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Cricket season put on hold due to recent bad weather
Tuesday 10th April 2018 @ 11:35 by Mark Phillip

Due to the recent bad weather, which has made many pitches unplayable, the Derbyshire and Cheshire Cricket League have decided to postpone the start of the season.

The first league games will now be played on Saturday, April 28, with those due to be played on April 21 now moved to September 2.

Locally, this will affect Stalybridge St Paul’s; Mottram; Dinting; Broadbottom; Tintwistle; Old Glossop; Charlesworth & Chisworth; Hadfield; and Hollingworth.

In other news, the Greater Manchester Cricket League is set to begin on Saturday, April 21. The league has undergone a restructuring process over winter and will now cater for a number of new sides, who have opted to join following the demise of the Pennine Cricket League after just two seasons.

On a local basis, teams to have joined the league include Ashton CC, Stayley and Micklehurst.