check they are correct and if your club is missing please fill the online form immediately, the 2019 structure will be put together this Wednesday in time for the Junior AGM. The online form can be found here….. Junior AGM this Sunday -...

4th Mar 2019

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The GMCLUA will be running a course aimed specifically at club umpires on Thursday 21st March at 7.30pm at Bury CC.The course will last approximately two hours and cover An Introduction to Umpiring.There will be a nominal fee of £5 payable on the night.Places will be limited to 16 attendees and can be booked by contacting umpires@GtrMcrcricket.co.uk.In the event of over subscription, a...

26th Feb 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 - Denton...

21st Feb 2019

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After the final entry details were received from clubs yeterday we are pleased to publish the 2019 fixtures Please note minor correction to dates on18 Feb 20192019 GMCL20 Fixtures

17th Feb 2019

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Sorry for the slight delay in getting the entry form out, but as you can appreciate there have been a few changes. Please see the GMCL Website article ‘Junior Review’ on 5th December for further information. If you have sent entries via email please still complete the form below. We are asking all clubs to enter their junior teams for 2019 as accurately as possible now, but...

12th Feb 2019

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Please find a link below to the updated 2019 Sunday League Fixtures and Sunday Cup Draw2019 Sunday CompetitionFarnworth Social Circle have been added to Division C so there are amendments to that DIvision only.. .

10th Feb 2019

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After finalising the Sunday entrants and looking at how we can maximise our umpire numbers across the competition we are now able to supply the full Fixture Calendar for the season aheadFixture Calendar

9th Feb 2019

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27th Jan 2019

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The following clubs have submitted an entry to the league for the 2019 Sunday CompetitionIf your club is missing please ask your club secretary or official to mail club-director@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk by Wednesday 30th JanuaryAshtonAshton LadysmithAstley & TyldesleyAstley BridgeAusterlandsBamford FieldhouseBolton Deane and DerbyBrooksbottomBuryCliftonDarcy LeverDentonDenton St LawrenceDenton...

27th Jan 2019

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As stated at the AGM this morning here are details and how to order your Match Balls for the 2019 Season.Please give this matter your urgent attention.Please note that all temporary arrangements are now at an end and all match balls used throughout the GMCL competitions in 2019 must be Oxbridge balls stamped with the GMCL logo,In the Derek Kay Cup teams must use the Pink Oxbridge Windsor...

27th Jan 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 the...

15th Jan 2019

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CommunicationsA 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 is...

15th Jan 2019

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Senior Cup Final VenuesWould your Club be interested in staging one of the Leagues Per-Fit Windows Cup Finals, if so please contact club-director@GtrMcrCricket.co.uk by the end of March. Details are now available here. The League will require teas for players, officials and umpires, funded by the League. Detailed requirements will be discussed with the Clubs...

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 on...

15th Jan 2019

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Please forward this to your Chairman, Secretary and captains immediately.To enable the League to produce its 3rd XI fixtures we urently require clubs to inform us if they wish to enter this competition and an indication of the number of games they wish to play in the season.It is intrended to provide two competitions this coming season, one that would offer 18 games and the other 12...

11th Jan 2019

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Clubs have been slow to inform us of their intentions to enter this coming season GMCL20 competitions. As indicated in the last newsletter we will be organising two T20 Competitions one for the top 28 clubs, the winners of which will go onto represent the GMCL in the ECB competition. The second T20 will be open to all other clubs and will likely start in June. To enable the...

11th Jan 2019

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The Annual General Meeting of the GMCL will take place on Sunday 27th January at Elton Vale Sports Club,Elton Vale Rd, Bury BL8 2RZ with a 10.00am start.There will be bacon butties and hot drinks on arrivalYour attendance would be appreciated. The minutes of last years AGM are available here

8th Jan 2019

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To all cricket volunteers, players and lovers of the sport around the world from all of us at GMCL we wish you a peaceful holiday and a very Merry Christmas and wish everyone a successful and happy New Year.

24th Dec 2018

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After many hours of hard labour we are pleased to finally announce the much awaited but long overdue Christmas birth of the . We apologise for the delay in getting these to you, unfortunately for the first time since we formed the competition has thrown up divisional combinations which caused many many clashes and we had to rebuild our process to generate the base for the fixtures...

22nd Dec 2018

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We are still making final adjustments to the fixtures to get them right for all our Saturday Divisions. We are sorry we have not met our own deadline but we are giving this everything at the moment and hope to publish very soon.

20th Dec 2018

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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 This policy will come into effect from 10...

19th Dec 2018

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Following the publication of our most recent Newsletter we have received feedback which has resulted in some minor tweaks to Divisions 4 and 5. These changes meet individual club requests and wishes which will allow us to issue the fixtures for our Saturday Competitions.For clarity the number of games in Divisions 5 West and East will be 14 followed by a further competition for...

18th Dec 2018

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The Draw for Lancashire Knock Out Cup is as follows:To view just click on the image

18th Dec 2018

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Firstly our apologies , we had hoped to get both the structure and fixtures out by now but there has had to been some shuffling around to meet club requirements.In our newsletter you will find all the latest news regarding fixtures, fixture dates, and the Sunday competition as well as the structure for the 2020 season.NOTE:Error in above image - Div 6W & 6E have been cropped by...

12th 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 CC10 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 feedback on...

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...

3rd Dec 2018

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This coming Thursday, 15th and Thursday 22nd November the Academy coaching team will be led by John Abrahams, former Lancashire Captain and high ranking ECB coach. All club coaches are welcome to come along and pick up some tricks and tips from the former Lancashire Legend. Time is 6pm until 9pm at Total Cricket, Ashton.

14th Nov 2018

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Radcliffe CC extend an invite to you all for their remembrance event on Saturday 10th November, starting at 10.30am. Their scorebox is a memorial to five fallen members in World War Two and this year they have decided to organise a remembrance event with local primary schools involved in doing a poetry competition and the choir singing on the day. You are welcome to attend and...

5th Nov 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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Still a few places on the Stage 1 Umpires course at Bury CC on Sunday 18 November. Suitable for anyone wanting to become a Club Umpire. On Sunday 25 November a Stage 2 course for those aspiring to be a Panel Umpire. Book a place via https://www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/officials/find-a-course

25th Oct 2018

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The annual Junior Presentation evening - for U11, U13 and U15 is being held at Elton Vale Sports Cub, Elton Vale Rd, Bury BL8 2RZ on Friday 26th October at 7.30pm start. Free entry for players and parentsCUP HOLDERS: PLEASE BRING YOUR TROPHIES WITH YOU FOR RE-PRESENTATION TO THIS YEARS WINNERS.Pasties will be served after the presentation.The following have won an award, please be in...

24th Oct 2018

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NOTICEDue to unforseen circumstances, tonight's speaker will not be Steve Harmison. As a last minute substitute we are delighted to have Warren Hegg step in.See you all later.....

19th Oct 2018

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The annual Junior Presentation evening - for U11, U13 and U15 (U18 are with the Senior Presentation this Friday) is being held:VENUE: Elton Vale Sports Cub, Elton Vale Rd, Bury BL8 2RZ.DATE: Friday 26th OctoberTIME: 7.30pmCUP WINNERS: PLEASE BRING YOUR TROPHIES WITH YOU FOR RE-PRESENTATION.Pasties will be served - attendance free of charge

17th Oct 2018

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This Friday, 19th October, is the GMCL Annual Club and Senior Player Awards Night at The Point Emirates Old Trafford. Start time is 7.00 for 7.30pm.We have nearly 400 people attending, and Steve Harmison Is our guest speaker, John Gwynne is the compère, excellent food and as well as the awards there will be an excellent raffle.The raffle consists of 7 great prizes, along with an extra...

16th Oct 2018

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Calling all Cups for the Presentation Evenings.Can all clubs bring along their cups to the presentation evenings where they can be re presented on the night.

16th Oct 2018

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Senior Presentation update: The Point 19th October 2018 7.30 start, Steve Harmison guest speaker and MC John Gwynne.As of 1st October there are still 28 clubs who have not yet paid their invoice for The LCF affiliation fees, 4 mandatory Senior Presentation tickets and League handbooks and are now beyond overdue. If you haven’t received your invoice please email...

1st Oct 2018

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2018 7.30 start, Steve Harmison guest speaker and MC John Gwynne.This year the Senior presentation also includes the U18s presentation.As of 21 September there are still 39 clubs who have not yet paid their invoice for The LCF affiliation fees, 4 mandatory Senior Presentation tickets and League handbooks and are now overdue. If you haven’t received your invoice please email...

21st Sep 2018

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ECB ACO UMPIRES COURSES – Stage 1 & 2Umpires, coaches, players - all are welcomeIf 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 as a Club...

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 said,...

13th Sep 2018

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As the season draws to an end our thoughts turn towards the winter and our winter training.After a successful start to the academy sessions last year we are looking to do something similar this year but on a bigger scale. We are looking at sessions starting in October running to Christmas and then from Christmas till mid March . We will be operating at u12’s and u 14s once again, we...

10th Sep 2018

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Rule2.9.4.3. No player who has played in six or more First XI matches shall be eligible to play in the last three Second XI matches, unless he/she has played in the Second XI on three or more occasions during the season prior to the last three fixtures.Please ensure only qualifying players are selected

6th Sep 2018

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Here is an update on GMCL Junior results, fixtures and honours.U18 Final - 5th SeptemberGreenmount U18s 152/3 beat Bury U18s 146/5MOM Owen Feaks 76*U13 Finals – Sunday 16th SeptemberAt Greenfield CC, 10am (reserve host Clifton)10am - Greenfield v Glodwick12.30pm – Clifton v Royton3.30pm – FinalU11 Final – Saturday 22nd SeptemberAt Friarmere CC, 10am (reserve host Whalley...

6th Sep 2018

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GMCL U14 v Lancashire League U14 – Moorside CC, Turf Pit Lane, Oldham. 1pm StartTeam:Evan Williams (Capt) Greenmount CCNathan Walker (WK) Friarmere CCDaniel Stock – Glodwick CCJoseph Aston – Greenfield CCDan Stevens – Greenmount CCWill Potts – Uppermill CCJacob Rimmer – Royton CCSufyaan Ali – Glodwick CCCallum Hunter – Greenmount CCKartik Joshi...

4th Sep 2018

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Just to let you know that the Lancashire Over 60s won on tuesdayLancs 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 the players and...

3rd Sep 2018

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The 2018 GMCL League Cup final - sponsored by PER-FIT Windows - got under way on Sunday 2nd September after being rain cancelled twice.Therefore the anticipation for the game was heightened - and that added to the fact that both teams had been having very successful league campaigns with Swinton Moorside CC challenging for promotion to the Premiership and Westleigh CC having achieved promotion...

3rd Sep 2018

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Dear AllFollowing 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 and GMAL and 1...

31st Aug 2018

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Our best wishes go to Clifton CC for Sunday's Lancs KO final against Darwen CC to be played at Ormskirk CC. Wishing you and your supporters a great day.C'mon the Kingfishers!!

30th Aug 2018

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1st XI League Cup Final is at Bamford Fieldhouse CC - Westleigh CC v Swinton Moorside CC2nd XI Cup Final will be at Whalley Range CC - Whalley Range CC v Prestwich CCboth games start at 12:30also note that the Sunday Team Cup Final will be at Greenfield CC on Aug 27th at 13:30 Greenfield v Friarmere

18th Aug 2018

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Just a reminder that all games start 30 minutes earlier from 3rd Saturday in August, this year 18th August.50 overs now start at 12:30, 45 overs start at 13:00

17th Aug 2018

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This is your last chance to have your say in the 2018 Cricket Playing Survey.The survey closes at midnight on Friday 17th August, so this is your final chance to have your say on your experience of recreational cricket.This year, if you can spare a few minutes of your time to have your say on the game we’ll give you the chance to win one of the following prizes:£300 cashOne of 10 x...

16th 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 best bowling...

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 anyway...

13th Aug 2018

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The Championship Cup final sees Irlam play Bolton Indians at Woodhouses and we are hoping for a fair day, forecast average but we hope you can join us for the game.Sadly the 2nd XI final has fallen foul of the weather, reserve date next weekbest wishes to Irlam and Bolon Indians today

12th Aug 2018

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Performance LeaguesA reminder that all games must have been played and results on the website by midnight on Sunday 5th August. Junior CupThe Junior Cups are now all online on CricHQ, with preliminary round fixtures next week. Please make contact with your opposition ASAP to confirm. The standard rules for each age group are the same as the league, with the exception of no retirements...

3rd Aug 2018

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The Junior Cup Draws have been published today, all are visible through the Junior Match Centre but direct links are shown belowUnder 11 CupUnder 13 CupUnder 15 CupUnder 18 Cup

1st 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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Radcliffe Cricket Club Coaching WeekRun by Ben Johnson, Level 3 ECB cricket coach and professional cricketer for 25 years.Week commencing Monday 6th August 201810am to 3:30pmAll juniors of any ability welcome.Please bring drinks and a packed lunch.£12 per dayContact Cath Booth to secure a place, limited availability cathbooth77@sky.comsee poster here

1st Aug 2018

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The Derek Kay Cup Final sponsored by Per-Fit Windows is being held at Monton Cricket Club on Sunday 5th August. This year's finalists are Greenmount CC 1st XI v Royton CC 1st XI and wickets are pitched at 1.00pmGreenmount are on a good run of form that has seen them climb the Premier League standings and Royton are in contention for promotion to the...

30th Jul 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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Transfer Deadline Day is 31 July at MidnightAll New player registrations and transfers must be completed by midnight.So, for transfers, the player must have completed the form and we must have received clearance from the old club in accordance with the requirements shown on the Transfers page on the Match Info menu. No transfer is complete without both legs being done.Transfer Page

26th Jul 2018

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The League would like to thank those clubs who have responded to our request regarding the staging of Cup Finals. The response has been excellent and for those clubs who haven't been selected this time we will note their interest for future finals.The Championship Cup Final on the 12th August will be staged at Woodhouses CC andThe League Cup Final on the 19th August will be staged at Bamford...

22nd 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, please,...

19th Jul 2018

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You will have heard of the hosepipe ban being enforced from 5 August in North West EnglandThis is formally known as a Temporary Use Ban (TUB)This is the noticehttps://www.unitedutilities.com/globalassets/documents/tubfinalweb.pdfyou 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 & Safety...

18th Jul 2018

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We recognise that clubs are currently looking for fixture slots for a number of Sunday League games. We can now confirm that if playing a 20 over evening game eleviates the fixture congestion then this can be arranged as long as both teams agree and the required change fixture procedure is followed. Change Fixture InstructionsStrict player eligibility rules must be followed for such...

13th Jul 2018

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There are GMCL Junior Cups at the following age groups U11, U13, U15 and U18.The cups will be over the whole GMCL area, but if enough entries are received the early rounds will geographical. The cups will be run in a similar format to 2018 with the following amendments depending on the number of entries.1st round - week commencing 29th July play by Sunday...

13th Jul 2018

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GMCL U14 168/8 v Palace Shield U14 96ao, GMCL Win by 72 runs at Greenmount CCThe 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 Dearden...

10th Jul 2018

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The following draws took place this evening (8/7/18)Derek Kay 1st XI Cup sponsored by Per-Fit Windows 22 July 2018Royton CC 1st XI v Heywood CC 1st XIGreenmount CC 1st XI v Flowery Field CC 1st CCPer-Fit Windows 1st XI League Cup - 22 July 2018Swinton Moorside CC 1st XI v Elton CC 1st XI v Hollinwood CC 1st XIUppermill CC 1st XI v Westleigh CC 1st XIPer-Fit Windows 1st XI Championship Cup - 22...

8th Jul 2018

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The draw for the finals dy took place on Satturday evening and the venue forr the day will be Woodbank CC who were drawn out of the hat first. The event will take place on 15th July with a 10am The draw is as followsWoodbank Wildboyz v Flixton FireEdgworth Fury v Greenfield ThunderGood luck to all our finalistsWe have been asked to share the following message from Woodbank - “Car...

7th 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 penalty...

4th Jul 2018

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There are a couple of games Saturday and quite a number of Sunday league games with only 1 umpire this weekend due to having 13 cup games on Sunday.Can you please take a look at the umpire appointments page here and look to allocate club umpires where agreed between the clubsFor next Saturday we are currently looking at a shortage of around 10 umpires and we will get this list out as soon as...

29th Jun 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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Marston's Brewery GMCL20 Quarter Finals to be played 6th JulyWoodbank Wildboyz v Moorside MavericksPrestwich Heat v Flixton FireHeyside Hyenas v Greenfield ThunderWinner Pool 6 v Edgworth Fury All games to be played to a result on the 6th JulyThe Finals are on 15th July and venue for the finals day will be drawn on Saturday 7th July from the 4 qualifiers

27th Jun 2018

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Per-Fit Windows Sunday Cup - to be played 8 July 2018Friarmere CC v Heyside CCDenton West CC v Whalley Range CC 3Greenfield CC v Radcliffe CCWesthoughton CC v Roe Green CC Reserve date is 15th July

27th 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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Performance Leagues are all now on CriqHQ with the exception of U18s West which will change next week. We are happy for midweek games to start a little later to allow travelling if required, please communicate with the opposition and do your best to get the games played. All games must be played before the final scheduled game in your age section (all w/c 22 July). Please note, the Under 15s...

25th Jun 2018

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01/07/2018Derek Kay 1st XI Cup sponsored by Per-Fit WindowsPrestwich CC 1st XI v Greenmount CC 1st XIHeywood CC 1st XI v Glodwick CC 1st XIDenton West CC 1st XI v Royton CC 1st XIFlowery Field CC 1st XI v Denton St Lawrence CC 1st XIPer-Fit Windows GMCL Championship CupIrlam CC v Tottington St Johns CC 1st XIBolton Indians CC 1st XI v Friends Sporrting Club 1st XIFriends United CC v Hindley...

19th Jun 2018

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We have been asked to issue clarity for those new to the DLS system.Any calculations for DLS are done by the App when overs lost are correctly entered, There are no other external calculations needed,There are no adjustments needed for wickets lost. The number of wickets remaining, overs remaining and runs required is taken into account in the DLS figure. Any previous season adjustments (pre...

17th 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 disturbing...

16th Jun 2018

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We have a found fixture for the 1st July, the team are now looking for a 20 over game on Monday 2nd July if anyone can help Dear Greater Manchester Cricket League,I am writing to you as the co-ordinator of the University of Warwick's cricket club (UWMCC) domestic tour.We are touring Manchester from the 30th of June and have been looking for fixtures in the region for Sunday the 1st of...

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 abovethis is the linkObjections to GtrMcrCricket@mail.com

12th Jun 2018

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Important Notice – Under 9’s – Please follow the CriqHQ fixtures – there had to be some changes due to fixture clashes and team drop outs. The switch from Geographical to Performance Leagues is in full flow. New fixtures are on CriqHQ forU11 EASTU15 WESTU18 EAST U13 WEST The following are coming up shortly (so important that results on within 24 hrs of the final...

11th Jun 2018

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This is tonight's drawGreenmount CC 3 v Greenfield CCWhalley Range CC 3 v Thornham CCRadcliffe CC v Clifton CCStretford CC v Denton West CCRoe Green CC v Unsworth CCElton CC v Woodbank CC or Friarmere CC 2Royton CC v Heyside CCAstley Bridge CC v Westhoughton CCif you were due to have a Sunday league fixture on that day please try to bring the league fixture forward to Sun 17th June, please...

10th Jun 2018

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This weeks Friday, Saturday, SundayPlease see the menu item "Match Info" aboveor link direct to the page herehttps://www.gtrmcrcricket.co.uk/pages/umpires-appointmentsPlease check back every Thursday around 9pm for the weekends appointments.

7th Jun 2018

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Please ensure your outstanding junior results are posted immediatelywe are starting to generate the 2nd half of the season fixtures and this is based on performance so if the results are not added we will treat as a drawand allocate places based on this

7th Jun 2018

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We need a scorer for the U14 Interleague game to be played at Bury CC this Sunday. Starting at 2pm - fee £30. Please can you contact 07387394309 if available thanks!

7th Jun 2018

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If you are a new-to-GMCL club and not managed to pick up your branded stumps - they are available at Saddleworth Cricket Club - thank you.

5th Jun 2018

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This is a reminder to any/all clubs who have either not paid or part paid for balls to make payment ASAP and within the next 7 days to avoid any sanctions.

4th Jun 2018

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This year's GMCL Senior Presentation Evening will be held at the Point at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday 19th October - save the date!We are delighted to announce that MC John Gwynne will again preside over the proceedings and that we have managed to secure Steve Harmison (who represented England in 63 Tests, 58 ODIs, and 2 T20s) to provide some words to go with the dinner and the huge array...

4th Jun 2018

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Following club feedback we have looked to improve the way that are shared so that clubs know who is standing in advance and if there are shortages at any level. At the moment this is just Saturday appointments but we will expand to GMCL20 and Sunday Competition as soon as we canThe list will be displayed under "" in the Match Centre menu in the blue bar above or on this link HEREFeedback to...

2nd 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 GMCLRead the full detailsSee the poster

1st Jun 2018

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

19th May 2018

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2nd XI Cup Round of 32We 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 cup Westleigh,...

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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ACADEMY TRIP TO BANGALOREThe Greater Manchester Cricket League is looking to help sponsor some of our brightest young cricketers to a fantastic 7 day cricket tour of Bangalore around the end of March / Easter of 2019 - dates dependant upon cost and availability of flights.Included in the itinerary for the week are; Stay Hotel Attide: stay for 2 in a room, breakfast and dinner included, 4...

10th May 2018

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Sadly, we have had a number of challenges to players selected for the cup games last weekend within the 7 day period for appeals and therefore we will require another couple of days to clear these before making the draw for the next round.

7th May 2018

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Having received a number of concerns raised by clubs relating to players commitments to other activities in the early part of the season the Board have considered rule 2.10.2 which relates to the loaning of players and have decided to relax this rule for league games only by allowing those clubs in Divisions 2 and below to also have the opportunity to loan...

4th 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 waysWe can divert all mail sent to this account to one of your members oryou can run as a separate mailbox which several of your members can access to view...

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 game for all...

2nd May 2018

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Automated Bonus PointsAfter 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 please...

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 spare...

28th Apr 2018

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GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation - May 2018In 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 one copy...

26th Apr 2018

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GAMES START 12:30 IN 2ND XI CUP on 29TH APRILUmpiresThe Umpires Association are delighted to confirm that all 2nd XI Cup games will have league appointed umpires this weekend, club umpires are therefore not required for these cup games.Player EligbilityWe have been asked about player eligibility because the 1st XI are not playing,There are rules for this round of the cup-There...

25th Apr 2018

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To each and everyone, thank you for your brilliant efforts to get your clubs ready for what looks like being a glorious start to the new season as we welcome a host of new clubs into the league,We know that they are looking forward to the new challenge of the competitive cricket structure we have and we hope that those of you hosting new opponents will give those visiting the very warmest of...

21st 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 outstandingThe form is hereThe rules are here at 2.9Clubs 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 XIClubs with 2 teams must register their best 5 players who cannot play in the lower...

20th Apr 2018

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UMPIRES FEES 2018We have agreed a slight increase to the fee basis for 2018. For matches in PREMIER, DIVISIONS 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B, Umpires fee will be £45.00. Should a match be abandoned without a ball being bowled, then the fee will be £25.00. For matches in DIVISIONS 3E, 3W, 4E, 4W, 5E and 5W the Umpires fee will be £40.00. Should a match be abandoned without a ball being...

20th Apr 2018

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Thanks everyone for all your questions and feedback with cricHQIf any club's admins or scorers still have any questions and would still like to speak face to face we are holding an open house on Thursday 19th between 6pm and 9.30pm at Denton West CC. Please come along at any time before 9pm. If there is call for it we can repeat it next Thursday at another venue (any volunteers?).For...

18th Apr 2018

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Please find below the schedule for collection or deliveryBall Distribution arrangementsThanks to the following clubs and people who have taken on the task of distributing balls this season. In addition to the balls there will also be included the GMCL handbooks mandated at ten per Senior Team at a cost to clubs of £2 per book and some initial stock of Team cards. Can clubs please...

15th Apr 2018

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ALL NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRIESIt is that time of the year when we need clubs to nominate their best juniors for considertion for the GMCL Junior League Teams at Under 12 and Under 14 level who they consider would be suitable for selection. Please also nominate players that were included in last season’s squad and remain eligible for one of the...

12th Apr 2018

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Please use the crichQ site here to view the Marstons GMCL20 fixtureswhilst we resolve our own websites issue with the display8 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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Please find attached notes on adding players to your cricHQ database and general notes for scorers pre 2018cricHQ notes pre 2018 seasonPlease note that Kerridge United, Hollinwood and Little Hulton still need to advise us of their admins contact for cricHQ

7th Apr 2018

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2nd Apr 2018

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several forms need your attentionplease complete the details as below Club Captains Overseas & Pros The following clubs have information outstanding:-Form is hereAshton CC; Ashton Ladysmith CC; Bamford Fieldhouse CC; Blackley CC; Bolton Indians CC; Brooksbottom CC; Denton CC; Denton St Lawrence CC; Droylsden CC; Elton Vale CC; Failsworth...

1st Apr 2018

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This is the presentation from the Club Official's and Captain's MeetingClick 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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We are still being asked questions about overseas players. This is an article from Wisden which sets out the issues and gives Home Office contacts. The message is loud and clear that you should not take any risks trying to rush signing a player or trying to squeeze a player in as an amateur when they meet the Home Office definition of a professional.Wisden Article

30th Mar 2018

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There are positions available on both our 1st and 2nd teams. We've had a few players retire so are looking really bare in the 2s for first few weeks of season.1sts playing in 1B and 2nds in 3EMaybe you're not getting a chance at your current club or have just moved to the Tameside area?Please call / text Lewis on 07584394812

28th Mar 2018

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GMCL JUNIOR SECTION 2018All 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 groupsUnder 18WestThere 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, WoodbankandGMCL U18...

18th Mar 2018

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We expect Match Balls to be delivered on 6th April 2018In order to collect then clubs must have complied with the payment terms set out by the leagueGMCL Rules Extract6.6.2 Payment6.6.2.1. 50% of the cost is due before collection is released, 50% is due at May 31st6.6.2.2. Late payments will attract a supplementary cost and a points penalty to all teams from...

17th Mar 2018

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The League teams have the following fixtures requiring groundsColts - Bolton League 12th August 1pm startand Seniors 3rd June v Northern League. 1pm startPLEASE REPLY TO GtrMcrCricket@mail.comNO LATER THAN 10PM ON TUESDAY 20 MARCH 2018

16th 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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For completeness of our records will all clubs please complete the form linked hereMany thanks

10th 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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Entries to this season's 20 over competition can now be submitted using the form belowRegistration is now open and we welcome entrants from GMCL clubs.Teams are responsible for arranging their own venues for games, No club can have more than one team. Coloured clothing may be worn.We ask that the competition is referred to as the Marston's GMCL20 competition in any publicity for your events and...

6th 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 holding a...

5th Mar 2018

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Will all clubs new to GMCL for the 2018 season please complete the form here with their lead contactsClick Here

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 formClick Here

28th Feb 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 who...

28th Feb 2018

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Junior AGM Notes, held at Elton Vale CC, 12noon, 25 February 201830 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 geographically...

26th Feb 2018

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Due to popular demand, we are producing a GMCL Handbook for the 2018 season!With lots of new contacts, rules, club information - the handbook will be a great help and reference for all clubs, umpires and cricketers.Advertising is still available:The handbook will be full colour and A6 (pocket size)Full pages - run of paper available at £100Outside Back Cover - preimum spot available at...

16th Feb 2018

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A reminder that the takes place at Elton Vale CC on Sunday Feb 25th at 12pm until 2pm. We request that all clubs with Junior teams attend this meeting

15th Feb 2018

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37 clubs have so far registered for the Junior competitionsAusterlands CC, Bamford Fieldhouse, BISC, Brooksbottom CC, Bury CC, Clifton Cricket Club, Denton St Lawrence, Dukinfield CC, Edenfield Pumas, Edgworth, Egerton, ELTON CC, Flowery Field CC, Friarmere, Glossop Cricket Club, Greenfield CC, Heywood...

12th 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, Marston’s...

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 hereClick HereFor 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 we will look...

12th Feb 2018

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Only 40 clubs have placed ball orders so far. We would like to remind you that the order deadline is Feb 12th. - Thank you.

6th Feb 2018

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Due to some late withdrawals and change requests for changes in standard we are working on amending some of the divisions from those previosuly published.Friarmere 2nd XI will be joining the Premier Division to take up the previously published "No Game" in that Division.There are also likely to be one or two additions moves in each of the Divisions 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D and because of this there...

4th 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 mandatoryGMCL League Handbooks will be issuedTHE GMCL is working with the home office and the ECB on the eligibilty of overseas playersGMCL Junior season will run from 23 April to 29 July with optional cup competitions...

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 this...

27th Jan 2018

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Please remember all new players and transfers must follow the GMCL procedureClick Here for procedure and to Enter Details

26th 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 has any...

24th Jan 2018

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Please see the details of Match balls required for your 2018 season in GMCLOrder required by 15th FebruaryThis is the order formhttps://goo.gl/forms/LAILp2QJrUSKwpUt1

22nd 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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The GMCL AGM will be at Flixton CC @10:30am on Sunday 28 January 2018.

18th Jan 2018

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Please see the linked form to register your junior teams https://goo.gl/forms/AuNoTyox7M1dZUg62Register HERE

18th Jan 2018

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With sincere apologies for the delay, required to ensure we can allocate appropriate fixtures from top to bottom of the league including those who ground shareView the fixtures HERE

1st Jan 2018

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Best Wishes for 2018 everyone,After a few IT problems we have some repair work to do to the website / news pages but some of this and the fixtures should go live later today.With our apologies for the delay

1st Jan 2018

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With a wet forecast for the end of the week this could get messy and add to the complication of how the leagues are won and lost. Any overs lost means no bonus points and a maximum of 5 available.Just a reminder that where a divisional title comes in to play it is points first then it is number of wins then the points won on head to head. If this is equal the title is shared.Where the place is...

8th Sep 2017

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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 formHEREall 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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The start times for the last two games in the Div 2 season has been set at 12 noon with the games being 50 overs. This will ensure games at the sharp end of the season are completed without light issues at the end of the game. If this causes your team problems for travel or players please let us know at GtrMcrCricket@mail.com

2nd 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 wickets last...

31st Aug 2017

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LCB U12 Alan Wright Trophy GMCL U12 v Pennine League U12 Sunday 10 September To be played at Winton CC Start time: 1pm (40 overs) LCB U14 Michael Roche Trophy Lancashire League U14 v GMCL U14 Sunday 10 September To be played at Clitheroe CC Start time: 1pm (40 overs)

31st Aug 2017

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This year has seen changes to which overseas players can enter the country to play cricket. The GMCL Board has been invited to join the ECB in meeting with the Home Office in September to discuss‘’ as the cricket landscape has altered and will change further in the professional game from 2020.We will, as always, keep you informed.

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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A reminder for all teams that from 19th August the start times are earlier, 12:30 for Premier, Div 1, Div 2, 13:00 for Div 3, Div 4, Div 5, 13:30 for all Sunday games

18th Aug 2017

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This year the GMCL will be hosting two presentation evenings: Junior Presentation – Elton Vale C.C. on Friday 13th October. Senior Presentation and Dinner – Lancashire County Cricket Club on Friday 20th October. Junior Presentation – Elton Vale C.C. on Friday 13thOctober. 7.00pm for 7.30pm. The 2017 event will take place at Elton...

15th 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 longer...

15th Aug 2017

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Weall love to see new facilities being delivered at our own cricket club, whetherits a set of covers for your wicket, new cricket net lanes or a new bowlingmachine, its vital that your cricket club protects these investments in yourcricket club insurance. Asthe provider of the ECB endorsed cricket club insurance product, ExtraCoverInsurance, we have a responsibility to communicate the likely...

11th Aug 2017

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Lots going on this Sunday as the Derek Kay 1st XI Cup Final sponsored by Per-Fit Windows takes place at Greenmount CC between Bury and Egerton whilst the League team captained by Sam Holden takes on the Northern League at Prestwich CC. Both stating at 1pm.At Colts level we take on the Pennine League at Dukinfield CC and finally Clifton CC, last years Archway GCL20 winners are in the area...

10th 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 Monday...

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 documentHighlights11 Divisions with a Premier League and 5 pairs of divisions belowPromotion and Relegation throughout in 2018Regionalisation only at Tiers 5 and 6For GMCL ClubsPremier League relegation and Div1 promotions remain in place at...

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.GMCL20The 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 decided so...

21st Jul 2017

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Firstly our apologies for the delay in getting the draws out. We have been awaiting clarification of a rule issue that arose in the last round and in order to reach agreement we had to take legal opinion which has resulted in an opinion that states that the rule was not clear enough to uphold the intention of the rule.The rule in question is 14.4.2. relating to players available to play...

13th Jul 2017

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GMCL 20Round of 16The 16 qualifiers are as follows :-PoolWinnerRunner Up1Denton St LawrenceDenton West2DentonFlowery Field3HeywoodBamford Fieldhouse4CliftonRoe Green5FlixtonStretford6WalshawGreenmount7BuryElton8EdenfieldElton ValeIn accordance with the pre-competition statement those who have played 1 home game have priority for a home tie in the round of 16, Group Winners will play against a...

29th Jun 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 Cricket League limited...

17th May 2017

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GMCL STATEMENT ON APPLICATIONS TO JOIN THE LEAGUE IN 2018The 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 meetings...

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 My Action Replay...

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 with...

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 your...

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 drive - an...

12th Apr 2017

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