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Award Name Club Total Average T1 - GMCL Premier Batting Joe Smith-Butler Roe Green CC 818 58.43 Bowling Imran Khan Moorside CC 43 14.77 Fielding Sam Holden Prestwich CC 16 Keeping David Percival Moorside CC 23...

5th Oct 2021

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The Lancs Association of Cricket Officials(LACO) will be running a Stage 2 course for both aspiring and serving umpires on successive Sundays at Bury CC on 21st and 28th November. Candidates should use the link below to register. UES2/000391 - https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/qmqfpq The course will be led by experienced and serving umpires and is the recommended preparation to stand as an...

29th Sep 2021

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An incredible achievement for a small village team built on the foundations laid by the club’s successful All Stars programme. Having beaten Prestwich CC in the first round followed by a tense 20 over game against a strong Monton CC team, Edgworth CC qualified to represent GMCL in the County competition. Horwich (Bolton league) were our opponents in the quarter final. A solid...

7th Sep 2021

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are adjusted again from today RULES ON START TIMES 15.6.1.7. - September 15.6.1.7.1. Premier, Premier 2, Championship, Div 1, Div 2 - 12 noon 15.6.1.7.2. Div 3 & Div 4 - 12:30 p.m. 15.6.1.7.3. All Senior Cup Games - 12 noon 15.6.1.7.4. Sunday League Games - 1:00 p.m.

4th Sep 2021

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Heywood Cricket Club are seeking to appoint a Club Bar Steward. Candidates should have good previous experience in bar work with experience in club/bar stewardship being a desirable attribute. Applications with relevant CV should be e-mailed to jean.hcw@btconnect.com.

30th Aug 2021

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Premier League week 20 results and table: Prestwich continue their march towards a first Prem title, but DSL remain firmly in the hunt, with Clifton in 3rd. Glodwick's relegation is confirmed. Egerton, Woodbank & Moorside are now all guarenteed a Prem spot in 2022.

29th Aug 2021

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There were no games played in this division this weekend, due to the weather

9th Aug 2021

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Dear all, Please can you forward the attached poster and details to anyone who you think might qualify? Kind wishes, Melissa Aim To improve connection between South Asian communities playing in non-affiliated cricket environments and the existing talent pathway. Background The South Asian Action Plan identified a lack of South Asian representation in professional...

23rd Jul 2021

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Due to a misunderstanding of the eligibility rules by Westleigh they played several players in their cup semi-final who were not eligible for a 2nd XI cup game based on the number of 1st XI appearances. Whilst accepting that this was not done deliberately we must act in line with previous similar decisions made in cup games and therefore the semi-final result will be overturned and the...

21st Jul 2021

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Covid -19 Impact on 2021 Season At a meeting of the GMCL Board on Wednesday evening, urgent consideration was given to the impact of Covid-19 on the 2021 League Fixture schedule. Already this season many matches have been cancelled due to Covid-19 and this problem is only likely to become worse as Government restrictions are lifted and infections increase. The Board had over recent weeks...

16th Jul 2021

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These are the qualifiers for this year's Quarter Finals. GMCL20 Premier Quarter Finals - 16 July - pre-drawn Edgworth Fury v Clifton Kingfishers Moorside Mavericks v Roe Green Renegades Denton Saints v Heyside Hyenas Prestwich Heat v Egerton Earthquakes Finals Day - 25 July (No reserve date)- single venue for both semi-finals and the final, venue drawn from...

12th Jul 2021

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Please find enclosed the dates for the that are happening in the Manchester & Oldham areas. I've added the posters as attachments with contact details on and I will be tweeting the festival details under @mjkay1987. Blackley Poster Friends Sporting Club Poster Heyside Poster Please spread the word that this is for beginners and the emphasis is on FUN Thank you, Mel...

9th Jul 2021

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Our rules allow for applications to join our league at any time but there are 3 relevant dates involved 31st March - our first relevant date - 12 months before the start of the season the club wishes to join and where the club wishes their teams to be placed based on past performance/success 30th June - our second relevant date - 9 months before the start of the...

1st Jul 2021

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GMCL20 Premier and Championship Competitions After much deliberation it has been decided as a direct result of the fixture amendments due to Covid affecting an increasing number of clubs to amend the GMCL20 fixture schedule as follows: All pool games to be completed by Monday 12th July. If in the event that fixtures are not played by this date and results not submitted by 9pm on this...

30th Jun 2021

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We are delighted to announce that Munro Greenhalgh Insurance Brokers have agreed to sponsor the league. Serving Ramsbottom and the North West since 1926, Munro Greenhalgh provide Commercial and Personal Lines Insurance. Director Ian Hayes is well known in the local cricket community with over 46 years in the game including being chairman at Radcliffe and latterly being involved at...

28th Jun 2021

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Eligibility criteria as follows for the 3rd and 4th team cups this coming Sunday : No starred player can play (junior or senior) Any other England Qualified registered player who has not played any 1st or 2nd team league games can play for 3rds or 4ths in the cup Anyone else who has played any league games for 1st or 2nds can only play in 3rds or 4th cup if they have played 50% or...

22nd Jun 2021

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Greenfield Under 13s win the Lancashire Cup!! Having beaten strong Friarmere CC and Monton CC teams to qualify as the GMCL representatives for the County competition, Greenfield were drawn to play Astley Bridge away (Bolton league) in the Quarter Final. A compete team performance resulted in a 30 run win and qualification to finals day. The Semi Final with Norden (Lancashire League)...

22nd Jun 2021

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From Melissa Kay | Women & Girls Cricket Development Officer: Oldham/ Tameside/ Manchester & Trafford Lancashire Cricket Foundation Hi everyone, Just a quick email update regarding what's going on in women & girls cricket in Lancashire at the moment. I've already seen some fantastic stories on Twitter regarding Women's Big Cricket Month. If you haven't already registered your...

17th Jun 2021

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Our Under 18 representative side beat the Liverpool competition by one wicket in last weeks game and the scorecard is now available here. Under 18 Scorecard We are also pleased to announce that following the game, Keelan Shipley, Daniel Stock and Kartik Joshi have been selected for Lancashire U18s v Yorkshire next week, well done boys, good luck!! The next game is as follows:...

11th Jun 2021

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The England v Scotland game is taking place at 8pm on Friday June 18th which will clash with a number of GMCL20 games. If you agree with your opponents to move your game (preferably to another night in the same or following week) please e-mail webadmin@gtrmcrcricket.co.uk copying in your umpires and the opponents and we will change the fixture on cricHQ. You must agree with your opponents...

9th Jun 2021

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SECOND TEAM CUPS [rules apply to juniors and seniors alike] None of a club's 5 List A starred players can play in the 2nd team cup A player who plays in a particular round of the 1st team cup cannot play in the same round of the 2nd team cup and vice versa – so anyone who has played in Round 2 of the 1st Team Cups cannot play in Round 2 of the 2nd team cups...

8th Jun 2021

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Subject: Fw: GMCL U18 v Liverpool Competition Team The following team has been selected for Friday meet at Hightown CC, Thirlmere Rd, Hightown, Liverpool L38 3RQ. 10.30am start. 50 overs. Keelan Shipley (Captain & W/K) Middleton CC Nathan Walker (Vice Captain) Friarmere CC Daniel Stock - Glodwick CC James Bidwell - Didsbury CC Max Fisher - Didsbury CC Sufyaan Ali - Glodwick CC...

1st Jun 2021

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The GMCL will be running 7 junior representative sides in 2021 - U11 East, U11 west, U13 East, U13 West, U15 East, U15 West and U18s. This season has seen some changes with the player pathway and the league teams are now the main pathway to the Lancashire squads. We have coaches in place and Lancashire Development coaches are supporting our teams. Players who...

12th May 2021

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We are delighted to confirm that we have today received a copy of a letter issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport that hospitality can take place at Organised cricket matches where those participating are in line of sight of the game and that they will NOT be classed as Spectators. This is, on the face of it, the final item required for your clubs plans to now...

15th Apr 2021

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The Directors of GMCL have considered the request of the ECB to halt our games for an hour on Saturday 17th to mark the funeral of . We know that our players and club officials will want to appropriately mark the passing of HRH at all our games with a period of silence at a designated time however we believe it is impractical for players at the recreational level to be asked to sit around...

11th Apr 2021

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The ECB Have revised their previous guidance for events after April 12 and the new information should be viewed as below The key points for clubs is that SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED, this is in accordance with UK Legisation at SI 364 Sch 2 Para 6 however Patrons / Members are allowed to view Cricket Activity whilst taking part in Outdoor Hospitality whilst all guidance is being followed, also...

10th Apr 2021

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PLEASE NOTE THE GUIDANCE ON SPECTATORS WAS UPDATED ON 10 APRIL 2019 PLEASE ALWAYS REFER TO THE LATEST GUIDANCE The GMCL along with other Cricket Leagues have received the following information. Please be aware that we await further details and these will be circulated as soon as they are received. The spirit of the guidance is that organised spectator events should not take place under...

8th Apr 2021

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KEY RULE CHANGES, RULE REMINDERS & COVID ADAPTIVE PLAY REGULATIONS FOR 2021 This note includes The rule changes that were announced at the AGM2020 prior to Covid by way of reminder, Some additional rule changes that have come from developments over the shortened 2020 season and Some reminders of the key pre Covid in play rules Covid Adapted play rules for 2021 at the foot...

2nd Apr 2021

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Captains Meetings 2021 Hosted on Zoom, for captains to drop in to any meeting they wish. it is very important all team captains attend one meeting. We will be covering the following points: •Updates to Rules •Updates to Disciplinary Procedure •Various Reminders Tuesday 6th – 20:00 GMCL Captains Meeting 1 Meeting ID:...

2nd Apr 2021

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As stated a few weeks ago, we said we would review the start of the GMCL20 competition pending ECB Covid update to move the games so that we could hopefully have bars open and spectators, and we are now making this possible for the Premier GMCL20 competition so clubs have the option of moving the first two rounds games as follows. We will look at the Championship competition - which doesnt...

30th Mar 2021

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We are looking to gather your views as club officials, players, umpires on what you would like from the end of season event or events and award presentations. Please contribute to the discussion with our survey here Remember you can feedback or make suggestions to the league at any time on our feedback form here

28th Mar 2021

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PLEASE NOTE THE GUIDANCE ON SPECTATORS WAS UPDATED ON 10 APRIL 2019 PLEASE ALWAYS REFER TO THE LATEST GUIDANCE ECB Covid 19 Guidance. We have considered the guidance issued yesterday by the ECB and these notes are not intended to replace that guidance in anyway but to highlight some key points for our clubs. Clubs should have received from the ECB & from the League the...

28th Mar 2021

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The ECB have today published a detailed return to play guidance document through their website here This includes a comprehensive document, relating to Stage 1B which runs from March 20 to Apr 12. For games after April 12 further guidance should be issued on or around April 5 All these documents have been updated today, please ensure these are read at your club even if they look like...

26th Mar 2021

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PLEASE NOTE THE GUIDANCE ON SPECTATORS WAS UPDATED ON 10 APRIL 2019 PLEASE ALWAYS REFER TO THE LATEST GUIDANCE The ECB have today published their guidance in a series of doocuments which can be found HERE This appears very clear, GMCL will consider over the weekend and look to answer any questions next week.

19th Mar 2021

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Player Registration Registration with the league on cricHQ is now open and you can register with your club by following the link here (https://www.gtrmcrcricket.co.uk/pages/register-for-your-club-2021-season) There are guidance notes available here (https://www.gtrmcrcricket.co.uk/pages/2021-crichq-registration) In summary, when registering you will need A personal e-mail address...

18th Mar 2021

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The Greater Manchester Amateur Cricket League, (GMACL) have teams looking for clubs to host them this summer. The teams pay for the ground hire that varies from £80 - £120 depends upon the ground and facilities. We have been asked to circulate to clubs in the GMCL to see if anyone would be interested in helping. The clubs with a ground next to them already have a site but...

4th Mar 2021

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The GMCL Board have now considered the most recent guidance and welcome the decision to permit outdoor grassroots cricket from the 29th of March 2021. What follows is our plans based on the current situation regarding the start of the 2021 GMCL season. This position is dependent on further guidance from the ECB, Sport England and the DCMS which of course is dependent on further...

27th Feb 2021

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The GMCL are pleased to advise that the ECB Development Pathway Cricket Sub-Group, one of the ECB advisory committees, at their meeting on 23rd February, confirmed that the GMCL application to become an ECB Accredited Premier League will now move to the next stage of the process towards Accreditation. This process will involve working with Lancashire Cricket, the ECB and having inspections of...

26th Feb 2021

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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our umpires last evening. Eddie was a well liked cricketer who then became an excellent umpire in the MDCA and latterly the GMCL. He was a member of the original panel of umpires when the GMCL formed. He is survived by his wife Wendy and daughter Beth to whom we extend our deepest sympathies. Rest in Peace Eddie....

21st Feb 2021

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The Civil Service Sports Council are currently on the look out for players for our Representative side for 2021. Players must work for national government eg DWP, Revenue and Customs, Royal Mail etc or local government so local teachers, council workers etc are eligible. We have fixtures this year against The Army, The Royal Air Force,The Royal Navy and the MCC and all...

27th Jan 2021

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Here is a link to the notes for the 2021 season which will be updated in the coming days and weeks this includes Saturday Fixtures Sunday Fixtures Grounds & Facilities Standards HERE

18th Dec 2020

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1st Dec 2020

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

26th Nov 2020

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

24th Oct 2020

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Looking ahead to 2021 - Have your say ...

8th Oct 2020

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

1st Oct 2020

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

28th Sep 2020

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

26th Sep 2020

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

25th Sep 2020

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

12th Sep 2020

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

11th Sep 2020

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

5th Sep 2020

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

4th Sep 2020

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

1st Sep 2020

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

25th Aug 2020

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

23rd Aug 2020

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

21st Aug 2020

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

13th Aug 2020

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

12th Aug 2020

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

4th Aug 2020

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

31st Jul 2020

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COVID-19 Update Click to...

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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COVID-19 Update Click to...

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

1st Mar 2020

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

29th Feb 2020

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

29th Feb 2020

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

28th Feb 2020

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

26th Feb 2020

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

26th Feb 2020

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

24th Feb 2020

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

18th Feb 2020

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

16th Feb 2020

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

11th Feb 2020

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

9th Feb 2020

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

7th Feb 2020

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

3rd Feb 2020

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

2nd Feb 2020

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

21st Jan 2020

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

20th Dec 2019

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

16th May 2018

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

26th Apr 2018

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