Bolton's super six lead Lancashire Under-17s to historic double

The Bolton News:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CALLUM Parkinson says Bolton’s “super six” now hope to take the Lancashire academy by storm after inspiring the county’s youth team to “unprecedented” success.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE REPORT: Mather magic keeps Social Circle on top

The Bolton News:

5:57pm Monday 1st September 2014

DAVE Mather took the key wicket of Greenmount captain Andy Kerr to help Farnworth Social Circle clinch victory from the jaws of defeat and inch closer to their sixth title.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE REPORT: Rain hits Westhoughton's title chances

The Bolton News:

11:31am Sunday 31st August 2014

WESTHOUGHTON missed out on the chance to put pressure on league leaders Farnworth Social Circle yesterday as their potentially title-defining clash was washed out at St George’s Oval.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Flixton within touching distance of first title after rain affects Saturday programme

The Bolton News: Jimmy Cutt hit 84 not out at home to Winton but it could not stop the visitors from going through

11:06am Sunday 31st August 2014

FLIXTON edged closer to a first Bolton Association title despite the abandonment of their Section A clash at Daisy Hill on Saturday.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: High hopes for Egerton's record-breaker Amal Athulathmudali

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

EGERTON manager Dave Tattersall hopes professional Amal Athulathmudali can build on his record-breaking innings last weekend when he returns to Bolton League action and the double-header against Heaton and Horwich.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Westhoughton hope it is their day at St George's

The Bolton News:

7:50am Friday 29th August 2014

WESTHOUGHTON opener Atiq Uz-Zaman says tomorrow’s top-of-the-table clash with Bolton League leaders Farnworth Social Circle is must-win if his team are to retain their title hopes.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Daisy Hill targeting an upset against leaders Flixton

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

DAISY Hill captain Mark Wood hopes superstition will play a part as Flixton hunt for their 13th league win of the season and edge closer to the Bolton Association title.

Egerton's Amal Athulathmudali is a record-breaker

The Bolton News:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AMAL Athulathmudali wrote his name into the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League record books as the Sri Lankan filled in for Salesbury and blasted Brinscall’s bowling attack to a new league record score.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Saturday report - Flixton beat Atherton in top-of-table showdown

The Bolton News:

11:38am Sunday 24th August 2014

Section A Elton 143 Bury 147-4. Bury won by 6wkts.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON LEAGUE: Bowlers have a field day as Farnworth SC extend lead and Westhoughton take advantage of Bradshaw's defeat

The Bolton News: Dave Mather took eight wickets from 11 overs at a cost of just nine runs

10:05am Sunday 24th August 2014

The bowling brilliance of Farnworth Social Circle duo Steve Mather and Liam Bones and Horwich RMI's Babar Naeem and Adam Street was thrown into the spotlight on Saturday as the quartet helped their sides claim victories against Farnworth and Bradshaw respectively.

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.

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