Cricket: Greater Manchester Cricket League 2018 structure
Date published: 02 August 2017
Greater Manchester Cricket League 2018
The structure for the 2018 Greater Manchester Cricket League will consist of 11 divisions with a Premier League and five pairs of divisions below. There will be promotion and relegation throughout, with regionalisation at tiers five and six only.
Martin Kay, chairman of the GMCL, said: "We are delighted to welcome so many new clubs into our competition for 2018.
"The model we built to bring increased competition to league cricket has been a great success and continues in 2017 with promotion places still open to most clubs in every division and the Premiership title within reach of over half the teams in the division.
"I have no doubt that the new clubs will add to that competitiveness and they will be challenging for titles and promotion from their very first game.
"The Board has worked hard to get this plan together and agree the contents in the short space of time available from knowing the final number joining us.
"We send everyone best wishes for the remainder of GMCL2017 and PCL2017 and we hope that GMCL2018 will be the best yet.”
Premier League relegation and Division One promotions remain in place at end of 2017.
No other relegation at the end of 2017 for GMCL clubs.
New clubs will join the league across tiers two to six based on criteria and success.
Best First XIs will be only one year away from the Premier League.
Actual placement to follow.
Derek Kay and Championship Cup to be retained similar to 2017 format.
New First XI cup to be introduced.
Former Pennine League clubs to also compete for their old trophies.
Ashton Ladysmith CC
Astley & Tyldesley CC
Bamford Fieldhouse CC
Bolton Indians CC
Deane & Derby CC
Denton St Lawrence CC
Denton West CC
East Lancs Paper Mill CC
Elton Vale CC
Failsworth Macedonia CC
Flowery Field CC
Fothergill & Harvey CC
Friends Sporting Club Manchester
Friends United CC
Hindley St Peters CC
Littleborough Lakeside CC
Newton Heath CC
Oldham West CC
Rochdale Catholic Club CC
Roe Green CC
South West Manchester CC
Swinton Moorside CC
Tottington St Johns CC
Whalley Range CC