Littleborough Cricket Club

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Littleborough Cricket Club, based in Littleborough, in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, is an English cricket team currently playing in the Central Lancashire League.

The club was founded in 1839 and play on the famous Hare Hill ground where the stunning Pennine scenery provides a dramatic backdrop to the matches played there.

Littleborough were founder members and inaugural champions of the Central Lancashire League, and they have been league champions on twenty occasions, the last time being in 2005.

Littleborough hold Lancashire Cricket Board Focus Club status and are ECB Clubmark accredited. Two senior teams play in the CLL in addition to a 3rd XI who play in the North Manchester League.

The club's junior section fields teams in the CLL at U18, U15, U13, U11 and U9 age groups and the juniors receive expert coaching at the club during the summer on Monday evenings.[citation needed]

Professional players[edit]

Many notable professionals have appeared in the Littleborough side over the years, including Sir Garfield Sobers, Joel Garner, Ezra Moseley, Franklyn Stephenson, Andy Roberts, Mike Whitney, and Stuart Law. The club's professional player engaged for 2012 is the Queensland batsman Clinton Perren.[citation needed]

Littleborough is also the home club of the Surrey and England international Chris Schofield.[citation needed]

Club honours[edit]

CLL champions[edit]

1892, 1911, 1912, 1917, 1919, 1921, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2005

Wood Cup[edit]

1935, 1941, 1942, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999

JW Lees Lancashire Challenge Trophy[edit]

1997, 2005

2nd XI champions[edit]

1910, 1920, 1928, 1936, 1973, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2005

Burton Cup[edit]

1985, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011

Aggregate Cup[edit]

1932, 1935, 1936, 1977, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005

Whittaker Cup[edit]

2006, 2007

Taylor Cup[edit]

1996, 1997, 2006, 2007

References[edit]


Cricket

Central Lancashire Cricket League


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