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Greater Manchester Cricket League | Est 2016

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Competitions

 

LEAGUE COMPETITION

2021 SEASON - 17 Apr to 11 Sep 2021
2022 SEASON - 23 Apr to 17 Sep 2021
2023 SEASON - 22 Apr to 16 Sep 2021
2024 SEASON - 20 Apr to 14 Sep 2021
2025 SEASON - 19 Apr to 13 Sep 2021

GMCL offers 12 tiers of league cricket across our Saturday and Sunday competions with a number of those tiers spanning several divisions. Some tiers are regionalised and some have player restrictions to give a range of cricket for players of varying standards from participation and beginners through to our elite Premier League. Prmotion and relegation runs through the tiers.

GMCL now sets minimum ground and facilities standards for each group of divisions. These standards will be raised annually to ensure ground and facility development remains a focus for club committees. Failure to meet standards will restrict promotion and may lead to relegation.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Competition

Our Saturday competition is one pyramid with promotion and relegation throughout. Club 2nd XIs play in the same pyramid as the 1st XIs, the restriction being that a club's 2nd XI can only reach the Tier below the 1st XI.

Only 1st XIs can use paid players and players not qualified to play for England.

Saturday Premier 

Tier 1 - GMCL Premier League  
Tier 2 - GMCL Premier 2 

Saturday Championship 

Tier 3 - GMCL Championship 
Tier 4 - GMCL Division 1  
Tier 5 - GMCL Division 2A & Division 2B  

Saturday Regional Leagues 

Tier 6 - GMCL Division 3 East & GMCL Division 3 West  
Tier 7 - GMCL Division 4 East & Division 4 North & Division 4 South & West  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Competition

Our Sunday competition includes 1st XIs up to 5th XIs from those clubs who can only play Sundays through to those clubs with a lot of players wanting to play league cricket. 

We have a Starred Player system that restricts the best players from the Saturday competition from playing on a Sunday to maximum participation in the game.

Paid players and players not qualified to play for England cannot play in our Sunday league games.

Sunday League 

Tier 8 - GMCL Premier  
Tier 9 - GMCL Division 1  
Tier 10 - GMCL Division 2 East &South & GMCL Division 2 West &North 

Sunday Regional 

Tier 11 - GMCL Central  & GMCL East  & GMCL North  

Sunday Development 

Tier 12 - GMCL Development 

 

 

CUP COMPETITIONS (45 over & 20 over)

2021 SEASON - 17 Apr to 11 Sep 2021

GMCL offers 7 Cup competitions and three 20 over competitions to maximise the opportunity for players to play in a cup final at all evels of out competition

 

 

 

 

Cup Competitions

GMCL provides cup competitions for all levels giving many players the opportunity for the enjoyment of a big final day, player restrictions exist to ensure that only appropriate players play in the cup competitions.

1st XI Cup competitions

Derek Kay 1st XI Cup sponsored by Tetley's - For our top 28 teams
1st XI Championship Cup sponsored by Tetley's
1st XI John Barrow Trophy sponsored by Tetley's - for our lowest placed 16 teams

2nd XI Cup competitions

2nd XI Premier Cup  sponsored by Tetley's - For our top 32 2nd XIs
2nd XI Championship Cup sponsored by Tetley's - for the remaining 2nd XIs

Sunday Cup competitions

Sunday Premier Cup  sponsored by Tetley's - For our top 32 3rd XIs
Sunday Championship Cup sponsored by Tetley's - for the remaining 3rd XIs, 4th XIs and 5th XIs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GMCL20
our midweek 20 over competitions

Pink Ball and coloured clothing, commentators and music to bring the supporters in to grounds. In the 1st XI competitions there are 6 pool games (4 in 2nd XI) with winners and best runners-up going through to the Quarter-Final knockout and the last 4 take part in the finals day.

1st XI Cup competitions

GMCL20 Premier sponsored by Tetley's - For our top 28 teams
GMCL20 Championship Cup sponsored by Tetley's

2nd XI Cup competitions

GMCL20 2nd XI sponsored by Tetley's - For our top 32 2nd XIs

 

 

JUNIOR COMPETITION

2021 SEASON - 17 Apr to 11 Sep 2021

GMCL offers league competition at all the age groups and cup competition from 11s up.
The Divisions change every year dependent on numbers taking part in each region.
For 2021 season we have 26 divisions which are regionalised and subsequently organise East v West winners games to end the season.