Bolton Cricket League

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The Bolton Cricket League is a cricket league comprising fourteen teams in and around Bolton, Greater Manchester in North West England. The league runs competitions at First Team, Second Team, Under 18, Under 15, Under 13 and Under 11 levels.

Teams[edit]

The current fourteen teams are:

  1. Astley Bridge
  2. Bradshaw
  3. Eagley
  4. Egerton
  5. Farnworth
  6. Farnworth Social Circle
  7. Heaton
  8. Horwich
  9. Greenmount
  10. Kearsley
  11. Little Lever
  12. Tonge
  13. Walkden
  14. Westhoughton

History[edit]

The league began in 1930 after breaking away from the Bolton Cricket Association. The most successful team to date is Walkden who became league champions for the thirteenth time in 2008.

Hamer Cup[edit]

The Hamer Cup is a knockout cup for first teams in the Bolton Cricket League. The most successful team to date with twelve Hamer Cups is Bradshaw.

Notable players[edit]

A number of quality cricketers have played in the Bolton Cricket League including:

Footballing brothers Gary Neville and Phil Neville also played in the Bolton Cricket League.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Neville hundred with Matthew Hayden Bury Times 1992 - Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 

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