Line-ups for Bolton League v Bolton Association clash for the Axford Trophy

The Bolton News: Simon Belston's Bury went clear at the top of the league with a thrilling victory at Flixton

11:46am Friday 22nd August 2014

BOLTON’S two major cricket leagues go head-to-head in the Axford Trophy on Monday.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE PREVIEW: 'It's only a matter of time before Westhoughton win the title'

The Bolton News:

8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

WESTHOUGHTON’S all-conquering second team captain Arum Pindoria believes it is only a matter of time before his side’s success translates into first-team honours.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Atherton skipper Paul Walsh enjoys two horse races to the title

The Bolton News: Atherton captain Paul Walsh

6:08pm Thursday 21st August 2014

FLIXTON and Atherton clash tomorrow in a game which could potentially decide the destination of this year’s league title.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Daisy Hill fightback to get a win against Bury

The Bolton News:

11:28am Sunday 17th August 2014

DAISY Hill staged one of the comebacks of the season by defeating in-form Bury by two wickets.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Qaiser Abbas reaches 800-run landmark to help Westhoughton beat Farnworth

The Bolton News:

10:37am Sunday 17th August 2014

WESTHOUGHTON professional Qaiser Abbas surpassed 800 runs for the season as he helped his side beat Farnworth in the battle between the third and fourth-placed Bolton League sides on Saturday.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Make or break for title contenders

The Bolton News:

6:54pm Friday 15th August 2014

FARNWORTH and Westhoughton face a possibly pivotal test of their title credentials tomorrow when the pair go head to head at St George’s Oval.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: League split fears for champions-elect Flixton

The Bolton News:

6:51pm Friday 15th August 2014

FLIXTON skipper Aiden Fetherston hopes his league leaders can maintain their run of form going into a crucial final five matches and clinch a first Bolton Asscoiation title.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Teams split into mini-leagues for honours battle

The Bolton News: Local youth cricket

9:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE second phase of the Bolton Association season gets under way on Saturday when the league splits into three mini-divisions with the top six fighting it out for the major honours.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Elton and Walshaw clinch top six place as Flixton and Atherton both secure wins

The Bolton News:

11:18am Sunday 10th August 2014

League leaders Flixton and reigning champions Atherton will be joined in the top section of the Bolton Association by Daisy Hill, Bury, Elton and Walshaw as the league splits into three next weekend.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Liam Bones rattles Eagley as leaders Farnworth Social Circle stay on title trail

The Bolton News:

11:17am Sunday 10th August 2014

FAST bowler Liam Bones shone as league leaders Farnworth Social Circle made light work of beating bottom club Eagley by eight wickets on Saturday.

HAMER CUP FINAL: I hope this is the first of many, says Heaton captain Imran Mirza after victory over Little Lever

The Bolton News:

7:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

MAN of the match Imran Mirza hopes Heaton’s first trophy for 61 years will be the start of things to come.

CROSS CUP FINAL: Bury captain has double in his sights after debut win

The Bolton News:

7:01pm Monday 4th August 2014

CAPTAIN Simon Belston notched up a half century to lead Bury to their first ever Cross Cup final victory on Sunday.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Swinton Moorside defeat Winton but all other games abandoned due to rain

The Bolton News: Local youth cricket

10:44am Sunday 3rd August 2014

The batting partnership of Callum Flynn and Sriram Krishnamurthy helped mid-table Swinton Moorside to victory over Winton in the only completed game on another rain-interrupted Saturday.

BOLTON LEAGUE: Westhoughton pick up five wicket win as local clubs are frustrated by the weather

The Bolton News: NEW LOOK: Ammanford Cricket Club will look to promote local talent after relegation from the Premier League.

10:55am Sunday 3rd August 2014

WESTHOUGHTON CC made up a little ground on the Bolton League pace-setters as Kieran Edwards took five wickets in guiding them to victory on a day when the weather decimated the league.

CROSS CUP FINAL PREVIEW: 'Defining game' for Edgworth

The Bolton News:

7:20am Saturday 2nd August 2014

EDGWORTH will aim to win their first Cross Cup for 40 years tomorrow against a Bury side looking for their first piece of silverware in only their second season in the league.

CROSS CUP FINAL PREVIEW: Silverware would cap an impressive first two years for Bury

The Bolton News:

7:10am Saturday 2nd August 2014

KARL Belston says winning the Cross Cup on Sunday would complete the success set at Bury.

Ex-Heaton star Ronnie Irani is 'chuffed' his former club have reached the Hamer Cup final

The Bolton News: Ronnie Irani, pictured in happier times, has been forced to quit Essex by a knee injury (c)

12:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

FORMER England star Ronnie Irani believes his former club Heaton should have nothing to fear about being ‘underdogs’ when they take on Little Lever in tomorrow’s Hamer Cup final at Tonge.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Jimmy hoping Astley and Tyldesley can make the Cutt

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

ASTLEY and Tyldesley’s late-season revival has been just reward for the players’ attitude, says captain and pro Jimmy Cutt.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Paul Weller concert puts Westhoughton skipper out of play

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

WESTHOUGHTON captain Rob Houghton could be Going Underground this weekend if his team-mates lose a tough Lancashire Knockout quarter-final tie at Ormskirk.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Lowes on cloud nine for Darcy Lever

The Bolton News:

6:43pm Monday 28th July 2014

ELTON got back to winning ways beating Darcy Lever by 51 runs thanks to an incredible bowling performance by Alistair Lowes.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Bridge on receiving end as Social Circle bounce back in style

The Bolton News:

2:51pm Monday 28th July 2014

NORMAL service was resumed on Sunday when leaders Farnworth Social Circle bounced back from their shock defeat at home to Walkden to score a comfortable win at Astley Bridge.

RAY TAYLOR'S COLUMN: Hamer Cup finalists head into the unknown

The Bolton News:

9:07pm Sunday 27th July 2014

FOR many of the players, with the possible exception of Simon Anderton, Sunday’s Hamer Cup final at Tonge will be a new experience.

Anthony Axford Bolton League round-up: Bradshaw put squeeze on leaders Social Circle with dramatic final-over triumph

The Bolton News:

11:15am Sunday 27th July 2014

BRADSHAW snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in a dramatic final over at Egerton on Saturday to put themselves right back into title contention.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Beckford's century helps Flixton to victory

The Bolton News:

1:05pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ANTON Beckford’s century laid the foundations for Flixton to wrap up a 119-run against Lostock and helped them stay on top of the table.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Top groundsman award shows Winton's Mike Humphreys is pitch perfect

The Bolton News:

6:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

WINTON groundsman Mike Humphreys received the county’s top honour in his field when he won the Lancashire Groundsperson of the Year award.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Bridge bidding to topple super Circle

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

ASTLEY Bridge captain Simon Entwistle is under no illusions about the task facing his side as they prepare to host Bolton League leaders Farnworth Social Circle tomorrow.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Swinton Moorside on a learning curve

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

SWINTON Moorside are looking to learn how to lose more successfully.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Games are 'mounting' up for Kerr and co

The Bolton News:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

GREENMOUNT chairman Dave Willetts hopes to keep the flag flying for the Bolton League when his side take on Norden in the Lancashire Knockout quarter-finals today.

CRICKET: Complacency has marred Walshaw's campaign

The Bolton News:

1:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CAPTAIN Mikey Watt has blamed his Walshaw players’ under-achievement this season on complacency.

NICK CHAMBERLAIN: History of Cross Cup finals 1959-1975

The Bolton News:

4:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

As Britain was about to enter the Swinging Sixties and I was a callow youth in Liverpool interested only in Everton and the Mersey pop scene – knowing nothing of the B&DCA – Astley and Tyldesley were about to win their third, and to date, last Cross Cup final in 1959.

LANCASHIRE KNOCKOUT: Little Lever crash out at quarter-final stage

The Bolton News:

6:32pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Reigning Bolton League champions Little Lever were dumped out of the Lancashire Knockout at the quarter-final stage yesterday after a shock three-wicket defeat to Walsden.

SATURDAY ACTION REPORT: Great day for Darcy Lever, Astley and Tyldesley and Blackrod as Daisy Hill, Standish and Golborne also win

The Bolton News:

11:37am Sunday 20th July 2014

Adlington 79-9, Daisy Hill 106-6. Daisy Hill won by 27 runs.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Top trio win but four games abandoned as rain disrupts fixtures again

The Bolton News:

11:15am Sunday 20th July 2014

Only the games involving the top three sides survived another rain-affected weekend in the Bolton League yesterday.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Skipper Nick Fawcett looks to lever Darcy back on track

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

DARCY Lever are going back to the future as returning stars are leading a revival.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Saeed Anwar Jnr aims to keep Bradshaw snapping at the heels of table-topping Farnworth Social Circle

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

BRADSHAW captain Saeed Anwar Jnr believes his side can chase down league leaders Farnworth Social Circle if they keep their concentration levels up this season – starting against winless Eagley tomorrow.

Talking cricket with Ray Taylor: Bolton League title is Farnworth Social Circle's to lose

The Bolton News:

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

THE decision to include replay dates for whole sets of fixtures completely washed out by bad weather seems to have proved popular.

SUNDAY RESULTS ROUND-UP: Egerton claim T20 crown

The Bolton News: NEW LOOK: Ammanford Cricket Club will look to promote local talent after relegation from the Premier League.

10:10pm Sunday 13th July 2014

BOLTON League sides enjoyed a successful day of cup action, with Egerton claiming their first ever Dixon Air Conditioning T20 crown, while Little Lever and Greenmount won through to the quarter-finals of the Lancashire Knockout.

Anthony Axford Bolton Association round-up: Big-hitting Flixton extend lead

The Bolton News:

11:51am Sunday 13th July 2014


ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE REPORT: Social Circle come out on top after rain hampers their title rivals

The Bolton News:

12:31pm Sunday 13th July 2014

THE rain failed to dampen Farnworth Social Circle’s title charge as they just managed to scrape together the required number of overs to force a victory on run rate at home to Little Lever.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE SCORES: Rain fails to dampen Farnworth Social Circle's title charge

The Bolton News: NEW LOOK: Ammanford Cricket Club will look to promote local talent after relegation from the Premier League.

10:50am Sunday 13th July 2014

FARNWORTH Social Circle extended their lead at the top of the table after just managing to complete the required overs in the field before their match at home to Little Lever was washed out.

Second-team focus: Westhoughton and Farnworth Social Circle go for double glory

The Bolton News:

8:30am Friday 11th July 2014

WESTHOUGHTON’S dominant second team carried on their fine form this season with a 118-run victory over Heaton in the semi-finals of the Birtwistle Cup.

Dave raves over Bolton Association league team

The Bolton News:

9:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

DAVID Bowden believes the Bolton Association have their strongest inter-league team in years.

Two changes to Bolton Association team for inter-league clash on Sunday

The Bolton News:

2:49pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Bolton Association have made two changes to their league team to face North Lancashire and Cumbria in the second round of the Reader Lancashire Inter-League Knockout in Furness on Sunday, 1.30pm start.

Terry Halliwell's Atherton glove story reaches half-century

The Bolton News:

1:30pm Friday 11th July 2014

FIFTY years ago today Atherton wicketkeeper Terry Halliwell was the toast of the Bolton Association after claiming a record seven victims in an incredible Saturday afternoon’s cricket as the Collieries beat Roe Green.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION INTER-LEAGUE: Team selected for Knockout fixture

The Bolton News:

5:55pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE Bolton Association have selected their team for their second-round tie in the Reader Lancashire Inter-League Knockout on Sunday, 1.30pm start.

NICK CHAMBERLAIN: Looking back to historical Cross Cup winners

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

THE new dawn for Bolton Association brought first-time wins for Astley & Tyldesley Collieries (1935- 1936), Walkden Moor Methodists (1937) and East Lancashire Paper Mill (1938-1939) prior to the suspension of the competition due to the Second World War.

LANCASHIRE KNOCKOUT: Westhoughton win through to quarter-finals

The Bolton News:

11:59am Monday 7th July 2014

Westhoughton held their nerve to power to a four-wicket win at Woodbank yesterday to set up a Lancashire Knockout quarter-final at Ormskirk.

THWAITES HAMER CUP: Little Lever and Heaton shock favourites Farnworth Social Circle and Horwich to make final

The Bolton News:

11:41am Monday 7th July 2014

THERE was a double shock in the semi-finals of the Thwaites Hamer Cup yesterday as Little Lever and Heaton dumped out competition favourites Farnworth Social Circle and Horwich.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION CROSS CUP: Jaco Fourie fires Edgworth to first final in 40 years

The Bolton News:

11:03am Monday 7th July 2014

EDGWORTH will be hoping life in the Cross Cup begins again at 40 this year after reaching their first final in four decades.

Thwaites Hamer Cup semi-final results

The Bolton News:

8:54pm Sunday 6th July 2014

REIGNING Bolton League champions Little Lever will play Heaton in the final of this year's Thwaites Hamer Cup after two big upsets in today's semi-finals.

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