The 1st XI, despite dreadful cricketing weather, managed to get its game underway against Formby on 19th July. This was after a large mopping up job was performed on the outfield and a delay of some 30 minutes to the start itself. An unbroken sixth wicket stand of 129 between Mike Littler (61*) and Will Higginson (73*) together with an earlier contribution of 30 runs by James Hurlin, enabled the Hall to declare at 211 off 58 overs. Despite the spinners replacing the opening attack, conditions deteriorated rapidly and the game was eventually brought to an early close by the umpires in the first over of the last hour.
The 2nd XI had a fruitless journey to Leigh where not a ball was bowled.
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THIS IS NORTHOP HALL CRICKET CLUB
Northop Hall Cricket Club is
situated at the western end of Northop Hall village in the North East Wales county of Flintshire.When the mail service to Ireland was first set up in the 1700s, Northop
Hall was on the original coaching route from Chester to Holyhead.
The cricket club, however, was
established in 1908 on the field in Smithy
Lane where it is to be found today.
The club plays its senior cricket
in the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition (LDCC) which is one of the
ECB Premier Leagues.The LDCC embraces
clubs from Cheshire, Greater Manchester,
Lancashire, Merseyside and North Wales.
The club has been a member of the
LDCC since its inception as a Premier League with its 1st and 2nd
sides playing in the Saturday divisions.The 3rd XI plays in the competition’s Sunday leagues and this
team is very much the development side for the up and coming players from our
The club has ECB ClubMark
accreditation which, in essence, means that it is a totally safe environment
for children and vulnerable adults.All
its coaches are ECB qualified and carry CRB clearance which is an essential
part of the ClubMark recognition.
The club is very proud of its
youth policy and programme.It provides
coaching for all its youngsters, both male and female, throughout the year and
competitive cricket in the cricket season in both the North East Wales
competitions and those provided by the LDCC.The age groups at which these competitions are run are at under 9, 11,
13 and 15 and some knockout competitions for the older players up to under 21
years of age.(The age groups are in
line with the day school methods of calculation with ages being those at 31st
August in the year preceding that in which they play.)The youngsters are also eligible to play representative
games for both North East Wales and the LDCC with matches being arranged
against other county and league sides.
ClubMark accreditation also means
that membership is available to all who have an interest in the game of
cricket, this interest being in all aspects of the game be it playing,
coaching, officiating (either as an umpire or scorer) assisting in the running
of the club or just coming along to watch.
function room is available for hire for parties, business meetings, receptions,