Bolton Cricket League

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The Bolton Cricket League is a cricket league comprising twenty teams in and around Bolton, Greater Manchester in North West England. The league ran competitions at First Team, Second Team, Under 18, Under 15, Under 13 and Under 11 levels. It expanded after the 2015 season, with nine clubs joining from in and around the area. However, the league lost two established clubs in the process, due to the formation of the Greater Manchester Cricket League.


The current fourteen teams are:

  1. Adlington
  2. Astley Bridge
  3. Atherton
  4. Blackrod
  5. Bradshaw
  6. Daisy Hill
  7. Darcy Lever
  8. Eagley
  9. Farnworth
  10. Farnworth Social Circle
  11. Golborne
  12. Heaton
  13. Horwich
  14. Kearsley
  15. Little Hulton
  16. Little Lever
  17. Lostock
  18. Tonge
  19. Walkden
  20. Westhoughton


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]


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

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