St John's Church, Alvanley
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Alvanley is a small rural village and civil parish near the village of Helsby, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It has a population of 485, decreasing slightly to 472 at the 2011 Census. It is on the B5393 road and near junction 14 of the M56 motorway.
Alvanley Cricket Club, established in 1884, runs five senior teams and four junior teams ranging from under 9s to under 18s. At its high point in 2000, the club came fifth in Division One of the Cheshire County League, but a fallow period saw them fall back down to the Meller Braggins League until 2011. In 2011 the club won the League unbeaten with a record 461 points and in doing so found its way back into the County league for 2012 .
Alvanley Cricket club won their first piece of silveware for 10 years in 2009 scoring an improbable 199/3 in 20 overs against a strong Stockport team, who fell 60 runs short in reply. The Junior Section is vibrant and in recent years has begun to challenge for County Cups, without yet actually lifting one.
2008 to 2011 saw a period of huge investment in the club's infrastructure. The club has been rewarded by the award of prestigious games such as the Bunbury Festival and Cheshire County fixtures.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Vale Royal Retrieved 2009-12-10
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
- Alvanley Cricket Club
- Cheshire Memories: Historic Alvanley Cricket Club celebrates 125th anniversary. Chester Chronicle (11 November 2009) (accessed 5 May 2010)
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