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Greater Manchester Cricket League

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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 meetings...

3rd 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 deals...

29th 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 game. ...

16th 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 the...

21st Jan 2020

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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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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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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...

17th Jun 2019

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

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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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...

30th May 2019

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

27th May 2019

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

24th May 2019

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

3rd May 2019

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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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And the winning ticket for a free flight draw from BTC – Cricket flight centre is...... Adam Robinson of Greenfield Cricket Club! Visit

30th Oct 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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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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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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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 operations....

29th Jun 2018

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

1st Jun 2018

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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 School....

8th Mar 2018

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

5th Mar 2018

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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...

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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