BOLTON LEAGUE: Top cricket clubs getting ready for the new season

The Bolton News: The Westhoughton team who played on Good Friday

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

IT has been all change during the close season at Bolton League’s two title holders – Little Lever and Farnworth – who meet in tomorrow’s opening round of fixtures.

Westhoughton suffer defeat in National Knockout at Prestwich

The Bolton News: The Westhoughton team who played on Good Friday

7:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

WESTHOUGHTON lost their National Knockout first-round game at Prestwich on Good Friday as the local cricket season returned in glorious sunshine.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Thwaites to sponsor the Hamer Cup

8:32pm Sunday 30th March 2014

THWAITES has been announced as the new sponsor of Bolton League’s Hamer Cup.

Kate Cross could be key player in World Cup, says England women's cricket captain

The Bolton News: Born winner: England captain Charlotte Edwards poses for a photograph with the women's Ashes trophy won in Australia last month

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

ENGLAND Ashes winning captain Charlotte Edwards believes Walshaw’s Kate Cross can continue her meteoric rise to the top of the international ranks at next month’s Twenty20 World Cup.

Golborne Cricket Club stage An Evening With Steven Mullaney

The Bolton News: Former Golborne player Steven Mullaney will be returning to the club for a special night

3:27pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

BOLTON Association cricket club Golborne are staging a fundraising event featuring former Lancashire player Steven Mullaney.

Bolton Cricket Club, Bolton Indians and Deane and Derby to set up new league

6:10am Friday 14th February 2014

THE Manchester Cricket Association has folded.

Manchester Cricket Association goes out of existence

The Bolton News: EXCLUSIVE: Manchester Cricket Association goes out of existence

1:47pm Thursday 13th February 2014

THE Manchester Cricket Association has folded.

Frustrated Oliver Newby says Westhoughton would have been perfect for him

The Bolton News: Oliver Newby was lined up to play for Westhoughton but the Bolton League has blocked the signing

3:25pm Friday 7th February 2014

LANCASHIRE bowler Oliver Newby has not ruled out one day turning out for Westhoughton despite the Bolton League refusing to allow his registration as an amateur.

Bolton League say the door is not shut to Lancashire ace Oliver Newby

The Bolton News: Oliver Newby was lined up to play for Westhoughton but the Bolton League has blocked the signing

3:19pm Friday 7th February 2014

BOLTON League chairman Mike Hall can envisage a time when Lancashire bowler Oliver Newby could play for Westhoughton, but not until every club in the league agrees to a change in the rules.

Bolton Association double winners Atherton Cricket Club looking for a player/coach

The Bolton News: The Atherton team celebrating winning the title last season

10:57am Tuesday 4th February 2014

ATHERTON Cricket Club are looking to recruit a player/coach for this season The Bolton Association’s league and cup double winners last season want a good standard bowler and all-rounder for the paid role.

Bolton League reigning champions captain says 'Let Lancashire Cricket Club's Oliver Newby play' in Bolton League

The Bolton News: Oliver Newby was lined up to play for Westhoughton but the Bolton League has blocked the signing

4:00pm Monday 3rd February 2014

LITTLE Lever’s title-winning captain Jon Kerrigan has called on the Bolton League to re-think its decision not to let Lancashire bowler Oliver Newby register for Westhoughton as an amateur.

Egerton Cricket Club win third successive Anthony Axford Bolton League Indoor Cricket Competition

The Bolton News: Bolton League chairman Mike Hall presents the Anthony Axford Indoor Cricket trophy to Egerton captain Paul Stafford, watched by team members, from left, Anthony Clegg, Stuart Hornby, Will Halton, Declan Dudley and Danny Partington

10:37am Wednesday 29th January 2014

EGERTON secured a hat-trick of titles in the Anthony Axford Indoor Cricket Competition, but only after surviving a semi-final scare.

Bolton League block Westhoughton Cricket Club's signing of Lancashire player Oliver Newby

The Bolton News: Oliver Newby was lined up to play for Westhoughton but the Bolton League has blocked the signing

8:39pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

WESTHOUGHTON Cricket Club secretary Martin Hodgkiss has questioned the future direction of the Bolton League after the club was refused permission to register Lancashire player Oliver Newby.

Bolton Cricket League Hamer Cup draw

10:54am Tuesday 21st January 2014

REIGNING champions Farnworth have been drawn at home to Astley Bridge in the opening round of this season’s Hamer Cup.

FEATURE: Lostock Cricket Club are back in Bolton after winning battle for survival

The Bolton News: DRIVING FORCES The key people behind Lostock’s survival and the development of the new ground include, from left, treasurer Philip Knowles, junior team coach Dave Fox, chairman Rob Lucas, committee member Chris Taylor and vice chairman Michael Cregan

9:53am Thursday 9th January 2014

LOSTOCK Cricket Club will win an eight-year battle for survival when they go back to the Bolton Association next season.

Bolton League in landmark ruling

8:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

MEMBERS of the Bolton League have voted through a landmark ruling that effectively sees individual clubs relinquish direct control of the day-to-day running of the league.

Tough ties ahead for local side in National Knockout

6:39pm Thursday 12th December 2013

BOLTON Association champions Atherton have drawn a home tie against Urmston in the first round of cricket’s National Knockout, while Bolton League runners-up Westhoughton face a tough trip to Prestwich.

Daughter of ex-Bolton Wanderers footballer hopes for Ashes call

The Bolton News: Kate Cross

7:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

THE daughter of a former Wanderers forward has followed her father in performing at the highest level, but in cricket not football.

Bolton Association: New-look league format outlined in 2014 fixture list

6:36pm Friday 1st November 2013

THE radical format of the Bolton Association for next season is reflected in new-look fixture list which incorporates four extra clubs in the expanded league.

Bolton League: Plans for changes to league management structure

6:31pm Friday 1st November 2013

CLUBS in the Bolton League will be asked to vote on a landmark proposal later this month that will see them effectively relinquish direct control over how the league is run.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Northrop claims player-of-the-year award

2:00pm Friday 1st November 2013

ASTLEY Bridge wicketkeeper Rick Northrop has been named Bolton League’s amateur player of the season.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Chairman bids to revamp league committee

12:00pm Friday 1st November 2013

CLUBS in the Bolton League will be asked to vote on a landmark proposal later this month that will see them effectively relinquish direct control over how the league is run.

Bolton Association cricket league introduces new fixture format

11:30am Sunday 20th October 2013

THE Bolton Association will introduce a radical new format next season and look to go to two divisions the following year.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Final-day drama ends with Greenmount joy

9:00am Monday 16th September 2013

GREENMOUNT clinched a Lancashire Knockout spot on the final day of the season when they won their straight top-four shootout at home to Farnworth Social Circle by just four runs.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Watkinsons fire Edgworth to Knockout spot

9:00am Monday 16th September 2013

ADLINGTON, Walshaw and Edgworth will join double-winners Atherton and runners-up Flixton in next year’s Lancashire Knockout competition.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Edgworth shooting for top-five finish

10:00am Friday 13th September 2013

FOUR teams go into tomorrow’s final day of the season battling with each other for places in next season’s Lancashire Knockout.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Lancashire Knockout fight has set up a thrilling climax

10:00am Friday 13th September 2013

BOLTON League chairman Ray Taylor believes the depth of competition in this year’s title race has made it one of the most exciting seasons ever.

VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE: Karen Knott's umpires column

4:20pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

AS the season draws to a close, competitions and cup matches are reaching their climax, especially where the juniors are concerned.

Heaton Under-11s seal double in style

12:20pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

THE future looks bright for Bolton cricket if the juniors at Heaton CC are anything to go by.

Lyddon Trophy at Little Lever Cricket Club

9:55pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

FOUR teams from the two Bolton cricket leagues go head-to-head in a festival of Twenty20 cricket at Little Lever’s Victory Road ground in the Lyddon Trophy on Sunday.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Megan leads the way

9:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013

MEGAN Fairclough is establishing herself in the Bolton League after becoming the first female ever to play first-team cricket in either of the town’s two major cricket leagues.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Little Lever skipper Jon Kerrigan ready to declare after title win

9:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013

LITTLE Lever captain Jon Kerrigan admits he could walk away from cricket altogether after captaining his boyhood club to their first title since 1995.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Stage is set for Lancashire Knockout battle

8:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013

THE Bolton League title race may be over, but there is still plenty to play for in the final round of matches after a showery Sunday blew the race for the Lancashire Knockout places wide open.

Records tumble at Flixton

9:41am Monday 9th September 2013

SECOND-placed Bolton Association side Flixton lived up to their reputation as the great entertainers in their match against Bury which set new records for big hitting.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Atherton win puts seal on first double

9:38am Monday 9th September 2013

THE champagne corks were popping at Atherton after they sealed the league and Cross Cup double for the first time in their history with a 59-run win against Standish at Higham Park.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Kerrigan's men claim title despite defeat

9:39am Monday 9th September 2013

LITTLE Lever limped over the line to claim their first Bolton League title since 1995, despite losing at Walkden.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Arun's five title hopes

9:00am Saturday 7th September 2013

NO sooner had Westhoughton seconds claimed this year’s title that captain Arun Pindoria’s thoughts turned to next season.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Title win would be special for Nuttall

10:00am Friday 6th September 2013

IT will be a poignant occasion for Atherton’s Ian Nuttall if his side wins the Bolton Association tomorrow.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Walkden out to spoil Little Lever's title party

9:00am Friday 6th September 2013

LITTLE Lever go into tomorrow’s match at Walkden knowing victory will seal their first title since 1995.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Atherton on brink as de Zoyza piles on runs

9:00am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

ATHERTON suffered a shock defeat yet moved within a whisker of the title on Sunday.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Title for the taking after super Lever recovery

12:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013

LITTLE Lever will clinch their first title since 1995 with victory at Walkden next Saturday after recovering from early jitters to beat Bradshaw.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Watkinson and de Zoysa are all-round hits

12:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013

NORMAL service was resumed as Atherton bounced back from their previous week’s defeat to move within two wins of the title on Saturday.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Westhoughton are second to none

9:00am Monday 2nd September 2013

WESTHOUGHTON put their name in the record books when they won the Bolton League second team title on Saturday.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Rigbys men are on the up

10:00am Friday 30th August 2013

IT has taken five years to come to fruition but Bradshaw chairman Steve Dickinson believes plans are in place to launch a serious tilt for the title next season.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Belston looks for Knockout finish to Bury's debut season

10:00am Friday 30th August 2013

By Oliver Christie

Adlington are enjoying the high life

6:07pm Friday 30th August 2013

ADLINGTON aim to confirm their arrival at the Bolton Association top table by finishing third for the second successive season.

INTERLEAGUE: Griffiths stars in thrilling victory

6:00am Tuesday 27th August 2013

IN one of the most thrilling Anthony Axford Trophy matches in the competition’s history, the Bolton League beat their Bolton Association rivals by just one run.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Adlington win sets up tense title run in

10:00am Monday 26th August 2013

ADLINGTON shocked league- leaders Atherton with a 29-run win at Huyton Road.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Leaders Little Lever close in on championship

9:00am Monday 26th August 2013

LITTLE Lever showed their Bolton Cricket League title credentials with a 23-run victory against Westhoughton.

Favourites wary of Association danger men

9:00am Saturday 24th August 2013

DAVE Tattersall believes his Bolton League side will face their strongest challenge yet since he took over as manager.

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