On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th December, VolunteerItYourself (VIY) returned to Bury CC, this time with a group of Bury College students, to extend the fencing on the Radcliffe Road end of the ground, started in November by VIY and Lancashire Women.
As Christmas approaches and 2020 beckons, on behalf of the club I would like to thank all committee members, supporters, players, volunteers and our family members for all their efforts in 2019.
The 2020 Greater Manchester Cricket League fixtures for our 1st, 2nd, 3rd and T20 XIs are now available to view here .
Bury Cricket Club are delighted to announce that Madawa Warnapura will be the club professional for the 2020 season. The 31 year old Sri Lankan is an all rounder, batting in the top order and bowls right arm off spin.
On the weekend of 23rd-24th November, Bury Cricket Club welcomed a team of 14 volunteers from the Lancashire Women set up as part of a Sport England and VIY (VolunteerItYourself) Project in which over 30 metres of new fence was built around the boundary and 100 metres of existing fencing was renovated.
Wyreshark are live at Bury Sports Club on Saturday 12th December, doors open 7.30, £2.00 admission a great nights live music.
On Fri 4th Oct Bury Cricket Club will be holding its Annual End of Season Awards Dinner at Bury Sports Club Main Room.
On Friday 23rd August with a 5.30 start Bury Cricket Club are pleased to host the Final of the Vitality Under 19's Club T20 between Rochdale Cricket Club and Longridge Cricket Club.
In a low scoring delayed start game Bury batted first and scored 116-9 in a 36 over game. We Recovered from 13 for 4 with Dom Morris finishing unbeaten on 35 ably assisted with 26 from Alex Breckin and 20 from Sam Holt. In reply Greenmount were all out for 49. Milton Shumba took 4 for 14 and Alex Breckin 5 for 16 with Sam Massey taking the final wicket.
A heatwave extravaganza awaited tourists and supporters for their final game at the picturesque ground of Colwyn Bay , what they hadn't bargained for was Bury's own version of slap stick comedy , produced at a pivotal point in the game and late in the day .
Wednesday was all scratch and shite, not sure in which order the cricket fell into . Jenny Wiggins decided to join the party for the late night wetherspoons gathering and in order to get to Wales she had to firstly encounter the scourage of the seaside the "Gulls" she was shat on from a great height and not probably for the first time , it did wonders for her blonde rinse and saved her a few quid for her usual trip to the hairdressers at weekend , not to be out done her trusted friend Nicky took one for the team this time full on in the eye and it made a change from the blue mascara .
Once Ted Dexter and Ray Illingworth had worked out the equation that 11 take the cricket field, given there was 9 named the night before it was left to Ted to give Incredible Hulk the option to turn out for the opposition and make it 11 a side and get things moving . Some how we had mustered 12 !!! Incredible Hulk turned into Incredible Sulk and it was left to Josh to step up and as it turned out he took full advantage of his switch to Bangor and became the tormentor.
The 1sts had a 9 wicket win against Droylsden on Saturday. Droyslden were bowled out for 109 with Alex Breckin taking 4 wickets for 23 with the last 6 wickets falling for 4 runs. Jon Wiggans top scored in the reply with 60 not out.
Starting on 12th August until the 16th August we will be hosting a junior player performance camp, hosted by one of our junior coaches, Maddy, please see the attached with all the details.
In an hard fought game of cricket our 3rd XI secured a close victory over Stretford.
Our 3rd XI secured their place in the last 16 of the Sunday Premier Cup with an excellent win over Winton. In the next round they will face Stretford on Sunday 23rd June. To watch match highlights click here
Over the next ten days Bury Cricket Club will be involved in games at 1st team, 2nd team, 3rd team, 4th team, senior T20, Under 15's, Under 13's, Under 11's, Under 9's, as well as Lancashire Girls Under 15's and Bury District Under 13's matches. A busy period for all concerned. Click on the Calendar below to review.
THIS THURSDAY 6TH JUNE
Our 1st XI secured an excellent win at our local rivals Greenmount on Saturday.
The sports club is looking at partnering with Northern Laser Therapy.
Bank Holiday Monday (27-05-2019) saw the (4th ?) annual Bury CC walk designed and led by club president, legend and bon-viveur Mike Brawn.Mike must be applauded for using his great powers to prevent the rain from falling as thirty people along with a few of our canine friends covered 10.87km with 80m of ascent (6.75 miles and 262 feet for Brexiteers) and raised over £200 (226 Euros for Remainers) for club funds.We would like to thank Mike, as ever, for his efforts in organising the event and also to the backroom staff, Dave Leach for manning the support car and Susan Smith for ensuring that everyone was well fed back at the club.
Arshad Razas 8 for 71 against Micklehurst this weekend
A great three days of cricket awaits us for the bank holiday weekend.
On Saturday our 1st XI are at home to Droylsden Cricket Club with a 12.30 start, our thanks go to our Matchball sponsor ATL Packaging.
On Bank Holiday Monday 27th May we will be holding our annual fundraising walk.
On Saturday 20th July we are pleased to host our annual Ladies Day Prosecco Afternoon Tea.
Here’s first social event of the year to be held down at the club. Saturday 20th April. Get the family down for a good night out loads of easter eggs to win and the opportunity to meet our overseas player, Wikardo and Milton.If you feel you could donate any easter eggs or other raffle prizes it would be appreciated.
NatWest CricketForce Day is this Sunday 7th April with a 9.30 start. This will be combined with our registration day.
We will be playing another one of our Lancashire League neighbours Ramsbottom Cricket Club in a 40 over freindly on Saturday 13th April with a 1.00 start.
Your club membership is now due.
On Sunday 14th April we will playing a first team friendly at Lancashire League Rawtenstall Cricket Club, wickets pitched at 1.00.
Our tour of Wales is now arranged, for 2019 we will be playing Bangor, Mochdre and Colwyn Bay.
We are pleased to announce that we are to host this years Lancashire Club Under 19's T20 final on Friday 23rd August.
The GMCLUA will be running a course aimed specifically at club umpires on Thursday 21st March at 7.30pm at Bury CC.
Our senior fixtures can be found on the home page of our website.
All Stars Cricket returns to Bury Cricket Club for 2019. It provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment. For more information click here
At our Annual General Meeting on Monday 4th February it was decided that the Captains for the 2019 season would be as follows:
Hi all,as previous supporters of Bury Cricket Club Golf Day, we wanted to give you an early heads up about this year's event.
Everyone at Bury CC is deeply saddened to hear of the news of the passing of our ex-first team wicket keeper, Pete Allen. Pete had been battling illness for some time and this fight sadly ended on his 60th birthday.
It's always difficult to summarise a player so soon after they have left us. I think you can reflect on a player with rose tinted glasses and get misty eyed about ambient summers past, but Pete Allen was simply the best amateur wicket keeper I ever played with and in the top two I'd either played with, or against.
On Monday 4th February at 7.45pm we will be holding our Annual General Meeting at Bury Cricket Club.
Senior Nets start on 31st January at Bury Gramnar School Sports Centre, 8-9.30pm.
Junior nets start at Bury Grammar Sports Hall on Wednesday 16th January.
A very Happy New Year to all our players, members, supporters, sponsors and volunteers, we hope everyone has a fantastic 2019.
We are pleased to announce our head coach for 2019, Martin Kay.A brief resume of Martins career follows: Martin comes with a wealth of experience, he is a Level 3 coach having taken the course with Andy Flower, Simon Brown and Geoff Arnold.He has delivered on a number of Level 1 Coaching Awards for the old Lancashire Cricket Board. He coached Lancashire women and girls for 6 years. He assisted in the relaunch of the section and saw success at both junior and senior levels. A former inter city coach reaching the final at Arundel Castle, He also coached at Woodbank CC as Head Coach and on many in school projects all over Lancashire.He is currently coaching on the Greater Manchester Cricket League Academy.Martin has asked me to pass on these words:I am looking forward to working with a talented group of players and support staff to maximise potential and ultimately fight for a place back in the Greater Manchester Cricket League Premier Division.Martin will be assisted by Sam Holt who will head up our Junior Coaching.
The GMCL has now published the Saturday fixtures for the 2019 season.
We have now returned from our tour of Sri Lanka, a big thank you to all those who made the trip a reality. To read all about click on the link below.
On Friday 28th September at the Lancashire Cricket end of season awards dinner Bury Cricket Club became one of the four regional clubs of the year in Lancashire for 2018. To be considered for an award as prestigous as this is another step in the continuing process of improving the club in all areas.
The Junior presentation night is a week after the senior dinner on Friday 12th October in the main sports club, starting at 7.15pm. Hope to see lots of juniors and their families down, and also the senior players to support the future of the club.
On Friday 5th October we will be hosting our Annual Dinner and Awards Night, the legendary Idiot Cap and the Duck Cup will reappear, in the main building at Bury Sports Club.
The GMCL under 18s Cup Final will take place at 5pm on Wednesday 5th September at Greenmount Cricket Club.
On Friday 24th August we are pleased to host the Vitality Under 19 Lancashire Club T20 Final between Fleetwood Flyers and Kings XI Clitheroe, wickets pitched at 5.30.
This week our juniors are in three GMCL cup fixtures
This weekends fixtures are as follows
Our club shop in association with Icon Sports can now be reached by clicking here
One to One Coaching sessions are available with Maddy until the end of August, for more information please give her a call on 07769 581350
At Saturdays 1st team match against Denton we welcome Claire Spencer, family and friends from A Northern Light as our Match Sponsor.
On Thursday the 2nd August we host the Under 11's of both Lancashire and Staffordshire in a 40 over match match, start time of 12.00.Why not come down and enjoy the future stars of the game, the pavilion is fully open, come down and use the facilities the outdoor nets are open.
Between the dates of the 13th and 17th August we will be hosting a Player Performance Camp for our junior players from the age of 13 to 21.
As the heat wave continued Bury breezed in to Colwyn Bay looking for a clean sweep , which one has to say was a stark turnaround from last year where we lost all three games. So no pressure on skipper elect Dom who achieved his first goal won the toss and decide to bat, not sure next year’s skipper will have the same good fortune looking at Bury’s final score. Into the fray came strong arms (Popeye)Ramsay jnr and Greenhalgh senr , not too sure how many balls Ramsay lasted it was short and sweet perhaps he was yearning to get back to see Olive Oyl , anyway off he left with his tail behind his legs, big bro Jacob managed a wry smile on passing to join Greenhalgh at the crease, two balls later Mark’s lack of good fortune in a Bury shirt continued and he met a similar fate, he feathered one to the keeper and off he popped, enter Smalley having come for the day from down the A55 to join the touring party, four balls later he met the same fate as Mark Greenhalgh and snicked off. 11/3 not quite the start we had in mind, cries from the balcony “T20”!! were still scowled upon from manager and skipper who had full faith as GG was next to the wicket, Gary and Jacob set about rebuilding the innings and that’s exactly what they did, Jacob was again impressive with his ground shots and kept the scoreboard ticking over punishing anything short and bringing Gary to applaud in the same vein as myself last night with a “shot of the day” his well timed extra cover drive was straight out of the top draw. Jacob reached another 50 and was in full flow, GG showed his class backing him up playing sensibly latching onto anything loose, score board now repaired and a 130 run partnership was in the book and Bury were back on course. GG plied on the misery for the home side and compiled a magnificent score just missing out on his hundred (98), enter skipper Dom he too joined in on the act and after another circumspect start he piled into the Bay bowlers and reached 50 in no time, Raza came into bat for the first time in three days and got the only ball that turned, chopping it onto his stumps , Lee Halliwell got his first tour runs at the death and we finished on a very healthy 271. Gorgeous tea was devoured and the southern fried chicken strips went down well with the tourists , subo enquired where the gorgeous chips originated from as she was well and truly into the fast food one presumes looking for any signs of a possible kebab, we were duly informed they weren’t Asda’s not Morrison’s not Tesco’s nor Aldi’s but Lidl’s frozen then deep fried , and we left somehow hoping Mrs Smith would take the plunge on the deep fat fryer. For further details go to https://www.change.org/start-a-petition. Those runs on the board and the lethal combination of southern fried chicken strips for tea had somehow fried skipper Dom’s brain and a plan of action was hatched regards who was umpiring and at what strategic times people would be relived of duties and it would all flow into place and Wayne you don’t need to worry you can rest we’ve sorted it. So field is set batsman at the crease , Halliwell has his run up sorted Dom assumes the umpires position and were ready to go , Smalley then counts fielders , Raza interjects too and its all decided we only have 10 , wait Gary’s in the deck chair making a call bemused by the fact he’s required as his slot wasn’t to start yet. The last time he had heard his name chanted like that was when we got back to the club from winning HC Smith Cup , Gary ! Gary ! Gary ! Was the cry. The early breakthrough came and skipper gained control or had he, Gus’s second appeal for LBW on the pro prompted him to raise his finger and then the deathly silence was met and off he went , the keeper gathered the ball from fine leg and we went again. Scoring was relatively easy to come by and boundaries flowed, a full complement of bowlers were used Gus Lee Smalley Raza Josh Lou Jacob and somehow although we chipped in with the odd wicket, the score went rattling at some pace 100/150/200, undoubtedly the best batting track we had played on , by then Dom had the field spread eagled and conducted the orchestra from the boundary initiating instructions through Raza, by the time I had re took umpiring duties Dom approached me with the “could get tight this” lose this and you’ll go down in history was my reply, it seemed to have the desired effect and he brought back Gus and Smalley to strangle it and they didn’t let him down , 40 was needed off was it 4 over’s or was it 5 was the question, the official umpires knew the Bay scorers had accidently gone one in front and were in control of proceedings , Raza was trying to explain to Aaron and Mark G, you can imagine how that went and more panic enthused , Aaron by now has had the mathematics explained to him and when there was two over’s to go he shouted “ last over boys”. Obviously Aaron’s continual attempts to claim just one catch on tour had clearly frazzled his brain. All’s well that ends well and Bay finished 16 runs short of the target, skipper quiet rightly took the plaudits and 3/3 it was. Game was played in the right spirit the lads were magnificent in representing the club throughout the three days a great time was had by all, myself and Mr Bean arrived safely back home around 11:30 and another tour was done.
On Friday 27th July we welcome a touring under 17's team and their coach Asif Mujtaba from Dallas at the Archway Oval. Wickets are pitched at 12.00, the Pavilion will be fully open from 11.00. We will be streaming the game live on our website.
Mr Beans Day Day two was all about Mr Bean (Donovan) what an eventful day he had , if he wasn’t walking around Wetherspoons before last orders trying not to draw attention to himself with his bright orange day glow carrier bag full of strongbow ready for the celebratory victory party , which one presumes was held in Nathan’s hotel room , it was hard to guess this was the lad who “ ramped us “ yes you heard right Donovan ramped one of the Mochdre front line bowlers to secure a somewhat surprising , some would say victory over our first maiden tour hosts Mochdre . Bury’s North Wales tour has been in operation in over 50 years and its was the first time we had visited Mochdre which was a magnificent setting and we were greeted with good hospitality and hopefully we left a good impression for a future return.Bury won the toss as usual elected to bat on what looked a pearl of a wicket for those horse racing enthusiasts GG took the captaincy reigns and a carefully selected batting order was produced , this time around Jacob lived up to his maternal instincts and held his brothers hands for first 10 overs and got us off to a flyer and 80 was on the board very quickly, Jacob in particular playing some good ground strokes including one timed effort through extra which really was the shot of the day , first wicket down in marches Mr Bean this time no carrier bag but his trusty wand and what good use he made of it , shots all around the ground and Bury really had the momentum Jacob was in full flow and the hundred came up . Jacob was the second wicket to fall to a soft caught and bowled but a very well constructed 50 odd had really set a good foundation and in my eyes was the match winnings innings .Two wickets down with over hundred on the board management were happy knowing premier Dom was next to stride out thinking 180 was a distinct possibility, umm for four overs he couldn’t hit the skin of a rice pudding , it was this time Donovan took charge of proceedings and ramped one of Mochdre’s front line bowlers for four to which the opposition skipper piped up having watched Donovan unorthodox style on some occasions “where the flippin heck did that come from “ what we didn’t let out of the bag was , he shocked us more than he shocked them, even Alfie the dog was rolling around laughing at this point. This seemed to ignite Dom into superman type powers for the last over and he hit Mochdres 1st team skipper for 4 huge sixes and two boundaries just taking the 32 off the last over, it was some of the best quality striking of a cricket ball you will see , thankfully Dom was around for the script writer when he played.169 was the total and Bury turned round satisfied GG opened up with Raza and what a great start we got off to bowling Cheshire County player Will first ball , revenge was certainly in Raza mind as few weeks before at Rydal he took us to the cleaners for just the 150. Young Halliwell took the other end and got some tap early on in true 20/20 fashion but bowled with guile and craft at times with a good yard in him . Raza got another one to lift and GG kindly obliged in slips , by this time the wicket at one end had turned into something nasty and became difficult to bat on to say the least . Young Bowen was given the opportunity to bowl first change but was plundered to all parts , to his credit it didn’t effect him and he was up for matching Rogers exploits on day one throwing himself at anything that he could get near too whilst fielding saving some valuable boundaries. He was replaced by Lou yep Lou not Paul’s wife but Lou Greenhalgh who bowled a very tidy spell under pressure of the run chase as Mochdre middle order had got stuck in as they say and one of the batters not Jones rattled 50 and we were up to 100.MOM Jacob then turned his hand to some off spin and it was just what the doctor ordered and nipped out couple of wickets one of which his brother took, and stumped showing him how to do it and Bury were back in it , in between Aaron had skated his way in from long on to spill one and we could have all relaxed, as it was pressure was back on and GG master stroke of bringing back Halliwell in the penultimate over worked wonders and he removed the dangerous no 10 . The scene is set who’s going to bowl the last over, of course it could only be Mr Bean it was his day and he duly obliged showing full faith in the skippers cock up of who’s bowling the last over and kept his cool bowling outside off stump then removing the last man to secure a Bury victory with Mochdre finishing four short, great effort from the boys and 2/2 no pressure for today’s skipper looking for a clean sweep.Of course late night celebrations were in order and Subo decided to make an SAS type entrance to Wetherspoons mainly due to be hidden from sight of the stand in area manager and his troup of lady barmaids , fortunately it was the male variety bartenders who were serving and all the Ramsay’s got a drink !! Hip hip hooray hip hip hooray, mission impossible complete and Sue had finally completed her one task for the day , sorry second she did do wonderful job scoring over ruling the umpires decision and taking orders from the fielder giving Jacob a four instead of six , its ok Sue we won by four much love xxx .Of course it wasn’t going to be a good night unless we were kicked out of Wetherspoons long after 12 , well it was approx 12.30 and Subo was really into the non cloudy non fizzy Chardonnay and she did ever so well not to make eye contact to the young lady bartender who had swooped in from nowhere ( well really she spotted her a mile off and was having that b...) telling us to sup up for 15mins. Not to be deterred on she marched to the kebab shop and and got the owner to serve her up her own cocktail mix of kebab and she is now known as Subo Shish Bowen.Thankfully this parting of the ways under direction of the kebab shop management was under good terms and Sue was last seen swaying up North.Mr Bean had made his getaway to Nathan’s and duly woke me up at 4.30 am throwing his ring up in the toilet , hopefully like me learning my lesson at around a similar age that strongbow was fizzing out of his nose, I wouldn’t mind by the time 5.30 am ca me around I was re awoken by the toilet itself this time , he had somehow managed to lock the flushing mechanism so it was filling the cistern up permanently and a noisy flow of a filling cistern carried on till 6:30 until I managed the jam the f....g thing.Anyway good days and times had by all onwards to Colwyn Bay.Big W
A convincing win over our Bangor friends gets tour off to a good start, a decent opening partnership with a belligerent Joe Mitchell always looking to take the initiative and a sabre rattling Ramsay Junior getting us to 50 in no time, Bury's determination to seize the opportunity didn’t stop there Ramsay Senior was determined to outscore his brother who was unlucky to be dismissed in the mid 40s with one that he bottomed edged onto his stumps, Ramsay senior produced some well timed shots to keep scoreboard ticking along at a good rate and by the time Mitchell departed having gone into T20 mode which saw him score more than a single on at least two occasions Bury were well set.Enter our International man of mystery Ahmad Iqbal and ex Pakistan u19 star and currently on loan from Liversedge CC who’s extra cover drives were exquisite got Bury well over 150, by this time Ramsay senior had upped the ante and was matching Iqbal shot for shot and was retired at the skippers request just short of his 100.Some hard hitting from Iqbal late on crashing boundaries all over along with tour debutant Flaherty who incidentally has a terrible snoring habit got Bury to a score well in excess of 200 and certainly something to bowl at.Bury opened up the bowling with another debutant Patrick Potts who bowled with some menace unfortunately it was aimed at Ramsay senior's keeping as opposed to the stumps or even the batsman which brought about an early change of bowling, enter Big C who quickly got into a rhythm and brought back memories of wishing Stoney was captain for the day and would have happily bowled non stop, he got his reward with couple of wickets and Bury had broken Bangor’s spine, left arm spinner Iqbal joined in on the act and by the time the Mrs Mills lookalike was removed, Bury had a stranglehold on the game. To his credit Potts returned for a second spell and got his reward castling another Bangor batsman's stumps and Big C was still toiling away.Flaherty too made his bowling debut and picked up a wicket with his first ball and Bangor were left reeling and stranded in no mans land.Some notable fielding displays were enthused with Raza showing his crocodile like catching, skipper Metcalfe following suit and a corkscrew like attempt from Mitchell senior who was Bury's standout fielder throwing himself like Joseph in his technicolour dream coat at anything within his diving range. Bangor finished well short in the mid 160 s and Bury were off to a winning start .Other observations of note Raza beats Mitchell junior in a race to retrieve one from the fine leg area, Ramsay senior's attempt at a stumping in a slow motion type fashion with the batter winning the race from 2 yards out.Big W refuting Ramsay junior's claims his brother is a good keeper and took valuable notes that he won’t make committee or scout reports for future tour selection teams.Evening rendezvous was at Wetherspoons with Burgers around at 10pm which led to a Ramsay Rockus which started with “he gave to me to give to him to give to me to give to him” in relation to EU and non EU passport / driving license / no driving license ID.Paralegal Subo stepped in to offer her take on the manager refusing to serve an alcohol non alcohol drink who preferred to change labels on the beer taps rather than serve a parched Ramsay.She was then interviewed under caution by the duty manager and by the time she had applied for a Wetherspoon chain of stand in regional manager she had to finally climb down to avoid a first time touring party chuck out from Wetherspoons.Things calmed down by closing time and by the time Gary Garner and his golfing party turned up, Subo was well into the Chardonnay scrumpy like cloudy fizzy white wine.Some non interesting facts were spoken well after a 2nd warning to drink up at 12:30 am including Duncan “chase me“ Norvelle's wife was once hit by a golf ball whilst he the star at a golf pro-am event and whilst he landed and departed in a helicopter she departed separately in an ambulance. Rock star legend Alice Cooper plays off a 2 handicap and for those soap lovers Jack Sugden ex Emmerdale is as boring a companion on the golf pro am circuit as his character. Also Speedy is off to change his pants that he bought from M&S and Pam is still wondering why they don’t fit as there’s a first for everything. An interesting day with Mochdre T20 Weds to follow where we're told is the best batting track around North Wales and I’m sure the new arriving party of Dom, Aaron and the Greenhalgh's will make no use of at all. Great 1st day had by all more reports to follow.Big W.
Edgworth Khan’t stop the Bury JuggernautBury 3rd XI 201-3 beat Edgworth 196ao by 7 wickets...
BURY 1st XI GET THEIR FIRST WINSaturday saw the 1st team host Heyside in the first ever meeting between the two clubs, and hoping to get their first W on the board after last weeks disappointing start to the season.
Thank you for being patient in relation to our new playing and training kit, we have recently decided to move to a new provider which means we have been looking at a number of changes of styles and new items of kit that we can bring to you. All of these items are now listed on Icon Sports Bury CC and you can order direct from our shop on the website. We have though ordered a large batch of playing shirts and if you have already ordered with me please do not re order. We will also carry a small stock of these shirts in different sizes that will be able to be bought direct from the club or ordered from the Icon Sports-Bury Cricket Club web shop. Those ordered shirts will be with us within about three to four weeks. We, as a club, will not be ordering your training kit + any other leisure wear you wish to purchase. However, if you would like to do so and you have given your sizes to me, but forgot them, let me know and I will send them to you ASAP. The next date for all orders to be in is May the 3rd, so do hurry.Jordan Smith
THERE'S NOTHING BURY KHAN'T DO !!!Sunday saw Edenfield travel to the BCG to take on Bury 3rds.
Saturday saw Bury 1s travel to Sycamore Road on a lovely sunny day as we took on Walshaw.It was a bad start as the skipper lost the toss and Walshaw elected to bat on a very good wicket considering the recent wet weather. Walshaw got off to a solid start reaching 39-0 off their first 10 overs, then on came Gustav (the pigeon killer) Nolte for his first over for Bury and what a over it was picking up a double wicket maiden!A couple of overs later another change came about with Asif Iqbal taking the ball and just like Gustav’s over Asif picked up a wicket in is first over. At the drinks break the home side were 93/4, Rhodes and S. Bhojani started to build a partnership of just under the 50 mark before Alex (Bullshark) Breckin picked up Bhojani for a well made 48. Gustav came back on for his second spell alongside Mucky (Angry boy) Nasir to finish off the innings and to leave Walshaw 188 all out and Gustav finishing with his first Michelle Pfeiffer for the club.The Bury reply started without any drama until the 5th over when Walshaw’s overseas Connor Weal found his area with a fine spell of bowling, and ripped through the top order claiming the first 6 Bury wickets and finished with figures of 6 for 11. The only shining light within the Bury innings was a fine 32 not out by Mucky in the middle order and a partnership of 40 alongside Jacob (In the doghouse) Ramsay (19) as Bury were all out for 97.A lot to work at during the week but we go again next weekend as we host Heyside at Radcliffe Road.Jon Wiggans (Captain).
Our 2018 Handbook with all the fixtures and club information in is now available and can be picked up from the club or downloaded here
Our Marstons T20 fixtures have now been announced
ATTENTION ALL PLAYERS!There will be a Players Meeting on Tuesday 17th April at 7.30pm at the club. This is to discuss and inform players of the new ECB change to Law 42 before the season. This meeting only applies to senior cricket, so any juniors that will be or are involved in senior cricket, it is essential that all attend so that your Captains and Club can explain these changes.If you are unable to attend for any reason please let me know.Wiggy
Our Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available, to read click here.
On Sunday 8th April we will be holding our Cricketforce and registration day.We will be getting the ground ready for the start of the season, there will be plenty of tasks to be done on the day for young and old alike. We need your help.More information will be added on the website nearer the day.
If you know of any 5 to 8 year old girls or boys who fancy having a go at cricket, Bury CC are again taking part in the ECB All Stars programme. Click here for more information:
Save the day, on the Bank Holiday of Monday 28th May our Family Fundraising Walk will take place in the late morning followed by an afternoon of 6/8 side womens softball cricket. This is for mums, sisters, cousins and friends, in fact anyone who wants to have fun. Turn up and play, experience not necessary, t-shirts and prosecco supplied.
In collaboration with Crusader Sports and Leisure Tours, Bury Cricket Club, numbers permitting will be heading to Sri Lanks watching the first test in Galle.
WOMENS CRICKETWe would appreciate if you would forward this on to anyone in your family and friends who may be interested Hi Ladies, A fantastic opportunity has come about with Bury CC. We have a New Female coach who is eager to start the first Women's Cricket team within Bury CC. We have already begun putting plans into place; starting with a Women's softball festival at our own club on the 28th May and a second one on the 1st July. If you or any other women you know may be interested in learning new skills, alongside becoming part of a team in a fun welcoming environment. please contact us and we will organise a venue and some taster sessions for you to get involved in. Hope this sounds of interest and brings something new and refreshing to your 2018.Maddy Whitemaddy@burycc.co.uk07769581350
Full 1sr round Cup Draws are now online
On Sunday 28th January the GMCL Annual General Meeting was held at Flixton Cricket Club.The notable points were as follows:Code of Conduct Meetings for Senior Captains are mandatoryGMCL League Handbooks will be issuedTHE GMCL is working with the home office and the ECB on the eligibilty of overseas playersGMCL Junior season will run from 23 April to 29 July with optional cup competitions taking place after the end of July.GMCL T20 starting week commencing May 14th finishing with the finals day on Sunday July 15. A minimum of 5 group games.Junior AGM at Elton Vale Cricket Club at 12.00 on Sunday 25th FebruarySenior Presentation Night will be at the Point, Old Trafford on 19th October.Cup Draws1st XI Derek Kay Cup 1st round Bury v. Woodbank Sunday 6th May2nd XI Cup 1st round Bury v. Worsley Sunday 29th April3rd XI Sunday Cup 1st round Bury v. Denton ST. Lawrence 13th May
On Friday 11th May at Pike Fold Golf Club in Bury we will be hosting our 6th Annual Golf Day.It will be our normal format, late morning arrival, Bacon Butties awaiting you, teams of four for an early afternoon shotgun start followed by our legendary prize giving and buffet afterwards.We are also looking for a main event sponsor, please contact me if you may be interested.I hope you will consider entering a team for what we know will be a great day. For more information please click here.All money raised will be used to support both junior and senior cricket at Bury Cricket Club.
At tonights AGM the following positions were filled:President: MK BrawnVice-President: David LeachChairman: Mark SmithTreasurer/Secretary: Alan Breckin1st Team Captain: Jon Wiggans2nd Team Captain: Chris PottsGeneral Committee: Paul Belston, Wayne Belston, Dave Bowen, Matthew Metcalfe, Andrew Parr, Jordan Smith, Jules SpencerChairmans Address:Inevitably when we come to think of the 2017 season we will remember the relegation of the 1st XI, but, as I have stressed on numerous occasions, Bury Cricket Club is more than just the 1st XI. Even so, as a club, we can treat the relegation of the 1st XI as a disaster or we can see it as an opportunity. We can decide we weren’t good enough and maybe never will be good enough or we can look at what we could have done better and where we can improve and put processes in place to achieve that improvement. Whilst you can be in no doubt that we will be aiming to return to the premier division at the first attempt failure to achieve this will not be a disaster providing we as a club can see progress.In fact despite the relegation it could be argued that the 1st progressed this year. They won the same number of games as last year, reached the cup final and were generally much more competitive throughout the year. Once again Karl did an admirable job in difficult circumstances. It is a mark of how competitive the GMCL Premier Division is that a side with 7 wins can go down in next to bottom place. We were unfortunate to lose at Woodbank, the coin toss at Walshaw was probably decisive and we were well on top against Bamford when rain ended the game. Had any two of those results come out differently then we would have survived. In the cup final Egerton ran out worthy winners having posted a challenging first innings total which we were unable to match. Disappointingly we used 22 players in the 1st XI this year and we found it difficult to select a settled side. I will return to this point later.Jamal once again led the way with the bat racking up over 818 runs. Our professional Kasun chipped in with 543 runs which was a disappointing return and he never really imposed himself on the opposition or around the club. That being said he was a delightful individual and we wish him well. Alex and Jon both also contributed nearly 500 runs. Bowling wise Alex and Mukthar both performed with the ball picking up 39 and 37 wickets respectively. We perhaps missed a third seamer to help them with Kasun and Casmond contributing 50 wickets between them.There will be some changes to the first team next year as already alluded to Kasun and Casmond will not be returning. Unfortunately Jamal will also be playing elsewhere this coming season. All three players leave with our best wishes and we hope to see them back soon. Karl has indicated that he would like to take some time out to recharge his batteries and spend time with his family. Once again thank you to Karl for his sterling efforts. Finally, Jordan has come to grief on the football pitch and will be unable to play this year. We welcome Matt Donnelly from Greenmount to fill the wicket-keeping vacancy and Asif Iqbal makes a return to the club after a number of years. Ben Gorton from Read joins us and will also be involved with coaching. Our overseas amateur this year will be Gustav a 19 year old opening bowler from Pretoria, South Africa, Our professional will be Innocent Kaia a Zimbabwean batting leg spinner with UK experience. The 2nd XI once again had a solid season under Chris’s leadership. ELPM and Roe Green looked to be the strongest teams in the division at the start of the season and despite our best efforts this proved to be the case as we finished a creditable though a little distant third. Usama Akram was our most effective run getter with 450, thought the undoubted highlight was Mumtaz’s 160 against Egerton. The ever dependable Arshad Raza picked up 38 wickets and was well supported by Usman and Majid with 32 and 27 wickets. The 2nds picked 30 players during the season and not one player was available for every fixture. On the positive side this did allow a number of juniors to get exposure to 2nd XI cricket and there were many pleasing performances which can only bode well for the future. I congratulate Chris on his ability to juggle player availability so adeptly. On another note the 2nd XI do need a regular umpire for next season. If anyone knows of one, or would like to do it, or just umpire a few games, please see me after the meeting.The 3rd XI had a mixed season with some very good performances both collectively and individually. On the whole the club fielded a very young 3rd XI and this showed in the inconsistent performances. Despite this going into September the 3rds had an outside chance of winning the title but a combination of poor weather and a couple of defeats put paid to that. It was noticeable that the standard of opposition was somewhat erratic ranging from some poor sides to some stronger sides containing players who were emphatically not of a 3rd XI standard. Nevertheless, what other clubs do is up to them. We will continue to use the 3rd XI as a showcase for our junior talent, rotating them in and out to give opportunities to as many players as possible, and including senior players to provide experience. Inevitably, given the rotation policy a large number of players featured. Jon Stackhouse scored the most runs with 185 and Suliman Sarosh led the wicket taking with 10. Highlights that spring to mind include Ali Hassan’s 100 in the first game of the season and Joe Mitchell’s 5 for and 49 not out at Newton, and of course who could forget Jon Stackhouse coming to grief outside the Co-op. Where appropriate for next season we will try to run a friendly XI alongside some 3rd XI games to provide more opportunities for our juniors. However, we do require senior players to support this so as to avoid mismatches and provide the necessary guidance (and in some cases transport).A theme of this evening has been player availability and to some degree commitment. At the end of the season we had a player’s meeting where this was discussed. There was a full and frank exchange of views and if I am honest more heat than light was generated. Some things were poorly expressed and I would once again like to apologise for anyone who was upset. On the positive side it was clear how much passion there is for the club. In a perfect world we would have a squad of 40 players across our 3 teams who were available across twenty of the twenty two weeks. For whatever reasons we are miles away from achieving this and I doubt we ever will. I also doubt that there are many clubs in the country who can boast this. Nevertheless we should try to make every effort to improve our availability. I would also like a greater (off field) commitment from the players. Last year I talked about the level of subs being unsustainable at their present level if you, the players, did not bring in more money through ball sponsorship and fundraising. Regrettably the response was underwhelming and the new committee will undoubtedly have to revisit this. Even more regrettably we had to cancel the annual dinner due to low numbers. A number of regular (non-playing) attendees were not available but the number of players who would have been in attendance was frankly pathetic. I believe that the annual dinner is a great tradition and one of the things that makes this...
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Junior Winter Sessions restart on Wednesday 24th January.6.15 – 7pm, All Stars 7-8 yr olds6.15 – 7.30pm, U9 & U117.30 – 8.45pm, U13 & U15All at Bury College. Players new and old are very welcome
We start our pre-season with two friendlies away to Heywood Cricket Club on Saturday 14th April and away to Chorley Cricket Club on Sunday 15th April. These will be a combined teams with players from both our first and second teams playing on both days.
Please see the link to the 2018 revised fixturesClick Here Saturday CricketPLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE CHANGES TO DIVISION 4 WEST AND 5 WESTIn 4 WEST - Fixtures for Blackley and Friends United have swapped.In 5 WEST the fixtures against Friends Sporting have changed.Sunday CricketWe now have an incredible 66 teams in our Sunday Competition with 20 new teams for 2018 as we welcome 3 new clubs into GMCL - Little Hulton CC and Little Lever CC from the Bolton competition alongside a team from Cheshire, Kerridge CC.There are also extra teams from current GMCL members Whalley Range CC, Friends United CC, Edgworth CC and East Lancs Paper Mill CC as their membership has increased. Glodwick CC add a 4th team to their 3rd XI entry in 2017 and Prestwich CC and Greenfield CC 3rd XIs move to Sunday for 2018. Further to this we welcome 10 teams from the former Pennine League to give us a very strong Sunday competition for #GMCL2018.To accommodate many factors, we have moved to 8 Divisions, retaining a Premier League, Divisions 1A, 1B, 1C & 1D and Divisions 2A, 2B, 2C. We have allocated promotions to those who achieved success in 2017 and we have also looked at the numbers of games not played for a host of reasons in 2017 so now the maximum teams per division is 9. Also impacting is that many clubs have requests not to play on different Sundays across the season where they have community events, long standing local matches, charity events or celebrations and we have tried to accommodate as many requests as possible. If you have a fixture clash from the fixtures published below or you spot a flaw in the fixtures please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .At the Sunday third tier, where there were many games not played last year and where there are teams requesting fewer games we have 1 division of 8 and 2 divisions of 7. For those who want more games there will be a list of teams from across the competition who don’t have a game each week and teams can make arrangements for additional matches on available days. Of course, there are cup matches to play as well.The huge change arising from the increased participation is the much improved regionalisation so more local games for most. There are games against clubs on the outer perimeter of our region but these are few in number, but bear in mind that the clubs on the outer edge have to travel further to every away game and are willing to do that for the competition we provide.
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The 2018 Bury Cricket Club AGM will be held in the pavilion on Thursday 25th January 2018 at 8pm. All fully paid up Senior members, and Junior members who have played Senior Cricket are entitled to vote.Proposers/seconders for any post can be sent via email to email@example.com
Enclosed is the updated GMCL Code of Conduct for 2018 including revised procedures and penalties across the 4 Levels which all now attract a ban.
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Bury Cricket Club indoor nets begin today, Sunday 19th January from 2:30 to 4:00pm at Derby High School, Radcliffe Road, Bury. BL9 9NH. New players welcome.
Bury CC End of Season Awards Dinner Fri 6th Oct 7pm for 7.30pm Guest Speaker is the interesting & humorous Australian ex Somerset & Derbyshire Cricketer Peter Bowler - as you know your support at this event is vital & appreciated .Tkts are £27.50 pp please text Paul B Matt M or Alan B to reserve your tickets .
Northamptonshire's Nathan Buck is our sub professional on Saturday in our last match of the season at Prestwich. Nathan joined Northamptonshire from Lancashire this year and is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler.
With the rain starting at around midday, prospects did not look good for this key Sunday Division 1B game between Bury and Stand. The teams were second and third in the table, and hoping to make up ground on the leaders Glodwick.Having looked at the weather forecast, both captains agreed to a shortened game of 25 over per side and the home side won the toss and invited Bury to bat. Donovan Flaherty and Joe Mitchell opened up and the final ball of the over saw Donny clean bowled by Solis for 2. After running a bye, Jonny Stackhouse hit a beautiful 6 over midwicket from his first ball but was then clean bowled by Nuttall leaving Bury at 9-2. Mitchell (5*) and Gary Foreman (12*) played a watchful game in the drizzle until at the end of the 10th over, the umpires decided that the rain was to heavy to carry on with Bury on 26-2.Despite taking an early tea, there was no improvement in the weather and the game was abandoned. In terms of the result , this was disappointing for both sides but they and the umpires should be given all credit for attempting to get the game on.Next week (Sunday 10th) sees the final home game for the club as a whole as the 3rds take on local rivals Unsworth who lie 4th with a game in hand on the leaders. A good game is in prospect !!Roger Mitchell
Bury 224-8 - Flixton 227-2On a very good batting wicket, league leaders Flixton eased to an 8 wicket win over hosts Bury 1st XI, a win which leaves Bury with a very difficult task to ensure their Premier League status going into the last 2 weeks.Flixton captain Steven Hammond won the toss and elected to bowl first and Bury came out of the blocks quickly, looking to complete the double over their opponents. Mohammed Jamal and Jon Wiggans opened up and took the game to the opening bowlers, Hammond and Kamran Basharat. Vice-captain Wiggans (11) was caught in the slips by Luke Perry in the sixth over, a wicket that brought Bury pro Kasun Vidura Adikari to the crease. However, the wicket failed to slow down the home team’s scoring, with an Adikari six helping Bury to 63-1 after just 9 overs.With the bowling proving to be expensive, there were early changes made for Flixton, with spin duo Usman Tariq and Alton Beckford brought into the bowling attack within the first 10, and it was the latter who removed Jamal (36) in the 12th over at 68-2.After Jamal’s departure, Adikari took over the role of driving the acceleration, despite the run out of Fraser Parr (4) early on in his innings. A Casmond Walters six off Tariq over long off just before drinks took Bury to 131-3 at the halfway point, and Adikari’s 50 came up two balls later from 63 balls. Walters’ quick innings was ended when Johan Wessels entered the attack, from a good diving catch by Beckford for 26.Mukhtar Nasir played a good supporting role and looked in good touch, before he was bowled by Tariq for 16, with the spinner also quickly accounting for Mumtaz Mirza and Usama Akram, before Sam Nolan-Massey was stumped off his fourth delivery by keeper Alex Heaton off the bowling of Beckford. Captain Karl Belston stuck with the still unbeaten Adikari, who completed his maiden Bury century in the 48th over from 109 balls. He ended up with 109*, and Bury closed their innings on a competitive 224-8.The second innings began in similar fashion to the 1st, with bat dominating ball early on. Usman Tariq and Luke Perry, with over 1000 runs between them this season, opened for the visitors and gave their side a great start, at 42-0 after the first 5 overs. With usual opener Alex Breckin missing for Bury, spinner Casmond Walters was thrown the ball to open the bowling with Mukhtar Nasir, but the latter didn’t find his rhythm in his first couple of overs, and was replaced by centurion Adikari, who in turn only bowled one over all day, which went for 15. Wiggans was brought on to replace Adikari at the Bury Church End, and he and Walters stemmed the flow of runs, but neither could find a breakthrough.The second innings was briefly interrupted in the fourteenth over, due to an incident to umpire Ray Austin. Perry pushed Sam Nolan-Massey’s second ball into the leg side for a quick single, with Adikari having a shy at the stumps, but unfortunately he only hit the umpire’s leg. Austin was okay to continue, and the Flixton flurry also continued, with the help of 32 extras, including 25 wides from the Bury bowlers. Massey’s fourth over went for 17 runs, with Perry landing both fours and sixes, taking the league leaders to 117-0 after just 20 overs.Mumtaz Mirza entered the Bury 1st XI attack for the first time this season, and it was he who eventually brought the breakthrough wicket of Tariq (85) in the 31st over, caught by Jamal at long off. In the next over, the returning Nasir took the wicket of Perry (74), caught by Casmond Walters, but it was too little too late for Bury, with Hammond and Wessels seeing Flixton over the line to claim a 6 point and 8 wicket win, with 13.5 overs to spare.With Egerton later recording a tie with second-placed Woodbank, this was a win for Flixton that almost secured them the GMCL Premier League title, but leaves Bury in a very difficult position, being 9 points from safety with only 2 games remaining, going into games at home to already-relegated Glossop (2/9) and away at Prestwich (9/9) who are themselves one of the four clubs looking to claim that final position in next year’s Premier League.James Weston
11th takes on 12th in the penultimate 1st XI game of the season. Bury will be looking to bounce back after being well beaten by Flixton last week whilst Glossop travel on the back of a great victory against former leaders Bamford Fieldhouse.
Bury 147-9 - Springhead 140-7Victory against a gritty Springhead 2nd XI saw Bury 3rd XI move into second spot in the Sunday Division 1B, 7 points behind leaders Glodwick but with a game in hand.After winning the toss, Bury captain Johnny Stackhouse decided to bat and openers Joe Mitchell (15) and Harvey Fairclough (24) set off well but both went quickly and at the end of the 14th over, the home side were 48-2. Zain Khan (27) and Ahmad Bin Hussain (24) carried on in a similar vein but some tight bowling was slowing the rate a little. Stackhouse and Mike Conn pushed things on a bit with Conn’s bright and breezy 20 from 13 balls raising hopes of a bigger score but this was not to be despite a late flurry from Sully Sarosh (12) who ended the innings not out along with Josh Bowen.148 to win was by no means an impossible target but the visitors began badly when Sully removed Wilde for 6. Davis-Rice (25) and Shaw (28) soon got going but the introduction of spin from Mitchell and Hussain began to put the pressure back on. First, Shaw fell to a sharp catch from veteran keeper Andrew Mather off Mitchell then Arslaan Shah and Hussain combined to run out Grimes before Mitchell struck again, bowling Davis-Rice. When seam was reintroduced, both Conn and Bowen took wickets but Rice (38*) was proving to be a thorn in Bury’s side. Sully managed to dismiss Wrigglesworth and Springhead were left needing 14 off the last over but they only managed 6 meaning that Bury ran out winners by 7 runs.With four games left, Stand (A), Unsworth (H & A) and Whalley Range (A) the thirds need to work hard to see if they can catch the leaders and complete a very susccessful season.Roger Mitchell
Greenmount CC 283-5 - Bury CC 216-9After a few late changes, Bury CC 2nd XI set off for Greenmount with a good blend of youth and experience, four u18s and one u15 alongside some older-stagers. Captain James Stone won the toss and asked the hosts to bat which looked a very good decision as they were restricted to a mere 18 from the first thirteen overs thanks to some miserly bowling from Arshad Raza and Usman Afridi. The one wicket to fall came from a good catch in the covers by Ahmad Bin Hussain off Afridi. The second wicket came when junior leg-spinner Lleyton Belston coaxed a false shot from Foy and Ali Hassan made good ground from mid-off to take the catch at mid-on. Donnelly and new man McNaughton then began to push the run rate upwards until Donnelly (41) was caught by Sam Leach in the covers off Matt Metcalfe putting the score on 108-3. Willetts (2) was next to go, bowled by Afridi but with McNaughton, after being dropped a couple of times, now firmly in charge, the home side began to pile on the runs and he ended the innings with a magnificent 152 not out from 90 balls which included ten 4s and thirteen 6s, one of which is probably somewhere near Woodbank CC as we speak. Credit must also go to Banks who, after a slow start, moved quickly on to an unbeaten 50 as Greenmount finished on 283-4.This target was going to be a major test of character for Bury and they set off well with Stone taking 9 off the first over. In the second though he offered a return catch to bowler Crawford but the ball shot through his hands, clipped the bails and the unfortunate Hassan was run out. Stone then made good partnerships first with Hussain (24) and then Ikky Gorsi and Bury were going along well and keeping up to the required rate. When Stone went for 45, Leach (18) and Gorsi (75) carried on the good work until Gorsi was bowled by one that stayed very low. The later batsmen were unable to keep up the required rate so after some frantic arithmetic on the balcony, the 75% total was worked out to be 213 and the final pair of Belston and Metcalfe got the us over the line and kept their wickets intact to gain the batting bonus point at 216-9. Williams was the pick of the Greenmount bowlers taking 6-54.Bury should take somepositives from this performance as they could have easily lost heart and been skittled for less than a hundred but everyone worked hard to ensure that we did not let ourselves down.Roger Mitchell
Newton CC 190 ao - Bury CC 190-3After last week’s debacle at league leaders Glodwick, the 3rds travelled to Hyde, the home of Newton CC, hoping for a good team performance to get the season back on track. Matt Metcalfe’s afternoon began badly and having lost the toss Bury were invited to bowl.Things looked up quickly when Michael Conn took a sharp chance at gully off the bowling of Sully Sarosh and Arslaan removed the other opener to leave the home side on 9-2. The more experienced pair of Stringer and Pottage though, set about repairing the damage and were soon taking the attack back to the visitors. The bowling was flayed to all parts of the ground and beyond leaving Bury with their final match-ball and, at drinks,Newton were 164-2 with Pottage on 107. Bury were staring down the barrel of a 300+ total and a second consecutive defeat.As sometimes happens, the break proved the batsman’s undoing as new bowler Joe Mitchell, with the first ball after the interval, bowled Pottage with one that “stayed low”. This was the break that the visitors needed and when Mitchell removed the next batter in the same over, things began to look a little better for Bury with Newton on 168-4. Metcalfe’s afternoon improved a couple of overs later when, with the grace of a Gloucestershire cheese roller, he accelerated down the hill at warp speed and took a great catch to dismiss Stringer for 43 off the bowling of Zain Khan. Mitchell picked up a further 3 wickets including 2 caught & bowled and two run outs courtesy of Zain and Arslaan saw the collapse complete on a total of 189.Mitchell and Harvey Fairclough opened up the Bury innings and in a bizarre incident were unlucky not to get a “6” when, after running 2, the throw cannoned off Harvey’s bat and crossed the boundary. The umpires decided that only the “runs” should count, so 2 it was ! The openers put on 47 in 12 overs before Harvey decided to charge the bowler who clean bowled him for 15. Fraser Parr was next in and he upped the run rate scoring a bright and breezy 22 at more than a run a ball before being bowled from a full toss that looked a little above waist height. Next up was Jonny Stackhouse who increased the run rate still further with a 68, that included 6 maximums and 4 boundaries, off a mere 40 balls. When he left at 171-3 with 10 overs remaining a Bury win was looking inevitable. As the winning total neared, Zain (2*) did his best to get Mitchell back on strike but in the end, a wide ball saw the Bury victory complete and Mitchell stranded on 49* just short of his maiden 50.Following the previous week’s disheartening performance, this match saw everyone pulling in the same direction with a much more positive spirit which bodes well for the season’s run-in. The game will be remembered for a number of the incidents covereed above but extra mentions should go to James Weston who, despite numerous attempts, was unable to demolish the perimeter fence; Joe Mitchell who informed the umpire that the ball that landed on someone’s conservatory roof WAS a “6”; and the 8 Bury players pushing a seriously listing sightscreen up the hill before it toppled over.Roger Mitchell
Many thanks to Dan Rowe who delivered a thought provoking session on mental health and mental preparation for sport on behalf of Opening Up Cricket. This was a very worthwhile session and we would advise anyone to get involved with it openingupcricket
On Friday, Fraser Parr, will lead out the Bury CC All Stars Group onto the pitch at Old Trafford for the first day of the England v South Africa test match.
This Saturday we are pleased to welcome Endurance Doors as our Match Day Sponsors in our game against Flixton. Endurance Doors are one of countries leading suppliers of composite doors, for more information please visit their website http://endurancedoors.co.uk
With a large number of new clubs joining the GMCL in the 2018 season a new structure has been announced The GMCL are pleased to be able to publish our revised structure for 2018, on time, following the 17 applications to join the league at the end of June.. Read the document
On Monday 7th August our Under 18's are in the Final of the GMCL Under 18's Cup Final against Flowey Field, we won the toss to host the the game and it will start at 6.00, come down to watch the next generation of Bury senior cricketers. All are welcome with the pavilion open for drinks and snacks.
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After Saturdays wins for both the 1sts and the 2nds against Walshaw the firsts move up one place in the Premier League whilst the seconds consolidate their third place in Division 4 West. On Sunday our thirds travel to Denton Cricket Club, wickets pitched at 2.00
This week at Bury Cricket Club we are pleased to host two great games of cricket. On Tuesday 1st August we have the opportunity to watch the Red Rose against the White Rose as the Lancashire Under 17’s Girls take on the Yorkshire Under 17’s Girls in the Royal London County Championship, Yorkshire currently top the table with Lancashire in second place. Wickets Pitched at 12.00, this will be a 45 over game. On Thursday 3rd August we host a GMCL Select XI against the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy. Four players from the Zimbabwe squad whom played in the recent ODI series against Afghanistan - Ryan Burl, Tarisai Musakanda, Carl Mumba and Richard Ngarava -have been picked in the Zimbabwe Academy squad. Former Zimbabwe captain, Tatenda Taibu will lead the coaching and is supported by former Zimbabwe team-mate Stuart Matsikenyeri. Wickets pitched at 11.00, this will be a 50 over game. The opportunity of seeing these young cricketers is one not to be missed, the pavilion will be open for food and drink on both days.
Big, big game sees everyone's favourite derby match, Bury v Walshaw. Bury will be looking for revenge after losing at Sycamore Road in a rain affected match in May.Only 4 points seprate the teams with the visitors in 9th spot and Bury in 11th but Walshaw arrive on the back of a great victory over then division-leaders Bamford Fieldhouse on their own pitch last week.Bury also had a strong weekend as well, losing very narrowly to Denton St Lawrence (away) on Friday in the GMCL20 Q Final then beating Egerton at home to make up ground against them in the relegation dogfight. The weekend ended with a home victory, albeit an unsatisfactory bowl-off one, against DSL in the cup semi to set up a final tie with Egerton !Bury / Walshaw games are always keenly contested affairs and with the added spice of relegation safety thrown in this should be a great game.
Team selection took place after the Punch and Judy show, Wayne and Mash did the pier walk leaving the younger element to spend a penny in arcades, Dom came up trumps redeeming what he thought were poker style chips to find they were only refundable for fruit salad chews, his pockets were bulging and given yesterday's performance any form of sugar rush to get his feet moving was welcomed. Rendezvous was all going to plan first wave of players and spectators were well into the Galleon fish and chips , SueBowen was well into her pitcher , this time fortunately it was a large costa and we all mosied back to penhryn avenue when CEO read out a tx from raza " hi Wayne checking I'm at the right ground, it is next to the council offices and as its 1.30 no one is here " umm Conwy doesn't have the same ring as Colwyn. Skipper for day Wiggy decided to buckthe trend and have a bowl and Colwyn finished on a healthy 210 with pro Rumesh Buddika stroking his way to 136 of them not out , there was a brief moment where he was on 99 wiggy managed to get him to top edge one straight down mashersthroat , unfortunately he wasn't aware and by the time he had completed a triple salcho re checked the height speed and velocity and he had tried to remove his glasses and hat all at the same time it was obviously in the airlong enough for Wayne to shout he's on 99 Mash, that proved to be a bridge tofar , in mashers defence he did land in the same vicinity but the idea of the keeper offering his gloves to do the necessary was lost and the pro duly obliged took the single and his quest for runs at the death was still in full flow. Somehow our second innings was turned upside down , literally and the upside down batting order got off to a slow sticky start Joe Mitchell pushed prodded and probed and to his credit scored a respectable 28 and with Kasun finding mid wicket Bury were soon behind the 8ball when Joe started the usual cannonball effect of tumbling wickets with James, Fraser , Harvey on debut being removed first ball , Masher all offering little resistance. A brief cameo from raza trying to makeup his earlier misdemeanour and few runs here and there somehow got us over 100just ,enter skipper Wiggy who's Russian roulette style tactics of running it to the wire was giving the spectators little hope of avoiding a whitewash began rebuilding playing an array of shots around the ground and swiftly moved into double figures , but it was Jamal who caught the eye with some thoroughbred stroke play , tinged with some lusty blows which resulted in half dozen maximums , and suddenly Bury had a sniff albeit the brains trust of watching captain chairman and Domo had wasp at 0% with 30 still needed and couple of overs left , once again Jamal proved to be the man for the big occasion and more powerful hitting to all corners remarkably brought us to the last ball ,scores were tied, unfortunately Usman's words of wisdom from the none strikers sent Jamals brain into scramble mode and his skip down the wicket to the last ball only managed to turn it into a yorker and it somehow managed to find it into the bowlers hand who did the necessary and ran him out. After a mixture of sighs, boos, and cheers had broken out it dawned on everyone what a good game of cricket had been achieved and Bury were thankful of the tie thus avoiding the whitewash and everyone was happy. Big thanks to all who took the time outto support and take part in another successful tour , special mention to James Weston who managed to complete a full week of tour with the boys ,unfortunately his hotels were located in Bangor and Colwyn Bay but he still managed to be heavily involved albeit from a distance , tour week was moved to encompass school holidays this year and it's hoped it will be supported infuture years by all connected to the club in young, old , past and present players and families to ensure the acquaintances and memories live on for the good name of the club and those who helped forge those links. Wayne
Day 2 tour blog Bubba Chubba Hayhurst cleaned up on the crazy golf and then rounded up tourparty for speedboat run. Seating arrangements were apportioned by the captain but upon leaving the bay at 10 knots it wasn't long before the Mayday call was put in with a reported ballast issue starboard, it was reported T20 captain Dominic, Big C and Joey had been inadvertently placed together. T20 eventually started once James Weston had recovered the score book from Bangor or was it Colwyn Bay ? A reasonable effort from Bury inthe bowling department with Ussy, Josh and the miserly Joe Mitchell Mickelson but catches win matches and this proved not to be the case with Raza spillingcouple of dollies. A challenging 135 was set to win. Dom certainly didn't live up to expectations with new responsibilities as captain proving tobig of a burger I mean burden. First ball, poles separated; send for Fraser whowas intent on the head in the air complete with back swing technique. Neverfails and an airborne catch to mid-on brought Big C to the wkt. Him and Joeyset about the opposition in the same fashion with Big C squirting one to point, Moz fell into the deep backward point trap and Bury were reeling at 44/4. Joeycontinued to gain some valuable time at crease obviously for his new found team St Chads and eventually fell for a spirited 23. Bits and pieces for Raza and Max got us nearing the giddy 80s and a brief cameo from Usman got us to 100. 2 defeats leaves us looking at a clean sweep for Wales with Colwyn Bay in sights. Less of the same and a night in Wetherspoons to clear the heads leaves us in a positive frame of mind. Wayne (TourCEO) .
Tour blog Day 1 consists of few words after first day ..Fraser gets out to Wales international u14 .Girl !!! Joey looking to make amends in favoured format t20 .. Joe Mitchell looking to adapt squirt through legs as opposed to stumps. Today's performances make selection for Llandudno all to play for ..tour manger headache could throw anything up after toboggan and speedboat initiation 10am sharp. Wayne Tour CEO There was Something Missing from Day one, Wayen Belston stunning catch whilst standing as square leg umpire, the ball was struck, James Weston started to move to catch and Tour CEO Belstons hand appeared from nowhere and the umpire took a stunning catch before James could get his hands on it. Mark
Congratulations to all our u9s players on your super achievement of playing 24 games and winning all 24 ! As you know we are not a win at all costs club and we are more development focused rather than results focused - however this achievement should be celebrated especially as it was done in a sporting manner. I am proud to have played a small part in the setting up of this group with a base of how we do things, but a massive thank you and well done to managers Nick Mills & Neil Smith for all their voluntary work and all parental support. Well done, keep working hard over the coming weeks as your hardball practices will now become very important CC U9`s end season by winning 24 of 24 games played - whilst emphasis has rightly been on development this is a great achievement as they have also played the game in the right spirit Bury CC U11`s - sit in 2nd spot of GMCL U11 Table Bury CC U13 - have had a difficult season but are now organising extra training sessions and development friendliesBury CC U15`s - through to GMCL `Finals Day` Bury CC U18`s - through to GMCL U18 Cup Final and will play Flowery Field CC at Bury CC on a date to be arrangedAll our junior teams now await an extra round of fixtures to be published - hopefully asap ...........Paul
Tonight, Monday 24th July are at home in the semi final of the GMCL Under 15's cup against Whalley Range, start time 6.00, pavilion open for drinks.
On Sunday 13th August at Greenmount Cricket Club, Bury Cricket Club will play Egerton Cricket Club in the Final of Derek Kay1st XI Per-Fit GMCL Cup. In the Semi Final Bury scored 158, in reply only 15 overs were able to be bowled and DSL finished on 69-4 before the umpires took the players off. As there was insufficient play for a result a bowl out took place with Bury being the victors.
Bury Cricket Club and The Burleigh Bullsharks are excited to announce that Alex Breckin will spend the winter In Australia playing under one of our previous captains Simon Belston. Alex has just graduated from University of Liverpool after completing his Business Management Degree and at the age of 22 is ready to embark on an overseas season of cricket down under!
New arrival for our Captain Karl Belston, both mum and baby doing well, 8lb 14oz, Parker John Eric Belston . The newest member of the Bury cricket Club family.
This weekend our three senior teams are in action, on Friday our 1st team are in the T20 quarter finals at Denton St Lawrence, on Saturday our second team are at home to Egerton whilst our firsts travel to Egerton, both games in the League. On Sunday our 1sts are at home to Denton St Lawrence in the quarter finals of the Derek Kay Per-Fit Cup and our third team play a friendly at Austerlands.
Update: End of Season Bash at Chester races: I am starting to collect deposits. £30 please. Deposit secures your spot so don't be disappointed with only 16 tickets available. Mini bus already booked. Thanks, Karl Bury Cricket Club end of season bash to Chester Races is taking place Saturday 16th September. All are welcome, the price will be about £50 including admission and travel. If you are interested e-mail Karl at firstname.lastname@example.org
We intend to run a club tour to Sri Lanka in October 2018 to watch the Sri Lanka v. England Test Match, for all the details click here
The latest Match Highlights from this weekends senior games are available on line to watch at Bury CC TV. Go direct to our website page, to watch now click here
Our Annual Club Dinner will take place on Friday 6th October. More information to follow.
On Tuesday 25th July we start our Cricket tour of North Wales with a 40 over game against Bangor followed on Wednesday 26th July with golf in the daytime and an evening T20 against Llandudno and climaxing on Thursday with our annual game against Colwyn Bay, if you are interested in playing contact email@example.com All are welcome to watch.
This weekends live Bury Cricket Club TV games are our second team at home to Tottington St Johns on Saturday with a 1.30 start and on Sunday our first team is at home to Woodbank with a 1.00 start. Both games can be watched by clicking here
Our 1st XI have been drawn at home to Denton St Lawrence in the semi-final of the Derek Kay Per-Fit 1st XI Cup, in the other semi final Egerton will be at home to Denton West.
Our firsts went through to the Derek Kay 1st XI Per-Fit Windows Cup Semi Final after a 7 wicket win against Edgworth. Our visitors batted first and were bowled out in the 49th over scoring 166 with Brett Ernst top scoring with 73. Mohammed Jamal top scored with 79 not out as we reached the target in the 41st over for a seven wicket victory.
THURSDAY OPENING UP SESSION IS NOW ARRANGED, FOR THIS THURSDAY 3rd AUGUST AT 7.30 On Thursday 3rd August all cricketers over the age of 16 are invited to join us for a special training session being hosted by Dan from opening up cricket. This will take at the club and last about 30 minutes and will take place within our normal training activities. This session through Opening Up Cricket promotes mental wellbeing through cricket, we would appreciate all senior cricketers attend, for more information have a look at openingupcricket.com
This Sunday our under 13's team play against Winton. The start time has been confirmed as 9.15am prompt. This game will be shown live on My Action Replay.
The draw was made earlier for the next two rounds of the GMCL Archway T20 Cup.We have been drawn at home against Greenmount on Friday 7th July.The winners of this tie will play the winners of Elton Vale and Denton St Lawrence in the next round.The full draw for this and the next round is as follows:Flixton v Flowery FieldWalshaw v Bamford FieldhouseBury v GreenmountElton v EdenfieldRoe Green v HeywoodDenton West v DentonStretford v CliftonElton Vale v Denton St LawrenceThe Quarter Finals have also been drawn , these ties will be played on Friday 21st July.Flixton or Flowery Field v Roe Green or HeywoodElton or Edenfield v Denton West or DentonWalshaw or Bamford Fieldhouse v Stretford or CliftonElton Vale or Denton St Lawrence v Bury or Greenmount
The 1sts are home on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. On Saturday we play Prestwich in the League and on Sunday Edgworth in the cup. Both games will be live streamed on Facebook by My Action Replay.
We can confirm that the GMCL Junior season at U11 / U13 / U15 / U18 will extend with a minimum of 4 possibly 6 extra fixtures. Further information will be provided as we receive it.Thanks everyone.Paul Belston
This weekend is a double header for both the 1sts and 2nds, league on Saturday and the last 8 of both of the Cups.On Saturday the 1sts entertain Prestwich at the Radcliffe Road Oval whilst the 2nds travel to Winton. Both games will be shown live on BuryCCTV.On Sunday the 1sts are at home to Edgworth in the quarter finals of the Derek Kay PerFit Cup. Whilst the 2nds travel to Roe Green in the 2nd XI Cup. The 1sts game will be shown live on BuryCCTV.
Under 11's Tournament Family Funday meeting
Bury 2nds v ELPM 1sts will be shown live on Facebook at My Action Replay this Saturday. To view click here.
A proud day for Bury Cricket Club under 13 Scott W as he represents Lancashire Disability against Cheshire Disability at Middleton cricket club.
Bury CC are getting on the digital front foot by launching a new club website in partnership with CricHQ.Fully mobile responsive and packed with features, the new site will look great across all screen sizes, especially your mobile when following Bury CC on the go.New features on the site include highlighted areas for top performers, comprehensive playing statistics, and a brand new match centre for following every aspect of Bury CC on the field.For all information from Juniors to the 1st XI, the new site will become your essential port of call for all Bury CC related information.