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Whalley Range CC, Manchester

Welcome 2018

Welcome to the Whalley Range Cricket Club News Update

We are an inclusive club which supports and caters for a community of cricket lovers. Fun is enhanced by winning. An amateur club with a professional attitude and approach.

Please note: the club (and ground) is available to hire for social functions and by cricket teams from £100. Late licenses can be applied for. For further details please contact Chris Battle on 07908234583.


The Midweek XI lost their cup final, failing to defend 169 in 24 overs. Fahad Maqbool and Rish Jena both got 50s, and Salman Anjum and Sean Richards bowled tight spells, but lax fielding was our undoing. The 2nd XI romped to victory in their QF v Denton West, and play their SF on 22 July. The U11s (softball pairs) team won their QF v Sale, and join the U9s and u12s in SFs w/c 9 July! And lest we forget, the 3rd XI are in their cup QF on Sunday 8 July. 


After the success of the Whitweek Cricket Camps, and last year's mega-popular Summer Cricket Camps, the summer 2018 programme starts on 23 July and runs every week day til 31 August.

Open to kids aged 5-12, core hours are 10am-3pm, with early drop off at 9.30am and last pick up at 3.30pm. £15 per child per day, with siblings at £7.50. Packed lunch required.

All coaches fully qualified. Open to current members and local community. All welcome.

Please contact Mike Hill on 07894961530 to book.


Junior summer coaching programme continues all summer, every Friday. Year 3 & 4 train 5.30-6.30, year 5 & 6  6.30-7.30, and years 7-10 from 7-8.30pm.

We are now full at all age groups except U9s.

All Stars Cricket: what next?

The All Stars programme for 2018 finishes on Tuesday 10 July, with Presentation Night. So, what then?

Three things: 1) older kids are welcome to come along to our training sessions on Friday evenings, 5.30-6.30pm, to train with our U9s. There is no charge for this but we do need the child to join the club as a member (£20) and the parent as a social member (£10) for insurance purposes.

2) we will be organising 6-a-side friendly matches against other local All Stars Centres in south Manchester throughout the summer - details to follow

3) all are welcome to come to the Summer Cricket camps (see above)


Outdoor nets at the club are from 6pm every Tuesday and Thursday to September. Details from Mike Hill on 07894961530


New players always welcome. We are particularly keen to recruit people who can keep wicket. We pride ourselves on providing cricket for all tastes and abilities, and now includes our new Over 40s team, playing Wednesdays in a league.. The 1st XI and 2nd XIs play a very high quality of cricket every Saturday, taken very seriously; the 3rd XI and now 4th XIs play on Sundays, is slightly less serious and is a proving ground for new players and aspiring juniors, and the Midweek XI and Sunday Friendly XI is for those who just want to enjoy an evening or afternoon's cricket in a semi-competitive environment, followed by a drink in the bar.


Normally £20inc p&p, now just £10inc p&p. And all profits go to help fund junior sport at WRC


Please send cheque for £10inc p&p made payable to Whalley Range CC, and address it to Mike Hill c/o WRC & LTC, Kingsbrook Road, M16 8NR. Please remember to include a postal address.

Two England cricket captains, three Olympians, a famous music composer, a sprinkling of county cricketers, international rugby players, a prolific author, a renowned amateur astronomer, and the cream of the country's lacrosse players are just a few of the stars who have graced the club from Whalley Range down the years. One of the oldest clubs in the area, with cricket dating back to 1845 and tennis first staged in 1881, Whalley Range truly boasts a most colourful and illustrious pedigree, and this volume charts the first 100 years, from its early existence on College Road, its brief tenure at Hough End, through to its current residence on Kingsbrook Road, where it benefited from a rich influx of talent from the nearby William Hulme's Grammar School. The book is as much a social history of this area of Manchester as a sports book and recounts the many ups and downs and the devastating heartbreak caused by the wars, as well as stunning performances, record scores, and regular appearances at Old Trafford.


We are looking for sponsors who want to help us continue to improve our facilities and junior coaching. If interested, please contact chairman Mike Hill on 07894 961530.

Whalley Range CC is Clubmark accredited

The club also has a Tennis section: if you are interested in joining the tennis section, please visit